It is inevitable that before you sell your property you will have to do some bits and bobs around the house. There’s no denying that renovating your bathroom so it is ready for sale can get quite expensive so it is important to figure out what you should be investing in. Your bathroom could make or break your property selling and how much it sells for. So, what should you invest your money into renovating and what should you skip?
Ensuring that the toilet is in complete working order is a must! This is something that will start being used as soon as the new owners move in so it is absolutely essential. If the toilet bowl is cracked, leaking, wobbly or looks old then it is time to replace it for the market. No one wants to buy a house with a toilet that looks gross or broken so it is of utmost importance to fix this up right away!
Making sure all taps are working correctly is, again, a must! Fix any leaks or loose handles before you put your property on the market. The good thing about this is that it can be done in half an hour at a reasonably low price! Don’t stress if the hot and cold labels are mixed up or the wrong way around. This is common and not difficult to figure out.
Ensure that all draws in the vanity and bathroom area are in working order. Avoid putting more draws in for extra storage in the sale and instead focus on making sure the draws that are there are clean and open and close smoothly.
Fixing any cracked, chipped or moldy tiles is of utmost importance. As most bathrooms are tiles on the floor and walls it is absolutely essential that the tiles look clean and new.
Ensuring that all plumbing is in working order is an absolute must. If your plumbing looks dodgy or doesn’t work properly your property will not get the price it deserves on the market.
Don’t be fooled into thinking you need to install underfloor heating in your bathroom. In Australia it is not essential and will require too much work and money for it to be worthwhile. If you already have it installed but it doesn’t work properly than you must get it fixed! You want everything that is in your bathroom to be in working order.
Fixing any lights that are hanging out of their socked is of utmost importance. Not only is this a hazard but it also makes the bathroom look neglected. Installing new lights in this instance is essential.
While your bathroom may only be a physically small part of your property it is an area that is used everyday and therefore needs to look perfect.