Baby Needs a Bigger Crib

A couple gets help selling their home before their new baby arrives.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionLandscaping and a new fountain give the courtyard added selling power.
Updated stonework and landscaping transforms the courtyard, and the new fountain packs it with added selling power. The homeowners paid for fresh sod, and designer Lisa LaPorta made sure that potential buyers can see this crown jewel from every room in the house.

Cost breakdown:

fountain and stonework $760
landscaping $198
ceiling fans $413
bedding and accessories $322
window treatments $172
paint and supplies $86
furniture $49

Total: $2,000

Products from Ikea:

Tarnby area rug
decorative sticks, Smycka dried plant
Korg finials for existing curtain rods
square blue Malma mirrors for living room

Products from T.J. Maxx:

wicker pot, 303489
pillows for living room, 096503, 096565, 000481

Products from The Home Depot:

three 52" ceiling fans, two for living room, one for bedroom, Hampton Bay Hollandale with oil-rubbed bronze finish, 475996
miscellaneous materials cost for fountain
living room wall paint, Ralph Lauren's Cotswold Breeches
bedroom wall paint, Ralph Lauren's Mexican Feather Grass
trim paint, Behr's Swiss Coffee
Minwax water-based stain for wood paneling in living room, Onyx
fireplace faux finish, Ralph Lauren's Costwold Breeches, custom mixed with Minwax water-based stain Onyx

Products from Lowe's:

Portfolio ceiling rosettes for living room and bedroom fans, 16" Colonial Medallion, 104624
window treatments for bedroom, 3 x 6 Matchstick shades, Ambria Fruitwood, 0222036

Products from Target:

bed tables, 067110002
tablecloths, 067110044
lampshades for bedroom, 074080518

Products from HomeGoods:

bedding, Chelsea Total Eclipse Jacquard comforter set, RN 89134

Products from Castle Fabrics:

custom-sewn draperies for living room, Italian Linen

Products from Jacobi Building Materials:

Thoroseal mortar for courtyard
Boquet Canyon cobblestones

Products from Green Thumb Nursery:

courtyard plants, Canna, Verbena, Impatiens, Perennials, Coleus and Phormium New Zealand

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