Scrambling for a Snappy Sale

A family gets help sprucing up their place so they can move out of the city.

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Now it is a beautifully arranged space fit for entertaining or just relaxing. New light fixtures create a more elegant feel, accessories soften the space, and smaller furniture shows off the room's size and allows for a better flow.

Cost breakdown:

bar materials $660
furniture $670
drywall and lumber $220
lighting $186
decorative accessories $160
window treatments $63
paint and supplies $41

Total: $2,000

Products from The Coaster Company of America:

sofa and two side chairs for living room, models 8110 and 8108

Products from Contractors' Warehouse:

granite countertop, Gold, 662114
42" oak wall panel, 742777006648
oak cabinets for kitchen, W1542, 867440 and W1242, 867432

Products from The Home Depot:

cabinet sides, 00366025952
moldings, 604910000473
lumber for framing the kitchen and entry, 718793150733
living-room plant (cat palm), 796899124197
kitchen cabinet paint, Behr's Swiss Coffee
kitchen wall paint, Ralph Lauren's Tangier Island

Products from Lowe's:
Portfolio kitchen light fixture for kitchen, Midnight Gold, semi-flush, 170582

Products from Home Fabrics:

fabric for kitchen roman shades and bench, Gold Silk
entry roman shade, Lime Silk

Products from Michael Levine:

pillow inserts for living room, 18 x 18

Products from Target:

throw pillows for kitchen, 067081499
throw pillows for entryway, 067081550

Products from Marshalls:

striped throw pillow for entry, 007611672

Product from Craigslist:

living-room chandelier