If you’re thinking about selling your home in DC Ranch and your bathroom is a bit dated, this guide is here to help. Check out the seven ways you may want to consider improving your bathroom if you’re selling your home in the next several months.
7 Bathroom Improvements Worth Considering if You Want to Sell Your Home in DC Ranch
Check out the seven simplest (and most effective) ways to update your bathroom to help you sell your home:
- Add double sinks
- Replace or refinish your vanity
- Paint the walls a light color
- Update the flooring
- Upgrade hardware and accessories
- Install a new light fixture
- Add built-in storage
Here’s a closer look at each.
Bathroom Improvement #1: Add Double Sinks
If you only have one sink in your bathroom, it may be time to consider adding a second. This is a relatively easy and inexpensive update that can make a big impact. However, you should talk to your real estate agent before making such a big investment; it may not be necessary, and you don’t want to spend money on home improvements that aren’t going to help you sell your home. Remember, too, that in some bathrooms, a single sink is the best option.
Bathroom Improvement #2: Replace or Refinish Your Vanity
The vanity is often the focal point of the bathroom, so it’s important to make sure it looks its best. If your vanity is old or in poor condition, consider replacing it. This can be a bit pricey, but if you choose wisely, it can make a big impact on prospective buyers. If replacing your vanity isn’t an option, consider refinishing it. Refinishing can still make a big difference in the way your bathroom looks (and in how buyers perceive your home).
Bathroom Improvement #3: Paint the Walls a Light Color
If your bathroom walls are dark or dated, or if they’re wallpapered, consider painting them a light color. This will brighten up the space and make it feel more modern. Be sure to use a paint that’s specifically made for bathrooms, as regular paint won’t stand up to the humidity.
Pro Tip: Buyers want to see neutral spaces that they can work with. If your paint color is specific to your preferences (like blue, pink or polka-dotted), change it. Buyers who tour your home and don’t like your current paint color will only focus on how much work it’ll be to change it, so it’s smart to head off that problem before your home even hits the market.
Bathroom Improvement #4: Update the Flooring
Another way to brighten up your bathroom is to update the flooring. If your bathroom has old, stained or dated tile, consider replacing it. This can be a big project, but it’s worth it if you’re trying to sell your home. Usually, it’s best to hire a contractor for this type of job. Don’t stress if you don’t know anyone, though; there’s a good chance your real estate agent can refer you to a local professional.
Bathroom Improvement #5: Upgrade Hardware and Accessories
If your bathroom hardware and accessories are old or out of style, it’s time for an upgrade. This is a small change that can make a big difference in the way your bathroom looks (and feels). Be sure to choose hardware and accessories that match the style of your bathroom; for example, if your bathroom is modern, look for sleek, chrome-finished hardware. Head to your favorite home improvement store and see what’s available; you may be surprised at what you find. The bets part of this kind of update is that it’s usually a DIY job.
Bathroom Improvement #6: Install a New Light Fixture
If your bathroom is dark or the light fixture is dated, it’s time to install a new, more modern fixture. This is an easy update (it’s usually a DIY job). Check out the lighting aisle at your favorite home improvement store to see what’s available. When you’re there, choose a light fixture that’s appropriate for the size and style of your bathroom.
Bathroom Improvement #7: Add Built-In Storage
If your bathroom is cluttered or doesn’t have enough storage, consider adding some built-in storage. This can be a big project (and it will likely require the help of a contractor), but it’s worth it if you’re trying to sell your home. Most buyers are looking for homes with ample storage, so this is a great way to make your bathroom more appealing.
Related: The 8 steps to selling your home
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