7 Bathroom Staging Secrets From the Pros

7 Bathroom Staging Secrets From the Pros

  • 02/4/20
When you’re selling a home in Scottsdale, your real estate agent will most likely talk to you about home staging – the process of making it as appealing as possible to prospective buyers. Some people choose to hire a professional home stager, but when that’s just not in the cards, you can stage your own home beautifully.
Here’s what you need to know about staging your bathrooms.

7 Bathroom Staging Secrets From the Pros

We can all take a page or two from professional home stagers’ playbooks – and to get started, check out these seven bathroom staging secrets:
  1. Update outdated tile
  2. Replace exhaust fan covers
  3. Invest in fluffy, new towels
  4. Clean shower doors completely or replace shower curtains
  5. Replace drawer and cabinet hardware
  6. Group like items on countertops
  7. Let the sunshine in
Here’s a closer look at each.
Bathroom Staging Secrets - Update Tile

#1. Update outdated tile

If your tile has seen better days, now is a great time to invest in something fresh. Talk to your real estate agent about what’s going to work best in your space – and start looking at online listings of homes near yours that are on the market. See what their bathrooms look like to get inspiration.
Related: How to make your bathroom look like a luxury bathroom
Bathroom Staging Secrets - Exhaust Fans

#2. Replace exhaust fan covers

Most people rarely clean their bathroom exhaust fans, but if you’re selling your home, you may want to do just that. You can remove the exhaust fan cover and clean the fan inside – and if your cover has yellowed or looks old, it’s time to replace it. You can typically find these covers at home improvement stores (just make sure you measure accurately or bring the old one with you).
Bathroom Staging Secrets - Invest in Fluffy New Towels

#3. Invest in fluffy, new towels

Buyers want to see clean, fresh bathrooms reminiscent of spas, and you can create that look with fresh, light-colored towels that nobody’s ever used before. Put them out for showings or home photos – and then put them away again. You can use them in your new home, but not while your house is on the market and prospective buyers are coming to check it out.
Related: How to get a house ready to sell quickly
Bathroom Staging Secrets - Clean Shower Doors Completely

#4. Clean shower doors completely or replace shower curtains

Nobody wants to see soap scum on a shower door… or an old, dated shower curtain, either. Scour your shower doors until they’re gleaming, and don’t forget to do the tracks; people will open your shower door to get a glimpse at how roomy it is inside. The same is true for your shower curtain. If it’s not stylish and on-trend, it’s time to replace it so your whole bathroom looks new while your house is on the market.
Bathroom Staging Secrets - Replace Drawer and Cabinet Hardware

#5. Replace drawer and cabinet hardware

Simple and cost-effective, replacing drawer and cabinet hardware can make a huge difference in your bathroom. Choose hardware that matches your faucets and light fixtures (which you can also replace if they’re dated) to create a streamlined look that can turn any bathroom into a beautiful space.
Related: How to stage a house for sale while you still live in it
Bathroom Staging Secrets - Group Items on Countertops

#6. Group like items on countertops

Keep your counters clear except a few, small decorative items. (And if your counters are small, skip the decor!) Think about grouping just a few things – a candle, a small stack of fresh washcloths tied with twine, and a vase with a few fresh flowers in it – on a tray between dual sinks.
Pro tip: Never leave toiletries on your bathroom counter! The only exception: liquid hand soap at each basin.
Bathroom Staging Secrets - Let in Natural Light

#7. Let the sunshine in

Pull up the blinds and draw back the drapes on your bathroom windows when people are coming to see your home. You want to let in as much natural light as possible. That way, people can see all the potential your bathroom has, and they’ll create positive associations with it.

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