If you’re planning to make some updates to your home, you might be wondering where to start. The two rooms in the house that should be at the top of your update priority list are the bathroom and the kitchen. Both of these rooms are the most functional rooms in the house. That means, if you plan on selling, these are the ones that can make or break an offer. These two rooms are also the ones that determine a large portion of your selling price. No matter what the occasion, when planning on updating your home, these two rooms should be the priorities, so long as they haven’t already been updated recently. When it comes to where to start, POM Plumbing suggests starting with updating bathroom fixtures. Here’s why.
The fixtures in a bathroom are things like the toilet, the sink, and the shower or tub. If these parts of your bathroom are extremely outdated, it’s going to affect the value of your home. Appearance is a lot to some people. Even if your bathroom fixtures function perfectly fine, if they look ugly, dirty, or outdated, it’s going to date your bathroom and make potential buyers feel that it’s lower quality.
You may not think that much about your bathroom’s appearance when you’re using it. However, if you find yourself feeling envious when you walk into a bathroom that’s nicer than yours, you may find that your true feelings have been hiding under the surface the whole time. Do yourself a favor and update your bathroom fixtures.
Fittings are things in your bathroom that control functionality. That is, things like the sink faucet and showerhead. These things impact both appearance and quality of life. If the rest of your bathroom looks gorgeous but your fittings are garbage, you’re going to despise your bathroom. That’s why fittings are one of the first things you should worry about when updating.
Hate trying to wash your hands without bumping the back of the sink because your facet is so short? Make note of that when buying a new one. Want to save money on water? Look into retrofits. Plumbing retrofits will increase water pressure so that you need less water to achieve the same results. That helps you save a notable amount of money. Better fittings make for a happier bathroom.
Turn a Profit
Updating your bathroom is one of the most important things to do to an outdated house before selling. The bathroom and the kitchen can massively affect how much of a profit you turn when selling your home. If you have a little patience and invest a little money in updates, it will pay off bigtime. That’s why it’s important to play the long game.
Enjoy Your Home
Not planning to sell your home? No worries. It’s always a good time to update an outdated bathroom anyway. After all, you’re the one living there. Make living in your home an enjoyable experience.
If you need some help updating bathroom fixtures, fittings, or plumbing, POM Plumbing is the best team for the job. We serve the entire Toronto area and are happy to serve you too. Give us a call if you have questions and we’ll be sure to sort them out.