5 Nature-Themed Bathroom Makeovers to Attract Buyers

Written by Cristina Miguelez Posted On Tuesday, 31 December 2019 05:30

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house during the home buying process. Prospective buyers want to be able to picture themselves using the space and enjoying the elements that have been included. Many times, home buyers will purchase the most expensive home they can afford, leaving little budget for remodels. Therefore, giving your bathroom a makeover, whether it is a partial or just a cosmetic remodel, can make your home that much more desirable without spending a fortune. Integrating nature in interior design is one of the hottest trends of 2019. Here are five nature-themed bathroom makeovers that will make your home more attractive to buyers.

1. Install a Natural Stone Vanity

One way to pull nature into your space is to integrate natural stone. One way to make a statement is to do this with your vanity. A granite vanity is one of the top 10 most wanted bathroom features, so replace your laminate countertop with a natural stone slab that is marble, granite, or quartz. This will help give your bathroom that timeless look while also integrating natural elements into the space. While this specific makeover option may be a bit more expensive, the return can be substantial. Granite can run $75-$400 per sq.ft.. However, you can still get a natural look by using a remnant slab, costing $20-$40 per sq.ft., depending upon the size of vanity you are installing. 

2. Introduce Wood Elements

Wood is another important element to integrate into your bathroom. It is one of those elements that adds warmth to the space as well as a touch of sophistication. There are a number of ways to makeover your bathroom to incorporate wood. You could simply opt for staging with wooden accessories such as baskets. If you are ready to make a bigger commitment, you can replace your under sink cabinets with naturally stained one or even re-tile your bathroom (floor or shower) with faux wood laminate flooring choosing between $0.69-$2.50 per sq ft.

3. Give Your Bathroom A Fresh Coat of Paint

Sometimes the easiest makeover can make a world of difference, especially in a relatively small space like your bathroom. Painting your bathroom may just be one of the easiest options to appeal to buyers choosing between $100-$300 for a 5'x 8' bathroom. Choosing the paint color for your bathroom can be tricky before selling your home as you want something that won't stand out but still adds to the sense of style in the space. Therefore, let nature inspire your color scheme. Pick a natural, calming color scheme for your bathroom makeover. For a beach vibe, consider a color scheme of teal, whites, emerald, and gray. On the other hand, if you want a more woodsy feel, consider going with natural pine woods complemented with dark greens, whites, and brown. For a more high-end remodel, consider using these color schemes with subway tiles or honeycomb tiles.

4. Add Some Greenery

Having plants in your space can bring a sense of calm. Additionally, it can add a pop of color amongst natural tones and whites. The good part is, that this is a relatively inexpensive way to bring nature into your bathroom with real plants costing between $10 and $70. While you can use real plants such as bamboo, orchids, or snake plants, artificial plants can work just as well at achieving the natural look. You can take this to the next level by incorporating different scents of nature into the space via essential oil diffusers or candles. However, make sure any smells are kept light and to a minimum when showing your home to prevent homebuyers from thinking you are trying to cover up an odor.

5. Install a Rain Shower Head

Another way to bring nature into your bathroom makeover is to have a proper rain showerhead installed. Rain showerheads are trending due to the luxurious field they give to any bathroom where they are installed. Depending on the quality and type of showerhead you select, rain shower heads come in a wide range of prices from $60 to $500. While you could install a rain showerhead yourself, getting the assistance of a professional can ensure that you have the necessary pressure.

You Want to Add Value

Ideally, you want to transform your bathroom into a space where people can already picture themselves getting ready in the morning and relaxing after a long day at work. Giving them a bathroom that doesn't require a remodel can be a serious selling point for your home. Many of these nature-themed bathroom makeover tips are relatively easy to implement and can give your home that wow factor against the competition; or, you can always undertake a serious remodel and add a new master bath. In the end, you want to get a return on your investment, so carefully consider which things will contribute to a higher sales price for your home versus what is simply an unnecessary element. 

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