5 Essential Tips for Staging a Powder Room to Sell Your Home

If you’re selling your home in Aspen, your real estate agent will talk to you about getting ready to host prospective buyers. One of the best things you can do is spend some time staging your home; that is, taking the time to make your home as appealing as possible to a wide range of buyers. One of the rooms you’ll need to stage is your powder room – and this guide explains how to do it right.

5 Essential Tips for Staging a Powder Room to Sell Your Home

Check out these five must-do tips for staging your powder room:

  1. Take out everything that’s not attached to the room
  2. Keep the counters clear
  3. Minimize visual breaks in the lines
  4. Consider repainting over taste-specific colors or removing patterned wallpaper
  5. Add back only items that look modern and complement the decor

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Powder Room Staging Tip #1: Take Out Everything That’s Not Attached to the Room

When you’re staging your powder room, the number one rule is to take out everything that’s not attached to the room. This includes things like toiletry caddies, toothbrush holders, and soap dishes. After you’ve removed everything, give the whole space a good deep-cleaning.

Powder Room Staging Tip #2: Minimize Visual Breaks in the Lines

Because most powder rooms are small, it’s best to minimize visual “breaks” that interrupt a prospective buyer’s line of sight. If your towel holder is on the wall, for example, evaluate whether it’d look better affixed to the side of your sink; if you have a square counter with sharp lines that jut out, think about whether it may be best to install one with rounded edges instead.

Related: 7 common showing mistakes most sellers make

Powder Room Staging Tip #3: Consider Repainting Over Taste-Specific Colors or Removing Patterned Wallpaper

If your powder room is currently painted in a color that may not be to everyone’s taste – hot pink and pea soup green, we’re looking at you – consider repainting it in a more neutral hue. The same goes for any patterned wallpaper; while you may love that paisley print, it could turn off some buyers. If you’re not sure whether your color scheme or wallpaper is a turn-off, ask your real estate agent for their opinion.

Powder Room Staging Tip #4: Add Back Only Items that Look Modern and Complement the Decor

After you’ve decluttered, cleaned and repainted your powder room, it’s time to add back in a few key staging items. When choosing what to put back, be selective and only choose items that look modern and complement the bathroom’s style. Remember, though: You don’t want to interrupt visual lines, which means the counters should remain pretty clear (save a soap dish). If you have items like extra toilet paper that you can’t tuck into a cabinet for lack of space, don’t put it in there.

Related: What to do if a buyer wants to negotiate

Powder Room Staging Tip #5: Bring in a Small Live Plant

Last but not least, one of the best things you can do to stage your powder room is to bring in a small live plant. Not only does this add a touch of life and color to the space, but it also helps to purify the air. If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry – there are plenty of low-maintenance options out there, like succulents.

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