When you’re selling your home in Ellicott City or another community, it’s important that you stage it so it’s appealing to as many buyers as possible – and that includes your bathrooms.
So how do you stage a bathroom?

3 Bathroom Staging Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Before you can start staging, the most important thing you can do is clean your bathrooms from top to bottom. For many people, the best course of action is to hire a professional cleaning company – your cleaners will go through the whole house and scour everything so all you have to do is maintain their work while your house is on the market.
Once you’ve done that, these are the three tips you can use to really make your bathrooms stand out:

  • Take out all your personal belongings
  • Stick to neutral tones like you’d see at a spa
  • Use lots of posh texture

Each of these tips can help increase your bathroom’s appeal – and anything that makes your home more appealing makes it more likely to sell faster (and for a better price).
Here’s how you put these tips into action.

#1. Take out all your personal belongings.

Consolidate everything you use each day, including:

  • Makeup
  • Jewelry
  • Hair products
  • Hair styling tools
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Lotion
  • Prescriptions and other medications
  • Razors
  • Loofahs and scrubbies
  • Shampoo, conditioner and body wash

Invest in a small laundry basket that can hold all these things – you’re going to fill it up and take it with you when you leave the house for showings. (Nobody wants to see your toothbrush holder or your dripping-wet loofah!)
The idea is to create a clean, beautiful bathroom where your guests can envision their own toothbrush holders and loofahs.

#2. Stick to neutral tones like you’d see at a spa.

If your bathroom is painted or – gasp – wallpapered in bright tones, it’s time to readjust. Talk to your Realtor(R) before you do anything drastic, though; you want to make sure you’re investing in the right improvements.
Neutral, calming tones – just like those you’d see at a spa – sell bathrooms and create an overall favorable impression of a home. You don’t want anything that makes a person’s skin look sallow in the mirror, anything that’s blindingly bright (flat white is out!) or anything that’s too dark and makes the room appear smaller.

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#3. Use lots of posh texture.

Circling back to that spa atmosphere that buyers love, we’ll let you in on a little secret: Texture has a lot to do with the way people feel about a bathroom. Fluffy, brand-new towels hanging on the racks and sleek, shiny containers are where it’s at when it comes to setting the stage in a bathroom.
If you have a stone counter, offset it with beautiful wood containers; if you’re working with an all-tile bathroom, use clear glass containers.

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