Buyers absolutely love bathrooms that remind them of hotels. Just about every article you read on home staging is going to talk about how to make your bathrooms look like “spas.”
Unfortunately, we live in a reality where most of us do not have amazing bathrooms that look like they came out of a 5 star hotel. That being said, it’s not wise to invest too much money into the bathroom, as it won’t equal a huge profit. Therefore, what you should do is use what you already have, but make it better. Here are some easy ways to turn your bathroom into a room that buyers will drool over.
Clear all of the countertops off. Remove all of your everyday personal items and ordinary bathroom supplies. Buyers do not want to see your personal hygiene products. In fact, this can make them feel as though they are intruding on your personal space, which can be distracting and a little awkward.
Move cleaning products out of sight. Remove all items that imply housework and maintenance, such as toilet brushes, wastepaper baskets, sponges, cleaning products, bath mats, and toilet paper rolls. These are a necessary part of everyday living, but your potential buyers don’t need to see them. Read: The Dos and Don’ts of Remodeling.
Amp up your storage. Storage space sells! Your buyers will be looking inside your bathroom cabinets to see how much space they have. Store the little things you use every day elsewhere. Read: Remodel Before Selling? – Zillow.
Perform small upgrades. Rather than spending many thousands completely renovating your bathroom, it’s much smarter to spend your money only where it will show and to make small, inexpensive upgrades that will create a large impact. These projects will possibly include painting the walls, changing out hardware, adding new lighting, and switching out towel and hand-towel bars.
Deep-cleaning. The bathroom must be squeaky-clean. It is very important that the bathroom is clean. Nobody wants to look at a dirty, grimy bathroom, ever, not even guests. So your buyers definitely do not want to see it.
White towels. Any bathroom can be instantly transformed by adding beautiful, soft towels. Towels never look as good as they do before you take off the tags, so opt for new ones instead of old. Of course, you’ll still need towels while you’re waiting on your home to sell, so use these only when buyers come to view the house.
Using fresh flowers. Fresh flowers and plants make any space prettier. They make a big impact. Orchids are always a favorite go-to for bathrooms. You don’t need to go overboard, but a pop of color is always nice. For further reading, see: Tips for Remodeling a Bath for Resale.