20 Low-Cost Ways to Spruce up Your Home

Make your home more appealing for potential buyers with these quick and easy tips:

  1. Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.
  2. Plant bright flowers in any unused flower boxes.
  3. Put new doorknobs on your doors.
  4. Put a fresh coating on your driveway.
  5. Buy a new mailbox.
  6. Upgrade the outside lighting.
  7. Use warm, incandescent light bulbs and make sure all bulbs are working.
  8. Polish or replace your house numbers.
  9. Clean your gutters.
  10. Buy new pillows for the sofa.
  11. Buy a flowering plant and put it in a window you pass by frequently.
  12. Make a centerpiece for your table with fruit or flowers.
  13. Launder existing curtains or replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light.
  14. Put a seasonal wreath on your door.
  15. Have the carpets cleaned.
  16. Repair holes and re-paint walls in a neutral color.
  17. Repair calking/grouting.
  18. Fix leaky faucets.
  19. Repair or replace any missing or damaged screens and blinds.
  20. Repair or replace any loose baseboards.