For the next couple of weeks I’m going to share some helpful , that can help with prepping your home for a quick and profitable sale this posting season.
Spurred by a friend in need, I’ve collected my top 5 DIYs to save your bathroom:
1. How to paint tile
Is your bathroom or kitchen tile gross? Had you always planned on re-doing the bathroom but never actually got around to it? Look no further! Virginia over a Live Love DIY (the first home decor blog I ever started following) shares her adventure with tile paint! Click here
2. How to paint grout
Like the tile DIY, this one can be done in the kitchen like the bathroom. Virginia has some fantastic ideas and fixes for common “old house” problems. Although not ideal if you have kids running around, it could be a nice way to unwind at night. She does say it will take about 4hrs per room, so take that into consideration. Click here to read her post.
3. Mirror mirror on the wall
Does your bathroom have a mirror that is just mounted to the wall? no moulding, no frame, no detail, it’s just “there”? Consider adding some moulding around the mirror to frame it out and make it look like you do on your best day! You can paint the trim any colour you’d like, although I suggest it tie-in somewhat with your bathroom palette 😉
HGTV has a very comprehensive tutorial on how to, right here.
In the case where you absolutely hate the mirror above your sink, or have no mirrors anywhere in your bathroom (it happened to me once, I lived in an apartment with no mirrors and it was incredibly liberating, but also super inconvenient) head over to Homesense, or any big box store and see what you can get in a super stylish and fun style. Mirrors don’t cost a fortune, so you might as well have some fun and play into current styles.
4. Re-glaze your bathtub and sink
If your house is super old, and your bathroom has seen better days, you may want to consider re-glazing the tub and sink. You’d use the same product used in the first pointer, but use it on the tub instead. This will help if your tub has yellowed or been stained over the years.
Bathrooms are supposed to be clean, and people will associate a white tub and a white sink with cleanliness. So look into it! You will need lots of ventilation though. Click through here for a how-to or just follow the instructions that come with the product.
5. Re-think the lighting
This doesn’t’ have to cost a fortune and will go a long way in making your bathroom look updated and appealing to potential buyers. Big box stores have tons of options for vanity lighting or overhead lighting options. Take into consideration their placement, and the amount of natural light that the room receives.
Just like with home-staging, you want to consider the tone of the light coming from the fixture (cold vs. warm white etc.)
Some big trends in bathroom lighting can be seen below, but you may want to go to your local store and see what catches your fancy.
– Chandeliers: people are getting mighty fancy with their bathroom lighting, and you can pick-up a basic one from home depot in the 80$ range.
– pool table lighting: it offers greater light distribution, and is a modern take on the old vanity lighting with a million ballon bulbs around the frame.
– Barn light chic: for those of you living for the chaby-chic lighting, consider a barn light fixture. You can paint it any colour to match your colours.
Like with any house, consider your potential buyers and which key demographics they represent. Do you live in a family oriented neighbourhood? Will your potential buyers be a family? keep the lighting fun and simple without too many bits and bobs. If you’re looking to sell to an upmarket clientel, venture into the more stylish options.
What tips did you live and die by when revamping your bathroom for sale?