Homeowners who are making improvements to increase the value of their homes often overlook plumbing upgrades. However, small plumbing luxuries and higher-quality necessities can make all the difference when you put your house on the market. Here are some upgrades you can make to your home that increase its value.
While a whole-home repipe won’t really add value to your home, it will bring it up to the market value. A pipe system that’s old or needs repairs is a red flag for potential buyers, so the house will sell for much less. However, having recently repiped plumbing will increase your home’s selling cost by more than the price of the job and tell buyers that the house has been well-taken-care-of.
Faucets are the most visual part of your plumbing system, so investing in newer, better ones provides a small luxury that many buyers will be attracted to. Pull-out faucets allow greater mobility during use, and touch faucets make washing off messes easier and cleaner. Many homeowners who upgrade faucets also upgrade the sink as well, adding a dual basin for extra functionality.
A New Water Heater
Traditional water heaters only last up to 10 years, so a home with an eight-year-old water heater will sell for less in anticipation of having it replaced. Upgrading to a newer, more efficient water heater will raise the value of your home. Consider upgrading to a tankless water heater to raise the value even more. The promise of virtually unlimited hot water could become a major selling point for buyers.
Especially in Central Texas, water softeners are more of a necessity than a luxury. When someone buys a home without a water softener, they often plan on having one installed, so a home that already has one will sell for more. Consider investing in a water softener system for your home to increase its value.
Whether you decide on a water softener or a whole-home repipe, Parker & Sons Plumbing can help you out. With fair, quality service, we can help you increase the value of your home in no time.
To schedule an appointment or receive more information about our services, contact Parker & Sons today.