5 Tips To Make Your Bathroom Stand Out to Buyers
One of the rooms that can make or break the sale of your home is the bathroom. You can sell your home more quickly if you can create a bathroom that appeals to potential buyers. This means you will need to stage the space, at a minimum, or possibly put in some real elbow grease.
If you aren’t sure where to begin, here are some tips that are sure to help you sell your house fast!
1. Clean Everything
Your first step to creating a bathroom that potential buyers will be excited about is to make sure every nook and cranny is as clean as possible. This often requires more than your standard weekly cleaning, as you want to make sure there is nothing left that could deter buyers from making an offer. This can include wiping underneath your toilet tank, cleaning pipes under sinks, giving the walls a once over, and completely scrubbing all grout.
It is best to assume that a potential buyer will look absolutely everywhere. So look inside, under, and around every fixture and make sure there isn’t something unappealing. A few hairs stuck to the surface of the shower or bathtub can be visually unappealing, so make sure they are gone.
2. Replace What Can’t Be Cleaned
In some cases, such as with grout, you may find it easier to replace it instead of clean it. The same can go for bathroom rugs, towels, and shower curtains. While replacing items can be a bigger financial investment, it is better to spend the money than to leave the bathroom looking dingy.
3. Don’t Shy Away from Paint
If your paint has seen better days, this is another area where simply repainting can be preferable. Most bathrooms won’t require a lot of paint to coat the walls, so the investment is often quite reasonable. If your bathroom walls aren’t currently a neutral color, then you may want to even change the color when you repaint. Another thing you may consider painting to give the bathroom more of an uplift is your bathtub. Many bathtubs may have a few stains or discolorations that may be unappealing to look at. The bathtub can be easily fixed and can bring up your bathrooms appearance drastically.
4. Stage It Like A Spa
Now that everything is clean, it is time to consider how to stage your bathroom. It is easy for potential buyers to feel uncomfortable peering into your bathroom. To help them get past that initial reaction, you need to make the space look inviting. The easiest design to mimic for staging is anything that brings to mind a spa-like experience. Focus on soft colors and natural accent pieces. Wood, plants, and stones can work incredibly well. Candles are also a popular choice, though make sure the scent isn’t overpowering
Invest in sets of white towels simply for display. This helps increase the spa feel and makes the space seem cleaner, as most people equate bright white linens with cleanliness. You also want to make sure all bathroom supplies are in containers, and not just strewn about the counter. Additionally, anything that can be (neatly) put into a cabinet or drawer likely should be.
5. Keep Function With Form
Feel free to leave a few bathroom basics out as long as they are attractive. For example, a hand soap in its plastic supermarket dispenser does not have a lot of visual appeal. However, a glass dispenser with a nice pump can be very attractive and functions as a nice accessory. Focus on creating a space that speaks to idea of relaxation, and you likely can’t go wrong.
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