Is Your Bathroom Making Buyers Say Yuk Instead Of Yes?

Posted by Tereesa Admin on Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 11:11am.

Of all the features your Norfolk, Chesapeake or Virginia Beach home your home has to offer, one of the biggest draws is a lovely, spa-like bathroom. Unfortunately, all the white pillar candles in the world won’t help if it’s just casting a glow on grime.

SCOUR YOUR SHOWER

If your shower door is grimy you may not need to replace it but you do need to get the soap scum off. Products like “krud kutter” and “Goo Gone” will take the grime off (that’s why mechanics swear by it) but the real trick is to keep it sparkling during the sale. One savvy friend sprayed her door with Rain-X, the same product she used on her windshield. The door repelled everything – from water to soap scum.

TIDY UP YOUR TILE

Tile is a major home selling point – unless your tile is 1960’s avocado. No worries and no need to retile either. Just coat your tiles with a good epoxy primer and then spray them with a soothing new color. Just remember to use plenty of ventilation and pick a neutral color.

CLEAR THE DECKS

Nothing says “I’m never leaving” like a countertop full of clutter. Take everything personal off the countertops every morning when you finish using them. Leave only a soap dispenser and fresh hand towels.

IT’S CALLED A VANITY FOR A REASON

Consider giving your vanity a makeover by replacing the fixtures with an of-the-moment finish or style. You can always look in second hand stores, builder warehouse overstocks and reclaimed fixture outlets for inexpensive upgrades. If all else fails, a quart of paint gives and immediate pop to an ordinary vanity.

CORNER THE MARKET

You may not see the grime that’s built up in the corners of your bathroom but your potential buyers most certainly will. A little toothpaste on an old toothbrush will take up the dirt off of a vinyl floor but as a bonus can remove any residual stains as well. Keep these tips in mind (and your laundry off the floor) and your bathroom will have buyers saying “ooooh” instead of “oh, no!”

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