19 Low-cost ways to spruce up your home

Selling

Whether you're getting ready to sell or just want to spruce things up a bit. Make your home more appealing with these quick and easy tips.

  1. Trim shrubs and trees away from windows and to bring in more light.
  2. Purchase a new doormat.
  3. Include a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.
  4. Install a new doorknob and latch on your front door.
  5. Apply a fresh coating on your driveway.
  6. Edge the grass around walks and trees.
  7. Keep your garden tools out of site.
  8. Store away toys.
  9. Install a new mailbox.
  10. Upgrade outside lighting.
  11. Use warm, incandescent light bulbs for a homey feel.
  12. Polish or replace your house numbers.
  13. Clean your gutters.
  14. Purchase new pillows for the sofa.
  15. Place a flowering plant in a window you pass by frequently.
  16. Craft a centerpiece for your table with fruit or artificial flowers.
  17. Replace heavy curtains with sheers to let in more light.
  18. Purchase new towels.
  19. Install a seasonal wreath on the door.