Instead, look for small updates and inexpensive repairs, to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. Replace doorknobs and drawer knobs. These small changes can perk up furniture that you already have and are less expensive than buying a new door or a new set of drawers. Doorknobs and drawer knobs can be bought in a variety of styles and colors, so it's easy to add a little pizazz with just a little bit of money.A green home improvement is to go solar with the power in your home. In many areas of the country people are living completely off the grid by installing solar panels on their roofs. If you do not want to use it for power, you can use it for your hot water heater and save up to 80 percent on your water heating costs. Try replacing the house numbers outside your house for some easy home improvement.If the house numbers on your house are old, buy some new ones. Try looking for modern house numbers made of stainless steel, aluminum, or brass. Match them with the finish on your exterior light fixtures for better curb appeal. If you organize and clean your pantry, it's a good way to make your kitchen more functional. Dispose of old spices, canned goods, and food. Clean shelves out and put in new liner paper.Shop around and make careful comparisons. A competent and honest, general contractor, can complete home improvements professionally. A contractor can also perform home improvement work cheaper than you can manage, by doing it yourself. Replacing the light switch covers in your home is an easy and quick way to brighten up a room. For about $20, you can replace all of the switch covers in an average-sized home with nice clean white ones.