My next pick is lighting. It's and easy change that can update the look of any room. There are literally thousands of choices to choose from, some cost effective choices I suggest looking at first are from Progress Lighting and Kichler Lighting. Check out our image gallery
and online store
If you are hardwiring a new fixture, to be safe turn off the MAIN breaker first. Sometimes lights aren't wired to the room they say they are in the breaker box!
Satin and Brushed Nickel finishes are quite popular with interior decorators right now. For a complete updated look, think about switching out door handles and hardware to match the finish with lighting fixtures. You might want to think about coordinating plumbing fixtures in bathrooms, too.
If you decide to change the door hardware
to match, Satin Stainless finish is very similar in appearance, you might not notice the difference unless you know look for it. I always recommend satin stainless door hardware, as it holds up better to corrosion.