Tweet
Welcome to the Episode Guides! Check out your favorite episodes, complete with Source Guides, to help with your design and renovation planning.

Income Property: Jeff & Kirsty

Episode Theme: Baby Makes 3, Tennant Makes 4

Jeff and Kirsti are newlyweds living the big-city life: paying too-high rent for a small apartment in the sky, and relentlessly working 9 to 5. They want to become the couple that’s ahead of the pack, choosing work based on passion versus financial need. Scott shows this ambitious couple how to balance an investment property with a home – large enough to accommodate their expanding family.

Design Theme: Super Salvage

The Numbers

Purchase Price: $515,000

Realtor Appraisal: $600,000

Increased Property Value: $85,000

Chosen Renovation Option: $35,000 – One bedroom with new bathroom. Kitchen cabinets will be repurposed and floors will be refinished instaed of replaced. $950/month

Alternate Renovation Option: $50,000 – Gut basement and rebuild with new open concept kitchen/living, new bathroom and two bedrooms – $1100 /month

Estimated Monthly Income: $950

More to Explore...

Mortgage Terminology 101

Real estate terminology can be confusing – particularly when you’re buying your first home – and one of the things people seem to get the most confused about is mortgages. It’s understandable.... Read More »

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited about Moving

You’d think that for someone like me, moving into a new home would be a breeze. But for all the years of renovating, building and helping people move, there’s one thing I... Read More »

Scott McGillivray’s Penny Floor

If you watched Moving the McGillivrays, the HGTV Canada series about my adventures building my dream home, you know that when I built my house I put a lot of special, personal... Read More »