Simple bathroom upgrades that make a world of difference

It’s no secret that many young buyers today are looking for move-in ready homes that don’t need much updating. Purchasing your first home is expensive enough and when you’re just starting out, there’s little room in the budget for a major overhaul of the bathrooms. That’s why it’s so important for you as a seller to make these areas as appealing as possible before your house hits the market.

Rest assured, there are a number of easy upgrades that you can make to your bathrooms without spending a fortune. These simple projects can make all the difference in the world when it comes to revitalizing an outdated bathroom.

Paint – A fresh coat of paint brings new life to any room in the home, bathroom included. While it’s generally recommended to stick with neutral colours when selling, the bathroom is one space where you can go against the grain – choose a pretty aqua colour and add a few beach-themed accessories or try adding a cool accent wall with old barn boards or an eye-catching geometric wallpaper.

Revitalize the vanity – If you think a new vanity isn’t in the budget, think again. You can purchase a brand new vanity for as little as $100 and it will make a major difference in your bathroom. If your vanity is still in good condition but a little outdated, simply replace the hardware with new drawer pulls and knobs.

Update the decor – Just as you would stage any other room in your home, adding a few accessories to your bathroom can really liven things up and make the space more appealing to prospective buyers. Invest in a new soap dish and toothbrush holder, add a pretty new shelf or towel bar and hang a couple of art pieces.

Light it up – It’s understandable that you don’t want to spend a fortune on a new light fixture only to sell your home. But if your bathroom is still sporting its original 1993 fixture, it might be a smart investment. To get a great deal, search the scratch-and-dent areas or look for discontinued models at your local hardware stores.

Add some flair – Jazz things up with a new shower curtain and treat yourself to a new liner as well.

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