A Homebuyer's Guide

Tips for Homebuyers

  • After: Downstairs Defined

    This Melrose, Calif., home's downstairs space is transformed from one large, puzzling room to four distinct spaces. Desk chairs were placed under the wall of shelving to create a casual office space,…   See the Image

  • Before: Limited Living Room

    This Venice Beach home's long and narrow living room looked unappealing to potential buyers because of the space restrictions. It is difficult to imagine entertaining guests in such a tight space.   See the Image

  • After: Nicely Natural

    Bringing the outdoors inside with natural wood and elegant green accents allows this room to flow beautifully with the adjoining patio. A large mirror placed across from the patio visually expands…   See the Image

  • Before: Bland Bedroom

    Published 04/07/14 in Real Estate
    Before: Bland Bedroom

    This bedroom in a Hollywood, Calif., mansion needed a touch of style. A door or window on every wall of the room proposed a problem for potential buyers.   See the Image

  • After: Simple Solutions

    Positioning the bed under a window allows wall space for other bedroom necessities. The window also serves as a creative headboard for the bed, which still allows light in to keep the room feeling…   See the Image

  • Before: Bedroom Blunder

    A beautifully landscaped space awaits just outside the bedroom of this Venice Beach, Calif., home. However, it is hardly noticeable in this room surrounded by towering white walls.   See the Image

  • After: Delightful Dining

    This dining room is now a defined space with its own sense of style. The bright red color of the chairs gives this space a flair that potential buyers won't forget.   See the Image

  • Before: Bedroom with Bare Bones

    Bold molding on the ceiling, a built-in bookcase and beautiful fireplace prove this Brentwood, Calif., master bedroom has many ideal structural features. However, with such a big room, how do you…   See the Image

  • After: Multipurpose Master Bedroom

    A defined sitting space in the bedroom shows the room is multifunctional. Light-colored furniture keeps the space bright and open while still showing the room's potential. Just as Meredith and her…   See the Image

  • Before: Dull Dining

    Published 04/07/14 in Real Estate
    Before: Dull Dining

    The Brentwood Park area of California is known for its pricey pads. At nearly 13,000 square feet, this home was no exception. This informal dining room is a commonly used space in homes, but when…   See the Image

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