Scott McGillvary of DIY Network's Income Property

DIY Network released it’s Winter 2016 schedule, which is bursting with renovation and rehab shows (i.e. my favorite kind!). 

Most exciting Scott McGillivray and Income Property (formerly on HGTV) is back to make me believe I can turn my soggy, dodgy 100-year-old basement into an apartment befitting a Fredrik Eklund listing! It ain’t gonna happen but a girl can dream of having more lucrative renters than her cats, right?!

Income Property premieres February 18th, so sadly we have to wait practically eons to see Scott’s latest renovation wonders.


Another show moving from HGTV to DIY Network is Rehab Addict with Nicole Curtis. If you haven’t watched it, you should – Nicole has great advice for repurposing and restoring items because she truly honors the unique features of old homes. The lady seriously works miracles and has great resources for rehabbing things that seem impossible. She’s also a girl who works on a budget, which I appreciate. No Property Brothers $200,000 designer kitchens befitting of Kimye there! 

Starting in early January DIY Network is releasing a whole slew of shows.  Their complete 2016 Winter release schedule is below.

Garage Gold – Premieres Sunday, January 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT:

Host Kraig Bantle and crew clear overstuffed storage spaces and help homeowners tidy up and rehab the space for free. The twist: Whatever buried treasures Kraig finds he gets to keep! Pillar and plunder, y’all! 

Kitchen Crashers – Premieres Monday, January 4, at 9 p.m. ET/PT: 

Alison Victoria and crew surprise a lucky homeowner at a home improvement store. The homeowner hands over their keys, and let Alison completely transform their kitchens. 

Building Alaska – Premieres Tuesday, January 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT:

Professional builders Lee Raymond, Jim Wagner and Chuck Gerwig lead construction teams to develop the last frontier and construct massive homes in the Alaskan Wilderness. 

Texas Flip and Move – Premieres Friday, January 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT:

For teams of Texas-based real estate agents compete to buy low, renovate, and flip fast various properties. This real estate obstacle course includes hiring a construction crew to literally MOVE the home to a new location! 

Renovation Realities – Premieres Saturday, January 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT: 

Real couples are forced to endure real life renovations together; including budget restraints, unexpected challenges, and each other’s tempers and unrealistic expectations! 

Rehab Addict – Premieres Wednesday, February 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT”

Nicole Curtis is back to rebuild neighborhoods in her hometowns of Detroit and Minneapolis as she rescues abandoned homes, many of which are on the demo list! 

Income Property – Premieres Thursday, February 18, at 10 p.m. ET/PT:  

Contractor and landlord aficionado Scott McGillivray  believes property management is the key to financial freedom. He helps homeowners transform unused areas of their homes into income-generating rental properties.

Salvage Dawgs – Premieres Sunday, February 28, at 9 & 9:30 p.m. ET/PT:

Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside co-own Black Dog Salvage. They bid on condemned homes and buildings to save historic structural features and help incorporate them into renovations and other projects. (There’s a place in my hometown that does this too and it’s amazing! Love looking in the warehouses!). 

First Time Flippers -Premieres Tuesday, March 5, at 9 & 9:30 p.m. ET/PT:

Novice property flippers hoping to make money must used their basic home improvement skills to renovate in an attempt to turn a rundown house into a successful flip. 

I Hate My Kitchen – Premiere Date TBD: 

Licensed contractor and electrician James Young provides frustrated homeowners with affordable, yet clever, modern, and attractive ways to update their kitchen without breaking the bank or undergoing a full-scale renovation.  

DIY Network arose from the creators of HGTV and Food Network. More information on renovation ideas and the shows can be found on their award-winning website. 


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