If you are selling your home in the next year, or contemplating a move in the near future, your home’s resale value is critical to your upcoming decisions. You already know that painting your home a bold color could turn off some buyers, but did you know that investing in certain plumbing projects can increase the overall value of your current home? Here are just a few projects you can consider when developing a plan to increase your home’s resale value prior to putting it on the market.

 

Prevent Flooding Damage
First things first – prevent flooding damage that could discourage buyers or result in a poor home inspection (or failed sale). Take time now to invest in a new sump pump system, as well as waterproofing your basement. Buyers will love that they will not have to worry about flooding their new investment, and you will see the pay off in your contract price.

 

New Kitchen Updates
There’s no need to remodel your entire kitchen to increase resale value, but a bit of investment and upgrades can go a long way for buyers. Consider a new sink and garbage disposal, as buyers will notice the modern touches as well as the decrease chance of replacing these items themselves in the future. If you have the money, you can also consider adding a small sink to your kitchen’s island. Buyers will love that they have the capabilities to wash, rinse, or scrub in other places besides the main sink.

 

Bathroom Upgrades
A few improvements to your master or half bathroom can make a big difference when it comes to your selling price. Try tiling your shower, adding a clawfoot tub, or even simply swapping out fixtures for a noticeable difference.

 

Finally, if you are concerned about plumbing issues in your home, even if you aren’t going to sell it soon, call us for a free consultation and estimate. We have been serving homeowners throughout the northwest suburbs for decades and are ready to guide you through the process with honesty and expertise. Call us today to get started!