The Denise Dutson Team


When selling your home, you want to be able to get the largest return for your investment. And buyers are looking for their next place to call home. They are looking for a place that they can see themselves living and creating a future. And oftentimes, it’s very difficult for buyers to look beyond the cosmetics of a home, especially when viewing online. Therefore, if large investments are not in the cards for you or won’t bring a significant ROI, small home improvements are the way to go. These small improvements can take your home from blah to wow!

Let’s take a look at some of the best small home improvements that will certainly provide you with a return.  

1. Fresh coat of paint: A fresh coat of paint can make the world of a difference in a home. It can instantly brighten up a space and make the home look and feel newer—an instant plus for any seller and buyer. But be sure to choose more neutral colors as not everyone will be a fan of bold colors.

2. Adding architectural touches: Architectural features like crown molding and a chair rail can add an elegant upgrade to any home. They can be fairly inexpensive and would only take a weekend to put up.

3. Update front door: Your front door is a large part of your curb appeal. And a home’s curb appeal can leave a substantial impression on buyers. You can go the inexpensive route and add a pop of color that compliments your home’s exterior and landscaping or purchase a new door if a coat of paint won’t do the trick.

4. Add a backsplash: Backsplashes don’t have to break the bank to catch a buyer’s eye. And there are so many options from subway tile to mosaic to antique tin.

5. New hardware: Updating the hardware in your kitchen and bathroom can make the world of a difference. Adding modern hardware to cabinet doors will add a refreshing, simple update.

6. Update fixtures: Replacing old, worn down bathroom and kitchen fixtures is a very simple home improvement. Although not the cheapest of these options, they will definitely make a big difference in those rooms.Think of a home built in the 90s that has brass fixtures. The home looks very outdated and therefore worth less in the eyes of a buyer. If you update these fixtures to pewter or brushed nickel, you are instantly bringing the spaces into the 21st century and catching the appeal of buyers.

The amount of time, effort, and money that you want to put back into your home is a decision that you alone can make. It may seem silly to put more money into the home you are trying to sell, but it’s quite the opposite. Be smart about your updates and improvements. Try to think like a buyer and make updates that the majority will like and want.



93 Squibnockett Drive , Falmouth, MA 02536

East Falmouth

Single-Family

$669,000
Price

8
Total Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Fantastically renovated and expanded Colonial with a total of 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, garage, and neighborhood boat launch. Nearby Menauhant Beach. Nicely set up to accommodate an in-law or au pair situation on main level: spacious bedroom w/sitting area, kitchenette, walk-in closet, private bath, separate handicap-accessible entrance, sliders to deck. Renovated kitchen w/granite and stainless, center island/breakfast bar. Family room w/built-ins and living room w/gas fireplace. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout main level & stairs. Large front deck, huge AZEK back deck, spacious back patio w/outdoor shower, gorgeous yard. Partial ocean views, central air, Andersen windows, whole house generator, 1st floor laundry. Walk-out lower level w/craft room & home office. Truly a special home!
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Saturday
April 21 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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238 Pimlico Pond Road , Mashpee, MA 02649

Mashpee (village)

Single-Family

$630,000
Price

6
Total Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
WATERFRONT on Mashpee-Wakeby Pond! Fabulous waterfront year-round cottage with dock on private 2.5 acre lot. With stunning panoramic water views, your slice of peaceful paradise awaits! Lovingly maintained single-level home offering 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and open plan living, kitchen, and dining rooms. Add another near 200 sqft with the fantastic 3-season sunroom with gorgeous water views from nearly every window, and sliders out to wonderful deck. Many improvements including new windows, 200 amp electrical service, chimney liner, wood stove insert, carpet, insulation, heat/AC unit, interior doors, exterior vinyl shingles. Just bring your toothbrush--this ideal home comes completely turnkey, and even includes a couple of kayaks to get your summer fun started!
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Saturday
April 21 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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84 Uncle Edwards Road , Mashpee, MA 02649

Popponesset

Single-Family

$525,000
Price

5
Total Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
POPPONESSET! Classic Poppy cottage, loaded with charm. Ideally located. Short stroll to gorgeous, private Popponesset Beach just 2/10 of a mile away. Enjoy easy living with single-level layout. Spacious living room with vaulted ceilings and skylights, open to eat-in kitchen with sliders to large deck. Room for all with 3 good-sized bedrooms. The outdoor shower is a must-have after a day at the beach! Cool off inside with the central air. Updates include newer roof, upgraded electrical service, brand new septic system. Beautiful lot with storage shed. All you need to bring are your flip flops--this wonderful home comes completely turnkey. Just in time to get your summer fun started!
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Saturday
April 21 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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39 Finway , Mashpee, MA 02649

New Seabury

Single-Family

$469,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
A rare opportunity to own a wonderful New Seabury home designed by renowned architect Royal Barry Wills. Spacious floor plan with many updates. Renovated kitchen with granite counters, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and open to spacious dining area. Beautiful hardwood floors. Front-to-back living room with gas fireplace. Two sets of sliders out to large deck with built-in bench seating, leading to lovely fenced yard. Light & bright family room with built-ins. First floor master suite with vaulted ceiling, big walk-in closet, private attached bathroom. Upstairs are the two guest bedrooms, connected by a full bath. Central air, irrigation, newer windows. Beach access to Fells Pond. Nearby Mashpee Commons, beaches, boating, restaurants, shopping, golf.
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