If you want to sell your home for a higher price, you can boost its perceived value by doing a major upgrade. For example, you might consider a kitchen renovation. That would certainly pique the interest of more buyers.

But, what if you don’t want to undertake such a substantial (and expensive) project?

Fortunately, there are many ways to increase the perceived value of your home that don’t require major work. Consider these ideas:

• Redecorating. Decorating is simply the process of dressing up a room to make it look more attractive and inviting. It can also involve rearranging furniture and other items to make the room more of a showcase. This often makes for a fun Saturday project.

• Adding new furnishings and other touches. Adding new furniture, lamps and other items can instantly transform the look of a room. And, if you plan well, you can take it all with you when you move.

• Painting. This is another variation on decorating. Getting the interior painted is often not a huge nor expensive project. Yet, it’s amazing to see the impact it can have. A fresh coat of paint can make a room look new and inviting.

• Enhancing spaciousness. Buyers love to see lots of space. So, the more spacious you make rooms appear, the more desirable your home will become. Explore techniques for making rooms, especially small ones, look and feel roomier. (The trick is to maximize the usable floor space.)

As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities to boost your selling price without having to invest in an expensive upgrade.