Looking for his next Buyers Bootcamp success story, Scott McGillivray has invested in a basic bungalow. Giving himself four weeks to complete the project, Scott injects some much-needed style into this single-family home.
Teaming up with first-time mother-son house flippers Deborah and Shane, Scott has to take out a number of their “improvements” before building it back up into the calm, serene home shown here.
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Two for One
Without a formal dining room, Scott decided to install a built-in dining banquette in the living room, turning it into a multi-use entertaining space. (He also reupholstered the dining-set chairs himself to save money.)
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In the Navy Now
After completely gutting the kitchen and stealing more square footage from two underused closets, Scott was able to design a functioning, modern kitchen complete with stainless-steel appliances and chic, navy-blue cabinets.
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Room for Two
Since the fully renovated house now has three full bedrooms (rather than the original two), this one – featuring chic, grey-tweed headboards and blue, graphic-printed bedlinen – could be used as a sophisticated children’s bedroom or guestroom.
Touch of Class
One of the main reasons why Scott elected to invest in this property versus his other option was that it already had a finished basement – it was just missing that distinctive McGillivray design flare. The wood-panelled walls, custom roller blind and comfy microfibre couch covered in tonal, printed pillows are classic Scott.
A built-in desk wraps around two walls, providing plenty of space for spreadsheets, homework stations and work projects, while a new set of recessed pot lights keeps this underground level bright and cheery.
What was once a disgusting, practically unusable half bath is now a luxurious, fully functioning full bathroom complete with a brand-new tub shower and rustic, custom-built vanity.
Salvaging some choice pieces of vintage barn boards, Scott crafted this bespoke vanity specifically for this space, giving it that timeless appeal of country craftsmanship and tradition.
This once-pokey bedroom gets a major makeover with new white, wood-panel siding, which add light and texture to the space, and a convertible day bed piled high with red ikat and blue denim pillows.
Time Well Spent
When Shane and Deborah bought this house four years ago, they paid $200K. While the appraised value has gone up, it was only after Scott invested $78K into the four-week renovations that they were able to sell it for $435K, making a gross profit of $57K.
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