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

Income Property: Justin

Episode Theme: Music to Your Rental Ears

Justin used his life savings to buy his dream home by the lake. But with his unconventional career and unpredictable income he needs rental income to help sustain it.

Design Theme: Modern Cottage

The Numbers

Purchase Price: $510,000

Realtor Appraisal: $600,000

Increased Property Value: $90,000

Option 1*CHOSEN* $50,000 – Gut and reconfigure the kitchen, turn the existing tub room into a dining room, open up the second bedroom for more living space, expand the existing bathroom, new windows and floors throughout, and a new wood stove. Estimated rent of $1,200/week in the high season ($4,800/month).

Option 2: $70,000 – All of option one but keep the second bedroom intact. Exterior makeover – replace siding and add outdoor shower with privacy fence. Estimated rent of $1,450/week in the high season ($5,800/month).

Estimated Weekly Income: $1,500 in the high season ($6,000/month).

More to Explore...

Make Money with Solar Panels

Over the last few weeks I've had a lot of questions come into my website about solar panels. I recently had them installed on my roof so that I could take advantage... Read More »

When to Replace Windows and Doors

Windows and doors play a huge part in how your home functions, both practically and aesthetically. They control how air gets in and out of your home, they provide a level of safety... Read More »

Back to Basics: Types of Flooring

Everyone’s got their passion: People who are into technology are techies. Those who are really into food are foodies. Me? I love wood floors. I guess that makes me a woody? But... Read More »