9 Bathroom Ideas to Increase the Value of Your Home

Kyle Iverson on July 31, 2019

The bathroom is an often underappreciated piece of the home. It is an essential piece in day-to-day life, but it doesn’t get the remodelling focus that a bedroom or living room might.

A solid bathroom can be a great eye-catcher when staging a home. Putting forth a bit of effort into your bathroom can turn an uncertain answer into an instant buy.

Here are 9 of the best bathroom ideas for sprucing up your average bathroom.

1. Double Vanities

Some of the most common purchasers of new homes are couples. Whether they are newlyweds or celebrating decades of marriage, having double vanities can be a major win.

Everyone loves having their own space, and the bathroom is no different.

2. Granite Countertops

Quality materials can make a big difference. While not every buyer will do professional inspections of your countertops, you can see and feel good material right away.

Granite gives a great feel and sturdy reliability that a lot of people have gone crazy over.

3. Shower Benches

While showers are not built for lounging, a shower with enough space and design for a nice bench to sit on can catch the eye.

It’s a small detail, but it accents a bigger selling point: space. A spacious shower with a frameless enclosure has the right luxury touch to turn a sale.

4. Neutral Colours

When staging a house, you don’t want to be too over-the-top with colours or furniture. Go too far into one direction and you can throw off potential buyers.

Neutral colours of paint cover the full range of grey, white, black, and earthy colours. Keep things simple and downplayed, and let the overall design persuade them.

5. Replacing Cheap Flooring

If your bathroom has cheap vinyl tiling or flooring that is old and worn, it is a great idea to replace it. New flooring can make even the simplest of bathrooms feel new and wonderful.

Flooring can be cheap too, with many ceramic and viny flooring being durable and waterproof for small cost extra.

6. Fewer Tubs, More Showers

Bathtubs require a lot of maintenance. As well, for the day-to-day cleaning, sitting around in a bathtub doesn’t fit into many people’s schedules.

Because of this, many buyers prefer more showers and fewer bathtubs. If you have multiple bathrooms, you can keep one bathtub. Combination bathtubs with showers can be a fine middle ground.

7. Eye-Catching Accent

Sometimes the smallest detail can make a difference. It can be a bit of a bright accent colour to your paint. It can be special moulding on the mirrors or showers that give a unique look.

While it is best to avoid flashy additions, a little bit to an otherwise neutral base is a great contrast.

8. Extra Seating

While the bathroom is far from the best place to sit and have company, often an extra seat that isn’t the toilet is helpful. This can be to relax after a hot shower or to get a comfortable seat in front of the mirror for applying makeup.

The option of furniture is always a plus.

9. Quality Mirrors

Speaking of mirrors, not every mirror is the same. There is a lot you can do with a mirror. Besides being clean, a good mirror should have something extra to catch the eye.

The frame of the mirror can help add a touch of class without going too far. As well, a sturdy and scratch proof mirror can look better for longer, giving a buyer a good sense of investment.

Bathroom Ideas for Easy House Selling

All of these bathroom ideas can give you a good place to start for making your bathroom shine. Even a few of these ideas can change a buyer’s mind about your house.

For more home staging tips and guides, contact us for more information today!

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