Your bathroom is a space you use every day. That’s why it’s important to make these rooms as appealing as possible when selling your house. By giving your bathroom some attention, potential homebuyers will be able to imagine themselves starting their morning in this room.
The first rule of staging any room in your home is to remove unnecessary clutter from the space. Consider packing up any products or medications you don’t use regularly, and find a new place to store jewelry or extra toiletry items. You will also need to make sure you keep all dirty clothes in a hamper. Decluttering is especially important for your bathroom closets and cabinets, as you don’t want potential homebuyers thinking they won’t have enough storage space. Add hooks to walls and doors and install storage trays to cabinets to help keep your bathroom organized.
Aside from your kitchen, your bathroom is the room where cleanliness may stand out the most. Before showing your home to potential buyers, it’s necessary to give it a thorough cleaning. This process should include:
- Wiping down surfaces
- Cleaning the toilets, bathtubs, and sinks
- Sweeping and mopping the floors
- Cleaning shower doors, and washing shower curtains
- Removing any stains from tile and grout
- Descaling the showerhead
Once you complete the deep clean of your bathroom, pack up all the cleaning products and move them out of sight, including toilet brushes and plungers.
Replace the shower curtain and bathmat
You shouldn’t leave a heavily used shower curtain hanging up if you know potential buyers will be in your home. A shower curtain can become dirty even after a few days of use, and a new one will give the impression that your bathroom is fresh and clean. You should also place a new bathmat in front of your bathtub to create an inviting feel.
Repaint the space
If your bathroom has outdated wallpaper or paint, it may be time to spruce up the space with a fresh coat of paint. This will help cover up any signs of wear and tear in the room, and you will be able to choose a neutral paint color that will appeal to more homebuyers.
One way to give your bathroom an instant visual upgrade is to replace fixtures such as the showerhead, bathtub faucet, and sink faucet. Older fixtures can make the bathroom look dated, and new fixtures will give the room a well-maintained appearance.
If you’ve been putting off making repairs to your bathroom, now is the time to complete those tasks. Leaks, loose hardware, and loose fixtures can leave homebuyers with a negative impression. Recaulk any spots that are chipping away, and make sure all plumbing is in good working order.
Make use of mirrors
If your bathroom is on the smaller side, you can use a vanity mirror that’s either tall or wide to make the room feel larger. Placing a mirror across from or near a window can help spread natural light to dim corners of your bathroom.
Add some finishing touches
It can’t hurt to add some elegant features to your bathroom to give it a spa-like feel. Just make sure you don’t use too many of these items to avoid the appearance of being cluttered. Here are some examples:
- Fresh white towels
- A clean white robe
- A basket of folded hand towels
- Flowers or a plants
- Decorative soaps
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