You want to make your home reflect your personality, and this includes your bathroom. Make your home your very own; improve it wherever you can, but don’t get crazy. There are some trendy (and even attractive!) makeovers that homeowners have been doing to their bathrooms that they might love at the moment, but not when they list it on the market years later.
My goal as a Redwood City realtor is to give you attractive alternatives to potential mistakes for your bathroom and your home. Get the best price for your home.
Hardwood is an awesome choice for the rest of your home, and it can even look amazing in your bathroom. Unfortunately, though, it won’t last very long. As the years go by, whether it is supposedly “waterproof” or not, the wood will warp if it is not dried after each use of the shower.
Another reason to avoid wood in the bathroom is that it is less sanitary than tile. In dirty areas like the bathroom, bacteria can find its way into the pores of the wood much easier than tile or other types of flooring.
If you really love the look of wood and want it in your bathroom, I suggest getting larger tiles that represent wood. This way they will last forever while still accomplishing the look you want.
But why did I suggest large tiles specifically?
Tiny Tiles and Mosaics
Mosaics and tiny colored tiles look amazing in bathrooms. They can add a unique-feeling aesthetic that makes you love being in the bathroom so much that you won’t want to leave.
So what’s the problem?
Smaller tiles means more tiles; more tiles means more grout. This makes your bathroom much harder to maintain. Scrubbing grout is tedious enough as it is, and a bathroom full of tiny tiles will increase your work tenfold.
Instead of using small tiles for the majority of your bathroom, why not use them to accent it? Take a thick strip of tiny tiles and run them through larger tiles, or use them to accent your vanity. This way you get the same feeling you were going for with less than half the work. As an extra tip, if you can, use the tiny tiles in areas of your bathroom that will stay dry.
Colored Sinks and Tubs
I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of outdated bathrooms still rocking the 1950s pastel tubs and sinks. It looks terrible. More and more people today, however, are introducing color into their bathrooms. There is nothing wrong with a color pop, but bathrooms can be very expensive to redo, and when the fad passes, you might be wishing you still had your white tub and sink.
When you are selling, you want the best price for your home as possible. This means you might want to think ahead and put yourself in the head of someone who will be looking at your home. The majority of people will consistently prefer white sinks and tubs. It’s always a safe bet.
If you want to include color: paint a wall. It will be much easier to change in the future if your preferences change.
If you are selling your home in Redwood City, then you need a Redwood City realtor who knows the market and has the knowledge to get you the best price for your home.
If you need any more tips for selling your home, or you want to know how your home will do on the market, give me a call at 650-483-4932.
— Rafael Castro