Updated: Aug 4
Plumbing, simply put, is the lifeblood of the home. Improving the value of your home is as simple as engaging a professional plumber to install or repair a few fixtures at your property.
With these eight simple plumbing upgrades, the value of your home can increase significantly.
1. Upgrade plumbing fixtures
Simple improvements like updating fixtures (taps, sinks etc) in the bathroom or kitchen are cost effective ways to increase the value of your property. Consider coordinating the fixtures throughout your home for a unified look and feel.
The bonus here is that newer appliances tend to conserve more water, saving you (and the potential buyer of your home) money on water.
2. Extra toilet
Adding or replacing a toilet can be an effective way to raise the value of your home. If space is an issue, consider less common areas such as closets or the space underneath a staircase.
Installing a dishwasher in your kitchen can be a huge selling point to potential home buyers. Someone who has always had a dishwasher will have no desire to go back to washing dishes by hand.
4. Filtration system
A filtration system is an impressive investment to attract home buyers. Filtration systems are the best way to combat hard water. Hard water is caused by minerals such as calcium carbonate in the water, and is the culprit of limescale build up and the drying of skin and nails.
5. Tankless water heater
A tankless water heater is a huge convenience for home owners as it provides a constant supply of hot water, even with more than one person showering at a time.
The added benefit that really excites homeowners is the energy saving component. Instead of having a huge tank of water constantly heated and awaiting use (as is the case with traditional hot water tanks) the water is heated as it passes through the unit, saving energy and money over time.
6. Rainwater tank
Did you know the backyard accounts for up to 50% of home water usage? This means water bills can be significantly reduced by installing a rainwater tank. Rainwater tanks come in all shapes and prices, meaning you can find one to suit your budget.
The home water tank can be plumbed to your washing machine to save your home buyer water and money.
7. Outdoor taps
Having your plumber install additional outdoor taps is a huge convenience for homeowners as it gives them easy access to water in the yard without the worry of having a long enough garden hose.
8. Upgrading drainage pipes
Older plumbing can create big expenses for homeowners. From leaks to clogs, there are a lot of things that can go wrong as they age.
This type of capital improvement can be costly so it is best to book a plumbing inspection from a professional plumber to assess the state of your drainage before over investing.
Newk's Plumbing Gympie are a team of plumbing experts, servicing Gympie and the greater Gympie Region. Call Master Plumber, Andrew, on 0418 800 018 to discuss your next plumbing upgrade.