Make a bathroom more spa-like


BEFORE: untidy with no focal point

Clean, clean, clean! Everywhere, but especially bathrooms and kitchen areas, need to be hospital-clean for viewings. Show potential buyers how well-cared for your home is. Then add some living plants, like this tall palm and an exotic orchid for a softer effect and some luxurious soaps.

I removed all bath mats, replaced old towels and drew attention to this big soaking tub. Around the vanity I packed away all toiletries and left an attractive ‘grab bag’ – a basket the owners could use for their everyday toiletries but then quickly cover so the house was always ready for showing.