Should I spend money to update bathroom floors to sell in a few years?

by Gail

  3 answers
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jan 07, 2019

    Here are some tips on selling your home. Great curb appeal (bright flowers and grass cut and trimmed, shrubs trimmed, garden weeded) is very important. If it looks bad from the outside, a lot of people won't waste their time walking inside. That makes everyone think that the home was not taken care of and underlying issues could be present. Clean the exterior and the doors and windows. Make sure your front door looks welcoming, maybe a fresh coat of paint, if it's a painted one. A new welcome mat is nice. Remove all personal things (pictures, stuff hanging on the refrigerator, etc). Also remove any furniture and stuff in closets not needed and any other kind of clutter (put it storage if you have to). Organize everything left into an orderly fashion. If the walls are dark, paint them a light color (it makes the rooms look bigger and brighter). Other than some paint (neutral colors), it really isn't necessary to do any updates as the new owners may have different tastes and could possibly change it anyhow. Only fix what needs to be fixed (you don't want it to look like you didn't take care of the home). Keep everything clean so you're not running around before a showing, making sure windows are clean.. Make the beds when you get up. Before a showing, open all window coverings and let the sunshine in. Turn on all lights even on a bright sunny day, the more light, the better. Be careful burning candles, a scent you like may not smell so good to someone else . The smell of a strong scented candle could also trigger an asthma attack or appear to be covering something up. Flowers could also trigger allergies or asthma. The smell of clean or some freshly baked goods is much more enticing. And if necessary, spray an air neutralizer. When your home is being shown, remove all animals and put away their paraphernalia if at all possible. Good luck.

  • V Smith V Smith on Jan 07, 2019

    Yes. Bathrooms and kitchens sell houses. When a prospective buyer walks thru your home, they will pick out the things they can easily and cheaply change like paint colors. Things like flooring, tile, and cabinetry are expensive and require skill to replace. Try to make your home clean, neutral, and move-in ready.

  • Helene234 Helene234 on Jan 09, 2019

    I bought 1ft square ceramic tiles for $1 each, cut them in 4 so 6 in tiles and made this floor for well, not much. I love it, it's very permanent and goes with any the way, the ¨edges¨that were on the 1 ft tile don't really make any difference where they to