Shower Curtains and Staging!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 0528582

shower curtain in bath

If your house is for sale and there is no tub enclosure and there's a shower head over the tub, an inexpensive staging trick is

to update your shower curtain and rod and and don't forget the curtain rings.

My favorite stores in Abilene for shower curtains are Target, KMart, or Family Dollar.   They are my favorites because they are the only places I have bought shower curtains.  Walmart has shower curtains, but mainly I just buy shower rods from them.

Yesterday I was in KMart, looking at you guessed it the shower curtains,  and there was a young couple deliberating their choice of shower curtains and I couldn't help myself, I asked what color are you looking for and they had started out thinking of a black curtain, but couldn't find one.  Anyway, I shared my generous knowledge of available shower curtains in Abilene.

Some favorite picks  are Target and Walmart now have a zebra print shower curtain.  Another favorite of mine (because it is cheap at only $8)  is  Family Dollar's see through clear plastic curtain.  Easy to hang are the hookless curtains now at Walmart but they come only in a 2 or three  colors for now.

And  yes, I bought a plastic shower curtain yesterday  on sale at Kmart for $11.19, it is white with sage  green bamboo leaf design.  I got a shiny silver shower rod for 10.99  and clear plastic curtain rings for 2.99.  For about $25 plus tax,  a new shower curtain and rod provides an updated, trendy look to a bathroom.

 

 

                

 

 

                 

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Beverly Carlson,  REALTOR, GRI, ASP, IAHSP, RESA

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Carlson Properties           

Abilene, Texas

325-721-2429

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Rainmaker
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Shelley Rowton
Move To Realty - Austin, TX
ABR, RSPS - (512) 507-5779 MoveToRealty of Austin

Ross, TJMaxx, Big Lots and Marshalls are also great places to find high quality decorating items for highly discounted prices!

Jun 25, 2010 05:55 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Beverly - Excellent ideas.  I do know that I notice nice shower curtains, and when I see a shower with no enclosure, no rod or curtain in a vacant home, it seems somehow unfinished.

Jun 25, 2010 05:55 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Beverly,

I too have used TJ Max and Marshalls for really nice shower curtains at a great price.  I like the idea of hookless shower curtains...I haven't seen those yet!

Jun 25, 2010 06:14 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Pat O'Reilly
RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth - Irving, TX

Great idea and inexpensive. Thanks for sharing this information!!

Jun 26, 2010 01:27 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate

There's nothing like a gross, stiff with mold shower curtain to make buyers run and scream!

Jun 26, 2010 01:33 AM #5
Rainer
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

I agree it makes big difference. and all you need are  coat of paint, new curtains, towels and couple accessories.

bathroom beforebathroom after

Jun 26, 2010 08:19 AM #6
Ambassador
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1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Beverly,

This is something that I've advised my clients to do also.  Great post, haven't seen this topic here before.

Jun 27, 2010 01:14 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

One thing I don't like about my bathroom is that it has a shower door which means I don't get to change the look of the bathroom by changing the shower curtain.  I like the bamboo one you just bought.

Jun 27, 2010 01:21 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We stage a lot of our listiing and have a shower curtain collection..my very favorite place for purchasinlg them is Burlington Coat Factory and another is Anna's Linens. A double curtain with expandable rods...you may find a solid one at the dollar store and one with a design over it with an interesting tie back....very cool.

Jun 27, 2010 01:22 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

I like this tip a lot...it can help sellers with staging a home they are selling...and first time home buyers who may have limited funds! Decorating doesn't have to be super expensive!

Jun 27, 2010 01:43 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Beverly,

Excellent suggestion! You have found a way to pull that bathroom together making it look updated for pennies! Thanks for sharing.

Jun 27, 2010 02:33 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

Shelley,  I also shop Big Lots and Ross - in Abilene haven't seen much in the way of shower curtains though. TJ Max and Marshalls are not in Abilene.

Susan, you are so right, a shower curtain is a finishing touch for that bathtub enclosure hole.

Linda, I have found white hookless shower curtains at Walmart.

 Pat, yes shower curtains are inexpensive and go up in minutes instead of hours with some changes.

Richard, moldy shower curtains need to go directly to the dumpster.

Thanks all for the comments. 

Jun 29, 2010 01:51 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

Anna,

I love the before and after photos of a bathroom.  It doesn't look like the same bathroom.   No longer sterile white.  Thank you for showing photos!  

Judi, yes a shower curtain is something anybody is due and spent a little bit and buy the better hooks.  The $1.00 plastic rings will cost you 15 minutes in time and exasperation to snap in place.   

Stacey, and the bamboo curtain was on sale!!!

Sally and David,  I like the idea of solid and print double curtain.  I will keep that in mind.

Deborah,  yes, shower curtains are very affordable.  In fact, Target has some for only $9.99

Dorie, Good morning to you too, the weekend got away with me - have been staging some more!

It's great to open active rain and have comments.  Thanks all!   

Jun 29, 2010 02:01 AM #13
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