Hire an experienced decorator/designer
Bring an interior designer in to check out your home. They can give you lots of ideas for needed improvements. Even small suggested improvements, such as paint colors or furniture placement, can go a long way toward improving the look and feel of your home and will be worth every penny spent for their time.
Hire a home inspector
Not every home improvement is cosmetic. Deteriorating roofs, water damage, electrical systems — you can't fix it if you don't know about it. Hire an inspector to check out the areas of your home that you don't normally see. They may discover hidden problems that could negatively impact your home's value. Small problems can become big, expensive problems