What you should consider if you are thinking of renovating your bathrooms

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa

It's a seller's market right now. If you are putting money into your home for renovations before you sell, here are 7 things that people want in a bathroom.

1. Double Sinks
This is one of those times where two is better than one. A double vanity upgrade is a worthwhile splurge, according to the pros.
Worried about space though? You might be surprised by how much you can fit into a modestly sized bathroom. Even two small sinks are better than one when you have limited space. 

2. Install New Hardware And Accessories if you haven't done this yet.
Switching out hardware like light fixtures, towel bars, cabinet pulls and sink fixtures can make a big impact relatively affordably. Make sure you are matching everything as well. 
“Your faucet, doorknobs, and shower frame should all look good together, try not to mix metals for example. 
Add a framed mirror above your sink area.  If the mirror is framed in it adds so much value to your bathroom for a small cost.

3. Replace Or Paint Your Vanity
The vanity is a centrepiece in any bathroom, so you won't want to overlook this feature when preparing your house to sell.
Clean lines are the theme for bathrooms at every price point.  If you can’t afford a new vanity, painting the cabinets in a high-gloss white or pale gray will really add to your bathroom look.? Don't forget about your medicine cabinet too. If it's super old and tired, it's time to invest in a new one.

4. Update Old Floors
If you have scuffed-up vinyl chipped tile, or—don't even think about keeping the carpet in your bathroom if you have this, you’ll definitely want to invest in new flooring.
Updating old floors to tile or luxury vinyl tile really adds appeal to home buyers. 
Bathroom tile usually isn't a hard project for some DIYers, but you can always hire a contractor.

5. Add Space and Storage
Everyone loves more space in their bathrooms, buyers are looking for bathrooms that make the most of the space.
If you are redoing the shower, think about expanding the shower to fit a bench or seat. It’s an important feature that can be utilized in a lot of different ways.

6. Make Your Bathroom Light And Bright
Replace loud, bold patterns with clean neutrals in all your bathrooms. A blank slate is more likely to appeal to a wide array of potential buyers.
The classic white never goes out of style in a bathroom. Definitely look at replacing an old, colourful tub with a white one.
You may also find our blog post: De-Clutter For A Better Home Style

Posted by

Irene Bilinski, ASA
Bilingual Sales Representative

RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa

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Comments (2)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Irene, great advice for those contemplating a bathroom remodel! 

Jun 21, 2021 02:03 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Irene Bilinski I re-did one of my bathrooms last year, and these would be good tips to take into consideration.

Jun 21, 2021 03:22 PM