If you’ve ever had the urge to start flipping real estate, there’s a good chance the inspiration came from Chip and Joanna Gaines.
The veteran hosts behind HGTV’s Fixer Upper spent five seasons turning derelict spaces into dream homes. Now, their renovation empire has expanded to include a magazine, furniture line, paint collection and even cookies.
But the couple’s road to financial success wasn’t a smooth one. In the past they’ve been thousands of dollars in debt, and one of them even ended up in jail.
Click to see some hard-earned lessons from the designer duo.
To cut costs in her home reno projects, Joanna Gaines uses what she’s got on hand.
Take cabinets, for example. “Instead of getting a whole new cabinet package, find ways to rework it, whether it be re-staining them or painting them,” the designer tells Insider.
“Use the stuff you already have and get … Read More