Dated Baths Turn Buyers Away
No one likes to
picture themselves bathing in a rundown tub. It�s true that a worn bath can mean
fewer offers. Even though most people remodel within 18 months from date of purchase,
most don�t want to wait that long for a clean, usable bath. True, bath remodels
are among the top two remodeling projects around....but wouldn�t you rather remodel
the bath for comfort than for function?
There are actually two... The key to selling the home is to make
sure the baths are clean and functional. High-style can come later. The truth
is that if the buyer thinks he will have to remodel the bath, that cost will be
deducted from the original offer.
Keeping Your Head... So to speak!
You can make budget fix-ups to your existing bath that can make a world
of difference. Look at replacing old or worn fixtures with new ones. If you choose
carefully, you can select modestly priced fixtures that don�t read as �cheap.�
Be sure to add in at least one rich-looking touch to raise the level of the look.
Keep your style minimalist and easily changed.
Remember to keep the hard
surface areas in nuetrals that can be accented with a variety of colors and textures.
Be Safety Conscious
Adding little touches can make a difference.
Add in anti-scald devices in your shower. This one touch could save a child or
elderly person from burns. It could also show that your bath addresses a modern
concern. Be Surface Conscious
Beauty is only skin deep...
look of your bath is key to a sell. Focus on sprucing up the surfaces and making
your bathrooms look fresh and clean and new. Buyers will associate this with cleanliness
which is critical in a bath!
One Bath Is Not Enough...
to do if you only have one.
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