The bathroom is one of those rooms that can sell a house when needed. Unfortunately, we often neglect them and keep only the necessities in there, without realizing we could upgrade them to reach their full potential. However, not every upgrade is welcome nor it can pay off so you need to choose wisely.
Invest in a sink
It is a fact that you are spending most of your time in front of the bathroom sink. You brush your teeth, wash your face, put on your makeup in front of it and maybe even bathe your pets. So, it does get used a lot and if it is dirty, worn out or cracked that’s the first thing that will catch anyone’s eye. Consider finding a sink that will suit the free space you have available and find an adequate design. What you can improve is finding a sturdier material or a sink with a decorative marble or wood counter and you will already feel the change. You can even opt for a sink with a vanity and solve the issue of storage space with one upgrade.
Replace your tiles
Most bathrooms are almost covered in tiles, so there is a big chance that some of them got broken, dirty and that the grout got messy. So, it is a good and a cheap idea for a bathroom remodel. However, what is important is to go with the classic timeless look. Natural stone is one of the biggest trends, but it requires a specific taste which might putting off potential buyers in the future. The best option is sticking to the neutral white tiles (or some other soothing and light shade) and introducing maybe a few pieces of tiles with some geometrical shapes near the sink, bath or shower. Otherwise, your bathroom might look overwhelmed. Additionally, you can mix dark gray or black grout with the classic white subway tile for a popular combo among many people and designers.
There is a popular debate over baths and showers and which one is better. In the end, it is all up to your taste and available space, but if you already have a tub, why not upgrade it. Most people opt for bathtubs because they are spacious enough for them to take long relaxing baths at the end of the day, and most potential buyers might feel the same. So, if your bathtub is old or it has stains and cracks it is time for a new one. You can easily research some of the well-designed bathtubs in your area and find the ones that will fit all of your needs. The investment will be worth it because a nice tub can be a great focal point and you have a place for enjoying your time alone.
New and improved lighting
Snow White’s evil step-mother is not the only one who spends a lot of time in front of a mirror – so do you, let’s face it. However, you cannot put on your makeup or get ready for a busy day in a dark and poorly-lit bathroom, can you? That’s why you need to update all the outdated fixtures and provide some quality lighting. The first thing to consider is getting a quality overhead light. Think about some pendant fixtures with LED bulbs, and don’t forget to let enough natural light inside. The second important fixture is the lighting around your sink and mirror. You can opt for wall-mounted fixtures between the two mirrors if you have them, or one near your mirror in order to avoid shades. Lastly, if you need it, you can introduce a lamp in the corner or some candles for creating that romantic atmosphere for long relaxing baths.
There you have it. These four upgrades will be perfect for your bathroom and are sure to pay off. Not only do they improve the quality of your time in there, but they will be a pleasant thing for the buyers’ eyes when you decide to sell your home.