How to Showcase the Bathroom in Your Santa Cruz Home for Sale

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 at 11:13am.

A bathroom renovation is one of the best things you can do for a Santa Cruz home for sale.  But, remodeling a bathroom is an expensive project, and in today's market you aren’t likely to get all the money back that you put into it.  So, here are a few inexpensive changes you can make to spruce up the bathroom:


Most sellers will notice if the fixtures in the bathroom are old, and it can have a negative effect on their view of your Santa Cruz home for sale.  Buy a set of bathroom fixtures at a home improvement store.  Most stores have matching towel racks and bathroom tissue holders, too.  There is a good selection of stainless steel, wood or ceramic fixtures available at most stores. 


A fresh coat of paint is a good way to improve the overall look of the bathroom.  Choose paints in a light, neutral color to make the room seem more spacious. 


If your bathroom floor has tiles, it’s a good idea to add fresh grout to brighten it up or at least clean the grout so it looks new.  Scratched linoleum will need to be replaced.  You can buy rather inexpensive flooring that is easy to install in a variety of patterns and colors.


You want the prospective buyers to be able to imagine they are living in your home.  It’s easier for them to do that if your home is free of clutter.  This is even true in the bathroom. 

Clear out your medicine cabinet.  (Yes, many buyers will look in there.) Leave only essentials like toothpaste and hairbrushes.

Making a good impression on your prospective buyers can be easier when you’ve redone your bathroom.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money to increase the value of your Santa Cruz home for sale.

I have many more tips like this to inexpensively prepare your home so that it sells faster and for the most money.  I'd love to share them with you.  Give me a call today at 831.662.6522 or email me at


1.  Fixtures

2.  Paint

3.  Clean the grout

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