Add Value Without Expense
November 20th, 2020
Even, or perhaps especially in the age of the COVID-19 virus, homeownership is often the single largest investment that the average American will make in their lives. Unlike many other purchases, such as cars or computers, real estate appreciates in value with time, rather than going down.
This often means that a home initially purchased to raise a family can become an essential foundation of investing if a decision ever comes to sell. However, while selling a home is straightforward, there are ways to increase that home's value with cost-effective additional investments. Resurfacing is one of those strategies.
What Is Resurfacing?
Resurfacing is a technique that applies to different daily use surfaces in a home that can lose their luster and smoothness over time. For example, Kitchen counters are often used a few times during a day and are subjected to a lot of different forms of "abuse." Cuts from a kitchen knife, moisture from liquids and food, and various oils and grease can all discolor a countertop, making its original color fade, causing new stains to set in, or even chip or mar the surface.
Resurfacing is when, instead of ripping out a counter, building a new one, and installing it, the existing surface is treated to look like new. In one sense, it is almost like applying a literal "coat of new paint" that freshens up a surface, changes its color, gives it a new shine, and even smooths out nicks and cuts to make it look like new again.
Where Can It Be Applied
Resurfacing can work on many different fixtures in a home. For example, Cabinets can be resurfaced, which should come as no surprise since they are mostly wood. However, bathtubs, kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, and bathroom sinks can also be resurfaced to give these household fixtures a new look that makes them look like they were only just installed in a home.
Resurfacing can add years more durability to these often used home fixtures. Porcelain in tubs, for example, requires some precise treatment to look like new but retain the waterproof properties necessary for it to be counted on for daily use. Resurfacing doesn't just bring back the physical appearance; it reinforces the materials for repeated everyday use.
How It Helps
For homeowners who want to refresh their kitchen or bathroom look, this is a cost-effective way to do so. This is especially true for people happy with the layout of a kitchen or bathroom and doesn't feel the need to install brand new fixtures or furnishings.
For people looking to sell, this is also an ideal form of remodeling. A ground-up teardown and rebuild of kitchens and bathrooms can eat into the profit from the final sale price. But resurfacing is cheap enough that the rise in property value can make a big difference.
If you're wondering whether your kitchen or bathroom might benefit from resurfacing, we can help. Contact CDH Resurfacing Solutions, and we can look at your bathtubs,counters and sinks to see how they can be restored.