The “F” Word – Faucets and Fixtures

Investing in real estate can be a lucrative business if you know how to attract buyers without spending a fortune on upgrades and renovations. You can make simple changes that will have an amazing impact on the appearance and value of a home without going broke in the process. Updating faucets and fixtures is one simple, cost effective way to create a fresh look and increase interest in the property.

Put the Buyer in the House with Visual Appeal
Potential buyers use their visual senses before they even start asking questions. If they walk in your bathroom and see an out-dated, leaky faucet they are immediately going to distance themselves from the house. You want them to connect with the house. Replacing faucets in the kitchen and bathroom is one way to create that instant connection.

Bathroom fixtures such as sink faucets, bathtub faucets, and showerheads are simple enough for the average person to handle and don’t cost a lot of money. You can create a big impact with new faucets that compliment the decor of the room. You should also consider adding low-flow aerators to save water and at the same time add the element of being “green” to the room. This is a big selling point for many people who are part of the conservation movement.

You can also add a low-flow shower head to save water. However, you might want to step outside and add a showerhead that is a little more luxurious and inviting. You can find massaging shower heads and the popular showerheads that are similar to a downpour of rain. You want potential buyers to picture themselves relaxing in their new shower after a hard day.

Kitchen faucets should be functional and visually appealing. Cooks want their kitchen sinks to be deep with high faucets that pots can easily fit under. Choose a faucet for the kitchen with a spray handle for washing vegetables and a low-flow aerator for water conservation.
The material you choose for the faucet should coordinate with the room. If you have a bright, modern room, choose faucets that are polished and modern. On the other hand, if you have a warm-toned decor, you might want to choose antique copper or other neutral faucets.

Many realtors who are new to investment property tend to go overboard and perform massive renovations. You can easily make a house more appealing by replacing outdated fixtures. Most of the fixtures can be replaced without a professional. You should be able to replace the kitchen sink and bathroom sinks without much cost involved. A plumber should help you with toilets and bathtubs. The relatively small cost of putting in a more modern toilet or adding a pedestal sink to replace an out-dated vanity will pay off in the end.

Chipped or super-shallow sinks can be replaced with deep ones. If you like the bathtub but it needs updated, you can have it repaired or replaced and make the bathroom appealing. Everyone likes an inviting bath at the end of a long, stressful day.

You don’t have to be afraid of the “F” words. In fact, faucets and fixtures can be one of the most inexpensive, easy to install upgrades you can do to your investment property. Get started today. Take a look at your bathroom and picture it with new faucets and fixtures.

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