Go with the advice above and you will not go wrong.
Are you a DIYr?
The windows will be the most bang for the buck as far as saving on heating/cooling costs and fresh paint adds great value. Remember your prepping for paint is just as important as your actual painting.
Nice wood floors will finish it off like a new space. Updated light fixtures can also add much value at a reasonable cost. Do some shopping around for sales, etc.
How about posting some before pictures and more as you work toward your goal.
You have some great supporters here.
Wife: "You can buy anything you want when you redo this house."
Husband: "Could I get that in writing, dear?"
Last edited by thomask; 07-06-2010 at 08:52 PM.