Asked on Apr 29, 2017

We plan on downsizing our house and the bathrooms need a fix!

Dorine M GrossWilliamEthel Weaver


Our the tub and showers are fiberglass, how do I update this 36 yr old state of the art baths?
4 answers
  • Make sure they are sparkling clean. Paint the rest of the bathroom a fresh bright color and accessorize with up to date decor. Take a look at "staged" houses on line and make yours look as good for minimal money spent.
  • Ethel Weaver
    on Apr 29, 2017

    think about calling REBATH to re do the tub and shower. Also repaint the rest of the bath for a fresh look and install a new light fixture. Bathroom and kitchen redos sell a house you'll get all of the money back and more.
    • Dorine M Gross
      on Apr 29, 2017

      Great! I like your term rebath! You are the second to mention repaint do you mean the vanity as well as the walls?
  • William
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Investing in a bathroom remodel yields a 62 percent return, on average, but you've got to do it right. Many homebuyers are looking for a master bathroom with two sinks, custom showers, and great lighting. You'll turn off buyers if you only put in the minimal amount of work. A lot of folks, when they buy a home, don't want to have put a lot of work into it. An outdated bathroom requires a lot of work. Since bathrooms are especially prone to looking dated, pick neutral colors and finishings. And sometimes less is more. "Giving it new paint, a new toilet, a new shower faucet, and a new [shower] head is probably the best bang for your buck. But that's assuming the flooring is nice and the walls around the tub and shower are in good standing condition.
  • Dorine M Gross
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Thank you so much for the time and thought that you put into your great advise. I'm feeling stronger about a lovely "rebath" that will make my bathrooms more appealing. I know it sounds strange but today's toilets are nicer than three decades ago. I never thought about a new toilet! Thank you!
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