Part Three: Custom Upgrades That Increase Your Home's Value- Lighting and Energy Savers

This week on the blog, custom home builder in Vancouver WA will be sharing with you their advice about which upgrades increase the value of your home. In part three of our three part series, we’re talking about lighting and energy savers.


Lighting is an integral, but often overlooked, part of daily life. When upgrading, the key rooms to light are the kitchen and bathrooms. In the bathroom, arrange to have light coming at you from above and around your head, using a combination of overhead and sconce lighting.

In the kitchen,consider under-cabinet lighting, which helps when you are cooking. The look is stylish and appealing to future buyers.

Also, pay special attention to the areas where you eat, pay bills or do homework.

In the rest of the house, invest in dimmer switches, so that the light can be adjusted for different situations.


Finally, we advise upgrading any and all options in your home that will provide energy savings, as this will decrease your utility costs year after year. Tankless water heaters, as well as plumbing and air-conditioning with high efficiency ratings, can make a huge difference almost immediately and are quite desirable to buyers.

If you are thinking of building a custom home in Vancouver WA and want to find out about what upgrade options are available, contact us here. One of our friendly associates will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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