Kevin Moore and Shanna Alvarez have two young children and a third was on the way. As two working professionals, they needed a bit more space to live a little more comfortably. Shanna’s mother was also paying frequent visits and staying with the couple, helping them with the children while they worked, and space was getting a little cramped.
“We have a 1940s house and it’s a bit old,” Kevin stated. “And we were having a baby and we just simply needed more space.”
Their first ideas? Either just sell their house and buy a bigger home somewhere else or do a major remodeling project. But neither of those were the right track.
“We got a quote for a remodeling project and it was astronomical,” Kevin said. “Just to start a project like that was going to be $100,000. And then we’d have to move out and live somewhere else while the work was being done and pay rent somewhere with two kids and a baby. It just wasn’t going to be feasible. We didn’t want to be house poor.”