Cost-effective Bathroom Upgrades to Make Your House Sell Faster

Posted On Monday, 17 April 2023 20:22

If you are preparing to sell your house this summer, then it is important to try to freshen it up as much as possible so that you receive top dollar from the sale. One way to do this is to upgrade your bathroom.

While this sounds like an expensive project, there are many cost-effective bathroom upgrades available. Below we go over some of the most effective and economical upgrades you can make that will help you sell your house in no time.

New Hardware

One of the most affordable and easiest updates to any bathroom is to change out the hardware. Buying new faucets, cabinet knobs, doorknobs, hinges, and similar hardware can freshen up an entire room. New hardware can be quickly installed. If you are handy you may be able to install a faucet or you may want to consult a professional installer to ensure you don’t have any leaks.

You can change the color from plain silver to brushed nickel for a modern look. Alternatively, you can go for brushed bronze to create a farmhouse feel. Whichever style you choose, just ensure they will hold up well when affected by moisture.

New Vanity

Another affordable update is a bathroom vanity replacement. Most vanities will cost a homeowner an average of $500 or less. Many people also have the right tools and skills to replace the vanity as a DIY project instead of hiring a contractor. 

A new vanity will refresh a bathroom and change the ambiance. They come in multiple colors and styles, which only adds to the value of a home.

Fresh Coat of Paint

If you have a bathroom that is bright pink or has not had new paint for many years, it is time to freshen up. A new coat of neutral-colored paint will allow the bathroom to be lighter and appear as if it is bigger. It will also add to a comfortable and sophisticated ambiance, which can increase the home’s overall value and feel. Paint is always an affordable option, and one gallon can cost anywhere between $15-$50, making it quite cost-effective.

New Lighting

After freshening up the paint in your bathroom, take a look at your lighting. Change out the old light bulbs and put in new energy-efficient LEDs. This will brighten the room and provide an illusion of space. 

Additionally, you can change out and update the entire fixture. Fixtures come in all shapes and sizes. Many home buyers look for modern or farmhouse-styled bathrooms, so opt for a light fixture that compliments this trend. Fixtures can range from $25-$150, depending on style and taste.

New Floors

New flooring sounds like it is expensive and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. There are tons of vinyl and laminate options that are easy to install. Many homeowner’s looking to sell will have the best luck when selecting a faux wood option, as it is versatile, neutral, and easy to sell. This type of flooring is often very affordable, especially for such a small area within a home.

A Quick Facelift

When selling your home, ensure that you update your bathroom. This is one major selling point for any homeowner and should be considered seriously. You do not have to break the bank to reap the rewards of a refreshed bathroom either, grab a bucket of paint and some new light bulbs, and you are good to go.

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