When it comes time to sell your home, many people consider remodeling projects to increase the value and command a higher asking price. This is smart thinking; the kitchen and the bathroom are the two main areas that can be renovated to increase the resale value. So, if you’re considering which projects offer the most bang for the buck, it’s well worth considering one or more of the following five plumbing upgrades.
- Motion Sensing Faucets
The motion sensing technology for faucets has improved in recent years, and the prices are now affordable for homeowners. A motion sensor faucet certainly adds a wow factor to any sink, and they allow users to wash their hands without touching a handle. This is a hygienic approach, and the automatic operation saves water too. Changing faucets is relatively simple, and the added value far outweighs the outlay.
- Install Low Flow Toilets
Most people want to go greener, and they will often pay an additional premium to achieve this goal. A low flow or low flush toilet is a great way to get rid of the waste and use less water at the same time. Even if you cannot afford the time or expense of renovating an entire bathroom, installing a low flow toilet would be a worthwhile investment.
- Consider Double Sinks
If you have a master bathroom in your home or a kitchen with extra space, consider installing double sinks at those two locations. When it comes to buying a home, double sinks are extremely popular right now, and they make it easier to market to larger families. A double sinks allows people to get through a busy morning easily with extra sink real estate for multiple family members.
- Luxury and Low Flow Showerheads
Most people enjoy a luxurious shower before or after work, and adding a new showerhead is a great way to enhance your bathroom. Installing low flow showerheads promotes your home’s green credentials, and this is very important to many modern home buyers. A more luxurious rain or massage showerhead is also a great way to add a touch of elegance to the bathroom and encourage relaxation.
- Upgrading Plumbing Pipes
This is a more extensive change, but upgrading your plumbing pipes during an extensive renovation of your kitchen and/or bathroom can be a great selling point. If you’re going to replace sinks, install low flow fixtures, or carry out other plumbing work, a pipe replacement isn’t that much more work in the great scheme of things.
Professional plumbing isn’t for everyone, and even a dedicate DIY enthusiast may struggle to carry out work to a high enough standard. If you’re investing in high end plumbing fixtures to increase the selling value of your home, it makes sense to protect that investment. A local certified plumber
will be able to carry out your bathroom and kitchen renovation projects without undue delays. This will allow you to focus on other marketing efforts to secure a quick sale at the best market price.
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.