In Canada's most competitive real estate markets, where million-dollar homes are the norm, many first-timers find buying their dream home is just that - a fantasy.
The solution is to simply build your desired abode, or add a few strategic improvements to a starter home. That second bedroom, spa bathroom, or chef's kitchen could be just a long weekend's worth of work (and a considerable loan) away.
Need some renovation tips? Here are the top areas to focus on - and avoid - to get the most out of your do-it-yourself dollar.
Click here to see the entire infographic, and learn more about your renovation options.