Tuesday, October 20, 2015

DIY Network's Income Property Inspiration

You know me well enough to know that I am a huge TV girl and one of my guilty pleasures is watching DIY shows. There is one show in particular that I enjoy watching and that is DIY Network’s Income Property with host licensed contractor Scott McGillivray. Maybe it's the interior decorator inside me, but I sure can watch a ton of those style of shows. I just melt into each and every final revelation. I have been watching this show for a long time now and it has given me inspiration for a dream of mine.

If you are not familiar with DIY Network’s Income Property, let me fill you in on what you have been missing out on. I could gush over how he works with homeowners to makeover a part of their home and create an income suite that can be rented out to ultimately help cover their mortgage or I could let him talk about the show himself.


I was asked, What would I do if I could live mortgage/rent-free? Almost instantly I could imagine what I would do. Yes, I would love to tackle one of my dreams of traveling to one of the places I have listed on my dreams page (Greece, Tahiti, Australia), however, I am thinking even bigger than that. I am thinking long term. I would buy a fixer up and then I would love to renovate it. Give it a complete makeover and flip it upside down.

Why wouldn't I just buy the home of my dreams, pack up and move? Well, where is the fun in that! I rather, give a huge makeover, put all my ideas in and have a hand in creating my home. It's cheaper than having to start from the ground up. Believe me, that was my original plan when I was younger. Let's be honest, though, for my first home, I have a feeling it is not going to look 100% like what I imaged and when you are a Pinterest lover + interior decorator you start having high expectations.

My family situation is pretty unique (Me, my toddler son + My mom and three siblings) so our home has to match our needs. How can I have my own place while still not being too far away from home? The answer is income property. Yes, I guess you are thinking, 'income property?... how is that possible when you are living there?' Well, I don't plan on living in a basement apartment for the rest of my life. It's my first home (okay I am sharing my first home but it is still mine). I am still near my family and still have my own home. Plus, when I do find my second home of my dreams. My mom can rent out my basement apartment and have her own income property.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the show, Courtesy of DIYNetwork.com

With Fall season in the air, you can be sure that DIY Network’s Income Property has new episodes. Catch brand new episodes Thursdays at 10/9c on DIYNetwork.com!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DIYNetwork.com. The opinions and text are all mine.