Best Renovations & Home Improvements – Money Saving Features
5) Money Saving Features / Energy Efficiency
There are a lot of energy-efficient appliances today such as LED lighting and energy-saving outlets. Broken appliances consume more electricity to do their function. This increases your utility bills.
Replacing old or malfunctioning appliances with energy-efficient ones can help you save on your monthly bills. You can also install water-efficient bathroom products to avoid wasting water. Examples of such devices include dual flush triggers and low flow faucet aerators. The latter reduces water usage by almost 4% on average.
You can also install a low flow showerhead. It works just like a faucet aerator. You can find a low flow showerhead with a 1.5 GPM flow rate. This can help you save thousands of gallons of water every year.
The money you invest in renovating your home is not wasted. It should be considered an investment, as the project should pay itself off through savings from utility bills and a comfortable home life. And of course it will add value.
Or, if renovating to sell on, then improvements such as those listed in this series of articles will increase the property’s selling price, which should easily cover your renovation costs and provide a good profit.
Good luck with your renovation project!