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Clever Details Increase Property Value

Doing something unique can increase a home’s resale value.

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With witty design details sprinkled among a slough of practical improvements, New York–based architectural design-build firm MADE helped to increase the value of a Manhattan townhouse by $700,000 just one year later when the family traded up for larger quarters.   

One of the most common reasons for 
renovating a house is to accommodate a growing family. In Manhattan, a young 
family wanted the designers to turn adjacent spaces that were divided by a large brick arch into their children’s bedrooms. MADE filled the arch with colorful panels containing cabinetry for storage, shelving and, 
at the floor level, a sliding dummy door 
that allowed the daughter and son to crawl between the two rooms.

“We knew we wanted to fill the arch 
with something beautiful to look at,” says MADE partner, Oliver Freundlich.

 “It had to do with making something playful, thinking about the kids and giving them something tailored to their size, 
not the adults’.”
 

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