Small-scale improvements, like a professional bathroom makeover are a cheaper, faster and easier way for homeowners to make more money when it comes time to sell.

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For many people, property is their biggest financial asset. When homeowners are getting ready for sale, it’s a good time to assess what areas could do with a fix-up or replacement. It is possible for homeowners to increase property value by refreshing key parts of their home.

After the kitchen, one of the main areas known to increase house value is the bathroom. It can make a big difference to the sale price of any property, and it also attracts buyers who will be more likely to move into a home that doesn’t require a load of work. It can even determine if the house will sell.

But while that new-looking bathroom might boost the appeal of the house, how do homeowners know it will make enough return on investment when it comes time to sell? 

According to Business Insider, a bathroom remodel can yield a 62% return on investment. Bathrooms are especially prone to looking dated so it is one area that can really benefit from a makeover. 

Even so, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. It might be obvious the bathroom looks grimy and unattractive, but it can be hard to know where to even begin.

Get Ready for Sale and Save Money with a Bathroom Makeover

What if a full renovation isn’t required? With bathroom renovations costing upwards of $20,000, it might not be on the cards for ready-to-sell homeowners. Especially if they have already forked out cash redoing the kitchen or other areas of the home. 

While it’s easy to get carried away and spend a fortune, it is not always necessary. The good news is that paying for simple upgrades, like restoring the bathroom to its original glory, can help homes sell for more. It can even mean the difference between hundreds and thousands of dollars. Plus, with a bathroom restoration, there are no surprise costs like there are with a renovation. That means more money in the pockets of homeowners and happy buyers alike.

 Bathroom Restoration to Bolster Property Value

A bathroom restoration may turn out to be the more cost-effective option. Revamping shower screens, repairing chips, removing soap scum, mould and grime, as well as installing or restoring existing fixtures and fittings, and buying new bathroom accessories can instantly modernize a bathroom making it a huge drawcard for buyers.

The Most Common Bath and Shower Problems to Fix

When getting a home sale-ready, restoring these areas can have a huge effect on the overall look of the bathroom.

Shower Glass

Glass can quickly appear stained and discoloured. It becomes worse as soap scum, mineral and limescale accumulation makes it harder to clean. Once glass winds up looking cloudy it is near impossible to get it sparkling clean again.

Tiles and Grout 

Ceramic and porous surfaces become scratched and dull from everyday use, making it a perfect hiding place for dirt, oils and bacteria. That’s when usual cleaning methods like mopping become ineffective. The collection of grime is unhygienic and can often leave a bad smell in the bathroom. 


Bad installation and acids in low-quality products can make silicone look worn and dirty. It also deteriorates over time, weakening protection against water damage and bacteria.

Natural Stone

Natural stone erodes over time which causes it to lose its natural shine. It is also a notoriously hard surface to clean, as acids in some cleaning products can cause long-lasting damage. 

 Hire the Professionals

A good quality bathroom restoration is a cost-effective way to see worthwhile returns. But when looking to remodel a bathroom to increase property value, the emphasis is on ‘quality’. 

Naturally, it’s a job that homeowners often dread, having to spend hours cleaning when the chances of getting the results they want are not guaranteed. It can be tempting to take shortcuts just to get something done or save money. But getting the job done right, and spending a little money will add more value in the long run. 

Professional bathroom restorations are:

  • Cheaper than a renovation
  • Much less hassle than DIY
  • Able to add property value
  • A stress-free way to get a bathroom sale ready 

Professionally restoring a bathroom requires much less effort on behalf of the homeowners. It costs a fraction of the cost of a renovation and takes a lot less time, giving homeowners the chance to spend more time getting the rest of the property up to scratch.

What Results to Expect

The images below show before and after a professional bathroom restoration service. Our specialists cleaned tiles and grout, removed mould, water stains, limescale and mineral build up, and polished glass using ClearShield’s glass cleaning treatment. We also covered up chips in the bathtub and gave the entire surface a deep professional clean.

Tile restoration for a fraction of the cost of replacement
Restore your tiles and grout to be near new
before and after image of stone restoration
restore your stone to its former glory
before and after image of shower glass restoration
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As you can see, the results are outstanding and sure to impress potential buyers.

Homeowners often think they need to spend thousands on renovating when a restoration can be more than enough to satisfy buyers. At Canny Surface Solutions, we gently remove tough stains and deposits using top-quality professional cleaning products and tools that we know give the best results. We specialise in restoring the impossible to clean and ensure our clients are completely satisfied with the results.

To find out more about our bathroom restoration service, contact us for a free no-obligation quote. We will provide an honest assessment and let you know what results to expect.

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