Bathroom revamp doesn’t have to be costly

Updating shower and sink fixtures is essential as styles change and will help take your bathroom from outdated to outstanding, according to industry experts.

Updating shower and sink fixtures is essential as styles change and will help take your bathroom from outdated to outstanding, according to industry experts.

While the real estate market remains a challenge for those looking to sell, some simple staging and remodeling tips can help make your home more attractive to prospective buyers.

Bathrooms can sell houses, but certainly not if they look lackluster and out of date to prospective buyers.

While it can be easy to spend five figures on a complete remodel, there are less expensive ways to give your bathroom a fresh new look.

For example, using a little paint, adding some fresh flowers and installing new shower and sink fixtures can take your bathroom from outdated to outstanding, according to industry experts.

Here are a few tips they suggest to help update your bathroom:

• If you can’t afford to replace outdated wallpaper, work with the colors you al-ready have.

Buying matching towels or a new shower curtain will help coordinate the new look of your bathroom.

• If you can paint, it’s an easy weekend project that will brighten the space. Go for lighter colors; white is a classic.

• Clear off the counters. This is especially important in a smaller bathroom to create the illusion of more space.

• Clean the bathroom thoroughly. Make sure everything sparkles.

• Styles change, so, if possible, update your shower and sink fixtures.

Finding shower and sink fixtures in styles that fit your decor doesn’t have to break your budget.

For example, a variety of companies offer modern and traditional collections in a variety of finishes.

Stylish and innovative valves, designer faucets and accessories can be obtained to cost-effectively coordinate your remodeling efforts.

• Add a touch of luxury. Scented candles, spa accessories and rolled towels can help create the sense of a spa.

• Add a plant or a bouquet of flowers for a burst of color.