2013 has been a big year. On top of all the video production I have been doing, my fiancé Michael and I have also been renovating our house. We purchased it in December of 2012 with the intentions of fixing it up, ready for the rental market in early 2014. 12 months later, we are happy to say it's complete and there has been a significant increase in the market value and expected rental return.
Being a qualified plumber and electrician, Michael took care of that side of things, along with some basic carpentry. I was on painting, plastering and interior decorating duties, while we did employ professionals to do the tiling and to install the kitchen cabinetry. Landscaping was also something we left to the professionals as the house was originally hidden by a dense, overgrown jungle in the front yard.
It was big task from the beginning, but we now have a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 kitchen house with dual living or work from home potential, which will be an excellent investment. Check out the video and photos I put together below.