Makeful’s New Series Handmade Hotels Explores Creative Short-Term Rentals with Renovation Expert, Katie Herbert

By May 1, 2019Press Releases

World Broadcast Premiere on Makeful at Tuesday, May 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Makeful’s Handmade Hotels, hosted by Katie Herbert, above, explores unique short-term rental spaces with creative, handmade design elements. The series premieres Tuesday, May 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

(Toronto, ON – May 1, 2019) – Viewers get to peek inside some of the most unique and charming short-term rentals in the new Makeful original documentary series Handmade Hotels (6×30’). In each episode, house flipper and design enthusiast, Katie Herbert, explores three unique spaces that centre around a common theme, like spaces for large groups, to discover how homeowners tap into their creativity to craft inviting respites. A Makeful original production, Handmade Hotels airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT with back-to-back episodes starting May 14.

“The imaginative, handmade elements of this new series are a perfect fit for Makeful’s focus on  creativity,” said Jamie Schouela, President, Canadian Media, Blue Ant Media. “The variety of spaces, each infused with the homeowner’s artful expression, give viewers a design experience they haven’t seen before.”

In each episode, Katie Herbert explores three short-term rentals that explore a different theme such as creative ways to accommodate large groups, hidden rooms, transformative renovations, eco-friendly homes, tiny homes, and restored historic homes. From a loft with a hidden entrance and a barber shop transformed into an apartment, to an off-grid home made from recycled materials and a former church lovingly restored into a spacious apartment, the series is chock full of unexpected ideas and inventive flourishes.

The first two episodes include:

  • Episode 1 – Living Larger
    Tuesday, May 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
    From family reunions to group getaways, a boom in group travel has homeowners creating short-term rentals spaces that accommodate multiple people. Kate Herbert takes a look at some truly unique larger spaces with features that include bathing facilities in the kitchen, an adults-only playground and a luxury living space.
  • Episode 2 – Hidden Spaces
    Tuesday, May 14 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
    Katie Herbert discovers several hidden spaces in the city.  These unexpected urban dwelling include an historic converted carriage house, a hidden jewel of an apartment, bursting with colour, and a cool loft, complete with hidden entrance and a grand piano.

Engage with Handmade Hotels at: @BeMakeful  #handmadehotels

Makeful is a Blue Ant Media lifestyle specialty channel celebrating the creativity that exists within us all. Makeful’s programming combines food, design, style and DIY series, featuring passionate personalities who share their ideas and inspire audiences to bring imagination into every aspect of their lives. Makeful also unites the creative at heart with fresh and contemporary content through its digital and social platforms.