Home staging is a great way to incorporate an added sense of luxury and increase the appeal of your home before selling it. That is especially true when it comes to one of the most sought after rooms in your home, the bathroom. When potential home buyers size up a home, they tend to add a lot of weight to the bathrooms, the kitchen, and the bedrooms. That’s why it’s so important to stage your home the right way, especially if you plan on living in your home while it sells. At Elka Interiors, we’ll talk you through the steps to stage your bathroom to add appeal before your next open house.
Why Do We Stage?
Staging your home is important for several reasons. On one hand, home staging allows potential home buyers to look at your home in a “neutral” state where the home is clean, depersonalized, decluttered, and maximizes their ability to view themselves living in that space. This significantly increases the likelihood that a potential buyer will make an offer on the home at a price that is closest to your asking price.
First things first, since the bathroom is such an important place in your home, it’s important that it is spotless when potential home buyers stop by. Before you add any staging items, you should make sure that every surface is sparkling clean and free of dirt, grime, and calcium build-up from hard water. Focus on cleaning the shower, the mirror, any metallic surfaces that draw attention.
Once you have cleaned the surfaces in the bathroom, the next thing that you should focus on is decluttering the bathroom. In order to declutter the bathroom, you should work on removing anything that does not absolutely need to be in the bathroom such as personal items and items that don’t immediately add aesthetic value to the bathroom. This means that you should remove extra towels, beauty products, visible cleaning products, toys from the bathtub, etc. from the bathroom.
Another way to stage your bathroom to add appeal requires you to depersonalize it. Depersonalizing your bathroom by removing any and all personal items from the bathroom will make it easier for potential home buyers to envision their belongings in the bathroom. Take your personal belongings; your toothbrush, your hygiene products, and put them away in drawers or in a travel bag that you have put away.
If you can, you should make any repairs that are affordable and make sense. This doesn’t mean that you should be doing a full remodel on your bathroom, but you should repair broken fixtures that are noticeable. Not making repairs and deferred maintenance can be off-putting for potential home buyers.
Make Affordable Upgrades
You don’t have to break the bank on upgrading a bathroom that you are about to part ways with, but there are plenty of affordable upgrades that you can make to your bathroom that will feel luxurious. Investing in some elegant white decorative towels will make your bathroom feel like a spa. You can also change out the handles on bathroom cabinets. Even the smallest upgrades will be noticeable and bring attention to your bathroom.