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A Look at the Luxury Bath Remodeling Process

by Columbus Bath Design |June 25, 2020 |0 Comments | Uncategorized

According to a recent survey, 90 percent of homeowners say they have plans for remodeling in the next two years. Of those, 45 percent say they have their sights set on remodeling their bathroom.

When most people think of remodeling any part of their home, they anticipate a daunting task. While that may be a true experience if you select other providers, it’s certainly not the case when you go with Columbus Bath Design.

Remodeling bathrooms is what we do, and we do it well. We’ve been designing and remodeling bathrooms for homeowners throughout the Greater Columbus area for more than 20 years, and we’ve got our streamlined process down to a science.

What’s Columbus Bath Design’s Remodeling Process?

Whether you want to change the design of your entire bathroom and start from scratch, or just add a few updated features, our simplified process is the same.

  1. Get in touch with us.

    You can call us at 614-721-3879 or visit our showroom at 8596 Cotter Street on the North side of Columbus. During that initial consultation, our bath design specialists will talk with you about your plans, your timeframe and go into detail about the rest of the process.

  2. We’ll explore the design possibilities for your bathroom.

    This is the part of the process we and our customers seem to enjoy the most. If you’ve already got an idea in mind of how you want to outfit your new bathroom, we’ll guide you to the styles and accessories that most closely match your plans.

    If you’re not quite sure about what you want and are looking for inspiration, Columbus Bath Design is the right place to be! We’ve got an extensive variety of tule, shower doors, tubs, and other accessories guaranteed to fit your style and outfit your bathroom just the way you want.

  3. Once we have a design in place, we’ll give you an estimate.

    No one likes “sticker shock.” That’s why we’re upfront with you in terms of the anticipated costs of your bathroom renovation project. If the initial estimate is too steep, we’ll work with you to make adjustments that will bring the estimate down while still staying as true as possible to your original ideas.

    Columbus Bath Design pro tip: when you get in touch with us, ask about how you can get a $250 discount on your bath remodeling project.

  4. Finalizing your bathroom remodeling design.

    We’ve been doing bathroom remodeling projects for more than two decades. Because of that extensive experience, we realize that last-minute design changes are inevitable. Since our team is accustomed to making changes on the fly, we’re fully prepared to incorporate any ideas you may have as we near the installation phase.

  5. Scheduling your installation.

    The majority of our bathroom remodeling projects take about a day from start to finish. Once we have an installation day scheduled that’s most convenient for you, we’ll prepare for making it happen on that day.

    Before the day of installing, though, our installers will visit your home to assess the job and spot any potential obstacles that could delay the project. This step is necessary to ensure things go as smoothly as possible on the day of installation. Any potential obstacles will be addressed, and a plan of action will be put in place.

  6. Day of installation.

    As scheduled, our installers will come to your home for the installation process. Each step is taken with meticulous care so that the process is the least disruptive to you as possible. If for whatever reason the remodeling cannot be completed during that one day, the same installers will return the next day to finish the job.

What Types Of Material Should I Use For My Bathroom Remodeling?

While we can fill practically any material order, we can guide you to the best options that tend to perform best in the moist and humid environment of a bathroom.

What Are Some of the Most Common Types of Bathroom Remodeling Projects?

Everyone’s bathroom remodeling project is different. You can scrap your current bathroom scheme and start from scratch, or decide to make even minor adjustments. Your options truly run the gamut.

Beyond a complete remodeling, here are some of the most popular bathroom remodeling projects we regularly perform.

  • Installing new flooring. While tubs, showers, and jacuzzis are important, what’s under your feet is just as vital. While it’s one of the most affordable bathroom remodeling options, replacing your flooring is also among the most impactful.
  • Replacing tubs and showers. Some people like to soak; some prefer a shower; and others want the option to do both. Whatever your preference, we can provide you with the latest options of all models. Many come with technology that enables you to set mood lighting and other amenities while you relax.
  • Adding new vanities. Often overlooked, the simple task of replacing your bathroom vanity can pack a powerful punch. When installing new vanities, our team takes extra care to make sure the installation is done properly to avoid any threat from mold growth.

Contact Columbus Bath Design today to get started on your bathroom remodeling project. Our number is 614-475-7700.

Top 5 Reasons You Should Trust Columbus Bath Design as Your Remodeling Experts

by Columbus Bath Design |June 18, 2020 |8 Comments | Uncategorized

For most of us, our days begin and end in the bathroom. It’s simply a fact of life. Even when you entertain, your guests may not visit your basement but they’re sure to visit your bathroom.

With one single room garnering so much attention, it only makes good sense to be selective with whom to trust when it’s time to remodel your bathroom.

Here at Columbus Bath Design, we’ve got the bathroom remodeling process down to a science. We do one thing…bath design…and we do it very well. Because of our finely tuned process, our customers are satisfied because the job is done to their specifications, it’s done on time and within budget. That’s a combination that our competitors simply cannot meet.

Here are the top five reasons why you should trust Columbus Bath Design to remodel your bathroom.

  • Reason 1: Our bathroom remodeling experience. For more than 20 years, we’ve been committed to providing bathroom design and remodeling services throughout the Greater Columbus area. We have a complete understanding of the construction business, which provides us with a thorough base of knowledge about how building and plumbing processes go hand-in-hand. Each of our team members is vetted and trained to provide impeccable bathroom installation and design.
  • Reason 2: We have solutions to fit any budget. If you want to finance your bathroom remodeling project, we’ll go the extra mile to help you. With the support of the GreenSky loan program, you can conserve your money and your home equity. With a GreenSky loan, you’ll enjoy interest rates that are lower than a credit card, and you don’t have to pay your out of pocket costs at one time. We’re also happy to provide interest-free payment plans of 6-12 months.During the consultation step, we’ll provide you with an estimate of the costs. We’re happy to work with you in lowering the estimate by switching some materials and designs to bring certain costs down.
  • Reason 3: We provide you with expert information in layman’s terms so you can make a better-informed decision. We get it: not everyone is as passionate about plumbing and bathrooms as we are. We’re geeky in that way. That’s why we invite you to visit our showroom (8596 Cotter Street in Lewis Center) in person or check out our online gallery for inspirational ideas.Additionally, our friendly team members will sit down and talk with you about your ideas. Even if you only have a rough idea of what you’re after, we’ll find a solution that works for you. We know that you have your own sense of style – everyone does – and our designers pride themselves on finding just the solution to balancing your style with functionality.
  • Reason 4: We’re flexible. Because we’ve been doing this for so long, we realize that people often want to make changes just before installation. We understand that and are accustomed to making changes on the fly. While our competitors will most likely tack on extra charges for any changes made late in the process, we don’t. We simply make the change you want and get on with it. We realize that at the end of the day, you need to be satisfied with the results, and we’ll do everything we can to make that happen.
  • Reason 5: We can have the job done in a single day. As soon as everyone is on the same page with all aspects of the remodeling project, we’ll schedule a time to visit your home to get asses the installation process and get a heads-up on any potential obstacles. This part is crucial to ensuring that our installation crew can hit the ground running and that everything is completed on time.On the day of the actual installation, two installers will arrive on-site and stay until the job is complete. In the unlikely event the job stretches into two days, the same installers will return to finish it.

Remodeling your bathroom is an impactful and effective way to increase the overall value of your home. With all of the advancements being made in home energy efficient technologies, you can enjoy significant savings in water and energy costs with a bathroom remodeling project.

Another factor to consider is the fact that a bathroom remodeling project can help you identify any ongoing plumbing issues you may be unaware of. Keep in mind that because the majority of your home’s plumbing is done behind walls and away from your eyes, you often don’t know about potential problems until it’s too late.

With a bathroom remodeling project, the health of your plumbing system is examined, giving you a valuable head start on any plumbing issues that need to be addressed. This knowledge has the potential to save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs if left unchecked.

To get started, go ahead and get in touch with us here at Columbus Bath Design. You can -request a free estimate online or call us at (614) 475-7700.

Refresh Your Home with a Remodel

by Columbus Bath Design |March 27, 2020 |0 Comments | Bathroom Remodeling | , , , ,

bathroom remodelThe effects of remodeling your bathroom go far beyond simply making it look more appealing. 

Research from the National Association of Realtors confirms that more than 75 percent of homeowners who remodel their bathrooms want to be in their homes more. More than 65 percent say they actually have more fun after a bathroom remodeling project.

But, wait…there’s more!

The data also shows that, if done properly, at least 50 percent of your investment is recouped with the increase in your home’s value. 

How extensive are bathroom remodels?

One of the beauties of deciding on a bathroom remodeling project is that it can be as little or expansive as you wish. You can gut the entire room and start again, or merely add a few updated features.

Here are some of the most popular bathroom remodeling projects that pack the most punch.

  • Replacing the vanity: Many homeowners underestimate the value of a vanity. In addition to housing the sink, your vanity provides storage space and sets the stage for the rest of your bathroom. When not installed properly, it can be easy for mold to attach itself to your vanity, which can lead to cabinet damage as well.

    You’ve got a host of options for vanity replacements. For example, open vanities give your bathroom an uncluttered appeal. If you’re more into the antique look, we can help you use repurposed furniture that gives a fun take on a traditional look. If your budget allows, we can also help you with a custom-designed vanity.

  • New flooring: In the bathroom, what’s underneath your feet is definitely important. Choosing to replace the flooring is often one of the least expensive – yet most impactful – remodeling options for your bathroom. 

Here at Columbus Bath Design, we recommend using tile, vinyl or wood. Another good contemporary option is to include a radiant-heat mat beneath the flooring for a more comfortable feeling year-round.

  • Replacing your tub or shower: Whether you want a deep tub for a soaking bubble bath or a walk-in shower (which is very trendy these days), there are benefits to both. Some people decide to ditch their tub altogether because they use it so sparingly. Others wouldn’t dream of doing such a thing.

    We’ve also noticed a growing need for walk-in tubs. Even though many independent seniors prefer this, it can be a good choice for practically anyone. Walk-in tubs are ideal for homeowners with mobility problems.

  • Improved lighting: This is an often-overlooked detail for most bathrooms in general. With today’s technology, though, the lighting scheme in your bathroom can be customized to your tastes. In addition to selecting the light color, newer features give the ability to adjust the level of the light intensity. 

How disruptive is the bathroom remodeling process?

This is where the decision to hire Columbus Bath Design really pays off. In most cases, we’re able to have your bathroom remodeling project completed in just one day. If the project is extensive, the workload may spill over into a second day, but that’s not the norm.

bathroom remodelHere’s how we like to work:

  1. Once you make contact with us, our design experts will talk with you about your needs and ideas for your remodeling project.
  2. With you, we begin exploring options that best suit your ideas. We’ll talk about the price range for each object so that there’s no sticker shock down the line.
  3. Once everyone is on the same page, we’ll provide you with an estimate of the project costs. At this stage, we can also work with you in tweaking aspects of the project to make sure it fits your budget.
  4. We then order the materials and select a day and time for the installation.
  5. Before the installation, our installers will visit your home to size-up the situation and identify any potential obstacles that could get in the way. Doing this means there’s no wasted time on the day of installation.
  6. Your installation will be handled by one or two installers who will remain on the job until it’s finished. If the project does stretch into another day, the same installers will return to finish the job.

Keep in mind that at any point in the project you can make adjustments. We’re prepared for this and can usually make changes on the fly.

How do I get started on my bathroom remodeling project?

The first step is to have a clear understanding of what you want in your newly designed bathroom. For inspirational ideas, check out our online video gallery. There, you’ll find a host of short videos that guide you on the starting process. 

Then, get in touch with us by calling 614-907-4558 or by completing our online contact form.

We’d love to tell you about how you can get $250 of your bathroom remodeling project!

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Bathroom

by Columbus Bath Design |March 13, 2020 |0 Comments | Bathroom Maintenance | , , , ,

spring cleaning

In spite of all the knocks against it, spring cleaning is a fantastic way to shake off the winter chills, freshen up your home and get a head start on the often frantic warmer months ahead. With the first day of spring (Thursday, March 19) rapidly approaching, it’s time to get moving. 

While cleaning decks, patios and other outdoor living areas are important, your bathroom definitely needs attention.

Why is cleaning my bathroom so important?

When you think about it, it’s easy to recognize the bathroom as being the most important room in your home. 

  • It’s where we begin and end our days. 
  • For many, the room stimulates inspiration – while taking a shower or enjoying a long soak in the tub.
  • Because there’s an unwritten rule that no one else enters when it’s in use, the bathroom can serve as your “safe space.” 

When you get down to it, the bathroom is far more than a personal maintenance room. It’s your own fortress of solitude, and well worth the effort and elbow grease associated with spring cleaning.

What supplies do I need to spring clean my bathroom?

You probably already have a basic cleaning kit containing spray bottles, baking soda and all-purpose cleaners. That’s a good start. 

Other essential items for specifically cleaning your bathroom include:

  • Microfiber cleaning cloths – these are far more effective than regular cloths or rags in getting bathroom grime and dirt than regular cloths
  • Toilet bowl cleaner – yes, we’ll be going there
  • A toothbrush
  • A sponge
  • An equal parts water/vinegar mixture in the spray bottle
  • Duster
  • Ziplock bag
  • Dish soap
  • A steam or bleach cleaner

It’s important to make sure you have all these items before you begin cleaning. Each time you have to leave the room to buy another product is an opportunity to lose track or become distracted.

What’s the most effective way to begin cleaning my bathroom?

Before you get started, open the window to let in the fresh air. Even though it’s still a bit chilly outside, you’ll need the open window for air circulation and to keep you comfortable while cleaning.

  • The first step is to de-clutter. We’re not talking about a major reorganization of your bathroom. Rather, this should only take a few minutes to remove things from countertops and off the floor. Just put everything right outside the bathroom door. This ensures you’re more easily able to do an in-depth cleaning.

    Don’t forget about shower and window curtains, bath mats and dirty towels. This is the perfect time to either put them in the wash or replace them altogether.
  • Clean the surfaces. It’s best to work from top to bottom. Dampen the microfiber cloth with warm water and the water/vinegar mixture, and wipe down your walls and backwash areas over the sink. 

As for cabinets, you should be able to use your water/vinegar mixture. 

  • Clean your countertops. Don’t use the water/vinegar solution here. Instead, use a dry microfiber cloth with a little dish soap.

  • Clean the toilet itself. This can be a tricky one but it’s well worth the effort. The inside of the toilet bowl can be taken care of with scrub brush and toilet bowl cleaner. We recommend letting the cleaner soak inside the bowl for a while as you concentrate on the toilet base.

    If you do not have a steam cleaner, soak the toothbrush head in the water/vinegar solution, and use it to clean the nooks and crannies along the seal of the toilet.

  • Clean the shower and tub. Dampen the tub and shower surfaces by letting the water run just a bit. Then, use the bleach cleaner and the sponge to scrub out and clean the surface.

  • An ingenious way to clean the showerhead and faucets: This is where the Ziplock bag comes in. In the bag, mix two tablespoons of baking soda with a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Dab a bit of vinegar over the faucet or showerhead. Hold the bag around the head of the faucet or showerhead and secure it with a rubber band. After letting it soak for about an hour, use your toothbrush to remove any leftover residue. 

spring cleaningShould I clean or remodel my bathroom?

You can do both! In fact, through the process of decluttering and cleaning, you’ll have a much better understanding of the amount of room you have in your bathroom. 

Use this time to think about what your ideal bathroom would look like. For inspirational ideas, you’re always welcome to visit our online gallery that shows some of our most recent work. You can also visit our Columbus showroom for in-person inspiration.

Here at Columbus Bath Design, we realize the thought of a remodeling project can be daunting – but it doesn’t have to be that way. 

Our personable and friendly designers will be happy to work with you, listen to your ideas, and find the perfect solution for you and your budget.

Find out how you can get $250 off your bathroom remodeling project by calling us at 614-907-4558. You can also get in touch by completing our online contact form

Top Bathroom Trends This Year

by Columbus Bath Design |February 28, 2020 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design | , , ,

bathroom trendsFashions change with the times – even for bathrooms. While you may not see them on a paparazzi-lined runway, the trends for a modern, functional and vibrant bathroom are essential components for homeowners wanting a bathroom upgrade. 

In this article, we’ll give you the inside scoop on the latest in bathroom remodeling trends for 2020.

Does Fashion Really Change for Bathrooms?

It sure does! Even though your bathroom is one of the most functional rooms in your home, it often gets lost in the shuffle when it’s time for a re-do.

For proof, consider the classic speckled granite counters, cabinetry and trim. They definitely rocked the 90s, but they look hopelessly stale in 2020.

As Bob Dylan so famously said, “The times, they are a changin.’”

What are the Top Bathroom Trends for 2020?

Even though they’re usually among the smallest rooms in homes, a bit of forethought and planning is required before remodeling. In most cases, plumbing, electrical and carpentry work all come into play during bathroom renovations.

Wall-mounted sinks and vanities: From freeing up much-needed space to making cleanups easier, a sink or vanity mounted on the wall is a stylish solution for small bathrooms.

  • How to integrate this idea: Wall-mounted sinks can be secured by brackets onto a wall stud or a wall reinforcement behind the wall.

Smart technology in the bathroom: As technology continues to advance, just about every aspect of our lives are made easier. We’re seeing a noticeable jump in smart technology for bathrooms. This includes voice-activated lighting, toilets with seat warmers, lids that open automatically, built-in deodorizers, electronically controlled showers, and more. Who knew “going” could be so stylish?

  • How to integrate this idea: A great way to introduce smart technology into your bathroom is to include programmable lighting to set a specific mood and a remote controller that will fill your tub to a specific temperature.

Electric towel warmers: Doesn’t a warm, fluffy towel sound incredibly cozy when you step out of the shower? 

  • How to integrate the idea: Whether you’d prefer a wall-mounted option or a freestanding model, there’s plenty of options for towel warmers.

New tiling shape options: Say “buh-bye” to the basic subway or large format tile of yesteryear. Now, bathroom tiles are far more customizable in terms of shape and colors.

  • bathroom trendsHow to integrate the idea: With the vast size, shape and color options now available, you can choose to have an entire wall tiled or just a specific section of your bathroom. 

Clear shower doors: Even though these minimalist shower doors began growing in popularity several years ago, they’re still very much in style. The even better news is that manufacturers are hip to the trend, and have responded with providing a host of design options.

  • How to integrate the idea: Clear shower doors are available with barn door-type doors and those that swing open

As you look at the trends above, one thing becomes obvious: massive furnishing is out, and console-like vanities and minimalism is in. 

How Can Columbus Bath Design Help Me With These New Bathroom Trends?

We do one thing, and we do it very well: bathroom remodeling. Throughout our more than 20 years of service, our team has been at the forefront of knowing the current trends and those on the horizon.

Our process is a simple one: we listen to your ideas and needs, offer a bit of honest feedback and advice, then get to work on making the bathroom of your dreams a reality.

We realize that a remodeling project of any kind can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we invite you to visit our showroom at 8596 Cotter Street in Lewis Center on the north side of Columbus. It’s a great way to discover inspirational ideas and to see what’s available.

Our team members are happy to guide you through all the design options so that you can get a look and feel for the best possible options. 

After agreeing on a final plan, we’ll then visit your home to see if there are any unique situations that need to be identified.

Finally, we’ll schedule a day and time for the installation that works best for you. 

How Long Do Bathroom Remodeling Projects Last?

Each project has its own peculiarities, but we are able to complete most projects within a single day.

No joking.

If we think it’ll take a second day, based upon our experience we’ll be able to tell you well before the work actually begins. We assure you that the same two installers who begin work on your bathroom remodeling project will stay with it until the job is completed.

Because we believe money should never be an obstacle to having the bathroom of your dreams, Columbus Bath Design is proud to offer financing options that will fit any budget. 

So, whether you simply need a new tub, vanity or a complete remodeling of your bathroom, we’re ready to get working for you.

To get the ball rolling on your bathroom remodeling project, call us at (614) 907-4558, or get in touch via email or through our online contact page. 

All You Need to Know About Our Free In-Home Estimates

by Columbus Bath Design |February 14, 2020 |1 Comments | Bathroom Remodeling Cost | , , ,

Whether you call it a lavatory, washroom, the office or the loo, the odds are good your day begins and ends in the bathroom. Because you spend so much time in that one room, remodeling it to suit your tastes and comfort makes perfect sense.

Here at Columbus Bath Design, we do one thing: bathroom remodeling…and we do it very well. We have the expertise, training and materials to transform your bathroom wishes into reality.

The short process of getting the bathroom you want begins with our completely free, no-obligation estimate.

In this post, we’ll give insight on what you can expect during our free in-home estimates, our overall bathroom remodeling process, and the compelling reasons for why a bathroom renovation is a smart investment.

What’s An In-House Estimate Experience Like?

Many of our customers get inspirational ideas by visiting our showroom at 8596 Cotter Street in Lewis Center on the North Side of Columbus.

If you already have an idea of what you want, call us at 614-907-4558.

During our conversation, we’ll listen and talk about your bathroom remodeling needs. Because we value transparency, our feedback and advice will be completely honest.

Once everyone is on the same page with the goal, we’ll then schedule an in-home visit so that our installers can size-up the project in person. We pride ourselves on being as non-intrusive as possible.

During this stage, our designers will also work with you to hone your selection of fixtures, including:

  • New flooring options
  • Shower and bathtub choices
  • Vanities
  • Faucets

Keep in mind that our estimates are completely itemized for your convenience, so you can adjust the plan on the fly.

How Do I Schedule My In-Home Estimate?

We’ll be happy to take your reservation via phone (614-907-4558), email or online.

Because we know you’re busy, we welcome appointments throughout the week and during the evenings.

What Can I Expect During the Remodeling Process Itself?

We’ve been remodeling bathrooms for more than 20 years, and we have everything down to a streamlined process. Once your in-home estimate is completed, we’re usually ready to get to work.

Finalization of plans: We’re accustomed to last-minute changes, so if you have any final touches before the project begins in earnest, our flexibility makes it easy for them to be added.

Scheduling of the installation: Once all the materials and plans are locked down, we’ll schedule a specific time and day for the actual installation that suits your timetable. Remember, we do not hire subcontractors. Instead, Columbus Bath Design team members carry out all of the work.

Before the actual installation, our designers and installers will huddle to discuss any unique challenges and solutions on your project. This step enables us to hit the ground running once our installers arrive at your home.

Day of installation: Two installers will arrive on-site and stay until the job is complete. While most of our bathroom remodeling projects take only one day, some take two days to complete. During the consultation stage, we’ll give you our best estimate on how long the project should take. If it does take longer than one day, the same two installers who worked on your project the first day will return on the second.

in-home estimatesIs Remodeling My Bathroom Really Worth It?

Whether you merely need a new vanity, new tiling or a complete bathroom makeover, the decision to invest in the remodeling of your bathroom is a wise one.

You increase your home’s value: Throughout its life, your home will experience wear and tear. Because of the moisture created by hot water, it’s likely your bathroom will appear older than the rest of the house. Improving the condition of your bathroom is a proven way to boost the overall value of your home.

You save money with new, energy-efficient upgrades: Did you know that nearly half of all daily water use for the average home comes from toilet and shower use? New showerheads, toilets and other fixtures are designed to save you money in water and energy costs.

Any plumbing issues are addressed: Plumbing problems in the bathroom can easily lead to more intrusive – and expensive – repairs on down the road. During your bathroom renovation, any plumbing issues will be taken care of during the installation.

A cozy getaway is created: We all need a place to “get away from it all.” By remodeling your bathroom, an easily accessible and relaxing escape is always within your reach.

Mold issues are eliminated: The environment created by a steady flow of water creates the perfect breeding ground for mold. With new tile and grout, your mold issues are removed.

Why Should I Select Columbus Bath Design?

We understand that a remodeling project in your home can be an intimidating thought. Using our more than two decades of professional experience, our bathroom remodeling projects are smooth, affordable and usually completed in just one day.

Since everyone has their own style, our designers will work with you to find the perfect bathroom solution that fits your flair and budget.

To get the ball rolling on your bathroom remodeling project, call us at 614-907-4558, or get in touch via email or through our online contact page.

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