Bathrooms state a lot about the cleanliness of the homeowner. Whether you like it or not, it is critical to keep your bathroom in pristine condition while your home is noted for sale. Here are a few ways to do a little house staging on your restrooms.
Let’s start with the fundamentals. Tidy, clean, tidy! When you are done cleansing, clean some more. Really, I can’t say it enough. Make certain the restroom is incredibly clean.
Have you ever remained at a nice hotel? When you walked into the bathroom how did it look? Have you ever used a public bathroom that was less than tidy? I wager all of us have public restroom scary stories to share.
Consider Two Images of Good Hotel Bathroom
Consider the two images of a good hotel bathroom and a filthy public toilet. Now take a look at your restroom. How does it compare? Often in our hectic, daily lives, we do not notice the dirt and grime that builds up on the surface areas around us. Regrettably, the purchasers will see every smudge.
Let’s begin at the top. Look at the ceiling – is it tidy? Does the ceiling need to be repainted or fixed in any method? Does the exhaust fan appearance OKAY and run properly? Exist any cobwebs up there in the corners? Do you see any mold or water damage of any kind?
If you see any mold on the ceiling or anywhere else in your restroom or house, you need to get this repaired instantly. Call an expert and get this work done now. This is one concern that can not wait.
If you need to paint the ceiling and the walls of the restroom, get that done initially. Pick a nice crisp white semi-gloss paint or a neutral color semi-gloss for your restroom.
If the exhaust fan is not working effectively, get the fan replaced or repaired now too. Exhaust fans are fairly inexpensive. You can pick up a basic fan for about $30 from your local home enhancement store. If you are comfortable working with electricity, you can set up the fan yourself. If not, hire an expert electrical contractor to do the job securely.
If you did not repaint the walls, are they in fantastic condition? Carefully scan each wall for scuff marks, dings, and marks of any kind. Get the walls looking like new by cleaning up or repainting.
Are They Any Windows in your Restroom?
Are there any windows in your restroom? If so, make certain that they are pristine as well.
Let’s drop down to the baseboards. Dust the baseboards and inspect their condition. Tidy and repaint as essential.
How is the flooring? I recommend getting down on your hands and knees and giving the flooring an excellent, extensive scrubbing with a stiff brush and a good detergent. Make them squeaky clean.
How are the cabinets? Provide the cabinets a good wipe down with a wood cleaner and a coat of wood polish. Are the cabinets now clean and polished? Terrific!
Open the cabinets and pull everything out. Now sort through all of your collected items and deal with those that you no longer need. Your goal here is to make the cabinets look roomy and not over-filled.
The counter-tops are the next drop in this overhaul. Scrub them and take an excellent look. Are they in good shape? Are they attractive? You may wish to consider replacing thirty years old counter-tops with something that is more present and current.
The sinks, faucets, toilet, tub and or shower need to remain in terrific working order without any leaks or drips of any kind. If there are any leakages, call a plumbing professional and get them repaired now.
It also goes without saying that the sinks, toilet, and tub or shower should be sparkly tidy also.
Your Restroom is Tidy
Now that the restroom is extremely tidy, remove as many individual products from the counters as possible. Think of that nice hotel restroom again. That is what you are pursuing. Clean and uncluttered.
Think about including a few decorative touches such as a good piece of art on the walls or a little vase of flowers on the counter. Make sure the towels are excellent looking too.
When home staging a restroom, the majority of the work will be basic elbow grease. Your house staging and cleaning efforts will settle in the end with a fast sale.