Before: Basement With Carpet

Before: Basement With Carpet

First-time homeowners Connie and Sebastian have big ideas for their 100-year-old Victorian semi-detached home. They want to rent out the basement as an apartment to help offset their mortgage costs. But according to Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV's Income Property and real estate expert, the living room area alone (pictured above) needs tons of work in order to make it rent-ready.