The Importance of Bathroom Remodeling
Bathroom Remodeling | The condition your bathrooms are in may play a bigger role in selling your house than you may have initially believed.
If you are thinking about selling your house, you have probably already thought of dozens, if not hundreds, of things in your house that need to be repaired, renovated, or just touched up. When selling a house, it is crucial that it is in the best shape you can afford to get it in before you put it on the market, as you cannot have more than one first impression to potential buyers. If just one thing about your house sticks out like a sore thumb, you are going to lose a lot of potential buyers. It is for this reason, that you must determine the most important things to fix up before you call your real estate agent. Unfortunately, the condition of the bathroom is often overlooked by soon-to-be house sellers, possibly costing them thousands of dollars, and more importantly, many weeks of waiting for an offer to come in.
According to a recent article on the top things that devalue your house, an abused bathroom was number 1 on the list. That would place it as being more important than even the living area or exterior of the home. But you don’t need to read an article to understand the importance the bathroom plays in selling your home. First off, the bathroom can be a major factor in the convenience of those looking to move in. If you do not have a bathroom with working faucets, showers, or toilet, you can count on your house staying on the market for an extremely long time. While that may seem like an obvious statement, one would be shocked at the amount of houses that go up for sale that do not have a bathroom in complete working order. You would be foolish to think that potential buyers aren’t flushing your toilet or testing your faucets during an open house or walkthrough. Even just an overlooked drip can ensure the loss of a sale on the house. A few other things to look for are lights that aren’t working, if there are replace the bulbs immediately. Are there any leaks under the sink? If so, be sure to have them fixed and check for mold while you’re at it.
Aside from properly working fixtures, another thing to check for in your bathroom is grime and mold. Cleaning the grout and tile in your shower is a must before having your house viewed by a potential buyer. Nothing is more of a turnoff than bathroom funk. People don’t want to think about using a bathroom that once belonged to strangers, so it is best to make the bathroom seem lived in with decour, but brand new in its cleanliness. Make sure your toilet and sinks are clean and that you’ve Windexed the mirror before every viewing. If your shower tiling or flooring looks yellowed, extremely filthy, or even cracked you should consider hiring a professional to replace it for you.
Lastly, it is important to make sure that your bathroom is condusive to today’s current styles and standards. Be aware of what modern bathrooms look like. People are more concerned with how much water the toilet uses than they were 20 years ago. Make sure all the lighting looks good and is of a matching style as the rest of the bathroom. You want your bathroom to make sense to a potential buyer; you want it to be comfortable and relaxing, not jarring or gross. – Cal Bath and Kitchen
Interested in bathroom remodeling? Contact Medina Exteriors today, (330)591-4040