Beach Bound

Stuck in its college years, this home gets a sophisticated makeover that will make potential buyers take notice.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe space is now light and airy with a fresh stain and new furnishings.
After sanding and re-staining the deck and adding new furnishings and accents, the deck is an all-new living area from which the home's new owners will surely enjoy the spacious backyard.

Cost breakdown:

furniture $1,011
stain and supplies $450
accessories $327
window treatments $150
paint and supplies $60

Total: $1,998

Products from Home Depot:

interior paint, American Tradition's Lyndhurst Galley Beige, 2006-10B
dining-room wall paint, Ralph Lauren's Cotswold Breeches, 718212077597; Hampton Bay, 324384
deck stain, Behr, white

Products from Ikea:

drapery rod, 700.793.49
finials, Ang, 800.221.64
floor lamp, Alang
candelabra, 564.514.80
panels, Alvine, 200.725.38

Products from Lowe's:

living-room light fixture, 161851

Products from Coaster Company of America:

loveseats, 600012