Update Light Fixtures
Removing builder-grade or outdated front door or garage light fixtures
will instantly brighten your home's curb appeal. "This is often done by
homeowners with a great success rate," Stephen says.
"Make sure the breaker inside the electric panel is shut off for where
the light is being installed." Before touching any wires, test them with
a live-wire testing device, he suggests.
If you don't want to go
to the expense of buying new light fixtures, you could try painting or
spray-painting your old ones for a fraction of the cost. "If you have
outdated light fixtures like 1980s gold, the quickest fix is to paint
the light fixture black," says Cindy Lin, general manager/founder of
Staged4More Home Staging in South San Francisco.
A 12-ounce can of spray paint costs less than $8, while attractive
wall-mounted exterior lights can be purchased for less than $30 each. A
live-wire tester costs less than $20.