The Designed to Sell team gets an outdated home ready to sell.
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The "after" dining room boasts a fresh coat of paint and new carpet, light fixture and matching window treatments.
Neutral colors went a long way in transforming the living room. The carpet, couch slipcovers, art and accessories are all new, but the original chairs got to stay.
Contractor Jim Collins and carpenter Nick Ralbovsky built a custom-made countertop to go atop the planter so that it can now be used as a buffet and attractive room divider.
In the master bedroom, the corkboard has been stripped and the walls painted a warm, neutral color. The hardwood flooring beneath the old carpet is exposed, and with new lighting and accessories, the room seems much larger.
The exterior is also much improved. The boat and overgrown bush are gone, and fresh flowers have been planted. There is also a new mailbox and light fixture around the front door to lighten it up a bit.
Total breakdown of costs:
decorative accessories $350
paint and building materials $240
landscaping and mailbox $95
Products from Lowe's:
Berkshire anodized aluminum mailbox
dining-room curtain and valance rod, 180437
master-bedroom paint, Benjamin Moore HC-102 Clarksville Gray
Product from EXPO Design Center:
dining-room light fixture, brass with black shades, 574136
Products from The Home Depot:
dining-room paint, Benjamin Moore HC-24 Pittsfield Buff
planter shelving materials--wood countertop and stain
Products from Anna's Linens:
black Tempo dining-room drapery panels, 84"
Rose Bouquet living-room sofa slipcover
Rose Bouquet living-room corded throw pillows
Triest fringed throw pillows for the master bedroom
Product from Linens 'n Things:
Marietta dining-room window valances, 08232789098
Product from ProSource:
1134 square feet Wistful Beige Ranger Carpet for dining, living rooms
Products from Target:
framed living-room art, 074120128
master-bedroom lamp, Bronze base and shade 074000254
master-bedroom throw pillows, Rose
Product from Pavilions:
front-yard flowers, Sizzler Bouquets