Getting Top Dollar for a Townhouse

The Designed to Sell team transforms a mismatched living room with bad furniture placement and a cluttered office basement into stylish rooms that will help this home sell.

After: Cohesive Seating Area

Before, the living room layout was too spaced-out for conversation, and the conflicting patterns in the chair and rug were far too busy. Fortunately, the homeowners had extra furnishings in their storage unit. A set of side chairs are brought in, and the couch is placed opposite the fireplace to create a more cohesive seating area. The patterns are toned down, but then color is added back with new throw pillows and a fabric wall hanging made for very little money. All it took was a $10 remnant of textured fabric wrapped around a frame that was made with $10 worth of lumber.

Cost breakdown:

rental furniture and TV $350
velvet curtain $118
carpet $1045
bathroom upgrades $349
paint $65
accessories $72

Total: $1,999

Living room makeover products

toss pillows: T.J. Maxx - 995888
rug: T.J. Maxx - 839754
fabric for art project: Calico Corners

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