When buyers walk into your house with intent to buy your home, one important factor that can make or break their decision is the look of the bathroom. Check out the following tips that will help you convince them:
Display fresh, fluffy towels
Start by layering a few towels on the rack by artfully folding in thirds a larger towel for the bottom and place a smaller towel on top. Tie the center loosely with ribbon or twine. You can also glue twigs and berries to the ribbon. Source: TheBalance
Find the perfect shower curtain
Hang a new shower curtain in a neutral shade or muted pattern that matches the walls or tiles. While hanging a bold color can add interest and much-needed contrast, neutral colors allow the buyer to look at the bathroom and imagine his or her own colors and styles in place of yours. Strong or unique color can be overwhelming and may not be easily ignored, where neutral colors appeal to many. Source: HomeGuides.SFGate
Clean the bathroom thoroughly
No one likes a dirty bathroom, and that’s especially true of buyers. Bathrooms are highly susceptible to grime, mildew, soap scum and other debris, so a deep clean before your house goes on the market is an absolute must.
Here’s a cleaning checklist:
- Disinfect tile: Use an all-purpose cleaner for this. Steam from a hot shower can help loosen any grime.
- Freshen grout: Use a grout brush and bleach solution, then reseal.
- Treat shower doors:A combination of white vinegar and baking soda removes soap scum from glass doors. Put a squeegee in the shower to avoid water spots while your home is on the market.
- Soak your shower head:Use white vinegar, a plastic bag and a rubber band to soak the shower head overnight and remove any buildup that could affect water pressure (something the buyer’s home inspector will definitely check).
- Scrub the toilet:Use a regular toilet cleaner. You can also use baking soda or a pumice stone to remove limescale.
- Clean the sink:Use disinfecting wipes on all surfaces and a toothbrush around the faucet base. Don’t forget to clear drain blockages with chemicals or a snake tool.
- Address the lighting:Dust, remove fixture covers, and clean all lighting surfaces so as much light as possible comes through. Same goes for cleaning any windows. Source: Zillow
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