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The Designed to Sell team cleans out a couple's garage and adds architectural interest to their home that is almost market-ready.
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Filed under: Garage Organization, Home Staging, Garages, Living Rooms, Storage, Ceiling, Organization
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Buyers love tall ceilings, so to enhance the height in this room, a floor-to-ceiling tower is built to serve as the room's focal point. The tower's built-in cubbies provide the eye a place to rest and make the lofty space feel cozier. The room's height is given further dimension with the faux-wood finish painted on the ceiling beam. By rearranging the furniture at an angle, the room now feels well balanced and potential buyers can see how to manage the space.
Before, the dining room's (not shown) nice architectural features were lost against the white walls and outdated furniture. Now, two new shades of neutral paint help the details stand out. A dark shade of beige was applied below the chair rail and a light sand color on top. For the ceiling, some of the lighter paint was mixed with white paint to help accentuate the ceiling medallion.
tower materials $590
paint supplies and scaffolding $320
window treatments and lighting $180
organization storage $450
vinyl for garage window $60
Products for the garage:
refrigerator paint, Benjamin Moore's Deep Space, 2125-20, semigloss, Pineapple Paint Co.
concrete stain, 08247800010, Home Depot
Products for the dining room:
fabric for chairs, Carousel, 001701341and Brahms (Terra Cotta), 001625698, Hancock Fabrics
paint, Benjamin Moore's Roxbury Caramel, HC-42, eggshell, Pineapple Paint Co.
paint, Benjamin Moore's Putnam Ivory, HC-39, eggshell, Pineapple Paint Co.
ceiling paint, Benjamin Moore's white mixed with 30 percent Putnam Ivory, eggshell, Pineapple Paint Co.
84" drapery panels, 082327934350, Linens 'N Things
Products for the living room:
paint, Benjamin Moore's Dry Sage, 2142-20, and Gray Mirage, 2142-50, both eggshell, Pineapple Paint Co.
vases: 900-69744035, 900-71137562, 900-69813885 and 900-70804443, Burlington Coat Factory
wall art, 538154, T.J. Maxx
sconces, Amber Crackle, 066723, Kirkland's
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