When you purchased your home, you weren’t in love with the bathroom. Something about it just feels outdated. You want to give it new life and style, but renovations are expensive with about a 70 percent return on your investment. Although you don’t intend to sell your house in the near future, you’re also concerned about making your bathroom look updated for buyers down the road.
In many cases, you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune and completely rebuild your bathroom to give it a fresh, new look. Here are some simple tips for sprucing up your bathroom on a budget!
Keep the Space Clean
Nothing turns off buyers more than seeing a dirty bathroom. Not only can it look (and be) unsanitary, it can make the space look much older than it does when it’s clean. Be sure you dedicate some time on a regular basis to simple maintenance to keep the bathroom clean, fresh, and in good shape. Every once in a while, perform a deep cleaning. Even if you keep your old tub or slightly dated countertop, buyers can feel confident that you’ve properly kept the home in excellent condition and have a more favorable impression of the house.
In enclosed areas, particularly small rooms like most bathrooms, the air can feel stuffy or stagnant. Bringing plants into the room can help lighten the feeling as well as add a fun element of style. In fact, if you get a massage, chances are the spa has included natural elements to create a more soothing atmosphere. You can do the same at home!
If your bathroom doesn’t have a window, make sure you choose your plants wisely. Succulents work great in this kind of environment and require very little maintenance.
Avoid Yellow in Paint
In the bathroom particularly, the color yellow can conjure up unpleasant feelings and thoughts. Even if the room has been thoroughly cleaned, this color makes the walls seem dirty and aged, creating an uncomfortable environment.
For the same reason, unfortunately, you may want to stay away from other colors that have yellow or brown undertones in them, such as beige, orange, or yellowy gray.
Choose a Timeless Paint Color
Although your child may want dramatic bathroom colors, future buyers may not appreciate it. Instead, consider painting the bathroom walls a classic color that doesn’t go out of style. These timeless colors include clean blues (both light and dark), pale aquamarine, and grayish off-whites. Not only are these colors calming, but they also have lasted through the passing fads, meaning you can trust them to be around for a long time.
Ultimately, if you think your bathroom could use a complete overhaul, go ahead and do it. However, perhaps all it needs is some minor adjustments to feel more updated. Before you grab a sledgehammer and spend a ton of money, consider these tips!
About Platinum Painting
For well over a decade, Platinum Painting has helped homeowners create beautiful spaces. We handle projects as expansive as a three-story home or as small as one room. Whether you’re painting a large master bathroom or a little half bathroom, our team makes sure every detail is to your liking. In fact, we’re not finished until we’ve passed your final inspection. If you are interested in scheduling a free in-home estimate, you can contact our Customer Care team online.