There are lots of factors to consider when you’re preparing to sell your home. As a seller, you want your place to tick all the boxes on a buyer’s checklist. Renovating is one way to achieve that. Leave prospective buyers awe-struck by turning an outdated bathroom into a luxurious one.
It’s a fact that a spacious and updated bathroom attracts home buyers, and an updated bathroom can boost a property’s value. If you’re renovating for profit, you can learn how to astound buyers by checking out these tips from interior designer Jane Ledger about making a tiny bathroom feel luxurious!
Natural light is ideal in small spaces but tiny bathrooms usually lack windows. An effective combination of ambient and task lighting is vital in situations like this. Ledger says you should use more than one light source: “Install as many overhead lights on dimmers that you can accommodate, and add ambient lighting either side of the vanity.”
A remarkable light fitting will stand out as a key design feature in your small bathroom.
A luxurious bathroom is a spacious bathroom – fake extra floor space with this Ledger tip: “Elevate cabinetry, and use vertical space for storage, like a simple floating vanity with built-in cabinets above.”
Interior designer Gemma Di Tullio suggests using moderate-sized tiles and a maximum of two differnet neutral coloured tiles. Consider running the floor tile up the wall opposite the door, and for a quick change Di Tullio says, “Install a glass shower screen, large mirror and skylight.”
Minimalism, arrangement, and order are good things to see. Ledger recommends you “Utilise your walls as much as possible as a way to declutter. A hanging towel ladder, hooks on the back of the door, floating shelves above the toilet, and shallow wall-mounted spice racks for storing beauty products are spot-on.”
Also try to conceal storage behind mirror doors and attach hooks under cabinets for a crafty way to hide toiletries and bathroom essentials.
Paint your small bathroom white or in subtle shades to make it look larger. This doesn’t just allow the space to have an airy ambience, but also gives a neutral canvas for spectacular colour accents and embellishments.
Interior stylist Rebecca Johnson suggests you avoid clutter and only have items in your bathroom that are not only visually appealing, but also smell and feel luxurious, like an expensive candle or interesting pendant light.
Make a space look fancy with statement fixtures. Ledger says today’s luxe finishes are brushed gold, tumbled brass, nickel and black.
The right showerhead will also add style and lavishness. According to Di Tullio, top mounted shower heads are ideal in small space and a ceiling installed rain shower looks incredibly lavish, and takes up much less space than a wall fixture.