If you are planning to sell your home, there are several steps you can take to facilitate the process and make your property more appealing to potential buyers. A fresh coat of paint and a thorough cleaning go a long way toward this, but there’s more you can do! Many buyers have certain features in mind that they want to see in their ideal homes. If you can update your property to include these elements, you can dramatically increase the chances of winning over buyers. Here are just a few of the main plumbing fixtures that home buyers want!
1. Separate Laundry Room
One of the most desired features in recent years has been a separate laundry room. Homeowners do not want unwashed or wrinkled clothes cluttering their houses, and, for many, having the washing machine in the kitchen—or anywhere other than its own room—is inconvenient. If you have space on your property to set aside a room for a washer and dryer, then it is certainly worth the effort. A professional plumber can advise you on the most suitable locations within your home in the event that you need to extend your pipes to accomplish a separate laundry room.
2. Separate Shower and Bathtub
Frequently shown to be a winning decision for any property owner seeking to add value to their home, installing both a shower and a bath in your house is a great way to make it more attractive to buyers. The flexibility of this setup is particularly useful because it caters to everyone, including the youngest and oldest family members who may not be able to shower.
3. Steam Shower
If there is not enough space for a bathtub in your home, or it doesn’t seem an appropriate upgrade for your home, why not consider a steam shower? Steam showers can be just as relaxing as baths, they’re less time-consuming, and they’re potentially more energy-efficient. A low-flow shower head can further reduce the water consumed, while still maintaining the sense of luxury afforded by these popular shower systems.
4. Modern Pipes
It is always beneficial to keep your plumbing system well-maintained and up-to-date. Especially when planning the sale of your property, it is worth giving the entire system a once-over. Old, galvanized pipes can be off-putting to buyers, so consider updating them with longer-lasting copper pipes for your water supply and plastic for your waste pipes.
5. Energy-Efficient Fixtures
Another of the most commonly sought-after plumbing features is anything that’s energy-efficient. This applies to the energy ratings of appliances and to the overall rating of the property. As such, it is worth upgrading any outdated or inefficient fixtures to more eco-friendly models in order to up the environmental appeal of your property. Some of these changes are easier to implement than others, but all can be of significant value when trying to sell your home. A professional plumber can advise you on any further changes that could be beneficial and carry out any alterations required to make your plumbing system and features meet the desired standard. With this done, you can speed up the sale of your property and even increase its value in the process!