When buyers tour homes for sale, they’re taking a close look at the bathrooms. For some, the sheer number of bathrooms in a home is critical so it is nice if you have a master, a family bathroom (full bath), and a half bathroom (powder room) for guests. So all these rooms need to be considered in the updated plan. A traditional bath remodels cost about $20,000. Buyers love the allure of a fresh, beautiful bathroom that reminds them of luxury hotels or soothing spas they have enjoyed. And, most important, buyers want to envision themselves enjoying this luxury every day in their new home. However, the reality is that most of us do not have the perfect bathroom. And we know that, in most instances, it is not a wise investment to do a full, costly renovation just for a home sale. It simply doesn’t translate into profit. The following are some suggestions on how to affordably update your bathrooms so you can sell your home at the price you want and quickly…
A Little Paint Goes a Long Way
If you’re thinking about painting your home to help sell it, that may be a great decision. Buyers need to imagine themselves in a house, and neutral tones are the best paint colors for selling a house in most cases. No matter what shades you choose, be sure to apply a satin finish to make your bathroom pop!
Small Hardware Updates and Accents Make a Big Impact
Replacing just the knobs, pulls, or other drawer accents in your bathroom can transform the entire look of your space. Give an update to your bathroom by replacing your bathroom faucets with new modern versions that match your new accents. Just these few changes will make a big difference in the ambiance of your bathrooms.
Go Easy On The Tile
Tile is beautiful but it can quickly add up the cost of your project. As an alternative use wall surrounds. They can usually be purchased for $100 and will brighten your space. A bathtub surround is a vertical surface material that protects the walls just above a bathtub or bathtub/shower unit. Surrounds can be constructed in many styles, ranging from a single row of ceramic tile that serves as a kind of backsplash around the tub, to fully covered walls that encase the three sides of a bathtub or shower alcove. In some bathrooms, the surround can include virtually all wall surfaces.
Bathroom Cabinets Are Super Important
When selling your home be sure to get rid of any extremely worn broken or inoperable cabinets that are beyond repair. Storage space sells. Your buyers will be looking inside your bathroom cupboards to see how much space they offer. Make sure they are only half to two-thirds full and well organized. Store the little things you use every day (hair elastics, lip gloss) in a pretty box or basket with a lid to avoid a tidal wave of trinkets on the shelves or in drawers.
Great Looking Bathroom Sinks Are a Must
A damaged or lackluster sink in the bathroom can be a major turn-off for prospective buyers. If the bathroom is in need of a more serious facelift, consider a pedestal for a classic look. If the room is small, a wall-mounted can save space and open things up. Drop-in-sinks come in a variety of colors and styles are easy to install yourself and can be found for under $100 if that is more in your budget.
Only Upgrade Things That Will Have a Large Visual Impact
Rather than spending many thousands completely renovating your bathroom, it’s much smarter to spend your money only where it will show and to make small, inexpensive upgrades that will create a large impact. As a general rule, improvements that can’t easily be seen don’t translate into a higher sale price. Think about creating a spa-like experience with accessories in tranquil, soft colors. Include fragrant soaps, bath oils, natural loofahs, and candles.
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