From Old to Sold: Updating your Tiles on Budget

There’s no question that tiles add style to a room.   But we also understand that not all sellers have the money for this additional expense.   So we have come up with three (3) inexpensive ways of updating your tiles on budget. Go from old to sold through these tips!

Clean, clean, and clean all tiles and surfaces

This need not be emphasized more clearly.  Nothing turns a potential buyer off more than a dirty kitchen, bathroom, or floor.  Anywhere you have tile or linoleum flooring, you should clean daily.  Make your floors and tiled surfaces shine.  When getting your home fresh and clean, don’t forget the bathroom!  Here’s a green cleaning recipe from Staging Channel.

Updating your Tiles on Budget

Step 1 Sprinkle baking soda like you would scouring powder into the bathtub/shower area. Rub with a damp sponge. Rinse thoroughly. 

Step 2 To remove film buildup on bathtubs, apply white vinegar full-strength to a sponge and wipe. Next, use baking soda as you would scouring powder. Rub with a damp sponge and rinse thoroughly with clean water. 

Step 3 Vinegar removes most dirt without scrubbing and doesn’t leave a film. Use 1/4 cup (or more) vinegar to 1-gallon water. 

Step 4 To clean grout, put 3 cups baking soda into a medium-sized bowl and add 1-cup warm water. Mix into a smooth paste and scrub into grout with a sponge or toothbrush. Rinse thoroughly and dispose of leftover paste when finished.

Updating your Tiles on Budget

Create a better flow in the house by starting with the floor

If you want to create better flow in your home, start with the floor. You can easily join two rooms together by using vinyl tile — perhaps the most cost-efficient material in the book.  First, use a snap-line to create a center point between the two rooms.  Then peel and stick the new vinyl tile down. It’s easy, fast — and most importantly, inexpensive.

Updating your Tiles on Budget

One piece of advice:  Avoid laying patterns that look too perfect. Make sure to switch up the direction and placement of the tiles to mix the tones. That way, you end up with a floor that has a natural feel.

Updating your Tiles on Budget

Update tiles by painting

Dated tiles need to be updated if you want to sell your property quickly.  Replacing all the tiles would definitely be time-consuming and of course, expensive.  A cheaper alternative to this is to use paint.  It’s fast and easy:  First, you need to coat the tiles with a high-adhesion primer. Then, brush on a special ceramic epoxy covering. For a fraction of the cost of new tile, you will have an up-to-date look of your floor, walls, and surfaces.

Updating your Tiles on Budget

 

Updating your Tiles on Budget

A lot of us don’t know that we can give our homes a fresh look without having to spend much money. If you want to give your home a makeover but are unsure about where to start, you can give us a call at +61 2 9986 0524. You can also take a look at our project portfolio by visiting our website here: BG Property Styling.

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