If you’ve just moved into to your home or have owned it for a while, you may want to upgrade it to make it more comfortable for your family and have it suit your personal style. The changes you’d most likely consider are replacing outdated furniture, adding different paint colors or wall coverings, or fixing the window coverings.
These modifications are all well and good but deal only with appearance and, to some extent, comfort. Why not look at changes that will not only improve how your home looks but how it functions? To that end, here are three plumbing upgrades.
Add a Utility Sink
You may be used to watering your potted plants in the kitchen, cleaning up your pet in the master bathroom, or washing your gardening tools in the downstairs half-bath. Aside from the unsightly mess that such activities leave around your household fixtures, they may damage your plumbing by subjecting it to stresses they were never meant to endure, such as with pet hair clogging your bathroom drain, or rocks and dirt blocking your kitchen pipes.
You can avoid these issues by adding a utility sink to your garage, patio, or other outdoor space. It helps keep dirt out of the house and, rather than a delicate porcelain bowl, you can use a durable plastic tub to hold the water. This tube will also be large enough to hold large objects like tools or a pet, making cleaning them more convenient.
Install a Whole House Filtration System
You may currently be buying bottled water for your drinking needs, which is inconvenient and can be expensive. Or you may have installed a water filtration system in your kitchen so you’re always drinking filtered water. But what about the rest of the house? Even though your kitchen system does an excellent job, it won’t affect the water in the rest of the home. This means that you’ll still have to deal with unfiltered water in your other fixtures, which can make showers feel unpleasant and stain laundry.
A whole-house water filtration system only has to be installed once and it will continuously pay off in higher-quality water. Not only will you benefit from the better water with a filtration system, but potential buyers will also like the system when you go to sell someday.
Add New Fixtures
There’s no need to engage in expensive bathroom or kitchen remodeling to make your spaces feel newer. Simply replacing outdated faucets and shower-heads with something new can improve the look of your interior. You may also improve function such as by saving on water bills with low-flow faucets that save water and enjoying modern comfort with a rain-shower head that has an adjustable stream.
Want more information on great upgrades or need plumbing done on your home? Then contact Amanda Plumbing Sewer & Drain for your summer plumbing needs.