I've talked about changing out light fixtures to either better ones, or update color to something more contemporary and modern. Another thing that anyone who can drive a screwdriver can do is change doorknobs from brass to brushed nickle or bronze.
Another thing you can do yourself for under $200 is to reseal your asphalt driveway. It's great maintenance to fill in the cracks to keep water from getting under the asphalt, which over time can cause it to buckle as the ground heaves in Anchorage's freeze and thaw cycles. You can do it yourself, or for about $400, you can have professionals do it for you.
Even if you don't care about the maintenance, the improvement you get in "curb appeal" is huge. Look at the before and after photo's in the two photo in this blog post? This Anchorage home stands out from the others and tells anyone who drives past it 'the owner cares about this home!"
The Wolf Real Estate Professionals is confident to recommend Troy at http://www.NothingbutDrivewayswhen you want a professional to seal your driveway.