staging your home

As you prepare to sell your home, you need to make sure each room looks spectacular and appeals to everyone who views it. You can accomplish both of these tasks by staging each room before it gets seen. We’ve already covered staging your bedrooms and kitchens for sale, so let’s talk a little about bathrooms.

When you’re staging your bathroom, be sure to ALWAYS:


  • Install an air freshener to keep the room smelling fresh for the potential buyers.

  • Clear out any clutter from shelves and cabinets.

  • Clean out light fixtures to remove dust and debris.

  • Scrub that tub! No one likes to see a scummy tub, so spend some time and use a little elbow grease to make the tub and tile spotless.

  • Install the highest watt lights suitable for your light fixtures. Brighter is better!

  • Give it a quick paint job to spruce up the space. Pick a soothing/neutral color that everyone will love.

  • Polish all chrome fixtures before each visit.

When you’re staging your bathroom, be sure to NEVER:


  • Leave dirty towels or laundry in the hamper or on the floor.

  • Let a drippy faucet be the first impression. Even if the bathroom is spotless, a dripping faucet can ruin the experience.

  • Keep weathered and worn fixtures like faucets, shower heads, and mirrors. If they’ve seen better days, then you’d better replace them.

  • Keep personal items in the medicine cabinet. We’ve mentioned this before, but we just have to say it again. When you’re staging your home for sale, you need to take the YOU out of it!

  • This goes without saying, but never show your home with a dirty toilet or sink. These two areas will be the first to be seen and if they’re dirty the visitors will run for the hills.

What other tips do you have for staging your home for sale?

We’re here to be your resource for buying or selling your Indianapolis home, so please let us know if you have any questions about this topic or others. We can be reached anytime through our website or on the phone at (317) 259-6000.

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