Best Boston Home Upgrades that Boost Value

Taylor Yates  |  November 1, 2023

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Best Boston Home Upgrades that Boost Value

Boston is one of the oldest major cities on the East Coast, home to many charming historic homes ripe for modern touches. However, not all of them are living in the 21st century. 

With a few budget-friendly refreshes or more major transformations, you can revive a dated Boston home, boost its value, and make it more desirable to today's buyers. Practical upgrades exist that dramatically lift a home's appeal while minimally straining finances. 


Affordable Upgrades for Homeowners

Small upgrades can make a big difference when you’re looking to upgrade your Boston home on a budget. Add value to your home with:

  • A Kitchen Refresh 

Transform your kitchen with a budget friendly modern look upgrade. Painting cupboards, replacing or installing new fixtures, and switching out the countertops and flooring can give your kitchen a fresh new look without the cost of a full remodel.

  • Bathroom Updates

Old-fashioned bathrooms can make an otherwise charming home feel past its prime.  Replace or upgrade light fixtures, faucets, and showerheads to modernize the space. 

  • Fresh Coat of Paint

One of the most affordable ways to refresh the look and feel of any rooms is with a fresh layer of paint. It also helps cover up minor flaws or damage before listing your home. A fresh coat of paint can offer one of the highest return on investment of any home improvement project

  • Refinish Floors

Harwood floors can be given a new life with minimal investment through a stripping and refinishing process. While the floor boards may be 50 years old, they will appear brand new and will dramatically improves the overall appearance of any space.

  • New Window Treatments

Replacing outdated, damaged window treatments with new blinds, shades, and curtains that fit the windows properly significantly improves the look of a room. You completely modernize a bedroom just by addressing the window treatments.

  • New Light Fixtures

Swapping out old light fixtures for new ones with an updated style elevates a space and makes it feel fresh and modern.


Transformations with Major Impact on Home’s Value

Take your home’s appeal to the next level with major renovations. While they require more money upfront, these high-impact renovations provide an excellent return on investment and help your home sell for top dollar. 

Here are several major yet strategic renovations that can boost your home’s value:

  • Open Concept Floor Plan

Today’s buyers prefer large living spaces as opposed to segregated rooms. Creating open living spaces by removing walls allows for flowing floor plans that are in high demand. An open concept style increases usable space and makes entertaining easier. 

  • New Bathroom

A full bathroom remodel allows you to create better flow and usability custom designs. Features like walk-in showers, soaking tubs, double vanities, and spacious storage increase functionality and transform bathrooms into spa-like retreats. Bathroom renovations have an average ROI of 72.7%.

  • Full Kitchen Remodel

A full kitchen remodel involving cabinet replacement, new appliances and a modern layout one of the most highly utilized rooms in a home. Extensive kitchen remodels significantly boost a home's value and are known to have an average ROI of 80%, 

  • Exterior Paint

Boosting curb appeal with new exterior paint and trim on both the house and garage makes an impressive statement and gives potential buyers a reason to take a second look. You’ll make your property stand out and look (almost) new.

  • Landscaping

Well-designed landscaping that's tailored for the home's architecture and yard elevates exterior aesthetics. Hardscaping additions like patios further create outdoor living spaces, which are known to add as much as $20,000 to the value of a home.


Ready for a Valuable Upgrade?

Are you looking to sell soon and maximize value? The Yates Team specializes in Boston real estate and can help guide homeowners to the right value-boosting renovations for their property.

Contact the Yates Team today to start strategizing your property renovations. Our team helps you make the right improvements to yield maximum returns.

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