Cashing In a Corner Lot

A corner lot with two front doors gets redefined and spruced up for a sale.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionBefore, guests weren’t sure where to enter the house. Now, the front door is beautifully emphasized with a welcoming arbor and a newly-landscaped path.
The clutter is gone from the porch, and the AC unit is cleverly concealed under a custom-made cover. On the side of the house (not shown), the wall around the door is painted gray to match the rest of the house. This way it blends in and no one mistakes it again for the front door. The house numbers are also removed from above the side door. Leyland cypress trees planted along the edge of the property shield the side door and help make the new patio area very private.

Cost breakdown:

flooring $785
landscaping $545
arbor $115
bathroom $190
paint $125
accessories $238

Total: $1,998

Yard makeover:

Products from Merrifield Garden Center:

leyland cypress trees: #CYPLY736GL, #CPYLEY736NN, #CYPLEY536HIN
trellis/arbor: #23999
red-dyed mulch

Entryway product:

carpet, StainMaster

Bedroom makeover:

Products from Kmart:

green toss pillows: #07665779623
bubble throw: #07200085513

Products from Lowe's:

48-inch brushed-nickel Elite ceiling fan #156359

Products from Bed, Bath & Beyond:

cafe rods: #4429409343
smooth-weave bedskirt: #1048203813
window panels: Hampton Blue 96" #75161202470
Roman shades: #2116691432

Products from Marshalls:

queen-size sheets: #024290214
bedroom mirrors: #003008210
toss pillows: #012340224, #008032843

Produces from Linens 'N Things:

duvet: Finet William mini-set #841212022929

Products from Pineapple Paint Company (Benjamin Moore):

paint: Hollingsworth Green #HC141 (eggshell)

Products from National Wholesale Liquidators:

5 x 7 barnwood frames: #49999967456
pot for plant: #49999991254

Products from World Market:

toss pillow: Cabezo Stool Cushion #000000387560

Bathroom makeover:

Products from Kmart:

curtain rod: #07200014663

Products from Marshalls:

rug: #018742211
towels: #008288350

Products from Wal-Mart:

lotion/soap pump: #007665791574
shower hooks: #007665791409
shower curtain: #007665791408
hand towel: #007665791508

Produces from Linens 'N Things:

shower liner: #089786348902

Products from Pineapple Paint Company (Benjamin Moore):

paint: Bronzed Beige #214150 (eggshell)

Products from Target:

window panel (altered for under-sink curtain): #068032167
washcloth: #064090420

Products from Lowe's:

Four-light brass vanity #3716: #226844

Products from Bed, Bath & Beyond:

vanity bench: #5027689761