It doesn't cost much to spruce up your bathroom. Here are a few tips on how to grab a buyer's attension;
- Replace fixtures with new fittings such modern taps or a new shower head.
- Add style, buy new fluffy white towels and hand cloths.
- Create space, paint your bathroom white to give an airy spacious feeling.
- Clean, clean, clean, be sure to make your shower and taps shine before viewings and open homes.
- Get rid of any personal clutter, let the buyer imagine their own belongings on view.
- Fix up any maintenance issues (plumbing) or chipped paint.
- Add storage.
- Add luxury, an inexpensive overhead heater near the shower for serious comfort.
- Enhance your lighting.
The below article is published in partnership with Pebble Grey, a UK bathroom mirror and bathroom cabinet specialist.
Illuminated Bathroom Mirror to the Rescue
Overhead fluorescent lighting was garish and didn’t help any in making my make-up task easier so I decided what divas worldwide already knew: install an illuminated bathroom mirror! There are lots to choose from these days which merge style and function beautifully and may or may not come with a medicine cabinet:
- Backlit mirrors
- Fascia or strip mounted with incandescent bulbs
Upon trying it for size at the DIY store, I opted for cool ambient fluorescent lights framing both the sides of the mirror because they were elegant and extremely functional. The light cast was warmer and closer to natural lighting which was perfect for my grooming tasks.
I chose decorative backplates in stainless steel to complement the bathroom’s look and used strip lights with glass diffusers to soften the light and reduce both glare and heat.
I didn’t realize that changing bulbs would have a dramatic impact in the bathroom. My teen-age daughters find it cool while my husband swears that he’s cut down shaving nicks to zilch.
I on the other hand turn off the overhead ambient light when I luxuriate in the bath. The warm glow from my illuminated mirror soothes; it’s one pampering move that cuts down my stress instantly.
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The re-modeling bug is pretty catching. My daughters want the same wow factor in their bathroom. They’ve done their homework by surfing DIY sites and computing purchase and installation costs. My girls have decided on an LED-illuminated bathroom mirror with sensor switches. The truth is, it’s a bit too fancy for my taste but they’ve pledged their savings so I think this will work out just fine. They’ve convinced me that this option is more energy efficient than what I have.
How to Choose Your Illuminated Bathroom Mirror
If you are considering a bathroom facelift, specifically, changing your standard mirror to an illuminated one, consider the following:
- Function (backlit, overhead, side, magnified)
- Style (contemporary, traditional)
- Dependability of supplier
- Energy efficiency
- Ease of installation
As for me, I’ve added another accessory – a small reversible illuminated counter-top model which does wonders for my close-up chores. Good-bye clumped mascara and lopsided liner – thanks to my smart and chic choice of illuminated bathroom mirror!