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Bedroom Makeover

Bedroom Makeover

Bedroom Makeover

Creating a beautiful bedroom is a healthy thing to do. It's refreshing and life-changing to clean out what we no longer need, freshen with new paint, and find the perfect furniture arrangement.

Molly's Story

Molly had to move for health reasons. As much as she loved Denver and her classic little bungalow, she couldn't live there any longer without being attached to her oxygen tank. In order to prolong and improve the quality of her life, it was time to move to a lower elevation.

Molly wanted to maximize the return on the investment in her home, and was willing to spend a little money to spruce it up in the hopes that it would bring a higher sales price.

On first inspection, every room was like this bedroom: outdated and cluttered. Before putting it on the market, there was work to do. 

Bedroom Before

Bedroom After

Staging Details

  • All personal items were removed.
  • Walls were painted Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige, a soft neutral tan color.
  • Outdated curtains were replaced with a snappy striped valance to update and and let in more light.
  • To make the bedroom feel as large as possible and to show off the pretty wood floors, we placed the bed diagonally.
  • A low chest in the corner holds a lamp and a photo.
  • New bedding pulls together an elegant look for a charming bungalow in a newly fashionable old neighborhood.

The Outcome?

After seeing the results, the realtor raised the listing price $15,000 over what she’d originally suggested. The house went on the market and had three offers within the first three weeks, a contract and a back-up (at a higher price than the first contract). The house closed in one month (in 2008) during a slow time in the real estate market.

Molly moved north just in time to close on her new house, and is now off oxygen, enjoying more time with her grandkids, and happily living in another period bungalow even more beautiful than the one she sold.

Molly's Kitchen RemodelMolly's kitchen wasn't going to appeal to anyone in its original state. But the changes we made had buyers standing in line.

Molly's Living RoomMolly's dramatic living room and dining room makeover.

Molly's BathroomMolly's bathroom needed some simple repairs and a facelift. Some inexpensive changes produced a big return on the sale.

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Alex Hinst is the author of Home Decorating and Staging and owner of Alex Hinst Designs, located in Denver's Historic Highlands.

Alex Hinst Designs has hundreds of success stories in both private and investor home renovations and is dedicated to helping you create your perfect home.