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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, so forgiving my subpar sketching skills, here's what our bathroom setup is. There's only 12" of space between the end of the toilet and the wall...


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There are a lot of really good blogs on this. I think paint might be one you could do too. Updated paint to look more "modern" as the taste for colors has changed.
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I would get with a realtor for their suggestions. Different markets dictate certain things. All of your suggestions are great, but I wouldn't invest too much, just to have possible buyers counter offer and then you'd be out of the profit margins.
Totally agree on de-clutter and fresh floors/paint. But if you start that now, in 3-4 yrs, it won't look fresh!

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Make sure you have at least one bathtub in your home. FHA requires it.


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Huh... I did not know that! I'll keep that in mind.

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I was running some ideas past my brother, since he bought a fixer-upper and has done many improvements over the year.. He suggested that I look into an in-wall tank toilet. Anyone have experience with those??

It would certainly help with the issue of space between the toilet and the wall, but I'm completely unfamiliar with them.

I have other ideas on how to give the bathroom a fresh look without sinking gobs of money into it (no new tub/shower/toilet), but they don't really help much with the awkward placement issue.

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I'd also check with a realtor to see what they see is the best to do in this instance. What works and what doesn't.... what wastes money may not be what you think.

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A very good point!

We aren't looking to move for another few years, so we have plenty of time to do our homework, so to speak. Until then, we'll just be making simple updates that should really be done anyway, and which will make our lives easier for the next few years.

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Attend some open houses in your neighborhood for comparison purposes. When you finally put your home up for sale, it will be compared to others during an appraisal so do this now so you don't put too much money into your home.

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Oh, we're not planning to put too much money into the renovations! Just simple things, doing as much of it on our own that we can (if we can do it well).

Attending some open houses in the area isn't a bad idea though, I hadn't thought of that. I have looked through pictures posted on real estate sites to get a general idea of how the homes in the area look like on the inside.

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