I was trying to remember how many years ago I painted my master bathroom. To my amazement, it turned out to be about 10 years! Back then it was cool to use a faux finish but now it’s very dated. When I think about what color I would paint it today, I’m inspired to go back in and also replace the light fixture and faucet but then I’m drying my hair and forget all about it.
When sellers get ready to sell I recommend they add many of those popular features like granite countertops, oil rubbed bronze door knobs, and popular neutral palette color-scheme. If a seller only does half of those things, it just doesn’t work, especially if a brand new home is competition. Brass fixtures, wallpaper or borders scream “I’m not a new house”.
Buyers want it all and since rumor has it that it is still a buyer’s market, they will wait until they find a house that has all of it already done for them. Even, if the house is smaller. Even if the house is on a tiny lot with only two 6 foot tall starter trees.
Sellers often say after they’ve made the improvements they wish they had done them earlier so they could have enjoyed them since the house looks so great. But, as you know it’s easy to just dry your hair everyday and them forget as you run out the door to the gym or to work.
Here is an article about the 2010 top “must haves” for new construction : check it out and see how many you think are must haves in your house:
Must Have’s for New Construction
If you’re thinking about doing some of these improvements and want to know which ones are going to have the longest desirability for resale, contact me and I can help you determine what is appropriate for your area and price range of home.