Selling Your Home? Give Your Bathrooms a Facelift with These Three Quick Tips

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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. 

Posted by


Laurie Steinberg(R)

508 922 2340



Laurie Steinberg is a top sales agent at Keller Williams Realty based out of Easton Massachusetts.  

Laurie has become known for her “Out Of The Box Marketing” style and approach that helps her sellers get their homes sold fast and for the most amount of money, while also helping her buyers with top of the market negotiating skills and being able to get her buyers available listing as soon as possible making sure her buyers don't lose their dream home.


Laurie Steinberg has over 15 years experience in Residential Real Estate Sales. Servicing Plymouth, Bristol & Norfolk Counties and specializing in the Bridgewater's, Middleboro, and Raynham Towns. Laurie holds her Accredited Buyer Representative Designations, Certified Distressed Property Designation, and has mastered Internet Marketing. Laurie also has been known for having one of the best Marketing and Selling Plans in the area. Laurie stays up to date with current technology and is always taking new courses/ classes to learn more about the local area markets and how to be the best Realtor(R). Laurie is committed to giving exceptional, professional and friendly service combined with great customer service that will build a relationship that will last a lifetime. Laurie’s goal is to meet and exceed all her clients expectations. in the Bridgewater's, Middleboro, and Raynham Towns.


Laurie is a mother of 2 girls and was born and raised in Bridgewater Ma, Laurie raised her children in Middleboro where they lived for 15 years and now reside back in Bridgewater, living in these areas has giving Laurie the knowledge she needs to help all her clients needs.For a custom market evaluation Click here

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Comments (9)

Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Good advice, Laurie.   I'm selling an "As Is" property - but I still advised the Seller to clean, paint, and update the bathrooms.

  My Mom's last name is Steinberg.

Dec 27, 2014 06:57 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Laurie, these are great tips and most buyers do pay close attention to the condition and style of the bathrooms.  Even if the seller can't afford any updates there is no excuse for the bathroom to be any less than SPOTLESS and CLEAN!!!!

Dec 27, 2014 08:01 AM
RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

Laurie Steinberg and always put your toilet seat down. Some buyers have a real aversion to toilets being open.

Dec 27, 2014 08:03 AM
Laurie Steinberg
Steinberg Realty Group - East Bridgewater, MA
Steinberg Realty Group | Keller Williams

Great advise Michael, I left that part out.

Dec 27, 2014 08:12 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Hi Laurie Steinberg , excellent post.  Thanks for the information.  Welcome to ActiveRain!

Dec 27, 2014 09:25 AM
Laurie Steinberg
Steinberg Realty Group - East Bridgewater, MA
Steinberg Realty Group | Keller Williams

Thank you Wayne!

Dec 27, 2014 09:27 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Laurie, these are all great tips.  Congratulations on you first post!  Happy New Year!

Dec 27, 2014 03:20 PM
Jack Tenold
Jack Tenold LLC - Spokane, WA
Specializing in Reverse Mortgages

Hi Laurie, good information. It is easy to get complacent about our surroundings and the things we hang on to.  Less is more in my book.  The less "stuff" in the bathroom the roomier it will appear. A spotless bathroom regardless of size makes a huge statement about the maintenance standards of an entire house. And, as you said light -- lots of it.  Best wishes for the new year.  

Dec 29, 2014 05:24 AM
Coach KC™
Prosperitor LLC dba Secured Futures - Albuquerque, NM
Marketing • Productivity • Revenue • Development

Hi Laurie Steinberg! Welcome to ActiveRain!

 Network Strong & Prosper! --Coach KC

Jan 01, 2015 04:38 AM

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