Details: Trying to sell a house in today's market is a daunting task. One not only has to appease the potential buyer, but the realtor as well. If the realtor doesn't like your house, they won't bring anyone in to see it. Most realtors these days are seeing the value in using a Home Stager, or Interior Designers to help stage the house for a fast sell. We had the opportunity to work with both. They each had great ideas, and we followed what they suggested to improve the look of our bathrooms. The Home Stager was the one who first suggested turning our bathrooms into Mini-Spas.
My Review: Based on the suggestions we were given, we added white waffle weave shower curtains to both bathrooms. Candles were placed on wooden dishes in one bathroom with polished rocks around them. We rolled up our wash cloths and put them in a bamboo basket. We added a tall plant to the bathroom, placed in a bamboo pot. We also put bamboo blinds on our windows.
In another bathroom at one point in time, we added a bamboo vase, with sticks in it, and polished rocks around that. I sewed some trim on the green towels to dress them up. I have seen others tie bows with ribbon and twine around the towels.
Just those few simple things made a big difference to those bathrooms, and the buyers were very excited about their new mini-spa.
Pros: The bamboo blinds are relatively inexpensive at Home Depot or Lowe's, under $20 for the sizes we needed. The polished rocks were under a $1, and the sticks were from our backyard. The candles were purchased at Wal-Mart. The bamboo basket was found at Dollar Tree, and the bamboo vase was found at Good Will. We already had the plant, just moved it to the bathroom. We had a lot of positive feed back from those looking at our house about the updated spa-like bathrooms.
Cons: The White Waffle Weave Shower Curtain was the most expensive item to purchase, outside of the new re-tile job. The shower curtain was around $20 at Wal-Mart. Our son did a lot of the tile work, and his buddy from work did the rest, so we still got that job done for half what anyone else would have charged us.
My Rating: Based on the positive feed back we had on these bathrooms, I give it a Thumbs Up. My husband liked these ideas so much, we are now doing a lot of the same ideas in our new house.