Room Makeovers: What Could You Do in 2 Hours With $250?

Three real estate pros accepted REALTOR® Magazine’s staging challenge: They had 2 hours to transform one room for under $250. They tackled a home office, living room, and master bedroom. See how they transformed these rooms by being budget savvy and smart with their accessories and placement of furniture. Get ideas for your listings!

Melissa Tracey

Melissa Dittmann Tracey is a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine, writing about home & design trends, technology, and sales and marketing. She manages the magazine's award-winning Styled, Staged & Sold blog.

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  1. What a great visual treat for those who are wondering if Staging works. This shows that it does AND can be done using a small budget

  2. Wonderful confirmation of the staging industry! Nice to have the critique by seasoned stagers, to identify the positives, and offer a couple of pointers, that most stagers would emphasize. The budget amount was interesting, and likely appropriate to the area, (though high for our area). Kudos to the Realtors, job well done, clearly each of these Realtors is on the staging bandwagon!

  3. Excellent job pro’s!