Banking on a Profit

The Designed to Sell team declutters and color corrects a suburban condo making it ready to sell.

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Before, the kaleidoscope floors and blue countertops were bringing the value of this kitchen way down. Now, it is updated with a contemporary look that potential buyers will appreciate. The laminate flooring looks like tile, but is softer on the feet and easier to keep clean. The coffee-colored walls warm up the space, while new granite countertops add value and practical style. If you have granite countertops, be sure to put it in the real estate listing. Potential buyers gravitate toward granite.

Cost breakdown:

granite countertop $742
kitchen floor $437
cornice boxes $156
chair rail $228
paint $164
accessories $272

Total: $1,999

Living and dining room makeover products:

paint: Pineapple Paint Company (Benjamin Moore): Cheyenne Green (above chair rail) #1502 and Evening Grove (below chair rail) #1526 (both eggshell). White semigloss used on railing and chair rail
dining room chandelier: Lowe’s Bronzegold Iron Stone two-light pendant #64276
dining room vase: HomeGoods #051729
drapery panels: Linens 'N Things - Royal Stripe #67829814564
taffeta for pillows and cornices: JoAnn Fabrics – pintuck #7971922 & 7971880
toss pillows: Sears – Galaxy #43291003
living room vase: T.J, Maxx - #039593

Kitchen makeover products:

laminate flooring: Home Depot - Dupont Real Touch Elite Black Slate, model FG8090, item 384944
paint: Pineapple Paint Company (Benjamin Moore) - Morning Coffee - #2097-20 (eggshell)
cabinet hardware: Ikea - Berim #10102220
stainless bowls: Ikea - Blanda Blank #30081467, #20057255
vases: Ikea - Tajt NN 9-inch #70115446 and Salong #00098836, #10101211, #70101213
storage jars: Ikea - Slom #60065866, #40065867, #8006586
bistro table and chairs: Capital Discount Merchandisers
granite countertops: MarMar - Coffee Brown