Bathrooms have and always will be a top priority for homebuyers. When a potential buyer walks into a renovated bathroom that exudes quality and offers an intimate, contemporary feel, it will be remembered for sure.
After all, a bathroom is more than just a place for grooming – it’s a sanctuary. A place where one can relax in a hot bath and escape the stresses of daily life for a few moments.
Updating a tired looking bathroom isn’t hard and is a great way for home sellers to increase the interest in their home.
Easy fixes include adding luxurious looking towels, replacing the shower curtain and adding candles around a bathtub. However, with a little more money and effort, your bathroom can become a talking point of the house. Here are some improvements to consider:
Beautify: By adding decorative glass, stone tile or accents to the bathroom, it will stand out among the other houses in the neighborhood that are for sale. Extra-wide wall tiles are popular these days and wood cabinets can be beautifully embellished with intricately carved wooden onlays.
Enhanced Lighting: Add more lighting options around the room, especially around the vanity, to reduce shadows and glaring. This improvement isn’t too expensive and can really highlight the positive features of a bathroom. Mood lighting around the tub area is also increasing in popularity.
Replace the Tub: It’s not too often you hear someone complaining about a bathtub being too large, and that’s because there’s nothing better than coming home from a hard day’s work and relaxing in a big, soothing tub. By putting in a new tub and creating more of a spa-like atmosphere, you will have buyers imagining themselves washing their cares away. Adding a massage element to the showerhead or one that replicates rain showers also appeals to today’s buyers.
Update Fixtures: A relatively inexpensive job, changing out the fixtures can make a big difference in the look of your bathroom. From cabinet handles to faucets, the addition of brushed nickel or other metals that are polished and elegant are always a huge hit. And if space permits, adding a second sink is never a bad thing.
Think Green: The bathroom is a prime place to start putting those environmentally friendly devices to work. Installing fixtures that save water, such as a low-flow showerhead, a low-flow faucet aerator, and a dual-flush toilet, can save thousands of gallons of water each year. Adding energy-efficient windows is another easy option, since the size of…