Joseph Talbot, Real Estate Broker - HOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT IMPROVE VALUES

especially slippery, and creates a breeding ground for mildew and mould. Therefore, controlling moisture is vital to ensure that safety and good air quality while preventing damage due to mould and rot. Make sure that the ventilation system exhausts air to the outside of the home, not the space between the joists of the ceiling, attic, or other interior space. Consider ventilation systems on the market that contain features such as quiet exhaust fans and humidity-sensitive switches that automatically activate when moisture build-up in the air reaches a certain threshold.

LIGHTING AND ELECTRI ELECTRICAL

One way to spruce up your bathroom at a fraction of the cost of more labour-intensive renovations is to look at how your bathroom is lit. For example, lighting around your vanity mirrors can bring a luxurious feel to everyday grooming. Adjustable lighting for soaking in the tub can also create a relaxing atmosphere in the bathroom. Some light fixtures offer heat lamps that can create a mini-sauna for the bathroom that works in conjunction with your ventilation systems. As a rule, eliminating dark spaces and inadequate lighting adds value for potential home buyers. When it comes to electrical, think about convenience. How about a double GFI outlet near the sink for hairdryers, curling irons, or charging electric toothbrushes? Consider raising outlets off the floor to 24" for ease of use for mobility impairment. If you are a techy family, consider charging ports for phone or shower speakers.

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