Selling Your Home? Give Your Bathrooms a Facelift with These Three Quick Tips
Are you getting ready to sell your East Bridgewater 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 bathrooms 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. In today's blog post we'll share three quick tips for renovating or upgrading your bathrooms to freshen up their look before potential homebuyers start viewing your home.
Clean Your Bathroom out and Start Fresh
Before you begin, take a close look at your bathroom. Is there wallpaper on the walls? Are the sinks and faucets a bit dated and stained? Does the bathtub have a crack in it or is there some discoloration in the tiles or grout? If your bathroom hasn't been renovated in the past few years, there's a good chance that the entire room needs a top-to-bottom overhaul. Of course this can be done with either some good cleaning or a total renovation. Start by cleaning everything, and if you have a linen closet you may want to clean it out and re organize, if you have cluttered closets and shelves like myself its best to box up and store away the things your not using on a day to day basis. Reason being is if a buyer sees a stacked closet they may think there is not enough storage space, and as you know storage is huge. Even a dated bathroom can look good with out spending a ton of money; a quick coat of fresh paint on the walls and a tube of caulking goes a long way. Make sure you re caulk around the tub and or sink if needed to give it a clean edge and remember even if your tub isn’t the best if its clean and neat it shows its taken care of. One other handy tip, keep the shower curtain open if you have a small bath, a closed shower curtain can make a bathroom look 3-4 small, especially in pictures.
Choose Your Color Palette Wisely
Before you begin you'll want to have some sort of 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. However remember not everyone has the same taste so keeping the colors somewhat neutral would be best.
Don't Skimp on Fixtures and Accessories
Remember that you're selling the home and that 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. One other tip is to add light, if your bathroom doesn’t have a window or has poor lighting see if there is an easy way to add some extra light, a bright bathroom will always show better then a dim room.
Breathing some new life in to your bathrooms won't break the bank, but it might just help secure your East Bridgewater home sale.