When you look around your home, is there anything you would replace or update if you had the chance? Most likely, there is at least a thing or two you would change to improve or modernize your home, whether you have plans to sell it or intend to live there for many years to come. Housing prices are climbing back up, so now is the time to invest in your home to capitalize on, and increase its value for the sake of your future. Here at Orange Coast Plumbing, we can help make your home renovation dreams come true. There is no job too big or small for our skilled technicians; we listen to you and get the job done. Not sure where to begin? Let’s take a look at which renovations currently pay off and how they add value to your home.
Before you start browsing beautiful before-and-after renovation pictures online, you should take a critical look around your home and figure out what basic repairs need to be made. Do you have leaky faucets? Door knobs to replace? How about gaps in windows? Do you have storm doors installed? Or is there any rusty pipe or squeaky hinge you can fix? By just spending a couple hundred dollars on some basic repairs, you can add thousands of dollars to the value of your home.
Add Storage Space
Anyone shopping for a home these days keeps their eyes peeled for homes that offer plenty of storage space. Adding storage space without infringing on your actual floor plan is essential, and there are clever ways of adding storage space in an attractive manner. Let’s use the kitchen as an example. If you have a large open space in your kitchen and only basic storage facilities, consider adding a kitchen island. An island can add a beautiful aesthetic to the appearance of your kitchen while boasting 360-degree storage along its lower portion. Our professionals at Orange Coast Plumbing can help you install a kitchen island, or even cabinets in your bathroom to add storage space throughout your home. Should you be looking for a more dramatic result, we can even knock down walls to add more general space.
Step On It — Improving Your Floors
One thing that is sure to put off both potential buyers and guests in your home are the floors. A floor that is worn, torn-up, or made of low-quality materials is sure to catch the eye of a visitor in your home, unfortunately not for a positive reason. It may be time to repair or completely replace your floors. Consider installing high-quality hardwood floors, which will vastly improve the look and value of your home. At Orange Coast Plumbing, we can professionally re-floor your home, any way you prefer. Something else to keep in mind is staying away from any flooring with too much personality — if it isn’t a look that is likely to suit all tastes and personalities, avoid it!
The Benefit of Neutral Colors
Imagine stepping into a lovely home that has everything you want, style, elegance, modern fixtures, and — floral wallpaper? A jarring experience for sure! It is essential to make sure your walls are clean, pristine, and a neutral color. Wacky wallpaper and chipped or brightly colored painted walls are sure to repel visitors and potential buyers. Invest in a white or off-white paint and nip this design issue in the bud post-haste.
The Virtues of Green Living
Possibly the best way to renovate your home in this day and age is to be green conscious by making your home energy-efficient. Consider if solar panels are a good choice for your home. Replace appliances in your home with energy-efficient equivalents, they will pay for themselves in no time. For example, a solar-powered water heater could save you as much as 80% on your water-heating bills. Making your home energy-efficient is one of our specialties at Orange Coast Plumbing. We can install appliances like stoves, heating and air-conditioning systems, and washing machines that are energy-efficient, which save you money on your utility bills. We can also replace old windows, doors, and water heating systems with green alternatives. Do your renovations and updates green in order to add immense value to your home, to be environmentally conscious, and because that is what potential buyers are looking for.
At Orange Coast Plumbing, our goal is to help you add value to your home, as easily and efficiently as possible. We will assess your needs in advance and create a price for the project before starting the job, working with you to renovate your home with our services and make sure it suits your budget. Your home is priceless to you, just like you and your time are priceless to us.