Plumbing upgrades that improve functionality are usually the best way to increase your home’s value. This includes upgrading drains that run slow or clog easily.
Having your pipes replaced with modern materials is also another good plumbing upgrade to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. Old galvanized pipes are prone to corrosion and can cause numerous problems over time.
Dedicated Laundry Room
A dedicated laundry room is one of the top features homebuyers want in a new home. Most older homes include washers and dryers tucked away in a closet or adjacent to bedrooms, but upgrading to an open utility space is a great way to increase your home’s value.
Add a sink to your laundry room design for hand-washing delicates or soaking set-in stains. This space is also handy for washing mop water, rinsing dishes or filling pet water bowls. You can even use the sink to clean household items you don’t want to leave in the kitchen, like craft supplies or pet toys.
Install Eco-Friendly Fixtures
In a world where environmental protection is becoming more of a priority for homeowners, it’s important to know how to install eco-friendly products.
One of the most common goals during bathroom and kitchen remodels is to boost water and energy efficiency throughout the home. The simplest way to do this is by installing new household appliances that are certified by ENERGY STAR® Canada.
Another way to do this is by replacing old galvanized cast iron or clay piping with copper, PVC or PEX pipes. These are more durable and will not corrode over time. They are also a safer option than older piping that may contain lead. Replacing these older piping systems is an excellent way to lower your home’s risk of future sewage backups caused by heavy rainstorms or snow melt.
Upgrade Your Bathroom
A new bathroom can be a major selling point for your home, especially if you’re looking to sell. Adding one to your house may not only boost your resale value, but it can also make your home feel more spacious and comfortable for current or potential buyers.
Upgrade your toilets to energy-efficient models. A High Efficiency Toilet (HET) may reduce your water consumption by up to 4.8 litres per flush. According to BC’s regional government body, the CRD (Capital Regional District), older toilets typically use up to 13 to 25 litres per flush. In addition, you may receive a rebate for each low-flush toilet installed in your home.
Another way to save water and improve the quality of your drinking water is to install a water filtration system. You can choose from a faucet-mounted or countertop water filtration system designed to remove unwanted elements from your water. This should improve your health over time, and ensure that your family is safe from toxins.
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