20 Low Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

 

1.     Trim shrubs so they don’t block windows, reducing light.

 

2.     Install a new door mat.

 

3.     Place a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your front porch.

 

4.     Install a new doorknob on your front door.

 

5.     Add a fresh coating of sealer to your driveway.

 

6.     Store garden tools out of sight.

 

7.     Edge the grass around walks and trees.

 

8.     Be sure that kids put away their toys.

 

9.     Buy a new mailbox.

 

10. Upgrade your outside lighting.

 

11. Use warm, incandescent light bulbs for a homey feel.

 

12.  Polish or replace home numbers.

 

13. Clean out gutters and eaves.

 

14. Set out potpourri or light scented candles.

 

15. Buy new pillows for the sofa.

 

16. Buy a flowering plant and set it in the front window or on the kitchen table.

 

17. Make a centrepiece for your table with flowers or fruit.

 

18. Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that allow more light to shine through, or remove your curtains altogether.

 

19. Buy new towels.

 

20. Play soft music to set the mood for guests.