Ten ways to freshen up your house for less than $100

April 11, 2016

Here are ten ways you can freshen up your home for under $100. Sometimes when selling, it is the little things that count – they show that the home has been well cared for.


Back Entry: Back entryways get a lot of use. Make this space organized with boot rack, cubbies for each family member and/or coat hooks. Consider adding wall shelving for extra storage.

Kitchen & baths: Big upgrades in these rooms gets expensive. But you can get a fresh look with bright, new towels and/or replacing cabinet hardware.

Front Door: Add a fresh coat of paint.  Maybe update your address numbers for a fresh look as well.

Curb appeal: Add a seasonal door decoration and/or plants to the front entry. Replace the front door mat.

Light fixtures: Think of replacing any dated ones for a fresh new look.

Closets: Clean them out. Donate what you have not worn in a year, store off season clothes elsewhere to create more space. Consider adding some organizational elements or another rod to hang things on.

Tame your cords: Nothing says disorder like tangled cords.  Spend some time to organize your home office space or charging space using twist ties, pvc piping, rubberbands. It will look much better and function better, too.

Landscape: Trim any overgrown bushes, weed garden beds, rake the mulch.

Interior doors: Fix any squeaky hinges or doors that stick.

Solar lights: These are inexpensive and can be creatively placed wherever you want. Maybe line the front walk or back patio.


Homes are selling quickly these days – but that does not mean that appearance, condition and price aren’t important. Talk to your First Weber agent for ideas or recommendations to consider if your home is not selling in this busy market.

First Weber sells real estate throughout Wisconsin: Metro Milwaukee and Southeastern WI, South Central Wisconsin, Southwest Wisconsin, Western Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin, Northeast Wisconsin and Wisconsin’s great Northwoods. You can start searching for Wisconsin real estate and Wisconsin real estate agents at firstweber.com

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