Even though sellers have the upper hand in today’s market, it doesn’t mean that they can phone it in. While homes have been selling quickly in most locations, you won’t get top dollar unless you make your home as attractive as possible. One area of your home that you should concentrate on is the bathroom. Simple upgrades to your bathroom can make a big impact and affect how much your home ultimately sells for. These are the bathroom upgrades that are worth your time and investment when selling.
Updating the vanity
The vanity is basically the command station in your bathroom, so it needs to be both functional and beautiful. Buyers are looking for luxury and sophistication so let that guide your choices. Opt for clean lines and high-quality finishes when possible. Choose sleek colors like gray or high-gloss white. While you’re at it, replace the medicine cabinet for a more luxurious and pulled-together look. If you have a simple mirror over the vanity, consider framing it to add both luxury and value.
Installing double sinks
While you’re updating the vanity, consider installing double sinks. Most of today’s buyers appreciate having double sinks, especially in a master bathroom. Think you don’t have the space for double sinks? You’d actually be surprised at how little room they take up. In the end, it’s better to have two smaller sinks than one large one — particularly in homes with just one bathroom.
Upgrading your hardware and decor
One of the easiest ways to upgrade the look of your bathroom is to swap out hardware. Replace drawer pulls, doorknobs, faucets, and towel bars and make sure it all matches. All the metals and finishes should be cohesive.
Getting new lighting fixtures
Have the lighting fixtures in your bathroom been gathering dust over the years? Then it’s time to replace them. Swap them out for something more streamlined and sophisticated, which will appeal to most buyers. This can be done on your own without having to hire a professional electrician.
Investing in new flooring
Has your bathroom floor seen better days? If your floor is old, scuffed, or chipped, then it’s time to install something new. Buyers are looking for ceramic or vinyl tile. These can typically be installed without the help of a professional, though you can hire one if the project seems too daunting.
It seems like there’s never enough space in any bathroom. Buyers will be looking at the storage options in a bathroom, so optimize your space. If you have the budget, you may want to consider adding square footage to your bathroom from a neighboring room or closet. Even just a few square feet can make a big difference.
Bringing in more light
Finally, no one likes a dark and dingy bathroom. Buyers want clean, bright, and light bathroom spaces. Choose neutral colors for your bathroom that will reflect light, especially if your bathroom doesn’t have a window. There’s a reason why white is generally the most common color in bathrooms — it is clean and bright and gives the illusion of more space.
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