This home had only had two owners and the most recent had lived there for many years. It’s easy to start collecting things and get comfortable with the way you use your home. However, she did acknowledge that in order to make more money out of her long-time family home, a few changes would have to be made. For this renovation, we raised the ceiling in some areas, opened up the kitchen a bit, and basically replaced everything from the walls inward. This homeowner ended up making an additional $40,000 which at her age was a great deal to add to her nest egg.