Boost Home Resale Value with Plumbing Upgrades

plumbing upgrades

Planning to sell your home in the near future? Getting an appraisal? Now is the time to think about features and upgrades that can increase your resale value. One of the easiest upgrades is your home’s plumbing system!

When it comes to plumbing upgrades, you have many options ranging from tune-ups and new parts to completely new appliances and replaced equipment. If you’re not sure which option is best for your home, talk to a friendly Benjamin Franklin Plumber. We’re happy to field any questions!

Give Your Bathroom a Boost

A few improvements to your master or half bathroom can make a big difference when it comes to your selling price. Try tiling your shower, adding a clawfoot tub, or even simply swapping out fixtures for a noticeable difference.

Another place to focus added value in your new home construction is in the bathrooms. Upgraded countertops, natural stone finishes, deep bathtubs, and walk-in showers are all value-boosters. So are his/hers closets. After all, everyone loves to have plenty of storage space!

Flood-Proof Your Plumbing

Prevent flooding damage that could discourage buyers or result in a poor home inspection (or failed sale). Take time now to invest in a new sump pump system, as well as waterproofing your basement. Buyers will love that they will not have to worry about flooding their new investment, and you will see the pay off in your contract price.

Everything But the Kitchen Sink?

If you want to increase your home’s value, start with the kitchen. To most home buyers, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. Top-of-the-line appliances, upgraded wood cabinetry, kitchen islands, extra space, and natural stone countertops are all value boosters. They’ll cost you more upfront, but you’ll recoup more when you sell.

On second thought - you’ll want to pay close attention to that kitchen sink! One of the biggest trends that are popping up in kitchens across the country is touch-activated and hands-free faucets. If you’ve ever handled meat, held a dirty pan, or just haven’t had a free hand to turn on the sink, these two types of modernized faucets are a true lifesaver.

Because of the convenient nature of garbage disposals, many home buyers now look for it as a high priority in kitchens. With an average cost of $185, it’s probably well worth the effort to find one you like.

Don’t DIY

When it comes to plumbing upgrades, don’t tackle them yourself. The last thing you need is a plumbing disaster that decreases your home’s value! Call a certified professional to prevent accidental drain leaks, pipe breaks, or worse. Benjamin Franklin Plumbers are happy to discuss the right type of upgrades for your home’s plumbing. Contact us to get started!