My Boston-Area Home Renovation

By Amanda Edwards, Flyhomes Client Advisor

It’s no surprise that Massachusetts is a state full of old and historic homes—if a home hasn’t been flipped at some point it’s likely that you’ll need to look past blue bathroom tile or original wallpaper from the early 1900s. If you’re planning on renovating, you may want to consider these tips:

1. If you’re currently renting, you might enjoy some overlap between your lease and owning the home so you can live in your rental while completing large renovations.

2. It can take time to find the right contractor. If you have plans to renovate your home, ask your real estate agent and/or new neighbors for contractor recommendations so you can have someone lined up even before you close (if you plan to complete projects ASAP).

3. If you’re not able to conduct renovations right away, you can still make small updates that can make a huge difference, like changing kitchen cabinet hardware, updating light fixtures, replacing window treatments, removing/replacing carpet, removing wallpaper, and painting walls.

Being 15 minutes from the ocean we decorated with lots of light gray, white, and navy to give it a coastal New England home feel. When choosing wall and kitchen cabinet paint we stuck with colors under the Benjamin Moore Historical Colors palette. As someone who typically plays it safe I stuck with traditional hardware, but went out of my comfort zone with a hexagon tile for the bathroom and kitchen.

Before and after

Exterior

Kitchen

Bathroom

Sunroom

Living Room

Dining Room

Bedroom

Guest Room

Office


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