Most people at some point in their lives will want to have a change of scenery an if they are homeowners, probably will sell their homes. There is however one room in the house which you might want to look at and pay attention to if you want that extra advantage over other houses for sale.
The bathroom is, unfortunately, one of those things that most people do not give too much thought of. This is evident on so many properties for sale where a buyer is really impressed but get too disappointed when they get to the bathroom. Most of the time people will not want to throw money into something that is perceived as not being a focal point in a house. This is, however, no longer the case with today’s more discerning buyers. An unappealing and dated bathroom can be an instant turnoff and a deal breaker. There are several ways for you to turn this around, however, so read on for some thoughts on how you can make the bathroom sell your house for you.
Remove Your Personality
Chances are, the bathroom would be a reflection of the people living in the house and owns it. Clearing out any clutter and non-essential personal stuff and make sure that it should be as neutral as possible. Color most importantly should be neutral as well. The reason behind this is it would be difficult for any would-be buyer to put himself in the bathroom using it. This is important as the buyer would need to put himself using it and if it is too tailored for the previous owner, that might be hard to achieve.
Deep And General Cleaning
The bathroom can be really dirty as it is one of the most used rooms in the house. Ensure that before selling a house, you give this room a thorough cleaning. Get rid of mildew, soap scum, water stains, and limescale. You can either do this yourself by using some specialized cleaning products such as a grout cleaner or chrome polish. There is also the option for one to hire a professional cleaner to make sure that the bathroom impresses any would be buyer good enough to acquire your property.
Take Care of the Needed Repairs
After the cleanup, for sure everything will be revealed as they are. You will see chips, peeling paint or worse, damaged plumbing. It is a good idea to touch up or change any bathroom cladding, damaged tile, or any repairs needed on the plumbing to really make it shine. Another thing you might do is replace or augment the sealant in the bathroom as they peel off from wear and tear. A fresh coat of neutral colored paint will definitely do wonders as well. This is also a good time to replace worn fixtures, including sink tops or bathtubs.
Add Storage Space
Think about building shelves and installing recesses to augment storage. One of the first things a buyer would think is how they will put in their stuff and make it fit. Making these spaces available for them immediately solves that problem and the buyer can easily see themselves using the space instead of walking away disappointed.