If you want to sell your house, you’re going to have to do some work to your bathroom. No, this doesn’t mean that you need to completely renovate it. But, you are going to have to put in a little TLC, whether its replacing hardware, or adding some pretty accessories.
Buyers want to see bathrooms that remind them of a luxurious hotel bathroom. This usually means clear counters, white fresh towels and cleared-off countertops and scented candles. The bathroom is the second most used home in a house, and so buyers want it to be a room that they can envision themselves unwinding in at the end of a long day. Read: 10 Tricks to Help Your Bathroom Sell Your House.
In the real world, anyone’s bathroom at any given point of time is probably messy. At the very least, the countertop is probably cluttered with everyday bathroom products from tooth-brush holders, to face wash, to makeup. Every bathroom could use some cleaning. You don’t need to spend a million dollars to renovate it; sometimes, a deep cleaning and a trip to Marshall’s or TJ Maxx can do just the trick! The point is to use what you have, and if you have to buy a few things, to do it on the cheap. You don’t have to buy name brand things to make your bathroom look nice.
The first thing you need to do is move everything off the counters. Buyers need to see how much space you have. They won’t be able to tell if the bathroom counters are covered in products. Your toilet paper, personal hygiene products, makeup, toothbrushes, and toothpaste, should all be stored away.
And not in the cabinets, because buyers will need to look in the cabinets to see how much storage you have there, as well. It might be inconvenient, but what’s move convenient? Moving your everyday items out of the bathroom, or not selling your house? That’s what we thought.
Your cleaning products should also be hidden. Yes, buyers know that cleaning products are used (hopefully) every day in your bathroom, but they don’t need to see them. They should be stored away in the laundry room with the rest of the household cleaning products.
On that topic, the bathroom should be squeaky-clean. Buyers don’t want to see dirt, dust, or makeup residue anywhere in the bathroom. There’s pretty much no excuse for this. Don’t forget to hang soft, white towels in the bathroom. Consider adding a pretty candle as well, near the bathtub, or on the countertop. If you are going to add flowers, which are a nice touch, go with a simple white orchid. Make sure that it is bloomed. For further reading, see: 1,000+ Ideas About Bathroom Staging, and, Staging the Bathroom Without Breaking the Bank.