Moving Next Door
See how our team of experts gets this house ready for a quick sale.
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Donna and Ben Selagea have built the home of their dreams, and it's right next door to their current residence. They need to sell their current place fast, so the Designed to Sell team, armed with their $2,000 budget, signs on to help.
Real estate expert Bethany Souza starts her assessment at the curb, where she likes the home's overall size. Upstairs, she checks out the office. Her first impression leads her to question why the oversize space isn't the master bedroom—more than half the space is empty. Bethany then turns her attention to the guest bedroom. With mismatched bedding and no creature comforts, it doesn't encourage overnight guests.
Design expert Monica Pedersen steps in with a clever plan to transform the underutilized spaces in this home to stimulate a fast sale. She wants to turn the office into an inviting master suite. She'll add furniture, stylish linens and window treatments. She wants to outfit the guest room with multipurpose pieces to showcase its versatility as a sitting room or additional sleeping space. Here's how she'll bring it all together:
Step 1: Enjoy the suite life. Highlight the master bedroom as the home's crown jewel.
Step 2: Be flexible and get functional. Showcase the spare room so buyers can see its versatility.
Step 3: Show off square footage. Clear away clutter and arrange furniture simply to highlight roomy spaces.
Carpenters Chad Lopez and Robert North are ready to get to work on the transformation.
A '50s tract home with an outdated exterior and overgrown yard undergoes a dramatic whole-house remodel.