Campus News

Moneymaking makeovers

UGA demographer and College of Family and Consumer Sciences professor Doug Bachtel is quoted in a story in the Tampa Tribune about home makeovers designed to make houses more attractive to buyers. “This is a natural extension of the housing trend,” Bachtel says. “You pay a little to have someone help with your bottom line.” Bachtel attributes the growing trend in part to the success of TV home makeover shows, some of which focus on designing to sell.