During tax season, one of the toughest decisions homeowners face is determining what to do with their refund. While most people would probably prefer to put it towards a tropical vacation, it could also be used as an investment to boost the value of your property. According to an article written by Consumer Reports, six of the top eight ways to increase your home’s selling price are actually plumbing-related projects!
There are a number of ways to upgrade your home, whether it’s switching to high-efficiency fixtures or installing a water filtration system to improve water quality. Here are seven plumbing project ideas Mr. Rooter recommends for adding value to your home.
Upgrade to High Efficiency
Whether it’s a new faucet or toilet, there are a lot of options to increase efficiency, use less water and cut costs! As an added benefit, a lot of these new products were designed to be more modern and appealing, which can help freshen up any room.
Improved Water Quality
Depending on the age of the home and its water source, it’s always important to keep tabs on your water quality. Safety is the number one reason why it’s a good idea to install a water filtration system. However, it will also add significant long-term value. According to Forbes, adding a water filtration system is one of the top 10 upgrades that homeowners can make.
Switch to a Tankless Water Heater
Traditional water heater tanks – whether electric or gas – run continuously, which will always add up on the bill. With a tankless water heater, it only heats up water when needed, conserving energy and costs. They also take up much less space and have longer lifespans. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, our professionals can help customers convert to a tankless water heater that fits their needs!
Re-pipe old Piping
Whether it’s because the home is older or the plumbing has just started to corrode and break down, a re-pipe is certainly a great investment. The new materials used in homes are much more suitable to provide steady flow, which not only helps improve water pressure, but also prevents clogged drains for waste. Plus, when it comes time to sell the house, a re-piped home is quite the selling point.
Installing a Walk-in Shower
If you have a step-in bathtub, maybe it’s time to be forward-thinking and upgrade to a walk-in shower. This will certainly benefit people of all ages, not just seniors. The convenience and appeal of these showers are very valuable and can be a fun project to take on! Not to mention, there are a lot of new plumbing products available to make your walk-in shower experience even better!
Plumbing fixtures have come a long way over the years. While most of us are only used to the one basic toilet, faucet and bathtub … don’t be afraid to explore the other options available. Learn about some of our favorite ideas in our top 10 plumbing technology article.
An Additional Bathroom
Compared to the rest of the projects above, adding a bathroom is definitely going to increase your home value the most. Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing and one of our licensed journeyman plumbers will be able to provide all of the details to make this project possible. Then enjoy the benefits of freshening up the home interior and added curb appeal!
If you need help turning one of these projects into reality, or even simply want replace an old toilet or sink, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is your go-to plumber. Our skilled team has the expertise to handle any plumbing project you need in the local Portland metro area. We’d be happy to help!