Another Baby, Another Room

The Designed to Sell team works their magic on one family's home to get it ready for a fast sale.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionNew landscaping and color on the front door help make this home's entrance welcoming to potential home buyers.
The real estate expert called this front yard the blemish of the block because of its uninviting and neglected appearance. Now, it is a lot more appealing with its curved line of greenery. The crusty, old awning and storm door are removed and the home's original wooden door is painting a welcoming red. Concrete stain makes the steps and walkway look brand new. The straight-lined flower bed is reconfigured with a curved line that will draw buyers to the front door. The shrubs are whittled down for a more manicured look that shows off the home's beautiful, architectural stonework.

Cost breakdown:

flooring and supplies $711
paint and hardware $206
landscaping $292
furniture $251
lights and accessories $282
window treatments $191
window removal $67

Total: $2,000

Front porch makeover products

stair rail paint: Menards - glossy black Bonus spray paint
landscaping and mulch: The Home Depot
landscaping: Lowe's
mailbox: Lowe's - black horizontal city mailbox 99209
front door paint: J.C. Licht Benjamin Moore - Red 096-22
address numbers: Lowe's - classic polished nickel 91154, 87020 and 85590
concrete stain: Sherwin-Williams - H&C Water Stain Deep Sandstone 163-1738
Wwelcome mat: Lowe's - 18x30 black wrought-iron rubber half circle mat

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