4 Key Bathroom Updates to Help Sell Your Home Faster

Thinking about selling your home? Wondering what changes will help appeal to the buyers? Here are some updates that just might help!

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Jan 21, 2021

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Who doesn't wish for a bathroom like the ones in luxurious hotels? The ones where you feel like you're at a spa and it's all so relaxing? Where, you feel like anything is possible? 

If the answer to these questions is yes, then chances are, home buyers feel the same. Since you're thinking about selling your house, it makes sense to spruce up the bathroom which will help sell it faster. That means getting upgrades and making some changes. 

This is where we step in. Take a look at these 4 key updates you can get to help sell your home faster and choose the one you need for your bathroom most:

1. Fixing and Updating Fixtures

The first and most important thing you must do is check your bathroom to see what needs to be fixed and updated. 

Broken faucets, showerheads, and vanity pulls deteriorate over time, and upgrading to newer and more high-quality fixtures can help elevate the look of your whole bathroom. 

Choose a neutral look so that you can appeal to a broader demographic of home buyers. A style that’s really popular these days is that people are mixing metals. For instance, matching the light fixtures, shower door frame, and other metals in the bathroom with a single type of metal. Stainless steel is a great material for a shower panel, so you might want to consider looking into that as well. 

Use chrome and matte black to match the fixtures you have. They fit in well with most generic styles and are always attractive. 

2. Paint Jobs 

Here’s an update that won't cost you an arm and a leg - repainting your bathroom. Paint is the fastest way to change and spruce up the look of any room. Buyers who are interested in a home tend to look for a neutral and clean decor, so gray tones are really hip these days.

That being said, you don’t want to completely reinvent your bathroom so that it doesn’t match with the rest of your home’s decor. Let’s say your house is decorated with earthy tones, then it makes sense to stick with something that falls in that category of colors. 

Other than the walls, you can also consider painting the ceiling or an outdated vanity. Fresh paint also has the power to hide any imperfections and adding in white towels can give it that spa vibe we all crave for. 

3. We Want More Storage!

When it comes to bathrooms, buyers don't usually have many expectations, except when it comes to storage. 

You might have already come across some buyers who were snooping around and looking in on your cabinets to see if there's enough space. And that's your cue to make sure your cabinets aren't overflowing with hygiene products, cosmetics, or any personal items. 

How to Utilize Space for Storage 

If you don't have ample storage space in your bathroom, then it's time to think about investing in some baskets or boxes. You can use these to store items like makeup, linen, or cleaning products. Wicker baskets are all the rage now as they're not only handy but can fit in with different interior designs.  

To make it look as if there's adequate space, you can use this simple trick of adding a decorative corner with a shelving system. This will also help to add to the ambiance of the bathroom. 

Plus, depending on what the layout of your bathroom is, you can consider getting some over the toilet space saver units or mount a shelf above the door. You can use them for either practical or decoration purposes. 

4. Being Environmentally Conscious

Going green in the bathroom has become popular recently, a lot of us are being more conscious now about the products we're using. Products which we use for cleaning and remodeling our bathroom. 

So, if you're thinking about making the switch as well, here are a few ways you can transition your bathroom into one: 

  1. Change Your Cleaning Products 

The easiest way to go green in the bathroom is by changing the products you use to clean with. There are way too many cleaning products being sold right now, but you can avoid those and make your own eco-friendly product. 

Or you can just swap out all your cleaning products with an all-purpose product that will clean both your toilet and the shower. This way you waste less money and use fewer containers and fewer cleaning supplies. 

  1. Microfibers to the Rescue!

It's no secret that many of the fabrics we use in the bathroom need regular cleaning. Towels, floor mats, bath cloths, face towels, and shower curtains are just some of the items that need a good cleaning. 

This is where microfibers come in. Use microfiber-based linens as they take very little time to dry in the dryer. They also help to build fewer bacteria on towels and other linens. And did we mention that they're super soft too?

  1. Bring the Nature Inside 

Of course, going green means you'll have to bring in nature. And you can do this just by adding a fishbowl or a small plant. The plant will help with improving the quality of air in the bathroom and the fishbowl will help with creating a unique setting.  

  1. A Full Remodel 

You can also go for a full remodel of your bathroom by changing your fixtures with upcycled and recycled fixtures. Implement the use of natural woods, stones, and other items that'll help with creating the green bathroom of your dreams. 

Use bamboo flooring if you want as a natural flooring or river rocks as bath mats which will help to add a little decor as well. Bamboo can also be used in bathroom curtains or window treatments.

Similarly, stones can also be used as a part of your flooring too. If you want your own foot massage area, then this might just be your thing!

Final Thoughts 

Finally, we'd like to say that it's usually the kitchens and bathrooms that help seal the deal when it comes to selling a house. You'll have to spend a good amount of time and money to transform your bathroom into something that will mesmerize potential buyers into considering buying your home.

If you're unsure about whether you should go for an update or renovation, you can check in with a real estate professional and ask for their advice. Or you can visit some open houses to get some ideas about what you should do. Either way, don't forget to let us know what changes you made in the comments below!  

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