Selling your home is an exciting time. Of course, it can be a stressful time too. Many people want to make sure that they are selling their homes quickly. They want to guarantee that they are not languishing in the estate agents window for too long.
So, when it comes to selling your home, you need to ensure that your property is in a good state of repair. You don’t have to start redecorating your home and spending a sizeable chunk of cash. But, you do need to make sure that your home has a distinct advantage over others in the area.
Did you know that kitchens and bathrooms are considered as ‘deal breakers’ for many home buyers? They want to see a fully functional bathroom and kitchen that is kitted out to the highest standard. Of course, you don’t want to start remodelling your home when you are due to sell it. But, there are some savvy ways that you can make sure that your bathroom is a gorgeous space that allows your home to sell more quickly.
Perfect Looking Tiles
Tiles can look a little worn with constant use. But, you’re not going to rip them off the wall and start again. Make sure that you are bleaching tiles to restore them to their former glory. Do be sure to re-grout and seal the bathroom and tiles. This is essential to giving the bathroom a clean and fresh appearance. Discoloured tiles can look grubby. So, while you may be diligent with the housework, orange looking tiles and grout work can put buyers off. Clean, re-grout and repeat. Your bathroom will look as a good as new with just a little elbow grease.
Fix the Fixtures and Fittings
Cracked or wobbly toilet seats and bare bulbs can look unattractive to any home buyer. Make sure that your bathroom is the epitome of functionality. Mend that wobbly toilet seat that you've been living with for months. Add a small ceramic fitting perhaps to the light pull or toilet lever. Make sure that loose bath panels are affixed. You can cheaply update the overall look of the room too. If you have old-fashioned wood or pine panels and toilet seats with spalled joints, you can seek out a cleaner, more contemporary acrylic version. Simply replace them where necessary for a cheap and cheerful instant makeover. And, of course, now is the time to ditch the fluffy toilet seat cover! It’s always best to ensure that your home is de-personalised during the sales process. You want your prospective buyers to visualise the property as their future home.
Keep it Clean!
Your bathroom floor can be a breeding ground for unhygienic germs. Make sure that old carpets are ripped up and replaced with more hygienic vinyl or laminate solutions. This is a cost-effective way of making your bathroom look more appealing and instantly fresh and modern. Keep any new flooring neutral in its look. Your prospective buyers will love it and be able to visualise themselves in the space.
Making the Most of a Small Bathroom
A small bathroom doesn’t have to be a negative aspect of any home. In fact, it can be turned into a small and compact area that hits all the right notes. A large mirror can create the illusion of space. A mirror is a sensible way of making the bathroom look bigger and brighter without spending a fortune. You can also replace the contract radiator with a heated towel rails to the room for a cheap upgrade that warms and stores towels and creates a designer look.