First things first... Make sure the outside looks nice, no one wants to buy a house that has no curb appeal! Just adding a little something is better than nothing!
Bench on the front porch is a dumpster dive...Stained it dark and it looks great! :)
Our living room/kitchen/dining room is one big open concept so making them flow and making sure every space makes sense and maximizing every inch since this house is only a little over 1500 sq. feet
We did upgrade our countertops after Christmas with granite countertops :)
See nothing special, and if we would have stayed here we would have eventually re-did the cabinets since they are solid wood, but we were only here a year :) Also while planning to sell we decided to go ahead and update all the light fixtures that we had not replaced (so our $300 dollar investment=full price for our home). When we moved in literally there was a fan in every room including our master bathroom!