For most people, a Beacon Hill condo is their most important financial asset. With that being said, it is extremely important to keep your home modern and updated. Whether of not you’re looking to dramatically change your home’s structure or just spruce up a bit; here are 3 upgrades that can add value to your Beacon Hill condo.

1) New Kitchen

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It has the most value per square foot in the house and is usually used the most. An outdated kitchen will certainly stray potential buyers away. If your appliances are more than 5 years old, consider replacing. Make sure that you’re staying on top of current trends. Right now, stainless steel and professional series appliances are what the top of the line manufacturer’s are leaning toward. The kitchen cabinets should not be overlooked either. Wood tends to stand out above laminate surfaces, and make sure that you have some custom features scattered throughout. A wine rack or custom crown molding can attract an eye and stand out.

2) Floors

Many people tend to overlook their floors as an area of improvement. Yet when it comes to the resale of a home, outdated flooring is always a major concern to a buyer. Carpets should be replaced, at minimum, every five years and possibly sooner if in high traffic areas. Vinyl or laminate should be upgraded to a hardwood or tile/natural stone finish. Not only does a flooring upgrade last much longer while you stay in your home, but will greatly increase your resale value when it comes time to sell.

3) Plumbing Fixtures

A generally easy upgrade that you can make is to change out your plumbing fixtures. Many homes still have chrome fixtures, consider changing to a higher quality brushed nickel finish. Does the kitchen sink come equipped with a high neck faucet, control, and sprayer? If not, find a matching set and make this slight upgrade.

For more tips on how to increase your home’s resale value, or to get information on the Downtown Boston Real Estate market, please Contact Us. We look forward to helping you find your new Beacon Hill condo

Author Profile

John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


Back Bay

Beacon Hill

Charles River Park


North End

South End

Seaport District

South Boston



Surrounding Communities of Boston
John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114



Call Now