Designed to Sell has added a new team to help folks on the East Coast sell their homes. Host Shane Tallant and real estate expert Terry Haas check out Lisa and Mark Gonyea's Virginia townhome to see what problems lie in store for designer Taniya Nayak. Carpenters John Allen and Matt Steele round out the team to transform the Gonyeas' place into one that says yay instead of nay.
Marco Romero is a cool bachelor from Bolivia who has been trying to sell his three-bedroom townhouse in D.C. for months so he can move closer to school. He can't go on much longer with two mortgages and tuition. Designer Taniya Nayak, real estate expert Shirley Mattam-Male and the rest of the Designed to Sell team take their $2,000 budget and set out to get his place in top selling shape in no time.
Military man Jay Dintaman has just been told that he and wife Dianna will be transferred to Korea, so they need to sell their Washington D.C., condo ASAP. Their two-bedroom place is stuffed with oversize furniture and extreme clutter. They are located in a hip, upcoming neighborhood that should help sell the place, but with no luck getting takers, they turn to the Designed to Sell team. Designer Taniya Nayak's hefty plan includes changes in every single room of the house to help get it sold fast!
Yvette and Dan Purtill of Falls Church, Va., are the quintessential all-American couple. They have two beautiful daughters and another baby on the way. If only their Cape Cod home looked as great as the family! They need to sell quickly so they can move into a larger place by the time their newest family member arrives. Real estate expert Shirley Mattam-Male makes her Designed to Sell debut, giving Yvette and Dan the full scoop on how to sell their place.
Grad student Kai Fountain needs to move closer to school, so she and her mother, Ingrid Beckles, are selling their townhome in the Cordozo neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Designer Taniya Nayak and the rest of the Designed to Sell team agree to help them transform their place and make a quick sale.
Gigi Williams is a swanky woman looking to skip town for good. Before she leaves D.C. for the West Coast, she needs to sell her house. The problem? A backyard that looks like it belongs in a horror movie and blood-red walls inside to match. Host Shane Tallant and designer Taniya Nayak lead the team on its mission to give this horror movie a fairy-tale ending.
Denise McDonald is desperate to leave her suburban lifestyle behind and get the party started in Washington, D.C. She has created a Parisian palace (complete with a French poodle) but her three-bedroom townhouse has 10 too many Eiffel Towers. The Designed to Sell team has to de-France her living room, de-personalize her bedroom, and change her D-grade patio into an outdoor living space that's sure to deliver.
Judy and Scott Braun's house in Bethesda, Md., is stuck in the '70s and just a tad bit too groovy for potential buyers. Designer Taniya Nayak is taking the Designed to Sell team in to tackle the den, master bedroom and master bath to get this cool couple out of there oversize rambler and into a comfy cosmopolitan pad.
Farm living is the life for Jill Patton, John Bean and their newly purchased horse. The problem? They live in downtown Washington, D.C. The Designed to Sell team signs on to help them get the heck out of dodge.
Derwin Hewitt is a single guy looking to leave the 'burbs in exchange for downtown. He wants to sell his gorgeous home, but his problems are clear: a pink bathroom, a hole in his bedroom floor and an office that's doubling up as a laundry room. Host Shane Tallant and designer Taniya Nayak arrive just in time to get this house out of the pink and into the green.
Preet Kang and Bret Davis want to move out of their large Capitol Hill "alley" home into a smaller, more compact space. Designer Taniya Nayak and the rest of the Designed to Sell team sign on to help this couple spiff up their place and get it ready to sell.
Julie Jarvis and Snorre Wik want to pack up their suburban home in Wheaton, Md., and move to a more contemporary place in Washington D.C. Designer Taniya Nayak and the rest of the Designed to Sell team set out to redesign their breakfast area, basement and bedroom in hopes of bringing in some extra cash for the couple's move.
Kathy and Ramon Jaramillo need to pack up their 3,500-square-foot home in Burke, Va., and move up to New Hampshire so Ramon can start his new job. Designer Taniya Nayak and the rest of the Designed to Sell team agree to help redesign their living room, dining room and two-car garage in hopes of bringing in big bucks for the move.
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