Are you thinking about updating your bathroom, but don’t want to deal with all the mess and upheaval just so it looks better? At Columbus Bath Design, we often perform a one-day refresh for tired bathrooms in the Lewis Center, OH area lending them a more contemporary appearance. But if you are frustrated by more than just outdated tile and a rose porcelain tub, a renovation could help you to love one of the busiest rooms in the house once again.
Two Sinks for Stress-Free Mornings
How many times have you bumped elbows with your spouse while brushing teeth and putting on makeup? Do the kids fight every morning over who is in the way? By replacing the sink with a dual-sink vanity, you take away a stress point from daily ablutions. This simple upgrade should not demand the addition of an extra drain. Many two-in-one vanities tie the drain from both sinks and direct the water down the existing pipe.
A larger vanity also opens up opportunities for added storage for towels, toilet paper, and toiletries. There would no longer be a need to head out to the hall closet for supplies. Changing the vanity will also encourage you to opt for a larger or second mirror. Remember to improve the wall lighting to eradicate those annoying shadows that always slow down your morning shave.
A Safe and Rejuvenating Bath or Shower
Whether you are getting a little older, have toddlers, or just find it difficult to climb into your tub for a quick wash, a bathroom renovation can replace that traditional tub with a walk-in shower or bath. Many people prefer a quick shower anyway. When your muscles ache, and you are tired at the end of a rough day, a walk-in design eliminates trip hazards and makes it easy for your guests to enjoy a refreshing wash. We can also add grab bars that blend in with your design and no-slip flooring.
A safer bathroom does not have to look like one found in a hospital or rehab facility.
Ease Aching Muscles with a Power Jet Tub or Shower
From high school athletes to workers in the trades to joints that suffer from arthritis, a jetted tub or power shower head with massaging pulses helps to ease pain at the end of the day. The best time to install a whirlpool or jetted tub is during a full renovation, as any changes to your plumbing and wiring will be completely hidden as you finish the job with fresh paint. Even if you aren’t recovering from a weekend run, those soothing bubbles make a fantastic addition to a night of self-care.
Eliminate Lingering Plumbing, Electrical, and Mold Problems
Does your sink make you mad every day as you have to wiggle the knob to shut off the constant drip? Perhaps one of the switches on the wall makes the lights flicker overhead. Are you always scrubbing around the toilet and cannot get rid of that black ring?
A bathroom renovation is a perfect chance to finally banish all those fixtures that don’t work quite as they should. But it doesn’t mean that you have to take the room back to the studs. Now is the time for your electrician to add a GFCI-protected outlet by the vanity that can prevent shorts and shocks. Any damage they do to the wall will be immediately fixed with a fresh tile or paint job.
If you own an older home, those may still be copper connections under the vanity. Changing old copper pipes out to PVC makes it easier for you or a plumber to repair any future problems with the pipes or the faucets. Also, the cost of replacing pipes will be less when the plumber is also adding connections for a new walk-in shower.
While ceramic tiles will always scrub clean even after decades of use, the grout will lose its water resistance and become a home for mold and mildew. Since you are replacing the fixtures, it is likely that you may need to do repairs or replace the existing floors. Finally, you can banish the stale odors and unsightly stains.
Save Water to Lower Your Bills and Care for the Earth
Did you know that toilets are often the last fixture to be replaced in a bathroom renovation? That is because it is near impossible to damage one beyond use and the porcelain will almost never lose its like-new shine. However, an old toilet uses six gallons of water with every flush. In a family of four, the toilet flushes an average of 25 to 40 times a day, using up to 85,000 gallons a year. Modern water-efficient toilets use just 1.6 gallons per flush, lowering your water usage to about 22,000 gallons per year. Whether you are on a well or city water, that can cut your water bill by half.
Modern shower heads and even faucets also offer water-efficient options, further lowering the stress your home puts on the local water supply.
Contact Columbus Bath Design for a Bathroom Renovation Estimate Today
As you can see, a remodel is not just about dressing up an old bathroom with a 21st-century design. It’s about making it work for your lifestyle. If you would like to know more about how a bathroom renovation can improve the quality of your family’s life, give us a call at Columbus Bath Design for a personalized consultation.