Realtor Magazine to feature room makeover tips from Decorating Den Interiors design pros
Home Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 6/19/2013 1:58:12 PM
Easton, Md.--- Looking to offer its readers useful tips and cost information on cost-versus-value of room makeovers to share with their clients, Realtor Magazine turned to eight Decorating Den Interiors design professionals around the country.
Barbara Ballinger, author of several books on real estate, architecture and remodeling, interviewed the Decorating Den Interiors franchise owners for the article and sought their tips for different parts of the home.
For living rooms, advice came from Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods, both in Atlanta, and Lisa Landry of Arlington, Texas. For the dining room, Theresa Gionesi in Long Island, N.Y., and Terri Ervin in Atlanta shared their tips. Judy Underwood and Cliff Welles in Bonita Springs, Fla., discussed the kitchen. The master bedroom area was handled by Kathie Golson and Adriana Serrano of Orlando, Fla. Lynne Lawson and Laura Gonzalez of Columbia, Md., gave advice on a lower level family room. And Philadelphia-based Sarah Hermans took the balcony.
The aim of the article is "to get an idea of what finished rooms cost to complete," Ballinger explained. "We asked each to show us a single room they designed. They shared before and after photos, furnishing costs and each space's challenges and advantages. You'll hear where they splurged and when they cut back, as well as additional tips to guide you through the process of completing a room."
The room makeover scenarios can be found at http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/architecture-coach/article/2013/06/how-much-does-it-really-cost-decorate.
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