Full-scale bathroom remodeling can be expensive and in today’s housing market, you won’t likely get all of the money back that you put into it at the time of sale. Instead of investing a lot of money for a full remodel, here are a few inexpensive ideas to spruce up your bathrooms before you list your home for sale.
Most sellers will notice if the fixtures in a bathroom are old, and it can have a negative effect on their view of your home. Buy a new set of bathroom fixtures at a home improvement store. Most stores have matching towel racks and bathroom tissue holders, too. There is a wide selection of stainless steel, wood or ceramic fixtures available.
A fresh coat of paint is a simple way to improve the overall look of a bathroom. Choose paints with a light, neutral color to make the room seem more spacious.
If your bathroom floor has tiles, it’s a good idea to add fresh grout to brighten up the bathroom’s overall look, or clean the grout so that it looks like new. (If you have white grout, using a bleach pen is an easy and quick fix!) Scratched linoleum should just be replaced. There is plenty of inexpensive flooring which is easy to install, in a variety of patterns and colors at your local hardware or flooring store.
Prospective buyers should be able to imagine themselves living in your home, and it’s easier to do that when it is free of clutter. This is especially true in the bathroom. Clean out your medicine cabinet, and remove prescription medicine. (Yes, many buyers will look in there.) Leave only the essentials such as toothpaste and hairbrushes.
Making a good impression on your prospective buyers can be easier when you’ve redone a bathroom. It doesn’t require much money, and it may increase the final sale price of home. Want more tips on preparing your home for sale? Or ready to start talking about how to make that happen? Learn more about selling with the LoCoMusings team, and set an appointment. Or, give us a call at 571-233-5491.