Whether you’re looking to put your home on the market now or later, there are ways to increase your home’s value. Many homeowners get caught up believing they must make drastic changes, like extending the square footage, installing new appliances, knocking down walls, etc. While those changes do add value to a home, there are some plumbing upgrades that will shock you with the value they bring to your home.
All Aloha Plumbing has worked with Maui plumbing systems for years. In our experience, we’ve recognized that plumbing is often overlooked when evaluating what makes a home desirable. Below we’ve listed five plumbing upgrades that will benefit you when you’re ready to sell your home.
Switch to Modern Pipes
One of the best upgrades you can make is hidden between walls and concrete slabs. Many homes have outdated piping systems that run throughout the house. Depending on when your home was built, it could have pipes made of low-grade material and even lead.
Changing your lines to non-corrosive and non-toxic materials like copper, PVC or PEX will always ease the minds of homebuyers who are worried about potential plumbing issues in the future.
Install an Extra Bathroom
We all love the convenience of having a second or third bathroom, so why not consider adding an extra one to your home? Adding an additional bathroom will increase the value of your home by a relatively large margin. A new bathroom installation allows you to include luxury features like a steam shower, jetted bathtub or brass fixtures.
Replace Your Water Heater
Investing in a water heater replacement can increase your home’s value. Consider the age of your home’s water heater. The life span is about 12 years. Beyond that, you’re on borrowed time! You can choose between an upgraded conventional water heater or a tankless heater. You can even make this an energy-efficient and eco-friendly upgrade by installing a solar-powered water heater.
Invest in Quality Faucets
Whether its for the shower or for a sink, faucets are one of the most used items in the home and are subject to much wear and tear. Upgrading your faucets to sturdy, high-quality materials like brass or stainless steel will not only benefit your home design-wise but these long-lasting fixtures will send a great message to potential buyers.
Install a Garbage Disposal
The garbage disposal is one of the most used but overlooked items in a home. Installing a new and properly sized garbage disposal in an underrated kitchen upgrade can make a big difference when putting your home on the market. It’s these kinds of small upgrades that put homebuyers at ease.
Let Us Give Your Home an Upgrade
Our experts at All Aloha Plumbing want to help you increase your home’s value with simple plumbing upgrades. Give us a call and we’ll inspect the state of your current system and help you make the changes that will get your home to that perfect spot on the market!