Simple Electrical Improvements That Can Increase Your Home's Value

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Your house is more than just a place to call home. It's also an investment, so finding ways to increase your house's value is essential. This is especially important if you are looking to put your home on the market soon and want to maximize your return. There are a number of small electrical upgrades that can help you accomplish this.

Garbage Disposal

If you live in an older home and don't have the luxury of a garbage disposal, consider the addition. As one of the more important areas of a home, the kitchen will be especially critical when it comes to the functionality of the space. Garbage disposals add to the function and convenience of a kitchen. Even if you have an older disposal installed, installing an upgraded model with an enhanced feed mechanism is a more efficient and safer option.

Ceiling Fans

Adding ceiling fans throughout your home is a great way to add value. First, ceiling fans can increase the comfort level within a home and help lower the owner's need to rely on their heating and cooling system, resulting in lower bills. The promise of smaller utility bills over a long term is often more than enough for a homeowner to consider a higher asking price. Additionally, a stylish ceiling fan can also add character to an otherwise bland space.  

Circuit Interrupters

As a valuable safety feature, ground fault circuit interrupters, also known as GFCIs, are a great addition for the bathrooms, kitchen and basement of your home. These units are basically power outlets; however, they are equipped with a sensor that is designed to shut off electrical supply when it is determined that the electrical current is being transmitted along an unintended track, such as through a person or water.


Lighting plays an important role in any space. While it's important in terms of enhancing the view in a room, it's also important when it comes to the look of a space. Consider upgrading the existing light systems in your home to increase value. Take the kitchen, for example. If you currently have basic recessed lighting in your kitchen, consider installing hanging lanterns over the sink or kitchen island. In addition to improving light in these high-function areas, they also create a unique look.   

An electrical contractor like Williams Electric Supply can bring these additions to your home to help make your home more marketable and valuable to potential buyers.