Little things do count -- sometimes a lot! Adding or replacing some of your home's fixtures -- which will stay with it when you eventually sell -- can give your home an attractive up-to-date look, more functionality and a higher market value. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Distinctive exterior light fixtures, perhaps with motion sensors or timers. Think about floodlights and path lights, too!
A new mailbox and address plate.
A new water hose holder or winder.
A beautiful sounding doorbell.
A polished brass door plate, door knocker or handle-and-lock set for your front door.
New knobs or levered handles for interior doors.
Up-to-date interior light fixtures -- chandeliers, sconces, ceiling globes, under-cabinet lights in the kitchen, etc.
Fresh faceplates for wall outlets and light switches (especially replacing the painted-over ones!)
Decorative curtain and drapery fixtures and rods.
Attractive kitchen and bathroom drawer pulls and cupboard handles.
Shiny new water taps and faucets for sinks, tubs and showers.
New towel racks (why not towels too?).
Quieter bathroom exhaust fans.
A sturdy, unstained laundry tub.
A pegboard and clips for hanging tools in the garage or work room.