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Should I spend money on updating the bathroom before selling?

Should I spend money on updating the bathroom before selling?

26 Sep 2017 prosmarketing 0 Comment

Most homeowners invest money in their property to get it up to scratch before selling, but it can be hard to know just how much to spend.

One room that often needs remodelling is the bathroom. This is because trends and styles change rapidly and bathroom fittings may age and deteriorate and not look as good as they once did.

Any type of improvement to the bathroom is likely to help improve the sale price, so it is money well invested. This is a room that people spend a lot of time in and they want it to be clean, fresh and comfortable.

If your bathroom is looking worse for wear then a few updates might be needed, but even if you have a small budget you can help improve its appearance dramatically by making a few simple changes.

Here are a few budget-friendly bathroom makeover ideas:

Clean up wall and floor tiles – If the tiles in your bathroom are in good condition then hold onto them but try to make them look as shiny and new as possible. One way to do this is to get them professionally cleaned and grouted to bring them back to top condition.

Resurface bathroom finishes – Retro colours can severely date a bathroom. To get a new look for less consider getting the tiles, bath and basin resurfaced in modern colours. Normally a fresh white bathroom looks best.

Switch out the vanity – The bathroom vanity sets the style for the room and can help provide storage to make a bathroom more functional. If you invest in any area of the bathroom this is a good place to start.

Look at bathroom fittings – Updating showerheads, taps and other accessories is an easy way to give a bathroom a quick update. Make sure there are no leaky or rusty fittings. Shiny tapware can lift the appearance of the room.

If you think the above changes won’t cut it then bring in the experts to take a look and give you a quote for a full bathroom renovation. They can run over your options and try and find ways to keep costs down. Try to focus on the areas that need the most attention and don’t go for the most expensive products and fittings if you want to keep costs down.

For more tips to help you prepare your bathroom and the rest of your property for sale, visit 101 Tips to Sell Your Home.

  1. Make sure there are no leaky or rusty fittings. Shiny tapware can lift the appearance of the room.

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