How to Stage Your Primary Bathroom to Feel Like a Spa

How to Stage Your Primary Bathroom to Feel Like a Spa

  • Carissa McMahon
  • 06/12/22

You can walk into a day at the spa feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders and leave feeling lighter than a feather. Wouldn’t it be an incredible privilege to have this experience in your home? Better yet, what if a buyer was shopping for homes for sale in New Canaan, CT, and could imagine themself having that type of experience in the bathroom?
This isn’t just a fantasy. It’s actually possible and simply has to do with how you stage your bathroom. We’re going to examine some approaches to stage your primary bathroom to feel like a spa. We think you’ll find the tips in this article both simple and practical.

Make your primary bathroom an oasis of comfort

Consider both style and cleanliness

Make sure your bathroom appears well-maintained. Although all the appliances might be in perfect working order, it’s essential to make sure the bathroom appears spotless. This could mean removing stains, touching up caulking, or simply doing a good, thorough deep-cleaning. Keep in mind bathrooms receive lots of wear and tear from regular use, and you want to make sure that the buyer isn’t thinking about all the work that will need to be done once they take possession of the house.

Focus on neutral colors

Neutral colors help spaces feel calm, inviting, and — maybe most importantly in the case of bathrooms — clean. If you’re going for contrast, think about making changes in the texture rather than the color. You could add a soft rug on the floor or an accent piece on the wall that matches or compliments your bathroom's primary color.


You want the buyer to see spaces that appear open and usable, so they won't wonder if the space is large enough for them to use and enjoy. Although you can’t change the size of the space, you can control how it appears. Put away or remove as many items as possible and only leave objects out if you have a clear purpose or reason.

Improve the lighting

If you don’t have the luxury of natural lighting in your bathroom, the lighting you install or improve upon will be crucial. You want to ensure your bathroom has the right light and plenty of it. This will help your bathroom feel more inviting and welcoming.

Don’t neglect the details

Maybe it’s a couple of rolled fluffy white towels to make buyers feel like they’re in a 5-star hotel. Perhaps it’s a potted plant to add some fresh ambiance to the room. If you want to create a romantic atmosphere, it could be a bottle of champagne sitting next to two glasses. These small touches can help your bathroom stick out in your buyer’s impression of the home, so they’ll continue thinking about it after they leave and visit other Wilton, CT, homes for sale.

Appeal to multiple senses

While there are only so many senses you can hit, you would be surprised at the positive effect diffusing essential oils or plugging in an air freshener can have. When you appeal to additional senses, you create more opportunities to make a lasting impression buyers will more easily remember and recall as they continue shopping for homes for sale in New Canaan, CT. Show the buyers that the bathroom can be more than a utility room and instead be a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the world.

If you have to keep personal items, make sure they are properly stored

We get it. Sometimes you can’t altogether remove all personal items from your bathroom before it’s time to show your house. If you have to leave a toothbrush or a deodorant stick behind, the best thing you can do is make sure they are properly stored and organized. This is true whether you leave something on the countertop or even if it’s put away in a cabinet since the buyer may want to open up one of the storage spaces and look inside. 
Also, keep in mind when you improve the storage in your bathroom, you can make the space feel or appear larger.

Consider painting your cabinets

This may take a little more time than some of the other ideas on this list, but the payoff can be tremendous. You may not be able to completely replace your cabinets, but with a fresh coat of paint, it can look as though you did. To achieve the effect of transforming the bathroom into a spa-like space, you don’t have to completely overhaul everything. Instead, you can focus specifically on a few key details which will have an outsize impact on the experience of the space.

Reach out to a real estate expert today

Once you’ve got your primary bathroom staged to impress, a great next step is to consult with an experienced Realtor who will help you continue to put your home in the best position to sell. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to experienced Realtor Carissa McMahon for expert guidance for more information. She is a trusted resource for both buyers and sellers throughout the area. Carissa has helped many clients shop for Wilton, CT homes for sale and guided others’ searches for homes for sale in New Canaan, CT. She’ll walk you through the process of selling your home in a way that is both efficient and effective.

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