5 Plumbing Upgrades That Add Value
Your home’s plumbing system is an important part of its overall value. It may not be the case that plumbing is the first thing homebuyers look at, but it’s certainly one of the key concerns they have. Well-maintained plumbing can help to improve your home’s energy efficiency, reduce your water bills, and add a touch of luxury to your living space. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most popular plumbing upgrades that add value to your home.
Whether you are looking to sell your home or simply want to improve its functionality, read on for some great ideas for plumbing upgrades that will add value.
Simply Plumbing is a Luton-based business specialising in providing local plumbing services across South Bedfordshire. With over 10 years’ experience we have first-hand knowledge of the difference a well-maintained plumbing system can make to a sale. We have also noticed that the recent increase in energy prices has focused minds on energy efficiency and sustainable systems.
5 Plumbing Upgrades That Add Value
1. Install a Water Filtration System
Imagine being able to enjoy the fresh, clean taste of good-quality bottled water, straight from the tap. That’s what water filtration systems guarantee. They remove unwanted tastes and odours from mains water leaving a clean, pure taste. Apart from the taste, water filtration:
- Removes contaminants, such as chlorine, lead, and bacteria.
- Reduces the risk of waterborne diseases.
- Extends the lifespan of appliances and plumbing.
- Improves skin and hair health.
If your home is located in a hard water area – and Luton homeowners know all about this – a water filtration system will transform your water quality and improve the condition of your pipes.
2. Add an Ensuite Bathroom
The days of the ‘family bathroom’ are now numbered. Homebuyers will be looking for the convenience and privacy that an ensuite bathroom can provide. Whilst the addition of a second bathroom is an expensive upgrade, it’s an investment worth making. An ensuite bathroom could add 4-5% to your home’s value.
Once you’ve made the decision to add an extra bathroom to your home, you could make it sustainable by fitting a steam shower. Not only are they the ultimate in relaxation, steam showers are also eco-friendly because they use a fraction of the water a traditional shower does. Offer your potential buyers a spa experience in their bedroom, and watch their faces light up.
3. Replace Your Pipes
When pipes are old there’s more likelihood of damage, with the potential for low water pressure, leaks, or blockages. Replacing your ageing pipes may not be the flashiest of our plumbing upgrades that add value to your home, but it’s a gift to whoever buys the house.
If you live in a property that still has galvanised pipes (pre 1960s), they’re overdue an upgrade. Replacing them with copper pipes or cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) pipes will immediately improve the quality of the water in your home and guarantee trouble-free plumbing for a few years.
4. Upgrade Your Bathroom Fixtures
Rather than refurbishing your bathroom completely, make strategic choices about the upgrades that add value. Replacing older taps with a contemporary design or upgrading your shower will give your bathroom a fresh look and feel.
Think about installing a low-flow toilet. These sleek, elegantly designed fixtures are eco-friendly and they help to keep the water bill down.
5. Install a New Boiler
Over a third (37%) of people looking for a new home say they would prefer one with a new boiler or central heating system installed. This is because homebuyers don’t want the expense of installing a new boiler soon after moving in.
A new boiler doesn’t only add financial value to your home. Your new boiler will be under warranty/guarantee for the next 2-12 years (depending on the boiler and what package you go for). This means that your buyer will have peace of mind that they won’t be surprised by repair bills, after an already expensive move.
About Simply Plumbing
Since we began trading over 10 years ago, Simply Plumbing has built a reputation as local plumbing specialists that can be relied on to fix plumbing problems, clear blocked drains, or install bathroom fittings. This is because we don’t let our customers down, we always work to the highest professional standards, and we keep our prices affordable.
Need local plumbing services in Luton, Dunstable or Bedfordshire? Call Simply Plumbing straight away on 01582 250030