Kortney + Dave Wilson's Top Reno Tips

Sep 05, 2017
Kortney and Dave Wilson, better known as the dynamic husband and wife duo from the hit HGTV series, Masters of Flip, are experts when it comes to house-hunting and flipping. The couple are renowned for savvy real estate market knowledge and for transforming properties that have seen better days into picture-perfect family homes.

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With her bubbly personality and his sense of humour, Kortney and Dave make it look easy and fun. But how do they deal with the rollercoaster of emotions, the stress, the mess, and the gamble of renovating and transforming a home into a dream home, all the while still generating a profit? Find out at the Edmonton Fall Home Show! 

Kortney and Dave will be taking over the Main Stage at the Edmonton Fall Home Show. Can't wait until October 20th for timely advice from these experts? We recently took the time to catch up with them to get some of their top home renovation tips. Check 'em out below and be sure to see The Wilsons at #EFHS17!  

Research Your Market
It's simple: do your due diligence. From Nashville, TN to Edmonton, AB, every market is different. In order to add the most value to your home you want to research what to best spend your money on. You don’t have to do the most extravagant designs to get the most out of your reno.

Budget Your Time & Money Carefully
Set a conservative budget and timeline, and always be prepared for the worst. Give yourself a cushion so you’re not breaking the bank if surprises pop up along the way. This will not only protect you monetarily but save you from emotional fatigue and those “I give up” moments.

Costs can and will add up, so price out and research all the additional costs, such as hiring contractors, electricians, and drywallers.

Be Prepared to Make Adjustments
Demo day is THE most important day for your renovation. You never know what you have until you demolish that room and investigate the bones of your house. Be prepared to make adjustments to your plans - surprises always come up. Once Kortney even found a dead possum hiding in one of the walls of a flip in Nashville! Surprise!

Get the Right People for The Job
Find great contractors that you can trust and others that will be there to assist you. It may look like it’s just Kortney and Dave on their show, but there is a team of experts that work with them on every project.

For more renovation ideas and advice, be sure to catch Kortney and Dave at the Edmonton Fall Home Show, October 20-22, 2017! The home improvement event of the season takes over the Edmonton Expo Centre for three exciting days. Don't have tickets yet? Connect with us on Facebook to take advantage of exclusive discount offers and get 2-for-1. We can't wait to see you at the show! 
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OCTOBER 20-22, 2017.