Everyone knows kitchens can sell your house fast. However, bathrooms are a very close second, especially a master bathroom. As a matter of fact, some studies indicate that bathrooms may be a higher priority to today’s buyers than the kitchen.
With that information in mind, you may want to spruce up your bathrooms a bit if you’re planning to sell your house.
Complete Renovation vs Facelift
If you want to entirely renovate your bathroom, a reputable contractor will walk you through the process and keep you within budget. If you prefer to do a semi-renovation, pick the items that are most in need of updating or repair and tackle just those.
When planning a simple bathroom facelift, make sure the new seamlessly blends with the old so you have a clean, cohesive look when you are finished. Again, a good contractor can help you decide what to change and what to choose.
Here are a few suggestions. Choose one or more of these upgrades:
Beautiful tile will give you the most bang for the buck. Tiles in the 12" x 24" size are great for traditional homes as well as contemporary homes and offer a sophisticated look and feel that buyers love.
A large, stunning, frameless shower door coupled with a multi head shower body allows buyers the fantasy of a relaxing, spa-like start or finish to their days.
A free standing tub surrounded by walls of gorgeous tile also creates the image of luxury and relaxation, which many buyers in our metro area crave. If a free standing tub doesn’t work in your space or you don’t want to invest that much money, simply reglaze the tub you have to give it new life.
Built in vanities with grand visual elements, paired with a striking sink, faucet, or mirror impress home buyers. Add in vanity light fixtures and chandeliers to create standout jewels of a bathroom.
If you really want to pack a lot of punch into a bathroom, combine all of the above with marble and incorporate inlays in the flooring or shower walls.
Bidets are still considered a luxury among super-high end homes. My personal opinion is that our society is not accustomed to using bidets and home buyers don’t see the extra value in them. We haven't renovated a home yet where we thought it would be a good investment to add a bidet.
Bathroom renovations, whether full or partial, can add great value to your home. However, it’s easy to get carried away. Keep yourself in check and spend money only on the items that add value, help you sell your house fast and provide you a return at the closing table.
Tracy Kay Griffin is a member of Express Homebuyers Design Team. She was the Series Designer for HGTV’s “Get It Sold,” a Guest Designer for HGTV’s ” My First Place” and the Lead Stager for Washington DC’s premier staging company, Red House Staging & Interiors.
If updating your bathrooms in preparation for selling your house seems like a daunting task, call Express Homebuyers at (877) 804-5252 for a no-obligation cash offer on your home as-is. We’ll buy your house, regardless of how the bathrooms look and can close in as few as seven days.