Duke Warner Realty

Master Baths Help Sell Homes

Bend Oregon Real Estate

Prospective buyers are primarily interested in the kitchen and then the master bath. If they are not pleased with either or both, they may leave without touring the other rooms.

What do buyers commonly want in a master bathroom? First, they want dual sinks and a soaking tub, along with a free-standing shower. If you are ready to sell your home and your master bathroom lacks a soaking tub and/or dual sinks, it may not be cost-effective to renovate.

In 2019, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) conducted a survey of prospective home buyers. The number one must-have feature was ‘a linen closet in the master bathroom’. If you have the space, a linen closet is relatively easy to build.

Participants liked granite counters and ceramic tiled walls. They also prefer the toilet to be in a walled-off compartment.

Clean and Clear Bathroom

Clean every nook and cranny of your master bath. Scrub until the bathroom sparkles. Clear any personal items from the countertop and store them neatly in the cabinets underneath the counter. Remember, buyers will open every door and look inside every drawer.

The same goes for cleaning accessories. Put commode brushes, plunger, and cleaning products out of sight.

Deep cleaning is the best remedy when you can’t afford expensive renovations.

Necessary Repairs or Replacements

Ensure bathroom plumbing is in tip-top condition. Call your plumber if there are leaking pipes, dripping faucets, or blocked drains. Consider switching out old faucets and handles on cabinets for modern styles.

Staging Master Bathroom

When the master bath is scrupulously clean and bare of your belongings, it’s time to stage it. These days, buyers want a master bath with a spa-like appearance.

Purchase several plush, white towels. Hang a couple on the towel rack and put a couple in a white, wicker basket on the floor. If you have a shower curtain past its prime, invest in a soft-white shower curtain made of material, not plastic.

For a pop of color, place a small green plant, such as aloe vera, on the counter. Set several various sized scented candles on the countertop. Light them before a showing or open house.

A silver tray with hand lotion and hand soap in pretty dispensers add a touch of elegance.

Final Thoughts

Resist the urge to trendify your master bathroom. Your aim is to appeal to the emotions of potential buyers. For instance, black is a coming on strong as a bathroom color. Anything from black accent walls to black soaking tubs are popular.

Before you grab the black paint and get busy with it, think about it. How many home buyers are yearning for a black bathroom? Right now, the numbers are slim to none.

The pure white master bathroom provides a blank palette and encourages the buyer’s imagination to skyrocket.