'Vacation House Rules': Can Scott turn a 7-year-old fisherman's getaway to a lucrative asset from a liability?
Tania admitted that she did not like being in the kitchen as it was not inviting and she also had fears of spiders
Scott McGillivray is known for turning a vacation house into properties that become a money magnet. In the latest episode (Saturday, September 5), Scott met Tania and Selwyn, the owners of a cottage that could be well defined as a fisherman's getaway. The pair has had the property for seven years but have not been able to make any money out of it.
Tania admitted that she was the one who spent most of her time at the cottage and they were finally looking forward to inviting guests to stay in the property and in turn, earn some money. Scott admitted that the cottage needed a renovation to turn it into an asset from a liability. When he first entered the house, his eyes could not stay away from the big fireplace that had been occupying a lot of space in the living room. He admitted that the fireplace stole the attention and not in a good way. Tania admitted that she had wondered at times why the fireplace existed in the first place.
While Scott thought that fireplace would add an appeal to the house, he did not think the size of it was right. The trio then moved on to have a look at the kitchen. Tania admitted that she did not like being in the kitchen as it was not inviting. She also added that she had fears of spiders and did not want cabinets. Scott knew it was going to be a challenge to build something in the kitchen that also keeps a check on Tania's phobia. He knew that the flooring and the kitchen counter needed a complete renovation. While he knew there was something to work within the living room and the kitchen, he was shocked to see the bathroom. Cramped in a small room, there was a lot going on.
Scott believed that a lot of space was being taken up unnecessarily and this led him to think of a layout that will complement the rest of the house. He then moved on to the bedroom. Scott noticed that the layout of the bedrooms was inviting, but he thought they needed a renovation of their own. While Scott had everything planned, another addition he decided to make to the house was a deck to make the guests feel more comfortable. Without wasting time, he started the renovation and sought help from his friend, Debra Salmoni. Debra decided it would be good to use lighter tones in the house to ensure that it looked inviting.
At the same time, she brought furniture and decor that complimented the renovation while also honored the fishing theme that was there around them. When Tania and Selwyn looked at the house, they were pleased to see the transformation. At the same time, they were excited to start earning as Scott informed them that the house could generate nearly $325 per night, which is approximately $60,000 a year.
'Vacation House Rules' airs on Saturdays at 8 pm ET on HGTV.