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Scott McGillivray’s Reno Transforms a Bleak Cottage Into a Picture-Perfect Family Rental

When Aleisha and Justin bought their Trent Lakes, Ontario property, they envisioned vacation days with their kids and a place to spend quality family time. But when they realized they’d only used their property 10 days of the entire year, they knew it was time to turn their vacation home into a useful rental property. The only problem was that dark walls, an awkward layout, and no clear property lines made their home less than desirable to renters. Enter Scott McGillivray, designer Debra Salmoni, and the Vacation House Rules team. Here’s how they used donuts as inspiration for a fun, new family retreat.

Scott’s Vacation House Rules airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada. It is also available on the new Global TV App, and on STACKTV with Amazon Prime Video Channels. HGTV Canada is available through all major TV service providers.

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