Plumbing Renovations That Can Increase the Value of Your Home

September 10th, 2020

If you are getting your home ready to put on the market and are looking for ways to increase the value of your home, your Gatineau plumbing professionals at Plomberie Richard et Fils have some inside tips on where you might want to spend your money for the most impact.

Some of these plumbing renovations that can increase the resale value of your home are DIY projects and others require the specialized tools and know-how of professional plumbers. In either case, we invite you to reach out to the team at Plomberie Richard et Fils with any questions that you have – we’re here to help!

Tankless Water Heaters
Replacing an old water heater with a tankless water heater is a valuable plumbing upgrade to consider to be able to increase the asking price for your home when you put it on the market. Tankless water heaters take up less room and provide an almost endless supply of hot water for bathing, laundry and dishwashing.

Low Flow Toilets
In an age when homeowners are more and more conscious about their water usage, installing replacing old toilets with sleek, new low flow models will impress homebuyers when they visit your home during a viewing or open house.

Heated Floors
Nothing says luxury like a heated floor in the bathroom, kitchen or basement. If you are getting your home ready to sell and are replacing your floors, consider upgrading to a heated flooring system to add a significant amount of value to your home. But be warned: after you’ve installed heated flooring, your family members might not want to move out!

Basement Shower
New home buyers often base their decisions on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in a house. And by bathrooms, we mean 3+ pieces including a sink, toilet and shower as opposed to 2 piece powder room with only a toilet and sink. Many basements have plumbing roughed in already and if you are looking for plumbing renovations that add value to your home, adding a full bathroom in the basement even if it means sacrificing some storage space in the utility or laundry room.

Remove Unused Fixtures
If you have old and outdated plumbing fixtures in your home, taking the time to remove them prior to listing your home is worth the effort. Outdated jet tubs and unused bidets are 2 examples of bathroom fixtures that age a home and are potential sources for bacteria and grime (none of which will help make a good impression to potential buyers). By removing these old fixtures you’ll gain extra space in your washroom for the last item on our list of recommended plumbing renovations to increase the value of your home.
Rain Shower and Spa Bench
Rain shower heads in a spacious shower with a spa bench immediately increase the wow factor of any washroom and can set the tone for a visit by real estate agents and potential home buyers. If you are upgrading your washroom in order to get your home ready to sell, we highly recommend these luxurious yet cost effective upgrades.

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times – kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. And we can’t agree more! So if you’re deciding where to spend your time and money in home upgrades in order to increase the value of your Gatineau home, don’t hesitate to reach out to the plumbing professionals at Plomberie Richard et Fils and we’d be happy to start the conversation.

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