There are several ways that you can make your house more appealing to potential home buyers. From a new coat of paint to a floor-to-ceiling kitchen renovation, sellers have no shortage of options to try to increase the value of their home within the limits of their imagination and financial resources.
Get in touch with the best Pittsburgh plumbers to make the right kind of plumbing upgrades that can directly contribute to the value of your house for sale. Below are some ideas to keep in mind as you explore the options available to you as a seller.
Functional Versus Cosmetic Upgrades
Opt for plumbing renovations that improve the efficiency of your plumbing system and not just its aesthetic appeal. Installing a new whirlpool bathtub with all the bells and whistles may seem like an inspired choice in terms of making your house more attractive to potential buyers, but improving the plumbing system of your house to bring it up to city and insurance requirements is a weightier consideration for most savvy homebuyers.
Environmentally Friendly Changes
Whenever possible, choose Energy Star appliances that limit the carbon footprint of your plumbing system without sacrificing efficiency. Modern energy-efficient dishwashers, washing machines and water heaters have greatly reduced greenhouse emissions. For example, an Energy Star qualified washing machine uses 30 percent less energy and 50 percent less water than a standard washing machine. For an increasing number of home buyers who are concerned about doing their share in preserving the environment, an energy-efficient house is an attractive (and preferred) option.
Show Significant Savings
Making environmentally friendly changes to your plumbing system can have another advantage. It can lower your utility bills by as much as 10 percent a year. While the initial cash outlay may be significant, any energy-efficient alteration you institute in your home will more than pay for itself over time in terms of lower utility bills. By showing potential home buyers that your upgrades will result in substantial savings, you increase the value and appeal of your home.
As seasoned licensed plumbers, we offer a wide variety of residential and commercial plumbing services to Pittsburgh homeowners. Whether you need assistance with water leak detection and repair or want more information about possible sewer line replacement, call us. Our plumbing experts can come to your Pittsburgh or Allegheny County home both for routine system maintenance or emergency 24-hour plumbing service.