Getting Your Home Ready to Sell: Bathroom Edition
by Nancy DeZarn
Getting ready to sell your home is not easy, especially if there are lots of things you meant to get to a long time ago, and just...haven't. It's not too late to get a jump start on a few things that will make your home real estate gold when you're ready to sell. In this post, we'll aim to inspire you with some information on prepping your bathroom for sale!
Tip #1 - Grab a Paintbrush
One of the easiest ways to spruce up your bathroom is to give it a fresh coat of paint. Many real estate resources recommend going with a neutral color, but choosing something fresh and on-trend may be just the thing to turn the dial up a notch on your bathroom.
Tip #2 - Switch Out Your Tile
If you have a little bit more capital to invest in your bathroom, you may want to consider refreshing your outdated shower tiles. Most home improvement gurus say that putting in new tiles is a simple to an intermediate project for the average DIYer. Apartment Therapy lays out the basics for completing a tile replacement project in this handy article, so you can determine if that is something you can do or not do.
If you're not sure you can handle that level of DIY-ing, there are a ton of easy-to-use products out there that don't require mixing up cement, leveling tiles, and putting in grout. Home Depot and Lowe's both offer a full range of peel-and-stick tiles for shower walls.
Tip #3 - Replace Your Shower
If you've got a problem (like a REALLY OLD brass metal framed shower) or if you have a bathtub or shower with a shower curtain, one reasonably-priced alternative is to replace your current shower with a brand-new frameless glass shower.
It's actually way easier than you think to get a new glass shower. If you have the existing shower, you'll know everything you need to know to get an instant quote online for your new shower. And you'll be amazed at how good your shower can look AFTER it no longer has the old-style frames on it. This frameless look is sure to make potential home buyers say "I'll take it!" Then again, you might love it so much that your house-selling plans go on the back burner!
If you have a bathtub with a shower curtain on it today, many times you can turn it into a beautiful new frameless shower. The sliding Metro shower is often a good choice for this type of installation.
All you need to know about your shower is the rough measurements that you can use for your instant quote. However, if you're not sure about them (or you're redoing your shower enclosure area in its entirety) then you can use the base measurements that are already in the quote form. Then, you just need to choose your custom options (the fun stuff like finishes and glass types) to best suit your style. Your Dulles Glass salesperson can help you choose options that are the most common so you can be sure that it will appeal to the maximum amount of home buyers.
Tip #4 - Replace Your Linens
Perhaps the easiest tip we have is to "stage" your bathroom for potential buyers. Eliminate the clutter, and buy an inexpensive set of linens and matching bathmats that are fresh and new and go with your updated decor. Discount retailers like Home Goods or TJ Maxx usually have a great selection of inexpensive linens that will perk your bathroom right up.
Get an Instant Quote
So what are you waiting for? Spruce up that bathroom today! Don't let those buyers get away. And if it makes sense for you, get a quote on a shower door today!