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What a Difference a Toilet Seat Makes!

Here's a quck tip for a low-cost bathroom upgrade...

My clients had put a lot of effort into upgrading the property they were selling.  Everything looked great, but the bathrooms were lackluster.  They had oak cabinetry with matching wood-grain toilet seats.  I recommended that they replace the toilet seats in both baths, and voila, a fresh new look.  Below are the before and after photos.

Powder Room - Before and After Toilet Seat Improvement                                            

Before - pwdr roomAfter 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Bathroom - Before and After Toilet Seat Improvement

 

Main bath - oldMain bath After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, we made some additional improvements to spruce things up, and the property was under contract within a couple of months!

Do you have any simiilar success stories?  I'd love to hear them.   - Kathryn

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Kathryn Acciari, RSPS, SRS, RESE, CFA

Century 21 MetroWest
45 Lyman Street  Suite 14
Westborough MA 01581

Serving the Route 9/20 Corridors of Central Massachusetts
Sturbridge to Westborough

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Comment balloon 8 commentsKathryn Acciari • February 01 2009 04:21PM

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Kathryn:  There's nothing quite like a new poddy seat to freshen up a bathroom.  Interesting idea, Kathryn... thanks for sharing.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago

My pleasure. The sellers also took a lot of pride in teaching themselves how to make the switch.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

I had a listing which had a poor job of caulking in the master bath. I told the owners a little thing like that which really stood out would make people wonder what else had been done badly. Easy cheap fix.

Posted by Rob Nelson, Your Neighborhood Realtor (Crye-Leike Realty) almost 10 years ago

I really like doing pre-listing inspections so I can help the seller with things that I know are going to show up in the home inspection.  In the pre-listing I can share costs and comparisons. 

Posted by Jack Gilleland (Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton) almost 10 years ago

Amazing what a change it made.  Thanks for the pics.

Posted by Joan Snodgrass (Midamerica Referral Network) almost 10 years ago

Dear Kathryn,

 

Amazing what little changes can do.

You have a good eye!

Barbara

Posted by Barbara Delaney (Park Place REALTORS, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

This simple change made a big difference in the image.  Truly amazing that sellers don't see the need to do this on their own.

Posted by Joel Bennett, The Joel Bennett Group (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.) almost 10 years ago

It made such a difference visually, and knowing the toilet seat is new is good news to buyers!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 10 years ago

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