Designed to Sell

Ranch House Revitalized

A midcentury rancher's gets a streamlined, stylish makeover.

Small Changes = Quick Sales

Budget Makeover Tips 10 Videos

From Cape Cod to Beverly Hills, small updates can make a big difference.

Selling Secrets 4 Videos

Makeover inspriation and tips to homeowners sell houses fast.

Changes That Sell Houses 4 Videos

Touches like a new mantel and a bathroom upgrade can help to make a sale.

Expert Advice to Sell Fast

Contemporary Dining Area for Two

Make your kitchen feel more open and airy by substituting traditional closed cabinets with narrow floating shelves. The openness of these shelves helps to create a feeling of added space while making everything more accessible. Design by John Gidding

Inviting, Green Sunroom

To make a room appear to be bigger than it is, paint it the same color as the adjacent room. If you have a small kitchen and dining room, a seamless look will make both rooms feel like one big space. And make a sunporch look bigger and more inviting by painting it green to reflect the color of nature. Another design trick: If you want to create the illusion of more space, paint the walls the same color as your drapery. It will give you a seamless and sophisticated look.

Raid Your Yard For Floral Arrangement

Staged homes are almost always graced with fresh flowers and pricey orchid arrangements, but you can get a similar effect simply by raiding your yard. Budding magnolia clippings or unfurling fern fronds herald the arrival of spring, summer blooms add splashes of cheerful color, blazing fall foliage warms up your decor on chilly autumn days and holly branches heavy with berries look smashing in winter.

Wooden Floating Shelves Flank the Fireplace

Nature takes a front seat in this living room. The pairing of floating wooden shelves next to the white trimmed fireplace and cream walls creates a beautiful palette in which plants and flowers can thrive. The floral rug and wicker chair add to the sunny disposition of the room. Design by John Gidding

Built In Bookshelves and Floating Shelves

Simple built-in bookshelves are given some flair with floating shelves that rise up along the wall. The crisp, white shelves pop against a dark, neutral wall color. Design by John Gidding.

Stylish Eat-In Cottage Kitchen With Bright, Colorful Accents

As seen on HGTV's Design On a Dime, this small, yet sophisticated eat-in kitchen offers a seamless look thanks to a crisp, clean paint job. Small pops of color, plus decorative bar stools, allow the neutral wood countertop and cabinets to really shine.

Modern Master Bedroom With Vibrant Orange Headboard

As seen on HGTV's Design On a Dime, this stylish bedroom mixes warm tan colors with rich red accessories for a sweet sleep spot. The small nightstand lamps add to the room's overall cool factor.

Rearrange Furniture

Give yourself permission to move furniture, artwork and accessories among rooms on a whim. Just because you bought that armchair for the living room doesn't mean it won't look great anchoring a sitting area in your bedroom. And try perching a little-used dining-room table in front of a pretty window, top it with buffet lamps and other accessories, and press it into service as a beautiful writing desk or library table.

Tall, Dramatic Centerpiece for a Dinner Party

It's important that a dinner party centerpiece not block the view of guests on the other side of the table. Something tall and slender can still provide a dramatic effect without impeding conversation. Add tall blooming branches to a slender vase and surround with pebbles, marbles or sand to keep the branches in place.

About the Show

They say you have to spend money to make money. Nowhere is that more true than in the high-stakes world of real estate, but who wants to sink a fortune into fixing up a house they're trying to sell? Designed to Sell shows how to turn a tired house into a showpiece by giving sellers a $2,000 budget and a team of experts to transform their house into the hottest property on the block. Find out if all the hard work pays off with the ultimate goal: a bigger bottom line. Chock full of interior-design ideas, home improvement tips and real estate insider secrets, Designed to Sell has something for everyone.

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