Best ROI Home Improvements for Your Home

Best ROI Home Improvements for Your Home

  • Barber Real Estate Group
  • 09/5/23

Massachusetts is one of the best places to live in America. Located along the Atlantic coastline, Massachusetts has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, with Cape Cod’s National Seashore and the lovely beaches of Crane and Wingersheek along the north coast. Massachusetts also has beautiful nature preserves, with the Berkshire Mountains in the west, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the north. Adventure is only a short drive away in this diverse state.

Massachusetts is also home to Boston, one of the major metropolitan centers in New England. Steeped in history with amazing architecture and design, Boston is a vibrant city with so much to do. A prominent bar and restaurant scene complements the art and culture happening in the city on a daily basis. Massachusetts is known for having incredible public and private school options as well, making it a favorite with families.

If you’re thinking of selling your home in Massachusetts, you might want to make some upgrades to improve its value. For the best return on investment, home improvement is the way to go. This guide will walk you through the possibilities and help you decide which upgrades are worth the time and energy.

Minor bathroom remodel

The two main areas that buyers are looking for at an open house are the kitchen and the bathroom. Buyers want to see open, updated kitchens and fresh, clean, and bright bathrooms. However, even if your bathroom is on the small side or slightly dated, some simple changes can bring it up to date. Adding a new vanity and mirror can make a huge difference, as well as replacing your shower head for a rain box shower head or similar upgrade. These small changes don’t require ripping out the entire bathroom but will still give your bathroom an updated look. A new bathmat, towels, and other decorations can also help breathe new life into the space.

Major bathroom remodel

Of course, if you have the time and energy, a major bathroom remodel can work wonders for your home. Consider redesigning the entire bathroom from scratch. Remove anything that isn’t working or doesn’t fit the new, open vibe you’re trying to create. Consider adding a new tub or shower, beautiful tile, updated fixtures, and a light color palette that creates space. You should also include minor updates here as well, such as a new vanity and new textiles.

Minor kitchen remodel

The other major feature buyers want is an updated, open-concept kitchen. However, like the bathroom, you don’t have to remodel the entire kitchen to increase the value of this space. A minor kitchen remodel can include painting or staining the cabinets to make them look as fresh as possible and updating your appliances. These small changes will make a big difference in your kitchen.

Major kitchen remodel

Similar to the bathroom, if you have the time, money, and energy, a major kitchen remodel can dramatically increase the value of your home. One of the most important updates you can make during a major kitchen remodel is ensuring that the kitchen is connected to the rest of the home in an open concept. You should also consider upgrading the countertops to a beautiful marble, choosing complementary cabinets, and installing new tile as well as new appliances.


There’s a reason that we all know the importance of curb appeal. The first impression buyers get when they walk up to your home can make all the difference. Landscaping is a very important part of creating a stunning first impression. Consider hiring a landscaper to create a natural look with native plants that complement your home's exterior. You should also consider power washing any driveways or sidewalks for a fresh and clean appearance.

Entry door replacement

Another simple fix to increase your curb appeal is replacing your entry door. Like landscaping, the entry door is one of the first things buyers will see when they enter your home. Replacing your entry door with a statement piece will help catch their attention.

Deck, patio, and/or porch addition

A common way to improve your home's outdoor appeal is to create a deck, patio, or porch if you have the space. This will not only improve your home's curb appeal but also create extra outdoor living space that can dramatically increase the value of your home. Outdoor living space is a huge appeal for buyers in Massachusetts. Buyers love to enjoy the summer New England weather with barbeques, spending time with family and friends, and gardening.

Attic bedroom conversion

Adding extra living space to your home and thus increasing the value of your home can be done with an attic bedroom conversion. If you have attic space available, it’s possible to convert this into another living space, such as a bedroom or playroom.

Basement remodel

Similarly, if your basement is unfinished, you could consider a basement remodel to add additional living space to your home. A finished basement can have so many uses for buyers, such as an additional family room space, game room, workout area, and more.

Replace windows

Lastly, replacing the windows can be a big expense, but it will help improve your home's value. Replacing the windows creates a more desirable look for your home and helps buyers save on heating and cooling costs. Newly replaced windows can be a big draw for buyers.

Ready to get started?

If you’re ready to get started with your home improvements and get your home on the market, you’re going to want to work with a great realtor. In the Massachusetts luxury market, there is no one better than the Barber Real Estate Group. The Barber Group has an amazing team and is ready to help you not only sell your home but find the new property of your dreams as well. Contact them today to get started!

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