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What does your bathroom say about you?


When buyers are home shopping, they check out your bathrooms. Below are a few helpful ideas to freshen up the spa area of your home and help save you some money.


Grimy bathroom walls are a major red flag to buyers. Here is an easy way to get rid of surface mold: Mix a spray bottle with one part water and one part bleach. Just spray it on the wall, and watch the mold disappear. Give it a fresh coat of paint, and your grimy bathroom will go from red flag to red-hot.

Don't replace a yucky shower door: Just scour it. A grimy glass shower door can really wash out your sale. Instead of replacing it, clean it with a mixture of one part muriatic acid and about 10 parts water. Scrub with steel wool. After wiping it down, reinstall the door and you'll have a shower that'll help you clean up at the open house.

Avoid dated tile by painting. Bathrooms sell houses, but dated tile in a bathroom doesn't. A low cost alternative to replacing the tile is to use paint. First coat the tiles with a high-adhesion primer. Next, brush on a special ceramic epoxy covering. For a fraction of the cost of new tile, you will have an up to date bathroom that brings in big bucks.


Add a few new towels, creative soap bars and scented candles. All of these items can be purchased at any dollar store.


Money tight? Need to Sell? For more tips on inexpensive renovations, reach out to us. Thanks!

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