5 Ways to Improve Your Bathroom Before Selling Your Home

5 Ways to Improve Your Bathroom Before Selling Your Home

Increasing the resale value of your home should be your primary goal once you decide to put your property on the market. After all, it is only natural that you want to get a lot more money from the home that you took care of, improved, and maintained for many years. You will want to be repaid for all the hard work you put into doing all these.

In addition, selling your home in Bolton at a low price is really not an option. If you do, it would seem like you have no pride in the property you called home for many years.

How to Add Value to Your Home

Sprucing up and improving your home before putting it on the market will undoubtedly increase its resale value. But with so many rooms and features to invest in and work on, and with a limited budget, you may be forced to choose only one or two rooms to fix or remodel.

If you find yourself in this situation, you will do well to include your bathroom in your list of priorities.  This is because renovating your bathroom before selling your home can increase its value by 5 percent.

Whether you have a huge or small budget, you can ensure your bathroom can help boost your home’s resale value by following these tips:

  1. Deal with bathroom dampness, molds and mildew

Nothing can be more off-putting than seeing mold and mildew in a bathroom. Not only are these fungi unsightly; they can cause certain health issues as well.

Mold and mildew appear in a bathroom if the room is always damp. As such, before you start cleaning and getting rid of them, improve the ventilation in the bathroom.  This may call for installing a new extractor fan in this room.

To get rid of mold and mildew from the floor, regrout your tiles. Go online to watch videos on how to do this or get a professional to do it for you.

To remove moisture stains and dampness from the walls, use a stiff brush and a mix of bleach and water. Once the stains are removed and the walls are dry, consider repainting them with anti-damp paint.

If you don’t have the time or energy to clean your bathroom, you can always hire a professional cleaner to do this task for you.

  1. Fix everything that is broken

Buyers are also easily turned off by leaking taps and pipes, faulty shower systems, and broken lights. Because of this, make sure you repair or replace everything that isn’t working or damaged in the bathroom.

To be sure all plumbing fixtures are installed properly, hire a plumber to do all these for you. Have the plumber check the plumbing system and fixtures as well to see if there are issues that need to be fixed right away.

  1. Invest in a new bathroom suite

In case the major fixtures in your bathroom have already seen better days, it would be best to invest in a new bathroom suite.

As long as you choose the right supplier, you can buy a new, good quality toilet and basin suite for a little more than £100. You can also find a new inexpensive bathtub that will look great in your bathroom.

With a new sink, toilet, and bathtub, a sparklingly clean floor, and newly-painted walls, your bathroom will look as good as new and immediately increase your home resale value.

  1. Choose a neutral palette

While you’re in the process of choosing a new paint color and fixtures, it is highly recommended that you stick to neutral shades.

When you have white or beige walls and fixtures, you will make it easier for prospective buyers to visualize themselves personalizing the existing bathroom. They will quickly have an idea of how their belongings will look in your bathroom.

If your bathroom has different colors, potential buyers may become more preoccupied with thinking about how much it will cost to change the paint or certain fixtures.

  1. Stage your bathroom

Lastly, once you start receiving home viewers, always keep your bathroom spotless and tidy. Keep the toilet seat down and make sure it smells nice. Keep the bathtub, shower area, and basins clean and dry as well.  

In case you have kids, remove the rubber ducks and all bath toys away. In addition, keep toiletries to a bare minimum and out of site where possible.

If you want to give your bathroom a more modern look, invest in a nice set of colored towels and add some greenery to the room.

With a bit of elbow grease and a little investment, you will have a bathroom that will allow you to sell your home at the price you are looking for, or perhaps even better.


Sally Jones is a Director and Co-Founder of The Purple Property Shop, an award-winning estate agent serving Bolton, Bury and the surrounding areas of North West England. The Purple Property Shop was founded in 2010 and quickly grew to become one of Bolton’s leading estate agents, specialising in residential property sales, property lettings and management.

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