Whew. The holidays are over. I don’t know about you, but every year after Christmas, I get the intense urge to CLEAN and REFRESH. Don’t get me wrong, I love all things Christmas decor; the tinsel, and the lights, and the garlands, and the figurines, and the wreaths, and the snow globes, and the hand towels, and the ornaments, and the, and the, and the…. I love it all, it’s just by approximately 2-3 days after Christmas, I’m ready for it all to magically disappear. Once the house has been de-Christmased, vacuumed, and wiped down, it’s almost as if it clears not only my physical clutter, but my mental clutter as well. I feel refreshed, renewed, and ready to tackle the new year with more clarity and peacefulness.
Along the lines of fresh starts, clarity, and relaxation- what better place is there in the home to find those things than the master bathroom? You can literally go wash away the stresses of the day and unwind. It’s no secret that master baths can go a long way towards getting a house sold…or not. When it comes to staging and master baths, the idea is to make it appeal to the widest audience range possible. If you’ve got the wherewithal to do some modest upgrades, the master bath is a great place to invest that money. A fresh, on trend paint color on the walls can go a long way. Updated fixtures can be reasonably priced, and will usually recoup their cost with the sale of the home. Most people want a relaxing, peaceful, spa-like feel to their bathroom, and that should be the goal when remodeling to sell.
This is a picture of our bathroom “before”. While I personally loved the yellow walls, it definitely is not a color that would appeal to a wide range of buyers. The vanity was the standard builder cabinet that came with the house, and although the counter has the space for two sinks, there was only one. Notice the uninspired lighting over the sink and in the ceiling. Not very spa-like. The tub backsplash is the one recently installed thing in this picture (white subway tile, which is very on trend)- unfortunately I couldn’t find a picture of the bathroom before; the back splash used to be the same tile that is on the floors.
After: We painted the walls a lovely gray/blue, added a cute chandelier, new marble topped double vanity with oil rubbed bronze faucets, new mirror, new over the sink lighting (lots of light in this bathroom!), new oil rubbed bronze hand towel holders, new chevron floor runner, new towel hooks, cute glass shelf, and new recessed toilet paper holder. And a partridge in a pear tree! Just the place I’d like to relax and unwind after the holidays..or any day.
I think this will appeal to more buyers, don’t you?
As always, I’d love the opportunity to help you make your home look the best it can, so please, don’t be shy! Let me know if you’d like any help!