Selecting Faucet Finish and Style


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The return on investment for plumbing will vary from year to year and market to market. The importance of selecting faucet finish and style for your plumbing fixtures will add to your return on investment and increase your bottom line when it come times to sell your home.

As mentioned in my article about top 27 return on investments, updating plumbing depending on market can provide a 260% return on investment on average when selling a home.

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Easy 10 Minute Home Improvement

Easy 10 Minute Home Improvement usb outlet kitchen

Images Courtesty Hubbell Wiring USB Charger tamper resistant decorator duplex receptacle in white color features two 2.0 USB ports capable of charging two devices simultaneously.

Are you still using extension cords and electrical adapters on a two-socket outlet? Fortunately, I found an easy 10 minute home improvement that replaces a traditional outlet for an amazing outlet that includes USB ports.

My bedroom has one duplex receptacle on the wall within reach of the bed that only allows room for the flanking bedside lamps or an ugly extension cord.  The work area in my kitchen where I use both my CuisineArt, KitchenAid and Ipad for recipes only has one convenient outlet in which to work from.

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Stainless Steel Appliances Look for Less

Stainless Steel Appliances Look for Less

If you are going to upgrade your kitchen to appeal to the masses, then there is nothing like Stainless Steel appliances for your best return on investment.   Buyers love it!  But when it is not in the budget what’s a home owner to do?  Why, get the stainless steel appliances look for less, of course.

The faux stainless steel has been featured on on Food Network, QVC, DIY Network, NBC and the Today Show.

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Top 10 Bathroom Mistakes When Selling Your Home

top 10 bathroom mistakes when selling your home

A list of the top 10 bathroom mistakes when selling your home and the easy, inexpensive solutions that homesellers can use to create good marketing appeal and update your bathroom into a spa like retreat.  Don’t fret, I’m here to help, let’s get going and I’ll share some tips that will get you on your way.

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1.  Not removing hard water build up and soap scum from glass on the shower doors, mirrors and tile.

Solution:  Use full strength vinegar to cut through the film, allowing to sit without drying for 5 minutes.  The streaks will literally melt down the drain.

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Kitchen Sink Trends

I often come across maintenance issues in the kitchen that need repair or replacement.

When finding chipped, damaged or scratched sinks, my job is to make recommendations  to repair or replace the kitchen sinks.  Doing so, reduces the potential of price reductions, sometimes ranging between 5-7% of the sales price.

Kitchen sink trends state that stainless steel is out and non-traditional materials – copper, brass and integrated sinks are in.  Verify before purchasing a new sink what your market demands.

kitchen sink trends single basin

On the scene this year single basin sinks made it’s way as a kitchen sink trend, as a more functional option to the standard two-basin sink.

Homebuilders and trend-setters opt for antique copper or brass for a rustic farmhouse look.

Tip: minor remodels at a fraction of the cost, use current sink if in good repair and change the faucets to brass.

kitchen sink trends integrated concrete

Integrated sinks add continuity by using the same materials found on your countertop. The smooth, unified look and flexibility of materials, may include quartz, marble, and everything in between. No dips or crevices between the sink and the counter, with less room for dirt build up around the sink.

kitchen sink trends apron farmhouse

Quant farmhouse style calls for an apron front sink, the basin sit’s lower than the counter and the front protrudes off the cabinetry. The classic, functional style in porcelain, stainless or copper, makes for easy cleanup, because you can get closer to the sink.

The Cost vs. Value Report suggests that updated remodeling to the kitchen will reap you a good return on investment, when it comes time to sell your house.


Home Improvements For Return on Investment


Getting the best bang for you buck is a must, when getting ready to sell and considering improvements for a higher return on investment and homebuyer appeal.

home improvements that really pay offThe Cost vs. Value Report is a good starting point.  Not all remodeling projects are not created equal, size and scope of project, quality of finishes and accessories dramatically affect the price.

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