If you’ve decided to list your home, your REALTOR® is likely to tell you that the first thing you need to do is remodel your bathroom so it is up to date with all the current trends. Even if it’s only a half-bath in the front hallway, potential buyers will notice if it’s not on trend. Bathrooms are often a deal breaker for luxury buyers looking for an already incredible space, so it’s worth taking the time to make it as appealing as possible.

An aesthetically pleasing vanity. A newly refinished vanity can make or break a buyer’s expectations. Gleaming gold taps, soft lights around a mirror and marble countertops are instant mood-boosters for anyone on a home tour, and will definitely set your home apart from the rest.

Durable luxury flooring that tricks the eye. Have you ever walked into a bathroom at someone’s home and been surprised to see hardwood flooring? Chances are, they’re using a little-known trick popular among renovators: faux wood. Using porcelain or ceramic flooring made to look like distressed wood is a popular trend worth considering in your renovations. The durability of the flooring will appeal to potential buyers, as will the unique aesthetic.

Install a natural stone statement tub. If you want to create a luxurious and unique bathroom space, a statement tub is the No. 1 way to encourage potential buyers. From the moment they walk into the master bath, they’ll be able to visualize themselves relaxing in the tub with a glass of the finest champagne. Smooth natural stone adds a striking industrial edge to a bathroom, allowing it to become the centerpiece of the room.

Upgrade the shower system. Any luxury bathroom includes a gorgeous walk-in shower, but is yours as up to date as it could be?  Custom tile, glass walls and both a standing showerhead and a handheld showerhead should be obvious—but maybe it’s time to update that rain shower head with something different? Body jets are a nice additional option, and you should ensure you have the thermostatic mixing valve installed for temperature control, which provides additional safety and comfort.