|Bright halogen lights in a kitchen can be aimed wherever you want a buyer's eye to go.|
The bathrooms received their matching faucets last week. I’m a firm believer in the value of pairs, as readers of my eBook DIY Home Staging Tips know. Matched pairs of accessories or furniture add instant style to a room. Although the bathrooms are in two separate areas of our condo, I still wanted them to have matching faucets. I think it makes the place feel more like a newly constructed home rather than one remodeled whilly nilly over time.
I also wanted the faucets to be single lever, not a spout and two separate handles. It’s a cleaner look and a more user-friendly design. Faucets can get very pricey but we were able to find one style that met my fussy criteria for under $50 each. Although we could have spent a couple hundred dollars on a new la-di-dah kitchen faucet, we settled on a decent looking one for just $68.
If you have patience and a faucet that you love, it is possible to change the finish from chrome or brass to a more trendy oil rubbed brass finish. Here is a tutorial link from a woman who undertook this project. http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/2009/11/bathroom-update-lovely-lighting-and.html
People who rehab and sell houses for profit know the importance of putting some money into these small but showy details, the home’s jewelry. For less than $40 total we added an oversized chrome shower head to each bath. You can’t miss them, and that’s exactly what I wanted.
I love the vanity lights we chose. They’re compact, bright, and edgy, and for $75 each, worth every penny.
Last but not least, and not exactly bling, we replaced the toilet seats. All home buyers want to imagine their butts are the first to sit there. I wanted the seats to look absolutely pristine.