If you’re a homeowner, then it may sometimes seem like there is always something to update, repair, or replace. This can also be the case if you are planning to sell your home any time soon, as you will want it to show in the best light possible. In some cases, it can make sense to update and / or replace appliances and other items, while in other areas, you may be best to leave well enough alone so that the future owner of the property can make the adjustments more to their liking.
But how do you know when the best time is to purchase new appliances and / or systems?
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Economics Department has put together a helpful list that can provide you with more specific details on the average estimated life expectancy of appliances, as well as other systems and items in your home and yard.
This Life Expectancy of Housing Components report includes the average life span of the following:
- Bathrooms – including bathtubs, shower doors, and toilets
- Closet Systems
- Doors – both interior and exterior, as well as garage
- HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
- Floors – such as hardwood, carpet, and tile
- Foundation and Footings
- Waterproofing Finishes – such as sealers, plaster, paint, and stucco
- Landscaping – including decks, patios, and swimming pools
- Paints and Stains
- Walls and wall treatments
The entire report in detail can be accessed by clicking here.
If you’re considering upgrading any of the features of your home before you sell, give us a call. We can assist you in determining which items can be helpful to focus on, and which may be best to leave as-is, so that you can move forward with the sale quickly and easily, and without having to spend in certain areas unnecessarily.