Renovate & Relocate: Boston is a hidden object game with a home improvement theme. The player assumes the role of Olivia, an interior designer reforming several houses and other residences, adding new furniture and decorations to empty rooms. Most of the time, the objective is to find and collect all the items listed at the bottom of the screen, on places filled with assorted paraphernalia scattered around the scenery. The hint button at the bottom-right corner shows the position of one of the required objects, but takes some time to recharge after use.
An interactive intermission appears after all the object hunts are completed on the location, showing a bare room and the bottom tray with a series of features available to be added. Different types of flooring, paint jobs, furniture and other options can be selected at will to customize the living space.