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Unfortunately, your home's bathroom shower could use a lot of work. But as a home seller, you likely are strapped for time and resources, making it exceedingly difficult to complete a shower overhaul. So what can you do? Luckily, there are many quick, inexpensive ways to improve your bathroom shower, including: 1. Replace the shower head. Shower heads come in a wide range of styles and sizes, ensuring you should have no trouble finding one that will serve you well while you sell your home and help improve the appearance of your shower as well. From stainless steel shower heads to water-saving varieties, there is no shortage of shower head options at your disposal. Plus, these shower heads usually are affordable and simple to install, making them great choices for home sellers who are searching for an easy way to enhance the quality of their home's bathroom shower. 2. Give your shower a thorough cleaning. A dirty shower is the last thing a homebuyer wants to see as he or she checks out your home's bathroom. Fortunately, home sellers can perform extensive cleaning to transform a bland shower into an extraordinary one. When it comes to cleaning your shower, using an all-purpose bathroom cleaner often is a great place to start. Also, you should leverage abrasive scrubbing pads to eliminate deposits on shower floors. If you're struggling to get the results you want, be sure to get help from professional cleaners. Remember, these cleaners will do everything possible to give your shower a pristine appearance. And with their support, you can enjoy an immaculate shower that will look great to prospective homebuyers. 3. Retile your shower. New tiles serve as great options for those who want to improve a shower's appearance. As such, home sellers who commit the time and resources to retile a shower can transform a shower's appearance without delay. Retiling a shower can provide a fun project for do-it-yourselfers (DIYers), one that could prove significant return on investment (ROI). However, it is important to understand the ins and outs of installing tile before you begin this task to ensure the job is completed properly. Thankfully, many DIY websites offer helpful tips that you can use to streamline the process of installing new tiles. And when in doubt, don't be afraid to reach out to tile installation professionals for added support. Selling a home can be exhausting, and improving the quality and appearance of your residence's shower is just one of many ways that you can increase the likelihood of a fast home sale. Of course, collaborating with an experienced real estate agent can provide exceptional results for home sellers, too. A real estate professional who recognizes your home's strengths and weaknesses can help you showcase your residence's strengths to homebuyers. Also, this professional can empower you with the insights you need to find ways to transform your home's weaknesses into strengths. Work with a top-notch real estate agent as you sell your home, and you can benefit from the guidance provided by a real estate professional who will assist you throughout the home selling process.
Do you want to add a bit more space to your home? Are you in need of a room for crafts, extra storage or a place to store seasonal gear? Adding a mudroom is one of the simplest ways to add extra space while adding square footage and value to your home. Installation of a “mud room” with an exterior entrance, shower, sink and toilet is not only a “must have” feature in summer; it’s an ideal place to shed wet boots and gear. Avoid family and guests stomping in the snow, tracking mud and letting all the cold air in the house. Serving as an air lock between the outdoors and the main home interior, a mudroom helps in savings home wear and tear, maintenance and the cost of home heating and cooling. By leaving the mud and mess in the mudroom, you will substantially cut down on housecleaning efforts and save valuable time. Positioned off the garage, a mudroom is also an important feature for guys that like to have a handy place to clean up after a messy shop or gardening activity. Cleaning up here prevents tracking dirt, grease, paint or oil into the home. Pet owners find a mudroom a great place to bathe and groom their furry family. Smart home technology, paired with custom built-in lockers equipped with moisture sensing dehydrators, heaters and fans quickly dry out wet gloves, scarves, and parkas. Electronic boot dryers and shoe racks will have footgear dry and toasty warm when you venture out again into the elements. In the summer, the lockers function as a place to dry and store wet swimsuits, garden gear, and sports equipment. Overhead ceiling mounted racks or clamps can hold bulky, hard to store items. Many homebuilders combine the “mud room” and laundry room into one convenient utility room where it “OK” to be messy. Builders may add a deep “farm sink” with drain board and “no-touch faucets” to facilitate laundry chores and serve as a potting bench and work area for gardeners. Under the counter plastic bins are ideal for storing potting soil, mulch and garden tools. Add a retractable clothesline over the sink as a place to rinse out and hang sweaters or other items you would like to drip dry. By placing the washer and dryer in the mud room, you will free up a large amount of space in the interior of the house that you can convert to a home office or homework station. Also, by having the laundry facilities in the mudroom, you avoid the mess of carrying in dirty clothing through the house. With a spacious central island, shelves and storage, space can also function as a sewing room, art studio or crafts area. A ceramic tile floor with a central drain makes hosing down the floor a simple task, easily keeping the area sparkling clean. If the space allows, build in a couple of bunk beds with under the bunk storage for a dormitory style room for children’s “sleep-overs” or unexpected guests.