What do buyers want in a bathroom?
However, the quality of our bathrooms is sometimes lacking. It would seem like a bit of a shame to do a full on renovation just at the point when you're about to leave. You could have spent the money on yourself.
Instead, you can think of ways to capitalize on what you have on a budget. That way you both improve the appearance of your bathroom, without destroying your net worth in the process. So shall we begin?
Most bathrooms aren't particularly spacious, so you might struggle to do this. But spacious bathrooms can often feel too vast if they're not broken up a little.
That's why having some seating in the bathroom is a good idea. Something like a stool or an ottoman placed next to the bath can make a large bathroom more approachable. It's also something useful if people just want to sit down. And finally, it's a little unusual and will make their experience of your bathroom stand out above any other bathrooms they've seen.
Many bathrooms are cluttered by ugly plastic bottles with branding plastered all over them. Think about the shampoo, shower gel, shaving foam and the rest of it littering your bathroom right now.
Put this away in the bathroom cabinet, and leave on show beautiful accessories. Perhaps you have an attractive soap bowl you could leave next to the sink.
The idea should be to strategically place these items around the room. Having beautiful accessories will add a luxury feel to your bathroom.
Group objects together, observing the rule of three. And vary the heights and depth of items, to give it that salon feel.
Nothing screams cheap, unattractive more than bathroom linoleum. Choose instead a beautiful bathroom floor tile that complements the room. Bathroom floor tiles usually only take a day or so to install, so they labor costs are not high. And you can pick up beautiful tiles for any type of room.
If you have gone for a granite effect on the walls, you could choose a dark, slate gray tile. Or perhaps your bathroom is characterised by warm, light colours. Here you could use tiles to add a little colour and contrast.
Having countertops in your bathroom that are cluttered with all your stuff is not an attractive proposition for buyers. Instead, clean all this away and show off any beautiful countertops that you might have in your bathroom.
You want to create a sense that your bathroom is a blank canvas with which they can do what they want. That means accessorizing with stylish, but neutral items. And it means getting rid of all your personal items that might otherwise put them off.
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About the PublisherBo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market. He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages. He can be reached easily By E-Mail or call/text him Call/Text Here
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