Bathrooms and Kitchens sell houses, so the preparation here is very important.
A bathroom remodel does not have to be expensive. The room is typically small, yet the impact is dramatic. I want you to consider investigating the cost. A new toilet, new Vinyl floor (if needed), a new vanity and sink, paint, a light and you have completely transformed the room. If you have a tub, and if it is in good condition, leave it. If it’s not white, then contact a professional tub refinisher. Blackstone Refinishing are one such company, and Harry would be happy to help you.
Let’s start with everyone’s friend, the toilet. If you don’t have a low flow toilet, buy one and get it installed. There are great local plumbers out there who can help. I know a few contacts that I work with all the time and I would be happy to recommend a name to you. If you are a very handy person, there are definitely options for the “do-it-your-selfer”. Remember, this is your toilet, so be sure you know what you’re doing.
If you did decide to remodel the bathroom and it’s complete, Woohoo!! This will make a great selling feature!
And if you didn’t remodel because it’s not in your budget, that’s no problem. I do recommend that you do paint the room, though. A fresh coat of paint will brighten up the space. If you have a newer home with a current bathroom…that is great too.
By clean, I mean strip everything off the walls, the floor and the counters. You can clean it yourself or get a professional cleaner. Your goal is to have the floor so clean, that you could eat off it. And don’t forget behind the toilet too.
All your personal products (tooth brush, comb, perfumes, etc.) can be placed in a caddy and put in the cupboard under the sink. Clear the counters completely.
The shower, tub, sink, counters and toilet and mirrors need to be cleaned spotless.
If you aren’t remodelling the bath, repair any fixtures that are dripping or possibly broken. Ensure burnt-out light bulbs are replaced with new ones.
Buyers love a spa experience, so invest in a few NEW white towels. Go to your favourite discount big box store, and buy the best priced towels you can find (I paid $3 recently). These are only for display, so you don’t need expensive towels. Roll a towel up onto the counter, and hang 1 or 2 on the towel rack. Your uncluttered counters will make the bathroom seem larger.
Stand back and admire your work… You did it!