Here is an easy fix for that awful textured wallpaper. First you MUST have an EXCELLENT TEAM OF PAINTERS to pull this off. Upon my initial consultation, the realtor made sure to keep reminding me that SOMETHING had to be done with this bathroom. When I see wallpaper I most ALWAYS recommend removing it, but in some cases I suggest painting over it. The realtor FREAKED when I told her what my team was about to do and reminded me that on HGTV they suggest NEVER TO PAINT OVER TEXTURED WALLPAPER....but I JUST KNEW THIS WOULD LOOK AWESOME!
Here are the rules to follow if you are going to paint over wallpaper:
1. Make sure all seams are sealed and there are no curling edges anywhere
2. Have your painters spackle and sand out ALL SEAMS
3. PRIME WITH AN OIL BASED PRIMER TO SEAL IT
4. LET DRY and then check for any visible seams
5. Add your fresh coat of paint - In this case we used Beach Glass by Benjamin Moore
Here are the befores and afters!
AHHHH, Isn't that MUCH BETTER?? This was one of the Realtor's favorite rooms and when the brown and blue combination of colors are added it now takes this outdated bathroom right into a place that buyers would love...all for a fraction of the cost of replacing the bathroom. It is the job of a home stager to transform your home into a showplace that buyers can envision themselves living in. IF THEY WANT TO REMODEL down the road, they certainly will not mind living in the newly transformed bathroom until they can afford a new one.
Call on the professional services of a home stager before you list your house to sell. ReStyled to Sell Home Staging, we do the work so you don't have to...call today for initial consultation at 732-995-3425, you'll be glad you did!