20 Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

Whether you are a buyer and need to sell your home first, a seller preparing to list your home, or a homeowner just looking to make a few low-cost upgrades, make your home more appealing with these quick and easy tips:

  1. Plant bushes in the front yard that add color and texture.
  2. Buy a new doormat.
  3. Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.
  4. Put new doorknobs on your front door.
  5. Put a fresh coating on your driveway.
  6. Reseed your grassy areas or lay new sod.
  7. Add crown molding or chair rails to a room or rooms.
  8. Buy new storage bins/baskets for the Living Room or Office, where items tend to pile up.
  9. Buy a new mailbox.
  10. Upgrade your outside lighting.
  11. Use warm, incandescent light bulbs for a homey feel.
  12. Polish or replace your house numbers.
  13. Repaint your exterior trim.
  14. Put out potpourri or burn scented candles.
  15. Buy new pillows for the sofa.
  16. Buy a flowering plant and put in a window you pass by frequently.
  17. Make a centerpiece for your table with fruit or artifical flowers.
  18. Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light.
  19. Buy new decorative towels for common bathrooms.
  20. Put a seasonal wreath on your door.

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About Doug Hill

Doug Hill is an Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and founded The Hill Group with his wife, Kirsten in 2003. Combined, they have helped over 1,000+ clients buy and sell homes in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Doug holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management & Economics, and is a Navy veteran. He is an active member of the Southeast Valley Regional Association of Realtors on their Professional Standards Board, and he and his wife have had the #1 team for Coldwell Banker in Arizona for multiple years in a row. He loves to read, travel, and spend time with his family and friends.
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