Upgrades You Can Make to Positively Affect Property Value
Okay, let’s set the scene here. You are thinking about moving to a new home or location. Selling the current home is a must. But how can you get top dollar for the home you are in now? Looking around, one of the first things you notice is those old bathroom faucets and the kitchen sink that has received a lot of wear and tear use. Will replacing plumbing fixtures increase or hurt property value?
Likewise, when buyers walk into a home, their eye is either drawn to the room’s eyesore or the shiny and new. Obviously, the latter is the better choice.
Realistically, if it works, most homeowners wait to replace an item until it breaks. But plumbing fixtures tend to last 15 to 20 years. There are three main types of plumbing fixture upgrades you can make to make the home look shiny and new to potential buyers.
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Construction Grade But New
If you want a quick fix to old, corroded fixtures, then purchasing construction-grade fixtures just so they are new may be the way to go. Having your local plumbing company come in and replace the fixtures, sinks, and toilets with essential replacements is one way to go.
The idea here is simply to offer new fixtures, without spending too much on them. In this case, the new homeowner will most likely want to replace them with their own style. Providing a clean slate for a new homeowner is a great idea.
Modern HIGH-END Upgrades
High-end upgrades are beautiful. If you want to attract top dollar buyers, you may want to replace sinks, toilets, and fixtures with the latest and greatest on the market. A word of caution, though, be sure the rest of the home matches the sentiment. Fresh paint and shiny fixtures go well to attracting the right buyer.
The eye of a buyer with high-end taste will appreciate not having to change out any fixtures when they come into the home. However, you probably will not get every penny out of the investment. But that is all right if you are looking to lure in the best buyer you can.
Highly Stylized Design
Highly stylized design can be fun for the homeowner to play around with. So, are you attracted to the industrial look with exposed piping and a minimal look? How about the glamorous style of rhinestones and shimmer? Or perhaps you are a traditionalist, and all you want is the new version of traditional design.
There is no wrong opinion on high design. However, there is a word of caution here. Your taste may not be everyone’s taste, believe it or not. If you want to place those things in your home, go ahead! But put them there for you and your family to enjoy, not on your way out. If you are not going to get fair use out of them, the next family may want to replace them right away. That is just a waste of your precious time and money.
So save the highly stylized design elements for your new home and place standards in the home you are selling.
Improving on the Plumbing in the Home for Sale
Improving the look of plumbing in a house for sale is all about return on investment (ROI). So we suggest you be sensible about your decision to replace the fixtures. A happy medium is the best choice. Making the home appealing to potential buyers is a great idea. Going overboard to provide them with your fantastic taste will not help that ROI.
When you have decided on the new fixtures for the home, call your local plumbing contractor to install them all at once. Flow Pros will come prepared to get the job done as quickly as possible with little inconvenience to you.
Flow Pros Plumbing Cares About Your Property Value
Increasing your property value is vital to those who do not plan to stay in the home forever. If you ever plan on moving out, keep things neutral, and well maintained for the best ROI.
Flow Pros Plumbing cares about your home property value. We would be delighted to give you our in-person consultative advice on increasing your property value. If you want to know your property value as it stands, try this link: What is My Home Worth. Then contact Flow Pros to help get your plumbing for buyers to fall in love with.