If you are going to be selling your home, either now or sometime in the next few years, you want your house to be beautiful and appealing to prospective buyers. One place that can be a deal-breaker for many people is the bathroom. A bathroom with old, outdated or worn out fixtures and cabinets looks unhygienic and will make a bad impression, even if the rest of the house is spotless.
While you may not need a complete overhaul of your bathroom, there are a few key areas that you should inspect to see if they would benefit from an upgrade:
• The Floor – One of the biggest offenders to the bathroom can be the floor. Worn out, dirty, or even moldy tile may need to be replaced with something clean and new. This can be new tile or even stone flooring.
• Lighting – A bathroom needs to be well lit to facilitate good hygiene and to avoid feeling murky or depressing. An upgrade to current lighting, or simply adding lighting, may be just the thing to make your bathroom look more inviting.
• Fixtures and Plumbing – Maybe you have a hopelessly outdated sink or a worn out looking toilet; or, maybe your shower head just doesn’t do the job it used to. Replacing some of your basic bathroom fixtures can go long way towards sprucing up the overall appearance of the room.
• Countertops – Not just important in the kitchen, having clean and attractive countertops in the bathroom is essential to enhancing the overall ambiance of the room.
• Shower Curtain or Door – If your shower is one with a curtain, replacing that old, faded curtain with a colorful new one can bring brightness and cheerfulness into the bathroom. If your bathroom has a walk-in shower with a door, think about replacing that old rusty door with a glittering new glass door.
• Cabinets – If you have an old, tired looking medicine cabinet, or other cabinets on or around the sink that has seen better days, you may want to replace that cabinetry with something new and more spacious.
Fixing up the bathroom is an investment that can help you sell your home faster and at a better price. Taking the time to spruce up your bathroom now will not prove to be beneficial in the long run, but will also make your bathroom a nicer place to frequent while you still live in your current house.