A great way to start improvements is by giving your entire home a thorough clean. Look for ways you could brighten up the home and allow more light to come in. Cleaning the windows and removing any heavy window treatments are good ways to brighten a room. If there is foliage growing around the windows outside this will also prevent light from entering the home, so trim it back.
Is your home too cluttered? Try to think about the best way you can use a space. A cluttered home will not appeal to a potential buyer so, clear it out and put it in storage if you need to. Do you have a guest room that you hardly use? Could you re-purpose it and stage it as an office or other useful space instead? It will surprise you to see how much floor space your home has when you reduce your possessions.
Is the kitchen or bathroom looking a little dated? Instead of ripping them out and replacing them, why not refinish the cabinetry? Re-glazing a sink or bathtub can also extend the life of them. Another thing that can work wonders at transforming and brightening a home is a fresh coat of paint. It's also a fairly inexpensive option.
Stage the home so that you highlight the best features of every room and make each space look inviting. It is good to remember that most buyers will take a look at your home online first, so some clever staging will show the home at its best and make it look enticing in photos. If you don’t feel like you have the knack for staging your home, there are professional staging services that can help you.
These low-budget remodeling alternatives often give you the same results as a high-priced renovation will.