Perhaps you’re getting your home ready for a future sale, or you’re looking refinance your home, and you want to maximize the value of your home. Whatever the reason, there are a number of plumbing updates that can boost your home’s value. Some of these updates are fairly simple, and many perform double duty because they will save you money after the installation. Here are five plumbing updates that will help you to maximize the value of your home.
- Minor Bathroom Plumbing Updates
A major bathroom remodeling project can add a great deal of value to your home. But, sometimes, you can achieve a great deal with a moderate investment on a minor bathroom update. This offers you a better return on your investment, and you can avoid a great deal of disruption, Adding plumbing fixtures, such as faucets, sinks, and showerheads can give your bathroom a fresh look without breaking the bank,
- Fixing Minor Plumbing Problems
The last thing that you need is a potential buyer to spot a leaky faucet or other minor plumbing problem when you’re showing your home. Any home inspector can easily spot these types of plumbing problems, and you don’t want them used as a negotiating tactic to drive down your asking price. Running toilets and leaking fixtures also waste hundreds of gallons in water every year and this is reflected in higher water bills.
- Upgrading the Kitchen Plumbing
Some minor upgrades to your kitchen plumbing system can have the same effect as those made to the bathroom. Changing the faucets, adding a fresh new sink, or upgrading the garbage disposal can all make the kitchen feel fresh. This will boost your home’s value, and you’ll get a nicer kitchen to work in as you wait for a buyer.
- Consider the Details
In many cases, a plumbing update can be a subtle detail that can add a great deal without breaking the bank. Think of these as smaller luxury details that you probably wouldn’t notice if they were not there, but once you have them, you cannot imagine anything else. Consider adding an outdoor faucet to your outdoor areas to help with gardening and other yard related tasks. Perhaps you have space in your basement or garage for a small utility sink?
- Add Water Filtration
Many homeowners are now adding water filtration systems to their homes. These systems act as a final barrier to ensure the quality of incoming water. If you’ve noticed that you spend a lot of money on bottled water, this could be a great option for your home. This could be a point of use system on the kitchen tap or a whole house system that treats all of the water coming into the home. This is a very appealing plumbing update for potential buyers, and everyone in the homes gets access to higher quality water.
If you’re interested in plumbing updates for your home, contact a local certified plumber. They can offer expert advice on the best plumbing upgrades to maximize the value of your home.
By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing
Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solution.