Bathrooms are one of the things that will make a potential buyer want to buy a Edmonton home, or not buy a home. But sellers who are selling older homes may not want to spend money on extensive bathroom renovations to replace outdated fixtures or make the bathroom look more appealing to potential buyers. Making a bathroom look more appealing to buyers doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money on renovations. There are plenty of ways that sellers can give those old bathrooms a quick facelift without spending a ton of money so that buyers will be more likely to want to buy the home. Here are some tips from home stagers and Top Edmonton Real Estate agents for fixing up an old bathroom on a tight budget:

Regrout The Tile

Renovate BathroomEven clean bathrooms can look dingy and unappealing when the grout is old and stained. A very quick and cheap way to totally change the look of the bathroom is to regrout the bathroom tile with clean white grout. Or, for a modern look use a colored grout like black or gray. A new layer of grout will make even the dingiest bathroom look clean, fresh and inviting.

Put Up Tile

If the homeowner wants to really brighten up the bathroom a quick makeover using tile sheets is a fantastic way to totally transform the look of the bathroom. There are modern sheets of tiles that easily stick to the walls in popular designs like white subway tile, mosaic tile, and vintage looking hexagonal tiles. Adding a backsplash or tiling the whole bathroom with easy to apply stick on tile sheets will take less than weekend and it will completely change the look of the bathroom.

Read More: Best Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeovers That Will Sell A House

Change The Linens

Another way to make the bathroom look fantastic is to change out the shower curtain, floor mats and other linens. Swap the old tired linens for new bright white linens. White towels, white thick floor mats, and a simple white cotton shower curtain will make the bathroom look and feel like a spa. That’s the kind of atmosphere that buyers are looking for. Add a basket of high end bath products and some scented candles to complete the transformation without any difficult or strenuous renovations needed.


Paint is always a cheap and easy way to change the look of a room. Pick a high quality bathroom paint and give the bathroom a fresh white coat of paint. This is especially important in bathrooms that are really dated and still have gold, green or pink walls that were popular in decades from the past. If homeowners want buyers to not run screaming from a really dated bathroom they should invest a little time and money in giving the bathroom a modern facelift.

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Listing information last updated on May 27th, 2022 at 12:28am CDT.