Designing to Sell From Design Star Challenge 2
For their second Design Star Challenge, the remaining nine contestants split into three teams of three and were challenged to design rooms in a house that's been on the market for eight months!
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A prefinished hardwood floor or a wood laminate floor, in scenarios where budget is an issue, would give the same wood look with a broader buyer appeal—and can be done in about eight hours for a room this size. Placing contemporary accents, artwork, furniture and fabrics in a more traditional home you're trying to sell is fine since they are easily removable elements. Installing a plywood floor in the same traditional home, however, is a potential turn-off for many buyers who view that as a more permanent component that would be difficult to remove or replace.
The team did a respectable job of limiting the accessories to give the room a cleaner appearance, but artwork to compensate for empty wall space would have been a nice touch to give the space a warmer feel. Remember to keep rooms clean and clutter free—but the right accessories, artwork, plants and flowers are necessary components that showcase a house as a future "home."