When people think about increasing the value of their home, it is usually big projects like adding an ensuite to the master bedroom, or fun accents, like painting the front door. But you can also add value to your home with small improvements, especially when you update plumbing features. Even if you’re not planning to refinance or put your home on the market, some plumbing upgrades will also save you money in the long run, making them a worthwhile investment.
The first step to improving your home value and saving money on your water bill is to do any repairs that are needed. Even small fixes, like repairing the toilet that runs constantly or the sink that drips all night, will save you money on all of that water that is literally going down the drain. And if you are having an inspector in to appraise your home, they will be looking for plumbing issues, which will lower the overall value of the home.
The kitchen is a great place to get a lot of bang for your buck when you update. You can change out the sink and make the room look totally different, or just change the faucet to one that offers nicer options. You can also offer other plumbing features to your kitchen, like a dishwasher, which prospective homebuyers might love.
Many of us buy bottled water or use smaller filtration systems like pitchers to get safe drinking water. If this is costing you a lot of time and money, consider installing a water filtration system for the whole house. This is a plumbing feature that will save you money now and be an exciting addition for prospective buyers in the future.
Most people envision bathroom updates as a huge remodel project, but it doesn’t have to be. Simply updating the fixtures and features in a bathroom can make it feel totally new and add value to your home at the same time. Focus on things that can help you cut down on water consumption, like a new low-flow toilet, and things that make the bathroom more comfortable or luxurious, like a waterfall shower head.
Look for places to add plumbing features that will make life easier and you might also increase your home value. For instance, this could mean adding a utility sink in the garage or a small outdoor sink for when you’re done gardening.
Call Mahon Plumbing Today
If you’re ready to see how an upgrade can help your home, the experts at Mahon plumbing are here to help. Mahon Plumbing has been serving the Baltimore region’s plumbing needs since 1994. We’re ready to offer quality plumbing services and gas installation for both commercial and residential uses. Our tracks and employees are ready to handle the toughest of jobs.
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