Downsizing to a Condo

New landscaping, bathroom hardware and sunny citrus colors make a historic condo ready for market.

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This master bedroom used to have open storage and a flawed brick wall. Now, light pastel paint warms up the room, with a deeper tone in the nook, beckoning buyers into the sunny seating area.The folding closet doors are repaired, and the space above them is covered with new doors. By carefully blending various shades of paint color, a faux-finish treatment cleverly conceals the unsightly seam in the brick wall.

Before, the small bathroom (not shown) was a jumbled, crowded space with mixed metals and two shower curtains. By selecting just one metal, the room now has a unified and classy look. The new light fixture, medicine cabinet, faucet and hardware all have a stylish brushed-nickel finish. For a more polished look, designer Taniya Nayak replaced the two shower curtains with a plastic liner and a set of sophisticated-looking window treatments.

Cost breakdown:

sod, plants and flowers $880
bench materials $173
brick restoration $24
bedroom furnishing and accessories $572
bathroom fixtures $160
paint and accessories $186

Total $1,995

Master bedroom makeover

Products from JCPenney:

tangerine toss pillows - #703/4550
canopy over bed - Kandy 216-inch scarf - #731/3347
27-inch and 48-inch rods - #735/4404/010501
glass-ball rod - #735/3103/010101
queen sheets - #723/9321

Products from HomeGoods:

side table - #065138

Products from Ikea:

light bulbs - Glida bulb E26 - #70301900
cord and base for bedroom chandelier - Hemma #10175810
chandelier - Hanna Sling #60111199

Products from Tuesday Morning:

toss pillows - 20 x 20 Damask Mango #000006384885
toss pillows - 14 x 20 Damask Pistachio #000006384869

Products from Frager's Hardware:

paint - August Morning (eggshell) #2156-40
light bulbs - Aurora flame #0302769

Products from Pineapple Paint Company (Benjamin Moore Paints):

paint - Wheatfield (eggshell) #2159-50

Products from Wal-Mart:

ball-arm curtain rod - #002783758652

Bathroom makeover

Products from Lowe's:

oval medicine cabinet - 22 1/2 x 29 1/2#144807
three-light, brushed-nickel bath bar - #226828

Products from Ollie's Bargain Outlet:

shower curtain - 72 x 72 #718773
assorted bath towels - #719496, #719516, #717334, #712069, #717624

Products from Linens 'N Things:

metal shower hooks - #034299010396
luxury fabric shower liner - #034299086001

Products from Pineapple Paint Company (Benjamin Moore Paints):

paint - Crown Point Sand (eggshell) #HC-90

Backyard makeover

Products from Merrifield Garden Center:

fescue sod - #4MASODFES10
red-dyed mulch - #4MURED

Products from Frager's Hardware:

outdoor plants - mums (orange and yellow) - #81721
cyclamen - #1234
alyssum (hanging baskets) - #27310
plant brackets - #801605