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Not all home improvements cost thousands of dollars. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make the most impact. So, if you’re avoiding putting your house on the market because you know it needs work, or if you’re passing over the house in your budget’s sweet spot because you think it might be a money pit, check out these inexpensive options for adding to your property’s value.

$999 and under

  • Give your appliance package an overhaul: Upgrading appliances to modern, energy-efficient versions gives your kitchen an instant update. Wait for the next holiday sale (New Years, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Black Friday) to hit up the big box appliance and DIY stores for deals on appliance packages. Stainless steel remains on-trend and complements any kitchen style.
  • Trick out your turf: Re-sod your lawn to replace the weed-prone mixtures to give your property instant curb appeal. Consult with a landscape professional to make certain the sod you choose is best for your property's soil, drainage, and sun/shade requirements.
  • Deal with the door: After all, your entry is the first impression of your home. Replace the outdated one with an architecturally advanced solid core beauty or give your home a needed decorative leaded window version. Then, stain or paint it with an eye-catching splash of color.
  • Lighten up: Change out all existing light bulbs for high-efficiency LED replacements. Not only will your utility bill go down, but if you choose “daylight” or “warm” bulb versions, your home will feel light and bright.
  • Add a fan: Replacing ceiling light fixtures for fans gives your room an instant upgrade. Choose from sleek metallic models for a modern look or beautifully detailed versions to match your home's authentic vibe. If you happen to live in a temperate climate, a whole-house fan is an excellent investment. These fans, installed in a hallway ceiling or at the top of the stairs, pull cold air from lower levels throughout the home reducing your need for air conditioning.
  • Fix the fixture: Okay, so sometimes they aren't fixable. But faucets and light fixtures are easy to replace. Check your local hardware store for sales, closeouts, and other discounts on lighting or faucets and you will give your home a whole new look for less.
  • Pitch the popcorn: If your home still has those outdated popcorn ceilings, invest a little elbow-grease into scraping them off. Over a weekend, using a softening solution available from your favorite DIY store (and some drop cloths), spray and scrape those ceilings smooth. Once your ceiling is clear of the texture, paint it a lovely flat white or complementary color to your walls. Trim them out with crown molding for an added touch of luxe. Paintable polyurethane versions become indistinguishable from wood when installed and brushed with a lovely glossy white.

Over time, a little change here, a little upgrade there and your home's value magically improves without breaking the bank. If you'd like a professional opinion about which updates and upgrades could add the most value to your home, schedule a consultation with a real estate professional.


This Single-Family in Dedham, MA recently sold for $611,000. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by Office Dedham - Discover Properties.


206 Bonham Rd, Dedham, MA 02026

Greenlodge

Single-Family

$589,900
Price
$611,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Pride of ownership shows in this well kept home! Kitchen with recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops is open to Dining Room and Living Room making entertaining a breeze. Family room features a vaulted ceiling and plenty of windows letting in lots of natural light, never have a dark day! Three Bedrooms with gleaming hardwood floors and custom closet systems. Lower Level consists of Game Room with pellet stove, full bath, laundry room and large pantry/storage room. One car attached garage. Step outside and you will find a well manicured lawn and paver patio and second two-story car garage perfect for the craftsman, or collector. Modern Kitchen, Modern Baths, Hardwood Floors, Central Vac, Central Air, Sprinkler System and much more! Please ask listing agent for list of updates. Easy access to train, shopping and all major routes. Move in Ready! Showings start immediately!!! Open Houses Saturday & Sunday 4/27 & 4/28 12:00-1:30. Call today!

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25 Colburn St, Dedham, MA 02026

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Just Reduced to $499,900. First Open House at new price on Sunday, 6-9-19 from 12-2 pm. Wont Last! Move right into this spacious (1,793 sq' not including semi-finished basement) 7 rm, 3-4 Bedroom, Cape style home on an oversized (20,233 sq') private lot on a quiet, dead-end street. This stately home includes a beautiful, classic first floor layout with a large, formal fireplaced living room with built-ins, large sun-filled, cabinet-packed kitchen which opens to a large dining area. First floor bedroom w/built-ins, dining room/office or 4th bedroom and first floor full bath. Second floor boasts two spacious bedrooms both with built-ins. Good sized semi finished basement and three season enclosed front porch. Features a 1 car attached garage, gleaming hardwood floors (just refinished), brand new professionally painted interior and trim, bullnose staircase, large deck off the back, newer roof, heat & windows.
Open House
Sunday
June 23 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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59 Durham Rd, Dedham, MA 02026

Greenlodge

Single-Family

$849,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
BRAND NEW construction home located in Greenlodge area. Open concept with 4 bedroom, 2 full & 1 half bath. Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large island, custom cabinets with beautiful granite counters. Master suite has a huge walk-in closet with custom shelving. Three other large bedrooms and second floor laundry room. Hardwood floors & high ceilings throughout. Central ac, central vacuum and two car garage. Minutes to the commuter rail, Greenlodge School, Legacy Place. One year builders warranty. This house is a must see!
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Sunday
June 23 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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52 Garfield Rd, Dedham, MA 02026

Single-Family

$769,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
5 years young and still like new! Gorgeous 7 room, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial featuring loads of unique, quality custom detail! Dramatic open floor plan features a big foyer with grand staircase, a beautiful half bath, a fireplaced living/family room and a custom kitchen with gorgeous white cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances which is open to spacious dining area. The second floor boasts spacious bedrooms including a master suite with his/hers closets (walk in closet), master bath with huge Jacuzzi tub and an incredible tiled walk in shower, grand hallway, spacious guest bath, second floor laundry and pull down attic. Big basement is ready to be finished. There's central ac, high ceilings, crown and detail moldings, gorgeous hardwood floors, slider to big deck, one car garaged and nicely landscaped private fenced lot. First showings at open house on Sun 6/23/19 from 1-3. Offers due on 6-24-19 at 2:00. Buyer agent must view property prior to submitting offer.
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