Easy Bathroom Makeover for Your Santa Cruz Home for Sale

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 11:01pm.

Before you put your Santa Cruz home up for sale, you want to make sure it looks as attractive and modern as possible. Buyers usually walk away from a Santa Cruz home for sale with outdated color schemes and fixtures. This is especially true of bathrooms. Even if you lack the budget and space to turn your bathroom into a spa-like retreat, you can still give this room a quick facelift.

1. Get creative with color. If you don’t have the time or budget to replace dated ceramic tile, try camouflaging it with towels, rugs, and other accessories for a more modern color scheme. For example, you can pair pink with brown or bright blue with light green.

2. Replace your fixtures. Brushed aluminum and pewter bathroom fixtures are more modern than the shiny chrome fixtures from years ago. They are also easier to clean because they don’t show water marks as easily.

3. Find new lighting. A bathroom light can do more than just illuminate the space; it can create an atmosphere. Sconces placed on either side of a mirror tend to look better than harsh overhead light. Track lighting can be arranged to provide light in dark corners of the room.

4. Accessorize. Put your personal touch on your bathroom with shower curtains, soap dispensers, and scented candles. Don’t feel like you have to stick to the bath accessories aisle, either. A clear vase can display bath salts. Baskets can hold rolled-up towels. A beautiful serving bowl can be filled with potpourri.

Preparing your Santa Cruz home for sale is an important part of the process. I can help you prepare you home to sell it faster and for more money. Call me today at 831.662.6522 or for additional information visit my website at www.MySantaCruzRealEstate.com.


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