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Key Improvements That Will Reap a Profit | Bathrooms

By January 27, 2016January 22nd, 2023No Comments

Improvements to a home can help with the profit. Updates bring value to the product, being the home. 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 lose some interest in your house. 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.

The Bathroom

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. Buyers like a move-in ready home, they expect value, and they expect the home to have an updated look. 

If you are planning on selling soon there are a few changes that can be done to update a bathroom.  Lighting, updated hardware, and a fresh coat of paint in a neutral color can create a significant impact at a reasonable price. Remove the builder light fixture to one that is more in style. Looking at the big-box stores you can find something in style and reasonably priced. Hardware can be found there too, or online. Adding a fresh coat of light neutral-toned paint will always impress. It is a small investment for a big return.

updated bathroom

Other improvements

In your bathroom take a good look at your toilet. If it has seen a little too much wear and tear, consider replacing it with a newer water-efficient one. Make sure the seat matches the bowl. Believe me when I say 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. Paint the cabinets. If you have a good eye for style you can consider a trending color. If you are not as confident buyers always appreciate a neutral fresh white tone, both can give the bath an updated fix. Also, consider 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 the bathroom finishes simple and timeless, it will appear updated 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 the site if you are selling too. No matter what the price point of the house is, people do not want to see the owners’ personal grooming items.

Taking a little time to pay attention to the details can make a big impact on such a tiny room. If you have a great tip send it along!

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Karen GP

Author Karen GP

Karen GrayPlaisted is the principle owner of Design Solutions KGP. She is a graduate from Pace University and The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her marketing background and design sense are a perfect combination for home sellers. In the first year she began her staging business, she won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade from RESA, selected from all North American stagers, USA and Canada. In 2016 she won top Occupied Stager in the USA. Karen’s ability to educate and empower clients using simple solutions allows homeowners to transform their spaces with desirable affordable decadence.

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