Updating the Value of Your Boston Area Home

Whether you are looking to sell your Boston area home or plan to stay in it for years to come, most homeowners have a running list of projects in mind with the hopes of increasing the appeal, comfort, and value of their Boston area home. Regardless of whether you live in a charming old century home or a sleek modern one, there are plenty of ways to improve the value of your Boston area home with a wide range of cost and knowledge required to get the job done.

6 Ways for Improving Your Boston Area Home Value

Improve the value of your Boston area home with some or all of these tips

Remodel the Kitchen

Most real estate agents agree that a kitchen remodel is one of the best ways to increase the value of your Boston area home. Remodeling your kitchen may seem like an overwhelming task, but if your budget is limited, start small and work in segments. Consider starting by replacing appliances and adding a new colorful back splash. These are things that can be done with little or no experience in the home improvement business.

Freshen Up the Bathroom

No one likes an old dingy bathroom. If you don’t feel the need to, or don’t have the funds to do a full remodel, a fresh coat of paint and new rugs and shower curtain can really put a new face on an old bathroom. Take some time to organize and de-clutter. You may want to add some new shelves and mirrors to open up the space.

New Flooring

Hardwood flooring is by far the most popular choice among current home owners. It’s easier to maintain and more durable. If cost is a prohibiting factor, laminate flooring or engineered wood looks nice and costs less than real wood flooring.

Replace/Update Windows

New windows will save you money on energy costs and increase the beauty and updated look of your Boston area home from the inside out. Find a contractor or a window installation company you trust to help you choose the right windows. Whether you are going for a more classic wooden window look or a sleek modern style, new windows can help you achieve your desired look, but it’s probably not a job for the do-it-yourselfer.

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Paint

A fresh coat of paint for the interior and exterior of your Boston area home is the cheapest way to increase the value of your home. If you are planning to sell, stick with a somewhat neutral color scheme.

Keep Up With Yard Work

Last, but certainly not least, remember that a well groomed yard has significantly more curb appeal than one that is unkept. Simple things like keeping your lawn mowed and flower beds well weeded will greatly increase the appeal of your home. Add some flowers or plants and fresh mulch for a bit of extra color.

We have more tips for home improvements under our Boston Home Improvements section just below our Boston Real Estate Categories in the column to your right.

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