Detached Family Home Gets Pizzazz

Even a wonderfully refurbished home needs a little staging.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionContemporary furnishings and accessories help warm up this space.
Before, this room had a few sparse pieces of furniture that weren't creating a desirable impression for potential buyers. Now, the place is warmed up to welcome buyers. Two new columns visually separate the foyer from the living room. The columns are made from inexpensive fiberglass resin; the pair cost less than $100. The fireplace is given a facelift with travertine tile and mosaic accent tile. Contemporary furnishing, burgundy accents and new accessories help warm up the once sterile space.

Cost breakdown:
couches and tile $499
columns and bamboo $432
dining set and lighting $512
shoji screen $55
paint and accessories $499

Total $1,997

Living room makeover
accent balls: Michaels - 24708177901, 24708200609 and 93432230039
curtain rod and rings: Burlington Coat Factory - 168-70787298 and 168-79787722
area rug: Target – 5’ x 8’ 066041797
toss pillows and serving tray: Target - 067082923, 067082962 and 02040604
Roman shades: Bed, Bath & Beyond - Faux Suede 211669149
accent table and decorative bowl: Homegoods - 96691 and 161747
pinch-pleat drapes: JC Penny Outlet - 732/2645
travertine and border tile: The Home Depot – 896656811203, 747583001931 and 717877018389
indoor plants and pots: The Home Depot
columns: The Home Depot - 486700
fireplace screen: Treasure Trove III Thrift Shop - 300-576
sofa and loveseat: Craigslist

Dining room makeover
red dining chairs: Ikea - Hampus
shades, pendant lamps, cord set and lightbulbs: Ikea - 80121847, 10071902, 60021274, 10175810 and 70117394
shelf: Ikea - J-rpen 90025044
aqua-foam (floral oasis): Michaels - 82322259946
bamboo: Burlington Coat Factory - #908-71798723
framed art: Target - 074121926
candle holder: Homegoods - 81636
spray foam: The Home Depot - 7613023173069
track lighting: The Home Depot - 008938245029
paint: Benjamin Moore - Broken Arrow 1026 (eggshell)

Bathroom makeover
walnut frame and print: Michaels - 695543002835 and 400100315194
rug: Target - Thomas 04100458
hand towel: Target - 04100372
shower rod and suede beaded tiebacks: Bed, Bath & Beyond - 44444428351 and 919622180
curtains (bathroom shower): Homegoods - 101153
paint: Benjamin Moore - Embassy Green 1523 (eggshell)