If you’re trying to sell your home, it’s important to fix up any flaws that might cause buyers to balk at purchasing the house. If one of the flaws happens to be a guest bathroom that’s on the small side, you’re in luck. That’s because you can use a few simple tips to make the bathroom look and feel a little larger than it is. Check out how to get a bathroom that will appeal to buyers before you sell your home.
Use color to give the illusion of more space
Sometimes all it takes is some creative use of color to make a room look larger. You can start with lighter colors, since these can make any room seem more spacious. Try to keep the walls all one color, because using different colors can chop up the space and make it seem smaller. You can even paint the ceiling and baseboards either the same color as the wall, or a shade lighter.
Don’t let the fixtures overwhelm the bathroom
When you have a small bathroom, you can’t expect to fit lots of large fixtures in it without overcrowding the room. If you’re willing to switch out a few of the main bathroom features, start by installing a pedestal sink instead of a full vanity area.
You can still create storage space by adding a shelf or two above the toilet. You can also create extra space by installing a sliding door in your shower, rather than one that opens out. Finally, make sure your bathroom mirror is as large as possible, even reaching the ceiling, since mirrors can easily make a room look bigger.
Use light to your advantage
The best way to make the bathroom in your Scottsdale home look larger is to ensure there is lots of natural light. Windows and skylights can make this easy. If natural light is not a possibility, you can recreate it with the right lights in your bathroom.
In general, you want to use xenon or halogen lights to ensure there is enough lighting to keep your bathroom looking bright and open. You can place lights on both sides of the mirror, or keep them right above it. Pendant lighting in front of the mirror is another popular style for small bathrooms.
Putting these tips into practice can help you improve the bathrooms in your home, making it more likely that it will catch the attention of at least one buyer. For more help selling your home, contact The Matheson Team today!
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