When you’re selling your golf course home in Scottsdale, your REALTOR® will talk to you about upgrades and updates you can make so buyers find it more appealing – and some of those tasks will belong in lavatory territory. But before you even list your home, check out these five easy ways to upgrade your bathroom that can help buyers fall in love.
5 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom Before You Sell Your Home
If your bathroom is a little dated – or even if it just needs some sprucing up – these five easy ways to upgrade it can make a tremendous difference:
- Change the shower rod, curtain and window treatments
- Upgrade your faucets, knobs and drawer pulls
- Add storage
- Up-do your light fixtures
- Revive your grout
Let’s take a closer look at each.
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#1. Change the shower rod, curtain and window treatments.
Making minor changes, like updating your shower rod, shower curtain and window treatments, is a basic necessity in nearly any bathroom, and it’s a complete DIY project. Choose modern pieces in neutral tones to make your bathroom as appealing as possible to prospective buyers. Check out these tips:
- Avoid plastic shower curtains at all costs (not including the liner)
- Opt for a textured shower curtain, which provides visual appeal
- Don’t be afraid of plain white shower curtains, but don’t think you have to steer clear of color, either
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#2. Upgrade your faucets, knobs and drawer pulls.
You can add a splash of style to your vanity when you upgrade faucets, knobs and drawer pulls. These three items pack powerful style punches, so although they’re little upgrades, they make a big statement to buyers who are considering your home. Check out these tips:
- Match your faucets to knobs and drawer pulls
- Choose matte black for a sleek, modern look (provided it matches the style of the rest of the room)
- Think about replacing your mirror if it’s seen better days
#3. Add storage.
Bathroom storage is one of the most sought-after features in modern homes, but surprisingly, most lavatories still don’t have enough. Think about adding small pieces, like wicker baskets (the back of the commode might be the ideal spot), to show buyers that they can do it too – and if you have space, consider installing wall shelves or a floor shelf. Check out these tips:
- Wicker is a great addition to bathrooms because it adds warmth and textural appeal
- Simple wall shelves in common-sense locations (like over the toilet) are great additions
- Replacing a cabinet vanity with open shelving can modernize the entire space (but it’s a bigger project)
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#4. Up-do your light fixtures.
Changing out light fixtures is quick and easy for most people, so if yours are dated, it might be worth your while. Opt for new sconces, vanity lighting or overhead lighting to create a stunning impact on prospective buyers. Check out these tips:
- If you’re adding all-new lighting, bring in an electrician to tackle the wiring
- Think about replacing standard light fixtures that come from the ceiling with pendant lights
- Upgrade wall sconces and vanity lighting with modern fixtures that match your faucets and drawer pulls
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#5. Revive your grout.
Over time, grout shows its age – but you can revive it with a few household cleaning products (vinegar, baking soda and bleach are typically the best). Check out these homemade cleaning solutions to use before you scrub your grout with a stiff-bristled brush:
- Soak the grout with a 1 part vinegar, 1 part water solution and let it sit for 15 minutes
- Pour hydrogen peroxide on the grout and let it soak for 15 minutes
- Apply oxygen bleach for up to 15 minutes
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