Wed 04 Jan 2017
Turn your bathroom into your own little piece of heaven; create a peaceful sanctuary in which to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday chores and add value to your home at the same time!
Here are our top tips to bring this small but very important room up to date.
Do you have a coloured bathroom suite?
•Although there are buyers out there that like a ‘retro’ suite; it is a very niche market and to appeal to the masses you are better off choosing a neutral suite which is clean, light and space enhancing.
Plan the layout of your bathroom
•Think carefully as to whether the current layout works well. If it’s not broke, then don’t fix it (as they say) BUT if you think it could be better laid out or even be more beneficial swapping rooms completely, then speaking to a plumber regarding re-design may be worthwhile. This may be costly though, so you need to weigh up whether you will reap the benefit.
Choose the right bathroom suite for a small space
•There is so much choice available for bathroom furniture now, so even if you have a small space you can get corner sinks or even toilets to fit almost any space. If you do have a small space to work with don’t automatically replace a bath for a shower. This might work for you, but won’t appeal to families with small children for example, it is best to keep a shower over a bath where possible for re-sale purposes.
Your bathtub; an important decision!
•Choose an appealing bath. Spa baths are luxurious, so if this fits in with your theme and is affordable then definitely go for it, it will certainly appeal to potential buyers. On the flip side, avoid corner baths, it might be the only option for some tight spaces but this may put buyers off.
Install a power shower
•Whether it’s a separate shower cubicle or a shower over a bath it’s worth investing in a power shower. No-one likes to stand in a dribble of water!
‘His and Hers’ vanity basins – if you have the space
•It may sound extravagant but in larger bathrooms ‘His and Hers’ basins don’t just look fantastic but are practical for family buyers. Again, this could be another appealing feature to a potential buyer.
Don’t forget the little things – finishing touches
•Even if you have installed a new bathroom suite on a budget spending a little extra on the fitments; tiling, chrome taps and a radiator ladder can really give a bathroom that ‘WOW FACTOR’ and will make the overall appearance much more appealing.
Good luck with your next project and if you need any property related advice feel free to contact your local John German branch.
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