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5 Tips To Make Your Bathroom Stand Out to Buyers

5 Tips To Make Your Bathroom Stand Out to Buyers

One of the rooms that can make or break the sale of your home is the bathroom. You can sell your home more quickly if you can create a bathroom that appeals to potential buyers. This means you will need to stage the space, at a minimum, or possibly put in some real elbow grease.

If you aren’t sure where to begin, here are some tips that are sure to help you sell your house fast!

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1. Clean Everything

Your first step to creating a bathroom that potential buyers will be excited about is to make sure every nook and cranny is as clean as possible. This often requires more than your standard weekly cleaning, as you want to make sure there is nothing left that could deter buyers from making an offer. This can include wiping underneath your toilet tank, cleaning pipes under sinks, giving the walls a once over, and completely scrubbing all grout.

It is best to assume that a potential buyer will look absolutely everywhere. So look inside, under, and around every fixture and make sure there isn’t something unappealing. A few hairs stuck to the surface of the shower or bathtub can be visually unappealing, so make sure they are gone.

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2. Replace What Can’t Be Cleaned

In some cases, such as with grout, you may find it easier to replace it instead of clean it. The same can go for bathroom rugs, towels, and shower curtains. While replacing items can be a bigger financial investment, it is better to spend the money than to leave the bathroom looking dingy.

3. Don’t Shy Away from Paint

If your paint has seen better days, this is another area where simply repainting can be preferable. Most bathrooms won’t require a lot of paint to coat the walls, so the investment is often quite reasonable. If your bathroom walls aren’t currently a neutral color, then you may want to even change the color when you repaint. Another thing you may consider painting to give the bathroom more of an uplift is your bathtub. Many bathtubs may have a few stains or discolorations that may be unappealing to look at. The bathtub can be easily fixed and can bring up your bathrooms appearance drastically.

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4. Stage It Like A Spa

Now that everything is clean, it is time to consider how to stage your bathroom. It is easy for potential buyers to feel uncomfortable peering into your bathroom. To help them get past that initial reaction, you need to make the space look inviting. The easiest design to mimic for staging is anything that brings to mind a spa-like experience. Focus on soft colors and natural accent pieces. Wood, plants, and stones can work incredibly well. Candles are also a popular choice, though make sure the scent isn’t overpowering

Invest in sets of white towels simply for display. This helps increase the spa feel and makes the space seem cleaner, as most people equate bright white linens with cleanliness. You also want to make sure all bathroom supplies are in containers, and not just strewn about the counter. Additionally, anything that can be (neatly) put into a cabinet or drawer likely should be.

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5. Keep Function With Form

Feel free to leave a few bathroom basics out as long as they are attractive. For example, a hand soap in its plastic supermarket dispenser does not have a lot of visual appeal. However, a glass dispenser with a nice pump can be very attractive and functions as a nice accessory. Focus on creating a space that speaks to idea of relaxation, and you likely can’t go wrong.

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Last Updated on March 24, 2021

8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

We’ve all done it. We’ve gone out and bought useless gadgets that we don’t really need, just because they seemed really cool at the time. Then, we are stuck with a bunch of junk, and end up tossing it or trying to sell it on Ebay.

On the other hand, there are some pretty awesome tech inventions that are actually useful. For instance, many of the latest home gadgets do some of your work for you, from adjusting the home thermostat to locking your front door. And, if used as designed, these tools should really help to make your life a lot easier—and that’s not just a claim from some infomercial trying to sell you yet another useless gadget.

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Take a look at some of the most popular “smart gadgets” on the market:

1. Smart Door Locks

A smart lock lets you lock and unlock your doors by using your smartphone, a special key fob, or biometrics. These locks are keyless, and much more difficult for intruders to break into, making your home a lot safer. You can even use a special app to let people into your home if you are not there to greet them.

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2. Smart Kitchen Tools

Wouldn’t you just love to have a pot of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work? What about a “smart pan” that tells you exactly when you need to flip that omelet? From meat thermometers to kitchen scales, you’ll find a variety of “smart” gadgets designed to make culinary geeks salivate.

3. Mini Home Speaker Play:1

If you love big sound, but hate how much space big speakers take up, and if you want a stereo system that is no bigger than your fist, check out the Play:1 mini speaker. All you have to do is plug it in, connect, and then you can stream without worrying about any interruptions or interface. You can even add onto it, and have different music playing in different rooms.

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4. Wi-Fi Security Cameras

These are the latest in home security, and they connect to the Wi-Fi in your home. You can use your mobile devices to monitor what is going on in your home at all times, no matter where you are. Options include motion sensors, two-way audio, and different recording options.

5. Nest Thermostat

This is a thermostat that lives with you. It can sense seasonal changes, temperature changes, etc., and it will adjust itself automatically. You will never have to fiddle with a thermostat dial or keypad again, because this one basically does all of the work for you. It can also help you to save as much as 12% on heating bills, and 15% on cooling bills.

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6. Smart Lighting

Control your home lighting from your remote device. This is great if you are out and want to make sure that there are some lights on. It is designed to be energy efficient, so it will pay for itself over time because you won’t have to spend so much on your monthly energy bills.

7. Google Chromecast Ultra

Whether you love movies, television shows, music, etc., you can stream it all using Google Chromecast Ultra. Stream all of the entertainment you love in up to 4K UHD and HDR, for just $69 monthly.

8. Canary

This home security system will automatically contact emergency services when they are needed. This system offers both video and audio surveillance, so there will be evidence if there are any break-ins on your property. You can also use it to check up on what’s happening at home when you are not there, including to make sure the kids are doing their homework.

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