Friday, August 26, 2011

Preparing your bathroom to sell

Selling a home continues to be a challenge in many parts of the country, with the economy continuing to struggle.

Those trying to get the most money for the sale of their home are often encouraged to remove clutter, clean and complete projects that will add value to the property, such as a bathroom renovation.

While a complete remodel that includes a new bathroom vanity, bathtub, toilet and fixtures can be expensive, experts say there are ways to spruce up your existing space without spending too much money.

Because the vanity is often the focal point of the bathroom, replacing or refinishing your existing piece is often a good investment.

If your vanity is in good shape, simply adding a modern faucet and coordinating bathroom accessories can help make the room look clean and new.

Other easy, inexpensive do-it-yourself projects include re-caulking around tiles and tubs, installing a new floor and painting the walls.

Remember, in the bathroom and elsewhere, experts say to choose pre-sale fix-up projects carefully and avoid spending money that won't be recouped when the home sells.