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Easy Summer Bathroom Decorating Tips

by jon |May 24, 2019 |3 Comments | Bathroom Design, Blogs, Uncategorized | , , ,

Just like we work in our summer wardrobes and lighten up the other areas of the home, redecorating the bathroom is a bright idea too. While some may argue it’s no day at the beach, it sure is nice to relax in a summer-friendly bathroom when the weather is nice and warm and the days are longer and lovelier.

We don’t have to break the bank to make the bathroom a bit snazzier, and less can be more as long as the effort is well coordinated. A seasonal touch can make summer even more special, even in the restroom. We spend a decent amount of time in there, so let’s make those “me time” moments as enjoyable as possible. You may even end up wanting to spend more time there!

Here are some fun and fashionable ways to easily redecorate the bathroom for summer. Do one, do ‘em all, or use these ideas to come up with your very own. No project is off-limits as long as it’s something you’re going to love. Bath time has never been so beautiful and the toilet will soon be the best seat in the house.

I Am Not Really A Fan Of Pastels, But Those Seem Like The Go-To Summertime Shades. Any Other Colors That Work Well For Summer?

Pastels like light pinks, baby blues, and pale yellows are certainly not the only colors that capture the feel of summertime. There are other ways to get that summery vibe you are seeking without going for “baby nursery” colors.

How about a boating theme with navy and white as your main colors? This nautical feel is perfect for summer, while neutral enough to work well year-round too. Use white and navy towels, a nice new blue bath rug, a nautical themed shower curtain, and even some cute ocean prints you can frame and hang on the wall.

You can also go for a fresh green scheme. Think of the well-watered grass on your front lawn as inspiration for an outdoorsy feel inside the house. The brighter the better, so don’t shy away from a true grass green for this redo. You can incorporate some real plants as decorations inside the bathroom too to bring nature indoors.

Otherwise, try a white-on-white plan that makes the most of the crispness of a clean and bare bathroom. Clear out all the mess and wipe out the color. This will make the bathroom feel pristine and polished.

My Bathroom Is Super Small. What Can I Do To Open It Up And Make It Feel More Spacious This Summer?

Too-small bathrooms always feel cramped, and when the weather is hot, the tiny size feels even more stifling. Make your bathroom seem bigger by de-cluttering and making the most of the small space. First and foremost, get rid of all the items on your vanity and countertop. Only leave out the bare essentials and store everything else neatly away in your drawers, cabinets, and under the sink. This step alone will already air out the area.

The next step is to add some mirrors. You can make a bathroom seem twice the size by tricking the eye into thinking there’s more room than there actually is. You don’t have to purchase very expensive mirrors. At a home goods store or even a yard sale, you can find something fabulous for a fraction of the usual price. If your shower curtain isn’t see-through, ditch it for a clear shower curtain. If you have heavy curtains or dark blinds over the windows, switch them out for something light and white. Get brighter bulbs for the lights, and use white towels and hand cloths. Keep any other decorating to a minimum. If you have the time, repaint the walls a white or light shade, including the ceiling. Your formerly mini-bathroom will suddenly feel much more spacious.

With summer comes a sense of lightness, as well as an easy breezy atmosphere. Keep this in mind when redecorating the bathroom for the season. Save the “heavy” stuff for when there’s snow on the ground. And remember, have fun with your own sense of style and flaunt your inner flair for what’s fabulous. Your bathroom can be a reflection of your imagination, so let it run wild!

Our Favorite Bathroom Deep Cleaning Tips

by jon |May 10, 2019 |0 Comments | Bathroom Maintenance, Blogs

A neat and clean bathroom is not only inviting, but essential to rid the room of germs and bacteria. Maintenance is the key to keeping a spic and span bathroom year-round, but in order to tackle the mess when it’s at its worst, a super deep clean gets to the core and in and out of all the nooks and crannies. Every so often such cleaning is crucial in order to keep mold and mildew at bay, dust away dirt and grime, and make every inch sparkle and shine. After all, there is nothing less appealing than using a bathroom that doesn’t seem up to par.

The idea of deep cleaning the bathroom isn’t usually at the top of anyone’s list of favorite things to do, but once a plan of action is in place, the project is far less painful than anticipated. In fact, it’s pretty easy to do, and the results are remarkable. A job well done is surely worth the effort when a blissful bathroom is the prize. Plus, that post-cleaning shower will be more refreshing and relaxing than it has been in a while.

Here are some ways to deep clean the bathroom without too much bother. Once it is dealt with deeply, keeping the room tidy from then on out is a piece of cake. Cleaning doesn’t even seem like a chore when the resulting shine is spectacular. You may even feel like you’ve stepped on set of a cleaning product commercial with the pristine finish you’ll enjoy from a DIY deep clean.

The Grout Between My Bathroom Tiles Looks Dirty And Discolored. Is There Any Hope To Get It White Again to Have a Clean Bathroom?

Dingy grout makes the whole bathroom look lackluster. And the more tile you have, the more grout, so in this case, bigger is definitely not better. But no matter the size of your bathroom, the same process applies. All you’ll need is some spray bleach and a good grout brush. Spray the grout generously and leave the bleach to do most of the work for you, for about 15-20 minutes or so. Come back and see how the grout looks. It’s sure to be brighter already. Whatever’s not quite there yet will need a bit of “elbow grease” to get to the finish line. Scrub gently but firmly with the brush and see the grout go from grimy to gorgeous right before your eyes. Maintain this whiter look by spritzing with bleach every month or so. If you keep it whiter year-round, you won’t have to scrub much the next time you’re ready for a deep cleaning job.

The Inside Of My Toilet Bowl Looks Brown And Stained. It’s Gross And Grimy. How Do I Clean It And Keep It That Way?

A nice and clean toilet is always a pleasure to plop down on, so keeping yours squeaky clean is a to-do that’s sanitary as well as aesthetically appealing. While getting inside the bowl and brushing isn’t a thrill for anyone, it’s a job that somebody’s got to do. With the power of baking soda, you can cut down on the scrubbing time as the action activates the cleaning process. Sprinkle some on the sides of the bowl and leave it there for about 10 minutes. Return with a toilet brush and scrub the slime and stains away. Finish off with a bleach spray and flush after about 5 minutes. Keep the bowl beautiful with regular spritzes of bleach about once per week.

My Shower Head Nozzle Is Gunky. I Have No Clue How To Clean It. Any Tricks?

There’s nothing worse than looking up and seeing a clogged up and crusty shower head staring back down at you. A deep clean can be done overnight, simply and effectively. White vinegar is the solution; just pour some in a plastic bag and tie it over the top of the shower head making sure it’s submerged and the vinegar won’t spill out. Come morning, untie, dump the vinegar, let the water run for a while, and you’re ready for a fresher shower…finally. Keep it clean by doing this process a few times per year or as needed.

What About An All-Over Deep Clean? The Rest Of My Bathroom Could Use A Lift.

As far as the rest of the bathroom goes, a glass spray cleaner or all-purpose cleaner is all you’ll need for the tub, countertops, mirrors, etc. Spray and wipe using a cloth or even paper towels. Get into all the corners and crevices so you are sure no spot is left untouched. You may be surprised at the amount of dirt and grime you’ll find. Maintain the shine with weekly wipes, or more often if many people regularly use the bathroom, or you happen to be messier than most. Remember, it’s far easier to clean with less clutter, so put your personal items away after each use.

How To Decorate Your Bathroom For Spring

by jon |April 25, 2019 |2 Comments | Blogs, Decoration | , , , ,

Decorating does wonders for the mind and soul. Sometimes just seeing the decorations that you put time and effort into is just what you need to turn your day around. Why limit it to just the front of your house? You spend most of the time inside, so why not add the flavor of the season indoors for you and your guests to enjoy?

It can be hard to know where to start if you haven’t taken on projects like this before. That’s probably why you’re online looking for some ideas! Well, let’s not wait around anymore, Spring has sprung and it’s time to give your bathroom that touch of warmth and growth as well.

Where To Start?

Check the condition of your bathroom first. If your spring cleaning hasn’t hit your bathroom yet, then it may be time to start scrubbing. Also, be sure to check if everything is working correctly, or if it’s starting to wear down. Maybe it’s time to fix that squealing sound your showerhead makes? Regardless, if you don’t regularly keep up with cleaning and maintaining your bathroom, then your decorations become a fresh coat of paint on a broken car.

I know it might be hard to get into or seem like way too much to handle right now, but trust us– you got this! Start to separate certain parts of the bathroom into sections such as bath, shower, counters, floor, lights, mirror. This way you will know where to start, and you can take them on one at a time. Starting here is an important step because it sets the foundation for future decorating.

How Can You Get Creative?

Take some time, and start to create a vision board for what you’d like your bathroom to look like. Get some magazines, or if you prefer to make a Pinterest board, and start collecting ideas that speak to you. Take some time before you do this step to clear your head the best way you know how. This could be meditation, mindful walking, talking, exercising, napping, stretching, etc. Whatever works best for you so that you can get into your creative space.

Step 1. Explore Your Home

Now that you have a better picture of the vision for your bathroom it’s time to explore your home for creative ways to start turning your bathroom into a Spring Explosion. Since some of the items you discovered might be outside your price range, you need to come up with some creative ways to make it at your home. Search your home for anything you can use, and make this step FUN! It’s crafting time, so why make it boring?

Step 2. Time To Shop

Anything you could not craft at home you’ll need to buy. Go as affordable as you can. Unless you want to go for luxury, then be our guest! This is also another place of discovery. You might find some new ideas you never thought about before. Be open to your ideas changing, because that’s just a part of the creative process.

Step 3. Create The Room

This is the hardest but most fun step (if you let it be!) of decorating your bathroom. You might run into corners and feel creatively drained, but just do what you need to do to clear your head and get back to it! This is where everything comes together. If you persist, then eventually you’ll have something close, if not better, than what you previously envisioned.

Step 4. Enjoy The Room

Sometimes in life, we forget to stop and smell the roses, maybe you’ll actually have roses in your bathroom. Really stop and appreciate what you created no matter your feelings about it. It’s work you put into creating something new. You have the power to change whatever you like, and you know it’s possible because you did it before!

What If You Want An Expert?

Well, if you don’t have the time, know-how, or desire to do those steps, then there are some short-cuts in this process. Maybe you’re just completely tired of the bathroom you have now and want something totally new and unique right now. Columbus Bath Design is a brilliant place if you’re looking for a professional who will help you create a gorgeous bathroom. They are experts that do this every day, so they are ready for your questions and any issues you may have.

 

Top 5 Reasons You Should Trust Columbus Bath Design

by jon |April 16, 2019 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Bathroom Maintenance, Bathroom Remodeling Cost, Blogs, Columbus Bath Design News, Full Bathroom Remodel, One Day Bathroom Remodel | ,

A bathroom is a sacred space for many people, so why not make it the best you possibly can? It doesn’t take much to cultivate your mood in a new direction, and a redesign of your sacred space can do just that. We understand that it can be difficult to let people into your home and redesign your space. You need to trust your designers, their process, and what they can deliver. So why choose Columbus Bath in remodeling your bathroom?

One-Day Remodeling

Imagine waking up with the bathroom you have now, and by the end of the day,  you have the bathroom of your dreams. One-Day Remodeling services by Columbus Bath allows you to remodel your bathroom while only losing access one day.  This is only possible because Columbus Bath is a master in the field of bathroom design.

We Will Accommodate Your Needs!

We meet you where you’re at. If you don’t know squat about bathroom design, don’t worry! We will guide you through the process step by step. We support The Green Sky loan program so that it’s easier for you to make your renovation decision. We also offer 6-12 month payment plans without interest to any customers who request it!

We will support you not only financially, but creatively, and match the vision you have to the best of our ability. Creating is the fun part, and together we can make your vision become a reality through listening to your needs, wants, and desires. Our design team are experts when it comes to listening to what homeowners are looking for.

The Proof Is In The Pictures

You don’t just have to use your imagination. Take a look at some of the amazing remodeling projects in the gallery that show our work off! These may support you in getting a clearer idea of your vision. Here you can also see the wide range of offers Columbus Bath caters to so that there really is no limit to what we can do for you. Our projects look just as good in motion too so check out this video gallery.

Our Process Is Solid And Proven

The process of going from 

your stale bathroom to a new radiant bathroom only takes 5 steps.

Make Contact. To get started, call us at 614-721-3874 and we will have a design expert talk to you and listen to what you need and when you need it. Our experts are ready to 

answer any questions you may have about the process.

Exploring. Here we will dive into the creative process and start gathering ideas for potential bathroom projects. We will guide you through what is in your price range and what also looks the best for the room you’re designing. You might not know exactly what you want but we know what questions to ask to support you in getting the bathroom you want.

Estimate. After you know what you want and you’re confident in it then the next step is showing you an estimate. We can also work to lower it by changing some designs or we also offer payment plans to support you!

Finalize. After all changes are made and plans are approved, we will go ahead and order the materials. Even if you change your mind last minute, we are prepared to accommodate you!

Installation. We then schedule a time for our contractors to come over and set up your new bathroom. We will do our due diligence to keep your home as clean as possible while keeping speed with the process so that you are not inconvenienced.  

We’ve Done It All

It doesn’t take much to be confident, but we’ve got the experience to back up our confidence.  Any question you ask, we’ve probably heard it and are ready to take your bathroom to the next level. Come check us out at Columbus Bath to see if we’re the right choice for you!