I found some useful home staging bathroom tips via my ScoopIt feed this morning. Over and above cleaning, down to bleaching the grout to get the space be appealing, it was the ideas on how to make the space feel relaxing, and spa like. This might seem contrary to how we all actually use our bathrooms. Most of us are in and out as quickly as possible. But that’s not how we’d LIKE to use our bathrooms: we’d like to think a day might come when we would luxuriate in our spa tubs and not bicker about someone”s razor dripping water onto someone else’s blush brush!
Upgrading lighting is always a good investment – and the tip in this article about matching the metal finish to the faucets is a good one so long as you don’t have brass. (Unless you live in New York City, in which case Brass is Back, brass away!) If you’re not replacing the light fixtures, at least clean them out. Some revolting things can live under a frosted glass light cover — let’s not go there!!
Sticking a chair in the bathroom, I take issue with. It’s bad for the chair. However a wicker stool or teak bench can be nice when staging. And be careful with fresh flowers – they don’t stay fresh for long and then you have a whole host of other associations to deal with, not the least of which is odor! However, a dark framed piece of art over the toilet to add a bit of contrast is a good idea. You’re going to want to put something there, and a dark frame will attract the eye away from the massive, albeit necessary hunk of porcelain on the ground.
Remember that, according to our national association – RESA – staged home sell.
“…professionally listed staged properties simply look better; spend 73 percent less time on the market; typically sell for more money; end up on buyers’ “must see” lists; are viewed as “well-maintained;” and have fewer concessions requested of the seller. “
A related article I found fun, when researching this post, is this from the Los Angeles Daily News:
For true wisdom when it comes to home staging, please consider one of our highly acclaimed home staging training classes – either in person or online. In the meantime, which home staging bathroom tips have you found helpful?