Any of these will help increase the value of your home or make it easier to sell quickly, if that is your goal. Doors and walls painted black and bright blue, covered with holes and stickers. My family amp; I just moved into our new house and there was a lot of work that had to be done, and still does! That is a very significant amount of money to us, but there were lots of things we wanted to do. Our House Before: On The Positive Side The things our fixer-upper had going for it from the start... The reason it wasn't as expensive as some of the more costly one's is because the previous owners obviously weren't able to finish the home and so it needed a lot of work, some TLC! There was a “trap door” out of view to the crawl space which was made out of cheap Tiber board and formerly painted bright blue. And there were no plants, except for the lilac bushes along the back fence. you need take the piece down and bring it to a cutting area to do it.