When it comes to selling a home, it helps if your key rooms – the kitchen, the bedroom, the bathroom – contain standout features.
Although the kitchen regularly takes top spot when it comes to polls of the most important room in a home, bathrooms aren’t far behind.
Nowadays, buyers expect smart, stylish, well-furnished bathrooms – the sort of cool and urbane bathrooms that you find in trendy, boutique hotels. They will pay close attention to this particular room, so it’s vital that sellers make things as pristine and welcoming as possible.
There are many accessories, both pretty and practical, that can really enhance a bathroom’s décor. Here at Sarah Beeny's Tepilo we take a look at what some of these are.
Chrome towel rail
This accessory has now become so popular that it’s a rarity for a bathroom not to have one. They can be customised in many different ways – freestanding, attached to the wall, different shapes, sizes and colours – and can help to add a touch of class to your bathroom. As well as somewhere to hang those wet towels, of course!
Admittedly, they don’t sound very exciting or jazzy, but linen baskets can be easy on the eye and stylish too – if you invest in the right ones. Fashionably lined wicker linen baskets can be purchased for reasonable prices if you shop around a bit. At the very least you can make laundry a little bit more sophisticated.
Cotton shower curtain
The ultimate aim of your bathroom is to be a calming and relaxing space – a place for a long, hot soak after a hard day at work or a nice refreshing shower on a warm summer’s day. Something that can aid the latter is a cool and funky shower curtain. These come in all sorts of designs, with all sorts of colours tailored to your bathroom’s style.
Small yet effortlessly classy, soap dishes can add a touch of elegance and character to the surrounds of your bathroom. Again, they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours. Types vary from pebble grey to ceramic, slate rock, clear glass, chrome and porcelain, plus many others.
Hand towel ring
This is exactly the sort of thing that you see in hotels, but they don’t cost the world to install. Far from it. What they do manage, however, is to lend your bathroom that extra touch of va va voom, as a certain famous Frenchman used to say. They come in all types, shapes, sizes and styles, so there is something to suit every taste.
Tooth brush holder
Yes, it’s only a very small thing, but tooth brush holders needn’t be drab and boring, they can have a bit of life to them too. They come in all sorts of shapes and colours to fit with the rest of your bathroom, and you can get holders with all manner of wacky, funky, urban and contemporary designs.
However you choose to furnish your bathroom, ensure that it looks the part – sparkling clean, gleaming and serene. If you manage this, would-be buyers are likely to be impressed.
As the look of a bathroom is so important to many buyers, this could make all the difference.