Make an impressive mark on your buyers and provide a bathroom that is gleaming with newness. Here are a few things that you can update in your bathroom to make a big impact. Even if you only choose one or two from the list, you'll be surprised at what a difference it can make!
Update the VanityYou don't have to make big changes to create a dramatic result. If this is a half bathroom or secondary bathroom, a pedestal sink will add a touch of elegance. If this will be a major bathroom, like a master or guest, opt for a cabinet with counter space. Granite or stone are wonderful ways to improve the look of your space and incorporate a luxurious feel. If you currently have a wood cabinet, you can update it will a new paint job, or even strip it down and stain it depending on the look you are going for.
Find the Right FlooringFlooring can be a huge selling point in a home, especially in the bathroom. If you currently have vinyl or even worse, carpet, it's time to update the floors. Tile is an excellent choice because it's waterproof and beautiful. It can be a pricier option, but well worth the investment. You can put hardwood floors in a bathroom, but because of the high amounts of moisture, it may not be the best choice. If you're looking for a more cost-effective option, there are many luxurious vinyl options that are waterproof, and also have the beauty of tile or wood. If you really want to make waves, add some heating coils under the floor, and watch potential buyers light up when they find out!
Strive for SpotlessA bathroom may be one of the most noticed rooms of the home, and it can also be the most criticized. Don't settle for or try to sell a grimy bathroom. You want this room to glisten and shine, with the appearance of being very pristine. If your toilet dated and stained, it may be time to update it. A dirty toilet is the first thing to make a person cringe, so if you can only choose a few things to renovate in a bathroom, this needs to be at the top of your list. Same goes for your faucets, as well. If they are covered in lime, soak them in vinegar to remove the build up, and if they're old and grungy you can replace them at a very minimal cost.
Add Fun FeaturesThink of a few details that you would love to have in your bathroom. If you won't be selling immediately you can enjoy them while you're there! A towel warmer would be a wonderful accent that could gather some "oohs & ahhs" from potential buyers. It doesn't need to be expensive or trendy, but could definitely be a bonus to several buyers. Don't forget to update the other features in your bathroom. New fixtures such as a new faucet, towel rods and rings, bathrobe hangers, can all be minor selling points that make this room more useable.
Sell a Lake of the Ozarks Home with Gattermeir DavidsonIf you're selling your home you don't have to be intimidated by a long list of upgrades and renovations. While upgrading your different rooms in your home, like the kitchen and bathroom isn't necessary, it could be the difference between your home staying on the market for a long time and short time. Let our Lake of the Ozarks real estate agents help you make a mark in the housing market at the Lake of the Ozarks - and sell your home fast!
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