Selling Off Into Retirement
Karen and John Cacheiro are ready to retire in style, so the game is on to sell their house.
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Filed under: Home Staging, Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, Kitchens, Master Bedrooms, Remodeling, Furniture
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All that hard work and money paid off — two weeks and two offers later, the Cacheiros sold the townhome for $30,000 more than similar townhomes in their complex.
Now the room is filled with bright natural light and even appears to be more spacious. With the television gone, fresh paint and new furniture, window treatments and accent pieces add valuable warmth. The new custom-made bookshelves on each side of the fireplace and bold new mirror in the center add much-needed moneymaking drama to the living room. House hunters like customized features like this.
Now the dining room is revived with a modernized feel, boasting a new, smaller table, and contemporary light fixture and accessories — all topped off with a lush houseplant in the corner.
Now the master bedroom is an elegant roomy retreat. The clunky furniture has been cleared out, and lightweight window treatments bring in lots of natural light. Fresh wall paint and light accessories add the finishing touches.
Though the changes are fairly subtle, they make a world of difference. Fresh paint and flooring, updated window treatments and under-cabinet lights that highlight the counters create the illusion of space.
lumber and supplies $250
window treatments $145
paint and supplies $120
decorative accessories $40
Products from the Coaster Company:
coffee table for living room, 4895
two lounge chairs for living room, 8108
sofa for living room, 8110
dining-room table and chairs, 3589 and 3579
Products from Lowe's:
paint for kitchen, Valspar's Skyline Silver, 94-41B
paint for master bedroom, Valspar's Sagebrook, 94-34A
paint for living-room bookcases, Dunn Edwards' Navaho White
paint for living-room walls, Behr's Riviera Sand, 320 E-3
vinyl tile for kitchen, Eurostone
Products from The Linen Outlet:
valances for kitchen, Victoria-Oyster
window panels for master bedroom, Shania in Natural, 825525
valances for living room, 822167
Products from The Home Depot:
under-cabinet lights for kitchen, three-light combo in White, 034378380056
Products from Wal-Mart:
window treatment rods for bedroom by Levolor, 005027669290
set of two lamps for living room
Products from Target Home:
five lampshades for chandelier in dining room, 074080535
window scarves for living room, 068030691
curtain rods for living room, 068050621
Products from Ikea:
art for bedroom, Erikslund, 40072410
palm tree for living room, Ravenea, 70038127
Product from The Great Indoors:
dining-room chandelier, 403408863
Product from Anna's Linens:
throw pillow for bedroom, 809330
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