Underground Unit Upgrade

See how the experts upgrade an underground unit on a limited budget.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionNow this space is a modern and inviting guest room that will be much more appealing to potential home buyers.
Before, the real estate expert thought this bedroom was a kitchen, but now it's clear that it's a stylish guest room that is sure to impress. A couple of packages of curtain panels make a stylish headboard. The long stripes bring the eye up and create the illusion that the room is higher up, not at garden level. A neutral coat of paint, new track lighting and an attractive nightstand all add to the sophisticated new look.

Cost breakdown:

furniture $1,103
fireplace $362
accessories $196
lighting $156
paint $113
window treatments $67

Total: $1,997

Great room products:

fireplace mantel materials (wood), The Home Depot
pillow, 73879003674, Kmart
pillows, 067041982, Velvet Gold, Target
armoire stain, 027426700079, The Home Depot
coffee table, side tables, sofas, Wickes Furniture
candleholder, 054000076, Target
lamps, 019293471848, The Home Depot
fireplace brick paint and glaze, Benjamin Moore, 10520 and 10960, J.C. Licht
picture frames, 10078729 Clips Frame, Ikea
wall paint, Benjamin Moore's Old Straw Hat, 337, J.C. Licht

Bedroom products:

pillows, Twill Milkshake, 067040812 and stretch Evening Gold, 067040796, Target
bed frame, Mattress World
swing-arm lamps, 7" D&C Brnz Swing, 129674, Lowe's
swing-arm lampshades, 074080030, Target
curtain rod, 070042771831, The Home Depot
wall paint, Benjamin Moore's Georgian Green, HC-115, J.C. Licht
curtain panels, Alvine, 20072538, Ikea

Dining room products:

NCF shelves, 085031804 and 085031806, Target
8x10 picture frames, 074154856, Target
table, Wickes Furniture