Have old and dated cabinets??

Home Stager


Dated cabinets


If you have the dark wood that was popular during the 1970s, the best option is to paint the wood an off-white or white, depending on the style of your house.  This will immediately make your bathroom feel bigger and more current. 

I like Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore. Then add brushed nickel, wrought iron or oiled bronze handles or pulls. 


Dated cabinets that are damaged and non repairable


If they are in a guest bathroom or smaller bathroom, consider replacing it with a pedestal sink if your budget allows for it.  The idea is to make the bathroom feel spacious and look current.  Buyers love pedestal sinks.  I find that they work well in a guest bathroom, where cabinet space is not as important.


Comments (5)

Gina Tufano
Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty - Sterling, VA
Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate

Great options to make small updates to a home. Thanks for sharing!

Hope you have a nice week.

Feb 01, 2012 02:46 AM
Erv Fleishman
Realty Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates

You are very conservative. Go with a bright lacquered finish if you want to paint. Or reface the cabinets if the boxes are still good. Remove some doors and go with an open look. There is so much you can do with old cabinets other then simply painting them a dull color. 

Feb 01, 2012 02:47 AM
Cheryl Cudmore
Sapphire Staging - Brantford, ON
CSP, Brantford to Burlington ON

These are great, inexpensive ideas for updating when staging a home. White and off-white are completely appropriate for bathroom cabinets when staging to sell.

Feb 01, 2012 03:17 AM
Mary Beth Strait

Thanks Gina

Erv- Most sellers want to get the job done quickly and easily.  Paint is often the easiest option for time stressed sellers.  I agree that if you have time and money to look at other options, your ideas make sense.

Feb 01, 2012 03:19 AM
Tori Toth
Tori Toth, International - Howard Beach, NY
888.667.6643 NYC & Beyond, HSR, SAR, RESA, LIBOR

i would agree paint makes all the difference and of course some bling, bling

Feb 02, 2012 09:17 AM