Host and renovation expert Scott McGillivray will help homeowners with high mortgage payments and low cash flow create "rental suites" in their homes as a way to help cut monthly expenses. Each episode will reveal how homeowners turn their unused rooms into rental spaces and increase the overall value of their house.
Martha and Darryl want to start a family but they’ve had much difficulty doing so. They urgently need to finish their upper unit apartment in order to rent it out and settle in downstairs so that they can reduce the emotional and financial stresses of starting a family.
Sabrina and Daryl need to reconfigure and update the lower apartment in their triplex -the bathroom is outside of the apartment in the corridor! They desperately need to resolve the privacy issue before they can attract the tenant they want and earn the income they need to keep on track with their financial and personal goals.
Claire and Ryan need to renovate their Granny flat in order to make it a legal apartment that they can rent to a non-family member. This rental income is critical make their monthly housing expenses.
Single mom Lori needs to do some serious maintenance work and upgrades to the main floor apartment before she can rent it to a responsible tenant who appreciates its inherent character. The rental income is essential for her to pay the bills and provide for her family.
Barb and Jamie started renovating three years ago, doing all of the work themselves. Since then, Jamie has been trying to complete the construction after hours and entirely on his own. They need to finish renovating the main floor apartment so that they can rent it and begin to recoup their over-budget renovation and three years of lost rental income.
Nancy needs to reconfigure the basement apartment in her bungalow in order to create a separate, self-contained apartment, which she can rent out to alleviate the burden of her monthly expenses as sole provider for her family.
Dale and Erin need help updating their basement apartment so they can pay off down debt and take the next step to finally ‘make it official’ – with a ring, a wedding and a family.
Kat and Al bought the house they were renting in. Due to a mould issue in the basement apartment it’s been gutted and is waiting to be refurbished. They need to finish the basement asap so they can rent it out and have their house pay for itself, as planned.
Manny & Jessica are both working long hours, plus they’ve been working on their partially renovated main floor apartment. More than a year later it remains completely un-rentable. Their mortgage financing is based on the income from this apartment, so it is essential that Manny and Jessica get this apartment finished for new tenants.
Melanie & Pavan discovered problems with the basement apartment while Pavan’s sister was living there. When she left over a year ago, they planned to soundproof and upgrade the out-dated unit. However, neither one of them is handy nor do they know where to start. They need help getting this project started and getting it finished.
Chris and Haelee lost a great tenant when a flood forced them to gut the basement apartment in their home. They need to re-construct the apartment and rent it out in order to get back on track with their long-term plans, which include, renting the whole house out and buying the home of their dreams.
Rachael and Steve are carrying big mortgage payments. They were counting on a basement apartment to supplement their income and future day care expenses but they have no time to renovate. As Scott starts the reno, he discovers a much needed repair that could be life-saving.