Are you getting ready to sell your home? As soon as your listing goes live you’ll begin entertaining potential buyers who will be inspecting your home from top to bottom to ensure it meets their needs perfectly. Your kitchen and baths will be a key area of focus and you might be surprised to learn that the look and feel of these small rooms can make or break a sale.
Here are three quick tips for renovating or upgrading your bathrooms to freshen up their look before potential buyers start viewing your home.
Clean Your Bathroom out and Start Fresh:
Take a close look at your bathrooms. Is there wallpaper on the walls? Are sinks and faucets outdated or stained? Does the bathtub have cracks or chips? Is there discoloration in the tiles or grout? If your bathroom hasn’t been renovated in the recent years, there’s a good chance that the entire room needs a top-to-bottom overhaul. Clean all the fixtures, materials, cabinets and even that dated flooring and start from scratch.
Choose Your Color Palette Wisely
Have a neutral color palette in mind. Does the bathroom receive some sort of direct sunlight? Is there a skylight or a window in the room? Is there a color theme in other rooms in the house that you’ll need to match up with? Having some color ideas in mind will greatly assist with painting and adding shower curtains, mats, towels and more.
Don’t Skimp on Fixtures and Accessories
If you’re selling the home, you’re likely to recoup some or all of the costs of your bathroom renovations in the form of a bump in your selling price. Don’t buy cheap faucets or fixtures as buyers will be looking closely and they’ll want to ensure they’re buying a home that has quality building materials used throughout. If you’re going to upgrade your bathrooms, use materials that are high-quality but avoid anything too luxurious unless it fits with the rest of the decor.
Breathing some new life in to your bathrooms won’t break the bank, but it could help secure your home sale.