20 Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

By
Real Estate Agent with Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes and Estates

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

  • Trim bushes so they don't block windows and cut down on light.
  • Buy a new doormat.
  • Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.
  • Put new doorknobs on your doors.
  • Put a fresh coating on your driveway.
  • Edge the grass around walks and trees.
  • Keep your garden tools out of site.
  • Be sure kids put away their toys.
  • Buy a new mailbox.
  • Upgrade the outside lighting.
  • Use warm, incandescent light bulbs for a homey feel.
  • Polish or replace your house numbers.
  • Clean your gutters.
  • Put out potpourri or burn scented candles.
  • Buy new pillows for the sofa.
  • Buy a flowering plant and put it in a window you pass by frequently.
  • Make a centerpiece for your table with fruit or artificial flowers.
  • Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light.
  • Buy new towels.
  • Put a seasonal wreath on your door.

Comments (3)

"Tommy" Decebal
HomeSpector Inc. 516-851-5833 - Farmingdale, NY
Adamescu Long Island NY MASTER Home Inspector
  • Hi I just Wanted to say Hello and To Introduce Myself.
  • I'm Tommy A Certified Home Inspector here in Long Island. 
  • We're neighbors. I'm located in Farmingdale. And you?
  • Can you introduce your company?I would like to meet my neighbors.
  • Thank you,
  • Tommy
  • Oct 27, 2007 10:33 AM
    CeeCee Ildiko
    Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes and Estates - Old Westbury, NY

    Dear Tommy,

     Thank you for your help,

    I will keep it in my mind

     

    CC

    Oct 27, 2007 01:15 PM
    "Tommy" Decebal
    HomeSpector Inc. 516-851-5833 - Farmingdale, NY
    Adamescu Long Island NY MASTER Home Inspector

    Hi CC Ildiko,

    Happy Memorial Day and best wishes.

    Tommy

    May 26, 2008 02:10 AM