Underground Unit Upgrade
See how the experts upgrade an underground unit on a limited budget.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionThis living area is a bit dingy and needs a few minor updates.
Real estate expert Brandie Malay referred to this room as the dungeon. She said that the existing lighting needs to be updated and additional lighting installed. The wallpaper border also needs freshening up — it looks like it is leftover from the 1980s. The greatest feature in the great room is the fireplace, but, it doesn't look so great. The bricks are black and sooty, and the hearth is too short, which means it doesn't meet building codes. In the dining room (not shown), the bulky cabinets are sending a message to potential buyers that there is not enough storage in the kitchen. Also, the dining table is too small, so it makes the room seem out of proportion.