5 Staging Tips for Bathrooms

A lot of attention is put into staging the main living areas of the home, while spots like the kitchen and living room are definitely important, so are the bathrooms. Home buyers are not just interested in how many are in your home. They are looking at the cleanliness, style and overall feel of these areas. They will also want to feel confident that they won’t require major updates (anytime soon) and have been well-maintained. Staging a bathroom can also help sell your home if certain touches are added to make them feel more luxurious and spa-like. Here are 5 important home staging tips for bathrooms.

1) Give the cabinets a makeover
Cabinets play an important role in the overall look of a bathroom. If they are outdated or tired, they can effect the whole feel of the space. No need to invest in an entire remodel if the cabinets are in good shape, a fresh coat of paint in white or another neutral will work wonders. You can also replace the hardware to something more updated to make them look even better.

2) Choose a neutral colour palette
Buyers are especially conscious of any renovation costs in the bathroom since it can be one of the more expensive areas to change, so neutralize it as much as possible. Any bright colours on the walls or cabinets should be changed before the home goes on the market. If possible, brightly coloured tile and other architectural elements should also be changed to more neutral options.

3) Freshen up the caulking
A bathroom can face a lot of wear and tear over time, such as peeling caulk, mildew and hard water stains. Remove any stains you find on the walls, tile, glass and flooring. Freshen up any caulking (such as around the sink and shower) that has come undone or is stained beyond a simple cleaning. Caulk is inexpensive to purchase and easy to apply yourself.

4) Declutter and remove all personal items
Like any other space in the home, it’s important to declutter. In the bathroom, this means keeping dirty clothes in a laundry hamper and hiding all toiletries (such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, makeup, etc) from view. Keep your personal towels hidden and keep only unused, white towels on display for showings. Since the bathroom is a very personal space, it can be off-putting to buyers to see any signs of someone else using it. Keep it as clean and clutter-free as possible.

5) Add some inviting touches
Once you’ve cleaned and decluttered it’s time to add in the touches that will make it feel like a home. Crisp white towels remind people of a luxurious hotel, so keep those on display for all showings. You can also roll up some hand towels to place in a basket on the counter or lay a few on the edge of the tub. Flowers, a plant, some fancy packaged soaps and glass jars full of toiletries such as cotton balls are all inexpensive touches that instantly make any bathroom feel more inviting.