Tips to Add Value to Your Home on a Limited Budget

Home design expert Christiane Lemieux shows how to spruce up your home on a tight budget before selling it.
2:42 | 08/03/15

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? We are back now with "Gma" on the money this morning. How you can pump value into your home with a few simple changes, you can go a long way. ABC's Rebecca Jarvis shows us how we helped one family do just that. Reporter: For this family home sweet home isn't so sweet. I happen to love this house. I don't know why people aren't looking at it. Reporter: The family eager to sell their four-bedroom Mt. Holly, New Jersey, house to move closer to mom heather's job in Philadelphia. Initially listing it for $325,000, they've already dropped the price twice. But so far, not one bite. So we brought in home design expert christieian Lemieux. Hi, guys. Reporter: Step number one, make a grand entrance. Studies show upping your curb appeal can boost your home's value by as much as 17%. The house was hidden behind an unsightly fence. Think about the exterior of your space, the first impression they'll get krrt Christiane spending $200 on paint and primer taking that first impression from this to this. Step two, think neutral. Get rid of any dark or vibrant colors like this burgundy in the master bedroom. White paint goes such a long way where you're allow people to picture themselves in your space. Reporter: Look what happened when Christiane neutralized the family kitscher. Declutter and depersonalize. Christiane says too many family photos and house plants make it harder for buyers to imagine themselves at home. Investing just $100 in storage bins took the area around the fireplace from this to this. A week later the family coming home. Okay, so take a look. Oh, my god. Oh, my gosh. It looks so much bigger. Reporter: And this independent real estate agent agreed with a budget of $2,000 -- Based on the before and after I think people will be spending to spend about $10,000 to $15,000, they did a good job. Reporter: Happy news for a relieved family. All: We did it! Yay. They did it. Another tip plant a tree. One tree on your property can boost the value of your home by as much as 2%. Hedges can boost it as much as 4% and it's all about that curb appeal. Now, the family is doing an open house this weekend and our expert will be taking your questions this morning with #gmaonthemoney starting that hedge fund, Amy. Oh, yes. Bah-dum-bum. That house was much improved. I love that.

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