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

eroding the bathroom structure. Be sure to remove all loose or discoloured caulking before applying a new coat. Caulk all corners, even if they already have grout, because it can crack and allow moisture to enter.

GOING GREEN

No, we're not talking about painting everything in your bathroom green, not unless you really want to. Instead, we're talking about the trend of making your bathroom more environmentally sound. More and more home buyers are looking to find homes that feature ethically-sourced materials and conserve resources like water and power. These include: Typically, you can find low-flow sinks, toilets, and showerheads priced similarly to traditional models. Automatic and timer light switches. Some models adjust the amount of light based on the amount of daylight or if there's an occupant in the room. Great for forgetful people! Purchase used or repurposed materials when possible. Nothing is greener than recycling old materials, like a vintage clawfoot bathtub, as you reduce consumption. Thrift stores often have an assortment of used or reclaimed furnishings. These not only have a vintage appeal but they are often sold well below the price point of similar types of fixtures bought new.

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