Gambling on a Profit

Rosemarie and Robert Cross are ready to trade their cozy cottage for a new life in Las Vegas, where Robert will be taking a job. But first they have a house to sell. That's where the Designed to Sell team comes into play.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionCoordinating accessories tie the new room together.
Designer Lisa LaPorta formulates a plan to spruce up the house and earn the maximum dollar amount from the sale.

The new living room is all grown up with fresh paint, a new sofa, and a new coffee table. Other areas of focus will be the dining area and master bedroom.

Step 1: Deck it out. Give the house sparkle and pizzazz in dated areas to make it a high roller on the market.

Step 2: Boost the odds. Finish incomplete projects to improve the chances of getting higher office.

Step 3: Full house cleaning. Remove clutter and excess furniture to show off the home's best hand.