When you make the decision to sell your home you have to prepare it for open houses and tours. After you stage your kitchen (oftentimes the most important room in the house), move onto the bathrooms. Spend the extra time staging your bathrooms to make them look cleaner and more attractive. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did!
Take Out Personal Belongings
One of the biggest turn-offs for potential buyers is seeing the owner’s stuff lying everywhere. People want to see what their dream bathroom looks like, not what it will look like after they’ve finished moving in. Take out all of your visible cleaning supplies, the plunger, and anything that might be sitting on top of the sink’s countertop. Do you see any of this stuff in remodeling magazines? No — so why should they be in your newly staged bathroom?
Nothing says clean and simple like white accessories in a bathroom. Replace all of your hand towels, shower towels, and the shower curtain with brand new white replacements. Display your new towels by folding or rolling them up, and placing them in neat stacks on a rack or in a basket. For added elegance, add a white or light colored floral arrangement to sit atop your sink or countertop.
Walking into a bathroom and hearing the pitter patter of a drip will immediately turn off your potential buyers. With each drop of water that falls, the buyers will be thinking about the money they have to spend to have the plumbing fixed. So before you open up the house to the public, make sure you have a plumber fix any leaky pipes, toilets, or faucets. Buyers are curious creatures and are going to check fixtures to see if they work — so you better make sure they do!
Staging a bathroom doesn’t have to be a difficult process, you just have to know what to do (other than giving it a good cleaning). If your home’s plumbing needs any service or repairs before you put it on the market, contact the plumbers at Tri-City Appliance, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.