If you have some equity in your home and you're thinking of selling, getting top dollar is usually the first focus. Sellers with the ability to update and renovate can command higher resale prices.
While renovating may not be in everyone's budget, there are things that can be done that cost little or no money.
Here's a short list of items that you can do if cash is tight:
There are other fixes you can do if you have a few dollars to spend. Get creative but try to keep color palette neutral and (yes) on the bland side.
Grey is the "in" color at the moment, and if you've visited as many new model homes as I have in the past year or so, you'll see that all the builders are decorating with grey hues and tones. Soothing, calm and sophisticated is the way to go!
While a complete remodel may not be financially feasible, remember, small inexpensive (or even free!) changes can reap big dollar returns!