April_May, 2009 Contest: Have you been tackling projects to prepare your home for resale when the market changes? If so, what have you been doing?

Congratulations to our contest winner!
Britt Antin of Portland, OR

My husband and I have been doing as much as we can afford to upgrade our home and increase its value because we hope to put it on the market before long.

Several s ago we hired an interior refiner (who we found on your Web site!) and she gave us a plan for our living room, dining room and foyer. We also called her back to give us ideas for our master bedroom and master bathroom.The only bad thing is that the better this place looks, the more we are thinking that maybe we shouldn’t move!

Since then we have been busy bees! She helped us rearrange the furniture which was very exciting. It now looks better than either of us could have imagined, kind of like a model home, plus it gave us the motivation we needed to implement her other ideas. So far we have painted the dining room, changed the lighting in the living room, decluttered everywhere, we are in the process of updating the bathroom and our next project is changing the doors and hardware on our kitchen cupboards.