When looking to sell your home, the state of your bathroom is very important. In my experience, a buyer will often be open to renovating kitchens or to re-painting but no one wants to renovate the bathroom. This is the most used room in the house and it is important to have it in a clean and functional condition.
To help you with the presentation of your bathroom here are a few tips:
- Declutter: Put away any unnecessary items. When a room looks cluttered or busy it can put people off buying. You may have the most immaculately designed bathroom but if there are shampoo bottles all over the room and bits of soap, etc. no one will look at the actual bathroom, all they will see is the clutter. Make your bathroom tidy and clean with minimal items sitting on benches or in showers.
- Fix Leaky Taps: If there are any leaks in the bathroom including taps, showerheads, the toilet, make sure you get them fixed. This will help in both the presentation of your home and the overall purchase. Leaky taps can just be seen as more work to be done to the home and can put buyers off completely.
- Modern Fixtures: Buyers like to see a bathroom that is going to be in working order for a long time. If you have older styled taps and shower heads, etc. these can put people off with thoughts of replacing or renovating. Updating just those fixtures can make a world of difference in presentation and modernizing your bathroom.
- Decoration: Keep all your extras neutral. This means any towels including bath towels, bath mats, face washers and hand towels should be white or cream to create a sense of cleanliness. Soap dispensers and any other decorations should be kept to a minimum and should also be a neutral colour. Add a splash of colour with a picture/painting of the wall but try to keep it in conjunction with the colours of your bathroom tiles or bath tub. Make sure all your mirrors are also clean and in good condition.
- Unclog Drains: The smell of a bathroom can also be a turning point in a buyers mind. If your bathroom smells mouldy or there is a smell coming from a blocked drain, people will run the other way. Make sure your drains are unclogged and clean. Before inspection it could be a good idea to leave your bathroom window open.