Whether you’re selling your home or you’re just an avid house flipper, investing in plumbing renovations is a surefire way to add value to your house (and extra cash to that final check). Today, our friendly Pismo Beach plumbers are here to lay down the latest plumbing trends to increase your home’s worth in 2019. At Griffin, we are happy to be your go-to when it comes to plumbing tips and residential renovations.
Invest in a Tankless Water Heater
Although this is a big investment up front, installing a tankless water is a major plus for future buyers, and can save them money and hassle in the long run. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, homes that use smaller quantities of water and have a tankless water heater are 24 to 34 percent more efficient than other tank models. With homes that use a lot of hot water, tankless water heaters are anywhere from 8 to 14 percent more efficient. The cost savings from this equipment is a major selling point for savvy homebuyers. Aside from monetary benefits, tankless water heaters give homebuyers the benefit of having hot water whenever they want without having to wait hours in between showers.
Get New Commodes
Brand spankin’ new toilets are an absolute must for any home about to go up for sale. Old, stained, and weird colored toilets (think: your grandma’s fuschia bathroom) are a turn off for picky families who want to do minimal renovations, especially right when they move in. A gross old toilet might trick them into believing that the whole bathroom needs to go. If you really want to get tech-savvy, checkout self-cleaning toilets.
Upgrade Your Fixtures
Replacing your outdated and broken plumbing fixtures not only will increase the aesthetic appeal of your home, but also saves homebuyers from future problems. It gives them trust in your house to see it has been well cared for, as well as relief that there is one less renovation they have to worry about. Our plumbers in Pismo Beach are here to help you with any plumbing replacements you want to invest in, whether it is new sinks, faucets, or shower heads. You can ball out on a budget when it comes to these fixtures, even if it is the only renovation you do, they can add a whole new vibe to a room.
Pro tip: Touch/hands-free faucets are trending in kitchen design, and can add a convenience to your home that is totally underrated.
Add a Garbage Disposal
Although this addition isn’t a total necessity, it is an attractive addition to home buyers seeking modern touches. Instead of having to clear food scraps each night, being able to press a button and have them annihilated is a major convenience at the end of a long day. Garbage disposals also decrease old food smells in your kitchen, which is a plus for neat freaks. If you already have a garbage disposal and it has been clogging, or making unusual noises, reach out to our Pismo plumbing pros for a visit. It is important to have all your appliances in top shape before your house hits the market.
Go Green in Your Plumbing
Environmentally conscious living is all the rage (as it should be) here on the Central Coast. Adding low-flow devices to your shower heads and faucets is an easy way to do some good for the environment, and give your home the sexy “green” touch many home buyers want. Energy efficient toilets are also selling points. Not only do they save money, but they save a significant amount of water. The EPA notes that toilets in a home use about one quarter of a household’s resources. Today’s energy-efficient toilets use only 1.5 gallons of water per flush, which is a drastic change from toilets twenty years ago that used 5 gallons.
With these plumbing upgrades, you can turn any house into an attractive buy for prospective homeowners without having to do too many upgrades. Whether you need a quick fix or some serious installations, know that Griffin is here to support you every step of the way in your Pismo plumbing needs. Whether you need to schedule a visit, or you simply want some plumbing tips, feel free to give us a call today at (805) 934-1949.