There’s an adage that goes, “You have to spend money to make money.” This means that making smart investments now will end up with benefits in the future. For home repairs or utility upgrades, spending that money now can help increase your home’s value for the future.

One way to learn how to increase home value is to upgrade the plumbing in your house. Upgrading the plumbing can increase your home’s value through many smaller adjustments, rather than splurging for a major renovation. You just need to be smart about what needs fixing, what needs replacing, and what needs a complete overhaul.

Fixing what you can often falls to less expensive projects. Boosting the value of the plumbing in your home starts with checking that everything is in good condition, and in working order. Leaking faucets or a running toilet will cost you more money each month, and that can also decrease your home’s value.

You can keep the water that is coming into your home clean and healthy by adding a filtration system. Upgrading this plumbing feature will also save you money in the short term, as you won’t have to worry about purchasing new water filters regularly. Plus, discovering this feature attracts new home buyers.

Changing the look of some things but keeping the same functionality is another boon for your home value. Take a quick look at your kitchen sink, for example. That sink is probably the original one that came with the house, or it was already there when you moved in. Swap out the old sink for a new one, and replace the faucet with newer features. 

Minor renovations will go a long way. Update the showerhead, faucet and sink in your bathroom for a more consistent design. The fresh look can give the room an entirely different feel, for a relatively small cost.

Consider little things that can make quality of life better. Add a utility sink in the garage, or install an outdoor faucet closer to the garden. These are things that you may have been able to live without, but with their addition brings more value overall.

Before putting your house on the market, run through a list of plumbing upgrades that you can make to add more value to your home. For more help on how to make cost-efficient improvements to your home, call Kellermeier Plumbing at 616-866-5134. At Kellermeier Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being honest and upfront with our customers and strive to provide our clients with the highest level of service.