How to Add Value in an Entryway

Updating your entryway won’t do a ton in terms of adding value to your home like it will with kitchens and bathrooms, but an entryway that isn’t showing to the best of…

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8 Easy Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

There are a lot of big ways to increase the value of your home, including major renovations, replacing old windows, and sprucing up the exterior. Most of these take a lot of…

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Take the ‘How to Add Value to Your Home’ Trivia Challenge!

Alright guys, it’s time to find out who’s been paying attention. I’ve spent the better part of a decade teaching people how to add value to their homes, and now I want…

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One Bathroom Vanity, Three Looks

To get the most out of a piece of furniture you need it to be both functional and flexible. When popular styles and personal tastes change, you want to be able to…

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Introducing Buyers Bootcamp

Buyers Bootcamp is here, and I haven’t been this excited about a project in a long time. I’ve been working on it for over a year and I’m pumped to (finally!) hear…

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Upgrade a Space with Decorative Molding

If you want to take a room from bland to beautiful there’s no better way than decorative molding. Whether it’s baseboards, door and window casings, crown molding or a decorative design of…

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How to Win a Bidding War

The title of this post is a little misleading, because as far as I’m concerned, there’s no such thing as “winning” a bidding war. But in markets where demand is high and…

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How to Take the Stress Out of Selling a Home

Every local market has its own buying and selling cycle, but conventional wisdom tells us that real estate generally hits an upswing in the spring. As the market suddenly gets more competitive,…

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Scott McGillivray and Crew

How to Hire a Contractor (and the rest of your renovation team)

 

One of the most common questions I get is “can you recommend a contractor in my area?” The answer unfortunately is no. I have a trusted group of people I…

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Basement Flooring Options

When deciding the best type of flooring for your basement, there are a few things you need to think about. Price is obviously a big one, but so is lifestyle, the style…

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