On Set With HGTV Canada & Income Property!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

You guys!  This is a post that I've been so excited to share with you for some time now!  A couple of months ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to go behind the scenes of the taping of an episode of Income Property!  It was all thanks to a fantastic giveaway at BlogPodium, which I attended in September of last year.  HGTV Canada selected two lucky winners, Lisa from Fab Frugal Mama and yours truly were the lucky two!  Giddy up!

This year, the Income Property team is celebrating their 10th season and so far, the 10th season has been everything!  Did you get a chance to see their special Vacation Property episodes?  I officially want to buy a cottage and hire the Income Property team to renovate it.  Fabulous (also, I need to find out how to rent the cottages that were on the show, so good).

The day was absolutely amazing!  The team is full of talent and they work so unbelievably well together.  Their dedication to transforming spaces and capturing the transformation from beginning to end is really and truly admirable.  There are a lot of hours put in to each episode!

The crew began their set up around 9am, prepping for the Realtor reveal which happened around 10:45am and shortly after that, it was time for the Homeowners reveal!  The couple (who you will absolutely love) was so welcoming and beyond excited to see their new rental space.  Lisa and I had a chance to tour the newly renovated rental space prior to the taping of the Homeowners reveal.  Can you believe that I nearly spilled the beans by telling the Homeowners (who hadn't seen the space yet) what it looked like?!  Geesh, so something I would do.  Thankfully I caught myself and asked them if they had seen the space (to which they replied "no") before blurting out how wonderful "yadda yadda" and "this and that" were. Ha!

Now of course I won't share a full reveal of the finished space, you'll have to watch the episode for that (more info on that below), but I can share a couple of sneak peeks of the details.

The Income Property team did such an amazing job transforming the space (I am excited to see shots of the space before the renovation).  The new space is a renter's dream!  The team thought of everything, from storage, to how to maximize the space (the floor plan completely changed).  The space has character, stunning details and well, I'd move in! ha!

Having the opportunity to watch the Homeowners take everything in for the first time was something else!   Their reaction is truly unscripted and 100% genuine....goosebumps!  Ah, I loved it!  They were given the new numbers for their space around 11:45am and honestly, you won't believe what they were told!

This episode will be airing tonight at 9:30pm (with another fantastic episode airing right before it) on HGTV Canada.  So pop some popcorn and get cozy on the couch or your favourite chair because you won't want to miss it!

And of course, I just had to get a photo with the host of the show, the talented Scott McGillivray!

A huge thank you to HGTV Canada, the entire Income Property team and BlogPodium for this once in a lifetime opportunity.  I had such an amazing time!  Thank you!!



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