According to Staging Expert Kym Tarr, "Cleaning is the cheapest, most obvious way to make any room look better! Make it sparkle! Scrub the tiles and grout... wash all baseboards and light fixtures."
Don't forget commonly overlooked spots such as ceiling fans, air ducts, vents & air intakes! Take the time to clean all of the fixtures in your home and replace outdated and broken or missing pieces. Replace the mini-blinds
According to Kym, the simplest way to stage a bathroom is to clean house and "Remove Personal Products...place (all) bath products in a shower caddy that can be tucked in the linen tower between uses...There's nothing pretty about a bottle of body wash...tuck it out of sight!"
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"Fluffy white towels. Is there anything more luxurious and indulgent than fluffy white towels? I added some white bath towels on the edge of my bath tub and a white hand towel by the sink.
Add greenery or flowers. My bathroom almost always has a flower or two because they make me happy...
Remove the garbage can for showings. Which, of course, is great advice. But I'm trying to keep my list of things to do before showings small because, let's face it, just getting things tidy and five kids out the door is going to be an ordeal! So instead, I made room under my vanity for the garbage can to live there full time. This meant tucking products we don't use every single day in the linen closet and keeping only the necessities in the vanity cabinet. It is worth it to have one less thing to think about on our way out the door! We also replaced some loose tiles and removed some decorative shelves. All in all, staging our bathroom was nearly free.
Top Stager, Kym Tarr's
Top 3 Tips for Staging YOUR Bathroom:
1. Make it cleaner than clean! Scrub down tiles, wash or change the blinds, curtains & shower curtains. Don’t forget shower door frames, window sills, light fixtures, baseboards and behind the toilet...
"Cleaning is the cheapest, most obvious way to make any room look better! Make it sparkle! Scrub the tiles and grout, wash all baseboards and light fixtures..." Don't forget commonly overlooked spots such as ceiling fans, air ducts, vents & especially air intakes! Take the time to polish your light fixtures, wash or replace the mini-blinds
2" Ditch Carpets, seat covers and bath mats. They hold onto moisture and odors. Mats that fit around the pedestal of toilets and sinks look old fashioned.
3. Get rid of your ‘stuff’ When selling, clear every surface of all your day to day care products. Personal items distracts buyers. Limit counter top decor to a hand towel and pretty soap dispenser."