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Preparing Your House For Sale #3- It Matters

Whatever condition your bathroom is in, it must be clean. Nothing puts buyers off like a dirty toilet and mould! Clean your tiles and grouting, make sure your windows, mirrors and shower screens are spotless and free of streaks. Hairs in the drains are a real put off, so check this before your open your home to buyers. When you’re selling, replace your soap bars with liquid soap, there will be less mess to take care of.

It is a fact of life that bad smells can creep into your bathrooms. Nothing will put a buyer off faster than a bad smell, so make sure you air your bathrooms well, open the windows, use the extractor fan and add some potpourri or air freshner if needed.

Cracked basin, toilets or tubs give the impression the room is unhygienic, so consider replacing these. It is not that expensive provided you don’t change the plumbing.

If you have a small bathroom, don’t clutter the limited wall space with towel rails. These can be on the back of the door. If you are renovating a small bathroom, consider wall mounted sinks and toilets. Have good storage to hide bits and pieces, keep te colour scheme simple and use big mirrors to enhance the room’s size.

Today luxury spa bathrooms are very popular, but we don’t all have this look. You can, however, add a little luxury to any bathroom. Fresh plump towels, some handmade soaps, plant or fresh flowers and some boutique bath products set out in your bathroom will give that feeling of luxury.

Stained or chipped bathtubs and basins can be easily fixed by enamelling companies that can give your fitting a whole new look. They can even enamel old tiles, so if your bathroom’s colour scheme is straight out of the 1970’s this simple inexpensive process could save your sale. Add to this a fresh coat of paint on the walls and you have a whole new bathroom.