Selling can be a little bit of a Catch 22; what do you do? Spend some money to change and improve, possibly gain a bigger interest in your house, or don’t improve saving money and possibly loose some interest in your house or even having to list for lower price when it is on the market. The key is to ensure elements that matter to buyers are represented in your house when selling. Invest your money in updates that will resonate with buyers and help you stand out above the competition. A Professional Home Stager will help you understand what those investments are that have an impact.
Bathrooms are rooms that matter a lot to buyers. First and foremost they expect them to be clean and spotless, a room that will accommodate their daily routine, but with a style. We can thank HGTV and other home improvement shows for helping the consumer understand trends. Since Baby-boomers are downsizing and moving the Millennials and Gen X generations ready to buy but are not willing to find a fixer upper, they want move in ready.
If you are planning on selling soon two things that can be done to update a bathroom, and make a significant impact at a are reasonably cost are lighting and a fresh coat of neutral color paint. Removing the builder Hollywood light fixture to one that is more in style, and giving the room a fresh coat of light neutral toned paint will impress. It is a small investment for a big return.
If your toilet has seen a little too much wear and tear, consider replacing to newer water efficient one. Make sure the seat matches the bowl. Buyers are not impressed by how creative you can be in this area.
You can also improve a dated bathroom by updating your bathroom cabinets, or painting them to a neutral fresh white tone and adding new updated hardware. Hard stone or quartz counters are desirable but if that is not in the budget consider a new solid laminate. By keeping this rooms finishes simple and in light neutral colors it will appear larger and become an asset for the sale of the house.
I always suggest to my clients to purchase new white towels, and a new white shower curtain if the bathroom requires one. It matters more to buyers that bathrooms are white glove clean. All personal items need to be out of site if you are selling too. No matter what the price point of the house is, people do not want to see owners’ personal grooming items.
Taking a little time to pay attention to the details can make a big impact for such a tiny room. If you have a great tip send it along!