Bathroom Upgrades To Sell Your House In 2018

So the elections are well over. We must admit we did have some serious concerns about how the markets were to which ever person was elected president. After Trump was elected we were still concerned about what was going to happen. As of today, we are optimistic about the future of the markets, and the real estate market as well.

The market continues to look good. With new homes being built still not keeping up with demand, prices continue to rise for properties that are put on the market. This is good news if you are a seller, bad if you are a buyer. However in parts of the country we do see some homes sit on the market longer than others. So what can you do to ensure your property sells quickly in 2018? Make sure your kitchens and bathrooms are up to date as well as nice and clean. Here we will cover how to get the most out of your money for bathrooms.

Giving Bathrooms New Life To Help Sell Your Home Quicker

It’s no secret that the usual two big selling points of a house are the kitchen and bathrooms. While location and nearby schools also make a difference, there isn’t a lot you can do about that for your house that you are getting ready to put on the market. However, you can make your kitchen and bathrooms the nicest in your neighborhood that are for sale to ensure a quick sale of your property. HGTV gives some great advice on this:

“I tell clients if you do a complete gut of a bathroom down to the studs and rebuild from the ground up, you are going to spend $14,000 to $20,000, depending on what [features] you put into it,” Perrin says.

Is that too much? “The kitchen and bathroom sell a house,” says Ken Perrin, president, Artistic Renovations, Cleveland, Ohio. “And most people buy the most expensive home they can afford. So they don’t want to buy a house with a kitchen or bathroom that need to be worked on. That emotional tie is with the house where the kitchen and bathroom are in good condition.”

Ultimately, you want buyers to envision themselves in your bathroom. But you should enjoy the space while you’re living there and include the fixtures and features that will make the bathroom comfortable for your lifestyle. “Too many people say, ‘I want to move, so I have to remodel my bathroom,'” Perrin says. “Then they immediately sell their house. Do it and enjoy it, and if you do it well and it’s quality workmanship, you’ll get your money out of it because the house will sell.”

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14 to 20k, that’s not chump change. Unfortunately a lot of homeowners simply don’t have that kind on money to sink into a property before getting it ready to sell. There is good new though, there are a few things that you can do on a tighter budget to make sure you sell your house fast.

Simply painting, cleaning or redoing grout and maybe some new fixtures can help breath new life into a dreary, worn out bathroom. Jenna Burger has some additional tips for updating your bathroom on a budget:

2. Hardware

The layers of any space are key to making it unique and interesting. An easy upgrade in a bathroom is adding or changing the hardware on the bath cabinet. I’ve found that bath cabinets often don’t have any knobs or pulls, and once added the cabinet always comes alive. The cheap builder-grade vanity in my master bath had no hardware, so using a drill, I drilled 2 holes, added crystal knobs, and now the “black dress” is accessorized!

3. Lighting

I feel the light fixture in a space is so important. A fixture can truly make or break a room, and typically I live by the motto GO big, or GO home! How many of you have those old eye-ball style fixtures with 3 or 5 or 7 bulbs across and every time you walk into the bath you cringe because it’s so bright? {It’s okay to raise your hand}. Ditch em’! I’m all for good light in a bath space, but you don’t need a blinding light that is glaring into your eyes every time you enter. Upgrade to a fixture(s) that is different and maybe not typical for a bathroom.

I’m still loving the $17 light that I found at Lowe’s for my powder room. The ‘before’ light was fine, but expected. This light is functional + exciting >

4. Flooring

I know, it sounds like a big, scary project, but it doesn’t have to be! As you may know, I continually profess my love for groutable luxury vinyl tile (LVT). It’s a quick, easy (no experience needed), and budget-friendly way to cover up the ugly mess of a floor that you may have. And if you don’t have an ugly mess of a floor, you might just want a change and LVT flooring is the answer. There are also a bunch of other flooring out there that you may love and adore, but either way, new flooring will truly jazz up a bathroom hands-down!

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Great tips! If you do decide to tackle the flooring just becareful about the materials you choose because not every flooring is suitable for being used in a bathroom because of the water and humidity that it will be exposed to.

With these tips you will be able to bring new life into your tired bathroom. In the end it will most definitely help your property to sell faster.

Want to know more? Check out these additional articles –

Getting Bathrooms Ready To Help Sell Your House Faster

Cheap Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

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