A California couple needs help selling their home so they can move out of the city.
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Alan Fish and John Murray want a change of scenery, but they first have to sell their house. The Designed to Sell team brings in their expertise and $2,000 budget to help garner top dollar from the sale.
Real estate expert Shannon Freeman kicks off the assessment process, noting a wonderful landscaping job out front. She is disappointed in the interior, however, describing it as a thrift store because of all the clutter strewn about.
Designer Lisa LaPorta agrees with Freeman and lays out a plan to get the home into better selling shape. She wants to focus on the living room, dining room and the kitchen.
Step 1: Pack it up. Clear out the clutter to add valuable footage to the home.
Step 2: Break the mold. Modernize the home's decor to boost potential offers.
Step 3: Connect the dots. Make the rooms flow together so buyers will be tempted to tour.
Carpenters Steve Hanneman and Brooks Utley lend their expertise to the project. See the results of the team and homeowners' hard work below.
This '50s cottage-style home was all driveway and no personality until it was reinvigorated with a makeover.