4 Awesomely Affordable Plumbing Upgrades For Your Home

Whether you’re planning on selling your home, boosting its value, or just finding a return on investment, plumbing upgrades are becoming all the rage. Not only do new plumbing line and fixtures improve the appearance of the bathroom or kitchen in your Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, home, but they also add functionality that makes your life easier and more convenient. If you’re looking for ways to increase the beauty and value of your home, here are a few affordable plumbing upgrades that will do more than suffice.

Kitchen Faucet

One of the biggest trends that’s popping up in kitchens across the country is touch-activated and hands-free faucets. While both of these technologies have been readily available in public bathrooms around the country for years, the transition to your kitchen wasn’t nearly as quick. However, these faucets add value to your home while providing a convenience that’s entirely underrated. If you’ve ever handled meat, held a dirty pan, or just haven’t had a free hand to turn on the sink, these two types of modernized faucets are a true lifesaver.

The only thing that’s troublesome is finding the perfect fixture to accent your cabinetry and other kitchen decor. Regardless of which model you choose, expect prices to start at around $180.

Garbage Disposal

Staying on the topic of kitchen sinks, a garbage disposal isn’t a necessity, but it sure makes cleanup far easier. Although the garbage disposal came around in the 1920s, it’s gone through numerous upgrades, and today, it’s offered in two models: continuous and batch feed. With a continuous model, you only need to push a button or flip a switch, and the garbage disposal goes to work for as long as you need it. As the name would imply, batch feed garbage disposals only work when you have an entire batch, and these help keep you from dropping something inorganic into the chamber.

Because of the convenient nature of garbage disposals, many home buyers now look for it as a high priority in kitchens. With an average cost of $185, it’s probably well worth the effort to find one you like.

Self-Cleaning Toilet

In the effort to save time or get your toilet clean in a pinch, toilet manufacturers have developed the self-cleaning toilet. Perhaps less than a decade ago, this idea would’ve been looked upon as a novelty, but with modern technology and a somewhat affordable price, it’s become a hot item in new homes and bathroom remodels. By pushing a button, your toilet comes to life, pouring chemicals into the bowl that scrub it clean. Perfect for parties, pop-in guests, or just saving you from embarrassment, these handy toilets are worth the investment. Prices for these toilets start around $400, and the cleaning cartridges average about $10 to $15.

The only problem that may arise from these is that they’re so new to the market that no one’s quite sure what maintenance or repair may cost if anything happens. However, they’re convenient and interesting enough to take the risk.


There’s nothing better than a hot shower, especially if you have the shower head and tiling that add to the experience. Thanks to modern plumbing technology, showers are becoming more soothing, relaxing, and interesting than ever before. One of the biggest trends is a rain shower head. Instead of coming out of the wall, these shower heads come from the ceiling and simulate rain. With these, there’s no more angling the shower head or ducking underneath if you’re too tall.

On top of this type of shower head, many companies are also offering LED lighting that comes with the  shower head or are installed throughout the shower. These lights change based on the temperature of the water. Not only does this provide an ambiance during your morning routine, but it also lets you know when the temperature is just as you like it. Shower heads can start as low as $70, while the LED versions are about $200. However, installation costs vary based on your plumbing.

With these plumbing upgrades, you can turn a ho-hum house into a total work of art. All you need is the right contractor to do the job. For the best service and friendly technicians, call Custom Mechanical today at 877-696-0808.

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