If you’re at home and itching to do something productive, why not do some simple upgrades that add value and curb appeal? Whether you plan on eventually selling or making this your forever home, it’ll brighten up your space!


This is probably the most obvious, but a fresh coat of paint can really change the feel of a room. Stick with neutral colors if you don’t want to have to paint before putting your house on the market. This quick and inexpensive upgrade will give your home a clean and updated look!

Deep Cleaning

It’s easy to underestimate the transformative power of a deep cleaning of your home. Ask yourself, when is the last time those carpets were steam cleaned? Rent a steam cleaner from your local hardware store and watch years of dust and dirt lift right up out of your carpet fibers. You can also wash easily neglected areas like your walls, baseboards, and blinds.

Kitchen Remodel

If you can’t afford a full blown makeover in your kitchen, try to find other ways to spruce up the space. Again, a fresh coat of paint does wonders. You can also work toward making sure all your kitchen appliances match to bring some harmony to the room. It’s ok to buy appliances one by one! Another simple upgrade is changing out the knobs on your cabinet doors for a fresh look.

Light Fixtures

When’s the last time the light fixtures in your home were updated? If you’re still rocking sconces from 30 years ago or flickering fluorescent lights, it’s time to swap them out!


The exterior of your home needs a good scrubbing too! If the outside of your home has dirt, mold, and grime built up then look for hardware stores that allow you to rent a power washer or hire a local to do the job for you! You’ll be surprised at the difference.


Amping up the curb appeal of your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. It’s easy to pick out plants and trees native to your region to decorate your lawn. This will add beautiful pops of color to your yard and value to your home.

There are a lot of ways you can make simple, inexpensive updates on your home.