We all want our bathroom to be a place of comfort and convenience that reflects our personal style. But there are some design elements you should only choose if you plan on living with them for a long time, because they can affect your home sale down the road.
Home buyers place a lot of weight on bathroom design when making their purchasing decisions. Most want the room to be the ultimate Zen oasis and not a space filled with clutter or overwhelming colors.
We’ve got a list, via Queens Courier, of looks you might want to avoid… or start planning to replace.
Despite its widespread and long lasting popularity, some people are getting tired of subway tile. Because it’s long been considered a neutral and classic choice, it is now… well… everywhere.
Other trends buyers are looking for include are large-format tile or interesting and colorful mosaics.
Control Your Colors
No matter how well coordinated your color scheme, no one else will like it as much as you do. Color preference reflects mood and personality, and you’ll be imposing yours on someone’s new bathroom.
Keep color schemes under control by using the 70-20-10 rule. Use a simple neutral color over 70% of the room with 20% in a contrasting color and 10% in something bright or otherwise interesting as an accent color.
Don’t Sink the Deal
The bathroom sink is a focal area. A large, dated vanity can turn away potential buyers.
Dual sinks have fallen out of vogue in favor of more counter space. Acrylic faucet knobs, especially the crystal looking ones are a big no-no. Vanity strip, bare bulb lighting is dated.
Keep It Simple
But not too simple. White on white looks crisp and clean… and sometimes cold and sterile.
A completely white bathroom is a canvas of possibilities, but it can be perceived as being very hard to keep clean.
Even minimalism is a turnoff when taken too far. A completely streamlined bathroom means nowhere to keep your stuff.
Bottom line, potential home buyers are looking for functionality.