27 Mar 2015

Mark Zawaideh

What Should You Know About Staging a Bathroom?

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Bathrooms are one of the most personal spaces in a home, so it’s no wonder that when a buyer tours a home, they feel awkward about checking out a bathroom in depth with an audience. What does this mean for you as a seller? Simply put, you have about 5 seconds for your bathroom to make an impression on potential buyers. How? Continue reading for the best bathroom staging tips.

Prepare the Area

The best way to begin staging your bathroom is to have a clean slate. Clean every inch of that bathroom with bleach or a similar cleaner. Bleach is the best, but there are organic alternatives.

  • Remove mold and mildew with bleach or a strong mold remover. Be sure to check the corners of the bathroom.
  • Remove, wash, dry, and reinstall all exhaust fan and light fixture covers.
  • Remove worn out and dated towels, rugs, and other accessories and replace with fresh, newer materials.
  • Steam off peeling wallpaper and apply fresh semi-gloss paint that is lightly colored.
  • Fix faucets that leak or drip.

Shopping

To stage your bathroom, you need to create a spa-like experience. To get that spa feel, you want to choose items that relate to nature and water and that are in soft, calm colors. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get items to create a spa look. Items at discount stores will do just fine. Look for some of these items to really complete your bathroom:

  • Towels, washcloths, robes, and rugs
  • Different sizes of candles
  • Small water features
  • Green plants
  • Glass containers to hold your bathroom supplies
  • Scented soaps
  • Shampoos, soaps, lotions, or bath salts in unique, beautiful, and antique packaging
  • Sponges and brushes

Staging

Don’t clutter the room with everything you just bought. Remember the minimalist feeling will really let a buyer see the space.

  • Layer towels on the shelf or roll them up and tie them with a ribbon or twine
  • Vary the height of your candles and containers and group them in odd numbers
  • Hang the robe on a padded hanger
  • Arrange bath product neatly around the bath tub or on the shelf

Topics: Seller Tips