Thinking of Selling – Fix the Bathroom

Fixing the BathroomFixing up your bathroom should be on your list of things to do before your home hits the market. Bathrooms are one of the main areas that buyers focus on when looking at homes. Remodeling your bathroom can also boost your home’s value, but these kinds of projects can be very expensive.

Surface remodeling for a bathroom provides you with a more cost-effective way to make this room more appealing to buyers. You can do these projects on your own, instead of hiring contractors. Here are some surface remodeling ideas to consider doing in your home:

  • Refinish your tub. If your tub looks worn, you don’t necessarily have to buy a new one. You can refinish it to give it a fresh new look instead. If you do have a bit more room in your budget, you could also hire someone to install a bathtub or shower liner. Just keep in mind that these liners only last for a few years, which could be a turnoff for buyers.
  • Cover up minor cosmetic issues. If your walls have a few minor flaws, such as dents or holes, consider covering them with pre-fab wainscot. This works well for the lower part of your walls, but make sure you don’t have any mildew or mold growing on them first. Otherwise, you’ll need to eliminate those growths and replace the affected area.
  • Install a vinyl floor. When doing surface remodeling for a bathroom, you don’t have to pay to have an expensive floor installed in such a small area. Instead, install luxury vinyl flooring, plank vinyl or another type of vinyl floor that looks great and is much less expensive than granite or marble tiles.