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September 2012

Reno vs. Relocate's own designer Robin Lewis makes a guest appearance at the Toronto Fall Home Show September 20th – 23rd. 2012. Check out Robin's design advice.

And not to be outdone by her renovation counterpart, RVR's expert realtor Vanessa Roman will be speaking to a room full of MomCafe members on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Ela! in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. She will be sharing her adventures on becoming a co-host of HGTV Canada's latest reno and property show, Reno vs. Relocate while also running her local real estate business and raising three children.

July 2012

Learn how to stage your whole house to get it ready to sell with Mandolin Media’s new webisode series for!

Mandolin Media proves producing content for any platform is no problem with their latest web series for The 8 webisode series is hosted by Reno vs. Relocate’s style-savvy Designer Robin Lewis, and follows Robin as he delivers how-to staging tips that focus on your kitchen, bathroom and living room when you are getting ready to sell your home. The series premieres on on July 25th, 2012.

May 2012


One of the most difficult dilemmas homeowners face is the battle over renovation versus relocation. Help is here with the brand-new HGTV Canada series Reno vs. Relocate (@Renovsrelocate), featuring the expert guidance of style-savvy designer Robin Lewis (@RobinAlistair) and property guru Vanessa Roman (@VanessaRomantv). Together they help struggling homeowners to assess their situation, take action and move on with their lives. Reno vs. Relocate premieres with back- to-back episodes Monday May 28th at 9pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada. For more information and to watch full episodes after they air visit

January 2012

Mandolin Media has confirmed a deal is in place with Si Entertainment, who will handle worldwide distribution rights for Season 1 (26 episodes) of Reno vs. Relocate. At the helm of SI’s distribution division is Solange Attwood, VP of International Sales and development.

October 2011

Mandolin Media teams up with uber cool music licensing start-up Jingle Punks, to create the original sound for HGTV’s new property and reno series Reno vs. Relocate. At the musical helm of the lifestyle project is the Punks co-founder Jared Gustadt, who along with his JP partner & co-founder Dan Demole, has revolutionized the commercial music industry via innovative partnerships, new aesthetics in custom composition, and the development of patent-pending technology. “Jingle Punks ability to offer pre-cleared independent music for TV via a searchable digital database (the ‘Jingle Player’) as well as access to 15 very talented in-house composers who offer a variety of musical styles is what initially attracted me to their company” says Executive Producer and founder of Mandolin Media Katie Ruttan Daigle. “Our working relationship has to this point been collaborative, creative and trouble free which puts Jingle Punks firmly at the top of my list for future Mandolin projects.”

September 2011

Mandolin Media and graphic design and animation company Neezo Renders ink a new deal to produce 26 x 3D animation graphics for Mandolin’s new HGTV series Reno vs. Relocate. “Neezo is the best in the business when it comes to making interior design graphics look ultra-realistic and sexy” says Executive Producer Katie Ruttan Daigle. “I’ve worked with Neezo on past projects and they have never failed to amaze me with their beautiful, cutting edge animations.”

June 2011

GREEN LIGHT! HGTV Canada places a 26-episode order for Mandolin Media’s new property and renovation series Reno vs. Relocate. Casting for the new series will begin in 2 weeks, and principal photography starts September 2011. The series is slated to air on HGTV Canada Spring 2012.