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

Clutter-Free Living Space

The most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale is to get rid of clutter. Make a house rule that for every new item that comes in, an old one has to leave. One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. When professional stagers descend on a home being prepped for market, they often whisk away as much as half the owner's furnishings, and the house looks much bigger for it. You don't have to whittle that drastically, but take a hard look at what you have and ask yourself what you can live without.

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.

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.

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.

Blue-Gray Traditional Bedroom

Don't be afraid to use dark paint in a small bedroom. A deep tone on the walls can make the space feel more intimate and cozy.

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Cozy Contemporary Desk Nook With Wall-to-Wall Shelves

Make the most of an awkward space by giving it function. As seen on HGTV's Design On a Dime, the slanted ceilings in this attic bedroom created a hideaway nook with no real purpose. By adding wall-to-wall shelves and a desk, the area was immediately turned into a private office. This new space adds value to the home and is a feature potential buyers are sure to remember.

Flower and Wine Cork Centerpiece

Why not put that quirky collection to good use? Whether you collected marbles as a child or accumulate corks as an adult, either can be used as a vase filler for a floral centerpiece. Find a large, clear hurricane or vase, fill two-thirds full with corks,then arrange your favorite seasonal flowers for a simple and unique centerpiece.

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.

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

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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