If you’re planning to put your home on the market and your bathrooms aren’t quite up to par, here are a few money-saving updates that may help make the difference between your home lingering on the market, and being under contract.
Paint Dated Tile
If your bathroom has seen better days, it’s time to give it a facelift, and dated tiles are a great place to start. But don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater—the old tile can be saved with a fresh coat of paint. First, coat the tiles with a high-adhesion primer. Next, paint on a ceramic epoxy covering. This inexpensive update can create a fresh, new look.
Re-glaze a Worn Bathtub
When your tub’s surface has begun to wear off, refinish it and save yourself the cost of replacement. First, remove trim plumbing: the spout, overflow cap, and showerhead. Next, remove caulking and grout around the edge of the tub, and clean the tub using an industrial cleanser. Sand the tub with 120-grit sandpaper, rinse and blow dry. Next, wash the tub with hydrofluoric acid. After 15 minutes, rinse with cold water, dry, and re-sand with 120-grit sandpaper. Rinse again, and dry. The next three steps include applying a body filler, priming the tub with an epoxy, and glazing.
Replace an Old Vanity with a Pedestal Sink
Pedestal sinks are especially smart for small bathrooms because they showcase floor space, more so than a bathroom vanity. So remove your outdated vanity, and try a pedestal for extra visual space.
Refresh Cloudy Shower Doors
There’s nothing like a sparkling four-piece bathroom, so don’t let a stained, dingy shower door jeopardize a potential sale. Clean it with a mix of one part muriatic acid and 10 parts water, using steel wool to scrub away the grime. Rinse, and wipe clean.
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