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Making Your Small Bathroom Appeal to Potential Buyers

September 2nd, 2010

bathroom-remodeling.jpgIf you watch a lot of home improvement TV shows then you may have noticed that potential buyers will often avoid purchasing a property if the master bathroom is small or does not meet their standards. Conversely houses that sell quickly almost always have an impressive bathroom. So if you are planning to sell your home and your master bathroom is small, what can you do to make it look larger and more attractive?

Luckily there are a few tricks you can use to make a small bathroom look bigger. For example, the more light there is in your bathroom the larger it will seem. You can get more natural sunlight into your bathroom by having a large window or skylight fitted. Your bathroom will remain bright after the sun goes down if you invest in some good lighting and fit it strategically. It may also help to hang a few wall mirrors with which to reflect the light and give the illusion of extra space.

If you have a small bathroom, you should pay very close attention to the color scheme. Dark colors can make a small bathroom feel tiny and oppressive, as can wallpaper with a minute pattern. If you want your bathroom to feel bigger than it really is, go for light pastel colors or neutrals. If possible it is better to avoid patterned wallpaper altogether. If you insist on wallpaper then at least make sure it is a light color and has a large pattern. If you are buying new cabinets for your bathroom, choose doors that are made out of a light shade of wood or a reflective material such as glass.

In a small bathroom, less is often more. If you fill a small bathroom with ornaments it can easily feel cluttered, so it is better to have just one or two impressive accent pieces. You also need to make good use of the floor space in a small bathroom. You can do this by making sure that the cabinets, sink, shower, and toilet fit neatly into the corners or sides of the bathroom. You should also consider removing the tub and opting for a shower stall instead, since they take up less room and do not use up as much water.

A small bathroom will be more appealing to potential buyers if it has one or two luxurious touches. Therefore if you can afford it you should invest in the very best faucets, fixtures and cabinets. You may also wish to consider buying stone tiling for your bathroom floor. Stone tiling with under-floor heating is a particularly sumptuous touch. Potential buyers also like to see a lavish sink area in a bathroom, so consider buying a marble bathroom countertop.

You can remodel a small master bathroom quite cheaply by implementing just a few of the suggestions outlined in this article. Nevertheless, sparing no expense will make your property more valuable and increase the likelihood of somebody choosing to purchase it. If you want guaranteed results it is worth hiring a team of professionals to handle the project on your behalf.


This article was supplied by “Whisp” from Constant Content.

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