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How To Stage Your Bathroom For Better Buyer Appeal

How To Stage Your Bathroom For Better Buyer Appeal

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When you are looking to purchase a home and attending various showings, one thing that always stands out is staging. The way a home is staged leaves a lasting impression, inviting potential buyers to imagine themselves living inside its walls. That’s why it only makes sense, when trying to sell your own home, to think strategically about how you showcase your residence — even in the bathroom. How can you stage your bathroom to appeal to buyers? Here’s a look at key bathroom staging tips to boost its selling power:

1. Get it sparkling clean

It almost goes without saying that when you’re putting your home on the market, sparkling bathrooms are a must. Everybody knows clean bathrooms are more attractive bathrooms. When you’re getting ready to sell, scour the sink and the tub. Scrub the floors thoroughly. Use fresh-smelling cleaning products that give the room a like-new scent. You may even consider hiring a professional cleaning service to get the job done right.

2. De-clutter

While you’re tidying the bathroom, take the time to also remove as much as possible — toiletries, knick-knacks, extra cleaning products, etc. — so you can keep the room completely clutter-free.

3. De-personalize

Buyers don’t want to see family photos or a peek into your beauty regime; they want to see themselves making your bathroom their own. If you’re still living in the house while it’s on the market and are regularly using that bathroom, fill a portable caddy with your daily toiletries and tuck them safely out of view during showings.

4. Make repairs

If you’ve got a leaky faucet or a cracked mirror, now is the time to invest in repairing it, before potential buyers come to visit. Walk through your bathroom with the perspective of a buyer and imagine what problems he or she would see. Do you need a new shower curtain, a new soap dish or a new toilet seat? Is there visible water damage under the sink? Fix anything that’s broken to give your bathroom a fresh, move-in-ready value.

5. Try affordable upgrades

Even things that aren’t in disrepair might need to be swapped for better, newer options that will appeal to buyers. Could a more modern mirror give the bathroom a needed update? Would a new bathtub faucet help revive the shower/tub? Consider making a few, affordable updates to give your bathroom more selling power. Good ideas include repainting the walls, replacing the cabinet hardware, and/or updating towel bars.

6. Hang luxurious towels

Give your bathroom a little luxury by adding elegant towels, a beautiful shower curtain, and fancy hand soap by the sink. While these little luxuries don’t come with the home, they do help buyers see your bathroom as a spa-like, desirable space.

Like the kitchen, a home’s bathrooms are a huge part of the selling potential of a home. When you’re looking to sell, take the time to prepare and update your bathroom so that it commands maximum appeal for buyers! Use the tips above to make sure your bathrooms are as sale-ready as possible.

Author bio: Erica Garland is Content Marketing Manager at Modern Bathroom and has 15 years of experience in the bathroom renovation industry. Modern Bathroom sells a variety of products you would need for any bathroom renovation project. With such a large selection of bathroom faucets, sinks, toilets and showers, Modern Bathroom is sure to have the perfect piece to give your bathroom an updated look.

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