In my experience, remodeling just to sell a home can be a disaster. If you decide to remodel to stay in the house, you tend to do a much nicer job and spend more money making it nice. I have seen were a home seller remodeled to sell and it looked worse after the remodel because they didn't want to spend the money to do it right. There are a lot of things you can do to spruce things up with out spending a fortune. Generally speaking, I do not believe you get any more money in your pocket when remodeling to sell. Call two REALTORS in your area and have them come to your home and advise you on the pros and cons. That is our job and most are more then happy to also give advise on what is important when selling your home. Maybe give you tips on what remodels get the biggest return when selling your home! Good luck! If I was from the area, I would stop by and help you but I am in Florida!