Bang for Your Buck Experts Discuss the Best and Worst in Remodeling Investments and Home Staging

Designer Monica Pedersen gives advice on what to do when selling your home. Real estate expert Elizabeth Sincox weighs in on Monica's advice – sometimes the two agree, and sometimes they don’t.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe real estate experts strongly suggest that when selling your home, replace old worn carpeting with inexpensive carpet remnants.
Carpeting

Best thing to do:
Monica: Install inexpensive, low-pile neutral carpeting when a good cleaning won’t suffice.
Elizabeth: Agree. If it smells, if it's ugly or if it's ripped, it needs to be replaced.

Worst thing to do:
Monica: Installing colored or boldly printed carpeting because it is a cheap fix. Look to save money by using neutral remnants — every carpeting store has them.
Elizabeth: Carpet is cheap and it makes a room look fresh.

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