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Before and After: Remodeling to Sell

November 25, 2014
Laurie March shares design tips and staging strategies from a townhouse project that sold in six weeks.
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Market-Ready Updates

Buyers want to move into a space that requires little to no work up front. Homeowners' Josh Crosby and Amy Swift-Crosby gave this townhouse a crisp 'wow' factor with white and light gray hues.

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Buyer's Beware

The original kitchen was firmly planted in the 1980's, from glossy white 4" x 4" tile countertops to black grout lines and appliances. It did nothing to convince buyers to make an offer.

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Cost-Effective Countertops

With a tight budget and timeline, homeowners went with butcher block as an in-stock countertop alternative to replace the dated white tile.

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Spruce Up the Sink

A large, single-basin, stainless steel sink from Ikea is an affordable update, maximizing the impact of this refreshed kitchen.

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