The new Washington, D.C., team sets out to get a townhouse in tiptop selling order.
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Lisa and Mark Gonyea are excited about moving into their new home, but first they have to sell their old one. This young couple loves their townhouse, but since having their first child, they've simply outgrown it. Though they are sad to let go, the Designed to Sell team is on board to put a smile on this family's face with a $2,000 budget and a fabulous design plan that's sure to get them top dollar.
Real estate expert Terry Haas starts her assessment at the entryway. She is impressed with the welcoming facade, but deferred maintenance on the door has her a little concerned about what lies on the other side. Once inside, her fears are confirmed in the kitchen. Rundown fixtures and no personality are sure to make buyers do an about-face. Terry is faced with even more disappointment on the patio outside. Cheap plastic furniture and more deferred maintenance discourages spending time there.
Designer Taniya Nayak arrives just in the nick of time to encourage the Gonyeas with a design plan that should turn Terry's frown upside down. She wants to dress up the kitchen cabinets and tile the floor to turn this turkey of a kitchen into a cash cow. She'll create an outdoor oasis by resurfacing the concrete patio and adding vibrant flowers and perky pebble landscaping. Here's how her plan comes together:
Step 1: Revamp and revitalize. Deferred maintenance is a big problem with the property. A fresh look should reel buyers in.
Step 2: Let the sun shine. Outdoor spaces are huge selling points. A lively deck will impress sun worshippers.
Step 3: Cook up something clever. Paint and stylish detail will give the kitchen character that buyers will eat up.
Carpenters Matt Steele and John Allen are onboard to give this tired townhouse new life.