Three More Really is a Crowd
The Cook family needs to sell their home before their triplets arrive.
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This room that had no identity other than for housing toys is now a wonderful adult parlor, thanks to the new chairs, window treatments and bar stools. A fresh coat of paint and new decorations and a light fixture add the finishing touches.
The former office/guest room/dumping ground has been reborn an airy nursery. The Cooks used furniture, accessories and mirrored closet doors that they had in storage, so this transformation took nothing from the $2,000 budget.
The connecting area from the master bedroom to bathroom was unattractive and unusable before, but is now a beautiful vanity area that's sure to impress prospective buyers.
Since the sink wasn't being used anyway, Lisa opted for a whole new piece of furniture.
LaPorta's favorite transformation is in the master bathroom, which was a dirty, grimy mess. Now it is a classy master suite that adds true value.
As for the bathroom vanity, subtle, inexpensive changes make all the difference in the world.
The house is a hit with open house visitors. Comments include "stylish yet relaxed," "classy" and "good color scheme." The Cooks ended up raising their asking price by $20,000 because of the great interest.
light fixtures $130
window treatments $100
paint and supplies $60
Products from The Coaster Company:
two leather chairs, 8841
coffee table, 3044
sofa table, 3046
two barstools for den, 2493
Products from HomeGoods:
"map" art, 091368
"flower" art, 097933
ceramic bowl, 610539
large pillow for den, 051763
Product from The Home Depot:
Levolor valance rod, 070042143232
faucet for master bathroom, Widespread Series 7000 570-460G, 019934447140
Products from Target:
three red pillows, 067081080
two paisley pillows, 067080978
three valances for den, 068030288
Products from Linens 'n Things:
Mahogany Wood Buffet 22" lamp for den, 082803182466
Pewter candlestick set for bathroom, 401785430028
Products from Lamps Plus:
large ceiling light fixture, 78277
small ceiling light fixture, 40970
Paint colors used:
for master bathroom, Valspar's Cliveden Sandstone 94-3B
for den, Ralph Lauren's Devonshire NA-22
Products from Lowe's:
mirror for master bathroom, HW Home Style, 178968
Products from Wal-Mart:
towel bar for master bathroom, Home Trends, 004766915664
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