3 Fast, cost-effective ways to Prepare Your House for Resale with refinished countertops
As any Realtor will tell you, kitchens and bathrooms sell the house. If buyers are looking at a few different houses they really like and can’t make a decision, the home with the nicest kitchen and bathroom fixtures usually gets the offer. If you have an outdated, dull kitchen, or scratched, chipped bathroom fixtures, refinishing will give you that edge over other homes for sale in your area.
Refinishing your ceramic tile kitchen and bathroom fixtures will win the day for you!
Over the years I’ve bought and sold a lot of houses. All other things being equal, the kitchen and baths have always been how I’ve decided which home I wanted to buy.
When I see a clean, warm kitchen with beautiful countertops and nice appliances, I can picture myself working in that kitchen. Like this one that has been refinished – the ceramic tile refinishing really cleaned and brightened up the countertop. The porcelain double sink was also refinished:
Doesn’t that look MUCH nicer than this one below – the “before” photo to the right?
And when I see a nice clean, shiny bathroom with a glossy bathtub/shower and updated countertops, I can imagine how I’ll decorate that bathroom and how much I’ll enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub. This bathroom really gained some sales appeal after the porcelain tub and ceramic tile refinishing:
When I’m buying a house, I don’t want to “fix it,” I want to move in and enjoy living in my new home from day one.
A few years ago I was selling my home that had:
- a kitchen with a dull countertop (and I have to admit a few scratches here and there),
a master bathroom with a very outdated vanity top, and
- a guest bathroom with a stall shower that had a grimy shower pan that I just couldn’t get clean anymore, not that I didn’t try. It was just old and porous.
I had Commercial Bath Refinishing come out and they took care of my kitchen countertop, master bathroom vanity top, and the guest bathroom shower pan. Those were my “3 fast, cost-effective ways to spiff up my house for resale.” And it worked!
When they were done all three fixtures were like new — clean and glossy, not a scratch, chip or dull finish anywhere. I should have done this sooner so I could have enjoyed the updated surfaces myself! Those were the three things I did that I really think helped bring buyers back for a second look. And the house sold quickly.
If you’re planning to sell your home, REFINISH—IT WORKS!
The photos above are from just a couple of the jobs completed by Commercial Bath Refinishing over the years. Twenty-five years to be exact! They have a lot of experience and the knowledge to complete any refinishing job you need to have done.
Whether your fixtures are in REALLY bad condition or just need updating, your refinished countertop, vanity top, tub or shower will look GREAT when it’s done – LIKE NEW. Buyers often percieve the cost of updating or refurbishing is much higher than it actually is and that reflects in their offers. Don’t leave a big chuck of money on the table when for a few hundred or a couple thousand dollars, your house can look fresh and new.
You can see why a home would sell faster after refinishing the older, outdated fixtures in the photos. It’s pretty amazing. And will bring potential buyers back for a second look.
Call Commercial Bath Refinishing today!