Any estate agent, renovator, or even homebuyer will tell you that when it comes to buying a home, two rooms make more of a difference than the rest of them combined: the kitchen and the bathroom. This time, we will focus on the bathroom. If you want your house to sell quickly to more enthusiastic buyers for a higher amount, these are the points of the room you have to tackle.
First and foremost, your bathroom has to pass an inspection of the most crucial elements. If you have been putting off repairs to any of the plumbing, now is the time to fork out for it. The problem might be as simple as a washer that could be replaced for a couple bucks. It does not matter. People do not want to move into a home where it looks like they are going to have any problems with the utilities. If they do not reject it on that premise, they are going to draw out the process by requesting you get it fixed before they move in.
The details of what people can actually do in a bathroom is also going to matter. You have to decide, of course, whether adding additional functionality is going to be worth the value increase the room provides. Adding a whole new bath or shower might be difficult for instance. A lower cost, but still high-impact change to make is to visit UniqueVanities.com and make sure you have a proper vanity space where people can relax and go through their morning bathroom rituals. Other low-cost improvements include a recessed medicine cabinet with a mirror and a little task lighting around the sink and mirror.
No one likes a cramped bathroom, but when you’ve been living with one for a while, it can be hard to recognize it as a problem. You might not be able to change the actual dimensions of the bathroom but there is a lot that you can do to still add extra space in a tiny bathroom. For instance, you can float your sink so that it has storage space beneath it or even create the illusion of more space by framing your mirror and maximizing natural light by using fewer opaque materials.
If people see a bathroom that looks new, they are going to think they are getting a fantastic deal. Of course, there are little bits and pieces you can do to make the bathroom look new without it actually being brand new. A thorough, deep clean and replacing any cracked tiles or the like is crucial. But little update projects as shown at Time.com like updating your wall patterns or freshening little pieces of hardware like faucets can create the new look. If you have any wood, re-do their varnish, and if you have ceramics, make sure you’re using products that target calcium and rust build-ups.
Think about what you want from your own bathroom. Practicality, convenience, and comfort most of all. The above points are going to address those wants directly and improve the selling power of your home.