In addition to the specifics shown below, we replaced the flooring throughout the house. The traffic areas got a nice gray ceramic tile that the new owners will be able to enjoy for a long, long time. The bedrooms got fresh neutral carpet.
We had some tile left over from another project that went around the firebox of fireplace. That and the updated mantle give a clean, modern appearance.
The color pallet we chose was bold, but it fit well with the neighborhood. The bright red trim really pops against the more neutral gray we chose for the body of the house, but there were several other red-trimmed houses on the street. Just maybe not as bright a red.