Making sure your bathroom appeals to would-be buyers doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of simple things you can do without replacing your whole suite. That’s why we’ve decided to put together some of our top tips for a few quick and easy updates that won’t cost the earth.
Freshen up with a lick of paint
If your bathroom is looking a little tired, spruce it up by repainting the walls. This will have the added benefit of giving the space the appearance of being brand new.
Choose a neutral shade such as off-white or cream to act as a blank canvas, and remember that a good quality finish is important. You may want to consider employing a decorator to do the hard work for you, especially if you’re short on time.
Cobwebs are great for spiders but not so good if you want to give the impression that your home is loved and cared for. So pull on those rubber gloves and make sure your bathroom looks spick and span. Bleach the toilet, get those taps sparkling, and don’t forget the skirting boards and the grouting between the tiles. If something can’t be cleaned, it might be a good idea to replace it.
Upgrade bathroom accessories
Replace your shower curtain with a glass screen for a clean, modern look. If you have a dripping tap, fix it or buy a new one before the viewings begin. Other features that will make your bathroom more attractive to potential buyers include a chrome heated towel rail, fresh flowers and plants. But remember that less is more – you don’t want buyers to feel as if they’ve walked into a jungle! Opt for something like an elegant orchid to add a splash of vibrant colour.
Little touches such as upgrading your soap dish and toothbrush holder will all help to create a general impression of quality and style.
As with any room, clutter not only looks untidy but distracts house-hunters from picturing themselves living in your home. After all, that is your ultimate aim: to make people feel they could live in your property. So put away those photos, and beauty and cleaning products, and think minimal.
Home spa luxury
Creating a haven of tranquillity doesn’t have to come with a high price tag. There are a few simple things you can do to give your bathroom a hotel spa feel. For example, keep a set of new, clean towels for viewings, and add a well-chosen candle.