The importance of having newly renovated bathrooms when selling your home

When moving homes, renovating the bathrooms in your house can seem like an intimidating task to add to your to-do list. However, for many buyers, an unattractive bathroom can be a deal-breaker. Today we discuss three reasons why it is important to have newly renovated bathrooms before moving homes:

1) Functionality

Bathrooms are one of the most used rooms in your house, and over the years they are prone to problems such as chipping, dampness or water-damaged floorboards. Additionally, if you have lived in the property for a long time it is likely your fixtures are worn out and dated.

Renovating before moving home provides an excellent opportunity to increase the functionality of your property, fixing any issues and creating an environment people want to live in.

2) Aesthetics

Clean and modern bathrooms are appealing to buyers who are thinking of moving home. When preparing your bathroom for inspection, you want to ensure your potential buyer sees the room as relaxing and calm. Nothing turns people off more than dirty, ‘lived in’ and cluttered bathrooms, so it is vital yours is spotless. Having a bathroom renovation before moving home can help you create a luxurious room that impresses rather than embarrasses.

3) Value

When moving homes, you want to get the best possible price for your property. Despite the bathroom likely being the smallest room in your home, it can have a substantial impact on the value of your property. Like all home improvements, a newly renovated bathroom can improve your prospects of finding the right buyer for your house. For many, an ugly or dysfunctional bathroom can be an instant turn off. Hence, renovating your bathroom is an investment worth making.

There are many different ways to renovate your bathrooms to increase the value of your property before moving home, all with different price points. A complete makeover can be expensive, but if done correctly you could recover all costs (and more!) when you sell.


This article was written in conjunction with Hire A Mover.