When you’re selling a home in Catonsville, your REALTOR® will probably talk to you about staging it so it’s as appealing as possible to prospective buyers. For some people, hiring a professional stager is the way to go – but that’s not in the cards for everyone. If you’re staging your own home, there are plenty of things you can do to encourage buyers to fall in love with it – and that’s particularly true about your bathrooms.
Here’s what you need to know about how to stage your bathrooms.
How to Stage Your Bathrooms to Sell Your Home
Your bathrooms are important rooms in your house – and buyers want to see them. Buyers love sparkling faucets, clean and clutter-free countervtops, and ample storage. They also want bathrooms to feel more like spas than simple lavatories, and the good news is that you can easily create the right look.
When you’re staging your bathroom, remember:
- Cleanliness tops it all
- Clutter is your enemy
- Little touches are essential
Once you’ve cleaned and decluttered your bathroom, you can stage it for maximum appeal using these five tips:
- Add fluffy, new towels
- Gather toiletries on trays
- Use storage baskets wherever possible
- Put up art
- Bring in the outdoors
Here’s a closer look at each.
Bathroom Staging Tip #1: Add Fluffy, New Towels
Invest in a full set of fluffy, new towels that match your bathroom’s theme and color palette. Only put out your new set when buyers are coming for a tour. Don’t let anyone use them until you sell the house – they’ll make great additions to your new bathrooms.
You can create a spa-like ambiance in your bathroom by rolling the towels and stacking them neatly around a garden tub, putting them in a basket or on a shelf, or even hanging them over your towel rack.
Pro tip: When buyers come to visit, remove your personal toiletries from your shower and put your used towels in the washing machine. Replace them with your fluffy, new towels.
Bathroom Staging Tip #2: Gather Toiletries on Trays
Your countertops don’t have to be completely clear. In fact, setting the stage means showcasing the lifestyle buyers will have if they move into your home. Using clear glass jars for cotton swabs and other toiletries is a great idea – and if you can gather them all together on a beautiful tray, even better. Your soaps and other items make great accents, too.
Bathroom Staging Tip #3: Use Storage Baskets Wherever Possible
If you don’t have pull-out shelving in your bathroom cabinets (which are a great idea for your next house, by the way), think about corralling cleaning supplies and other items in baskets. That way, you’ll those often-cluttered under-sink cabinets will present a neat appearance when buyers peek inside.
Pro tip: Buyers nearly always open cabinets, cupboards and drawers in bathrooms – they want to see how much space is inside, and sometimes they’re also looking for things like leaks. Make sure your cabinets are up to par and that you’ve removed all your prescriptions before buyers come for a tour.
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Bathroom Staging Tip #4: Put up Art
You don’t have to go overboard – sometimes a simple, nondescript print is all it takes – but you should have some type of art hanging in your bathroom. If there’s no wall space, you’re good; however, if you have a wall, try to put something up that appeals to a wide range of buyers. Flowers, beach scenes and abstract prints are good, provided they match your existing décor.
Bathroom Staging Tip #5: Bring in the Outdoors
Add a live plant to your bathroom to give it a spa-like feel. You can get something low-maintenance so you don’t have to worry about it much – the point is bringing in the outdoors to make buyers fall in love with the space.
Great bathroom plants include:
- Aloe vera
- Asparagus fern
- Snake plant
- Cast-iron plant
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