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How to Fall In Love With Your New Bathroom in Just One Day

How to Fall In Love With Your New Bathroom in Just One Day

by Columbus Bath Design |September 15, 2022 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design

Did you just spend another morning scowling at your bathroom? Nothing works like it should and the decor belongs to the last century. But the cost and time for a full renovation are not in the cards right now.

Columbus Bath Design offers homeowners in the Lewis Center, OH area the opportunity to rediscover why you loved your house and bathroom with affordable and fast one-day bathroom remodels. You will be stunned at what we can accomplish in less than 24 hours.

Get Rid of the Cracked Tile or Tub

Whether the tile surround or the tub is all cracked or just scratched and old, you will never see it again with a one-day bathroom update. A custom acrylic bath slides over your existing tub. Wall panels finished in the pattern and color of your choice are attached to the old chipped tiles. We add new spouts and handles, too. The next day, you will enjoy a morning shower in a glistening bath.

Add Lights to Your Vanity Mirror

How often have you leaned in to apply mascara and squinted due to the inadequate overhead light? Part of your remodel can include a new vanity mirror with LED lights in the frame. Choose from a wide selection that complements the existing fixtures or your new design. Maybe you need a mirror big enough to share. That can happen, too. Just imagine not bumping elbows while brushing your teeth.

Expanded Storage and Countertop Space

If your old bathroom has plenty of empty space, upgrade your vanity with a one or two-sink design and an extra large surface. Now there is room to put down the hair dryer without knocking off the toothbrush holder. The new vanity can include drawers for toiletries or open shelving for your towels. Gone is that annoying pedestal with nowhere to even put a bar of soap.

Beautiful New Shower Head with Pulsing Massage

How often do you stand under a hot shower and wish somebody could beat on your aching muscles for a few minutes? While we are updating the tub and tiling, it only takes an extra hour to change out your old water-saving shower head with one featuring multiple settings. Choose a fine mist, high pressure, or thumping pulses that help to work out kinks in your neck and back.

Update Outdated Tiles

Just like the ancient tub full of scratches, your tiles have seen better days. Erase those colors and patterns straight out of the 70s and 80s with quick-install tile options. Choose tiles from Cambria and other premium suppliers that mimic the appearance of granite, marble, or soapstone for that contemporary look you desire. Imagine a space of calming gray and white featuring large blocks of trending stone tile. Gorgeous.

Opt for a Walk-in Shower for a Safer Morning Routine

Is it getting harder to step over the edge of the tub? Our one-day bathroom remodel can include the removal of your old tub and replacing it with an all-new walk-in shower. Add a built-in bench and finally discover that sense of peace and safety you have been missing for years when taking a bath. In many instances, the new enclosure will give you more room to move around and feature a beautiful glass door.

Refreshing the Space Saves Time on Demolition and Moving Your Pipes

Now, the best part of opting for a one-day bathroom remodel by Columbus Bath Design is that you only lose the use of your bathroom for a single day. We don’t rip apart the entire room to the studs. There is no need for a giant dumpster to block your driveway for a week. You won’t have plumbers sweating pipes in your basement. While the day of the installation can be a bit hectic, when we are done, you won’t be able to tell we were there.

Our Dedicated Team Handles the Complete Process from Morning ’til Night

Also, after you have completed the design, you will be working directly with your installation team. The same technicians that arrive in the morning will be the ones that shake your hand when we are done. We will not bring in third-party crews. You can be confident that we are fully invested in every step of the process and stand behind our work.

The Final Step: A Stress-Free Morning Shower

The next day when we are gone and your alarm goes off, discover what it is like to actually love your bathroom. Every surface gleams. The fixtures all work exactly as you expect. There is a space for every item within reach. And it is beautiful! You might even want to show it off to your friends during your next BBQ.

Is it time to get rid of old and outdated fixtures and surfaces in your bathroom? Give us a call at Columbus Bath Design in Lewis Center, OH to schedule your initial consultation. Whether you want a complete renovation or a one-day dream bathroom, we can help.

9 Tips To Get the Bathroom of Your Dreams

9 Tips To Get the Bathroom of Your Dreams

by Columbus Bath Design |September 7, 2022 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design

Congratulations! You are planning on the bathroom renovation of your dreams. How can you be sure you will get all the amenities you desire? At Columbus Bath Design, we recommend following these nine easy tips to create a plan that will work for you, your contractor, and the space. The result will be a spa worthy of lengthy soaks and family morning rituals.

Dream Big Before You Begin

Before you start facing the reality of square footage and affordability, let your imagination run wild. Picture the perfect bathroom oasis and write everything down. Do you dream of a jetted tub, lush hanging plants, serene candles, and acres of marble tile? Maybe you simply need an outlet by the vanity to plug in the razor. Record the little details and big ticket items.

While the final product may not be the total luxury getaway, you and your designer will have the chance to include elements on a smaller scale. The result is a bathroom that reflects your personal tastes and needs.

Establish the Size of the Bathroom and Your Budget

Next, determine the shape and dimensions allotted for the bathroom. The size will determine whether you end up with a snug three-piece or spacious four-piece bathroom. Don’t buy any fixtures before you know that it all will fit in the space.

Now you need to look at your finances. Determine your total maximum budget available for the job and then deduct 10%. This gives you the highest number you should consider for any estimates. That extra 10% is for the surprises that come with many home improvements like the need to replace wiring, structure, or even the heating ducts.

Providing your designer a hard high-end budget number means they can source materials that fit your budget and will minimize disappointments when you drool over an item that is simply not affordable.

Choose a Layout that Works for You

Sit down with your designer and some paper or even a measuring and masking tape. Determine where everything will fit in the new bathroom. Think about stepping out of the tub, turning around in front of the toilet, and closing the door. This process not only decides where everything goes but also the size of each fixture. Now you won’t be shopping for a two-person shower when you only have room for a smaller enclosure.

Shower, Tub, or Both?

While nearly every home in the last century featured a tub and shower combination, times are changing. Do you ever take a soak in a tub? Then why install one in your bathroom? If you always come home for a bath, perhaps you don’t need a large walk-in shower, but just a smaller one will do. The traditional tub and shower combo still works, but is it what you really want?

A Bigger Vanity Serves You Well in the Future

Anybody who has lived with a bathroom built in the early half of the last century knows the problems that come with an elegant pedestal sink. They look great, but where do you put down the tube of toothpaste or your hairbrush? Even in a smaller bathroom opt for as large a vanity as possible. If you are restricted to a pedestal design, look at where to add shelves, so you have function that supports the decor.

Where will the towels go? What about extra rolls of TP? Drawers and closets are necessary, even if you are dreaming of an open wet-room plan.

Natural Materials and Colors Blend with Trends

Why do the bathrooms of the 60s and 70s linger in our minds as outrageous and gaudy? Because the fixtures and tile were made in those outdated colors of deep rose, avocado green, and dark blue. The homeowners were stuck with those color schemes until they took a jackhammer to the bathroom.

You can avoid this problem by selecting fixtures, tile, and wall colors in neutral tones and materials. Even if the world suddenly falls in love with dark purple, it can be added to your new room using rugs, art, and curtains. Take down the dying color fad, and you instantly return to the decor of sanity.

Lighting Fixtures Where You Need Them Most

Take a moment to think about your current bathing experience. Is there a light missing over the tub? Do you have shadows in front of the mirror? Today’s LED bulb technology means that you can add brilliant illumination to every corner of the design without breaking the bank. However, adding them to the renovation budget ensures a seamless installation.

Future Tech in Your Toilet

Your thermostats and doorbell are connected to your smartphone. Wouldn’t you like to tell your toilet to clean itself? Today’s toilets offer more premium features than ever before. Integrate a bidet, a heated seat, air fresheners, and night lights. Everyone spends a significant amount of their life on the throne. Make it as comfortable as possible.

Bring in the Sun!

Finally, if the bathroom is located on an exterior wall, make sure to include a window in your new design. Sunlight provides a natural defense against mold and nasty smells, so even a high-mounted window helps to protect the health of your family. If you are lucky enough to have it overlooking a private yard, there is nothing so relaxing as soaking in scented bubbles while watching the birds at play.

Are you ready to get to work? So are we. Give us a ring at Columbus Bath Design in Lewis Center, OH, and get your bathroom renovation project started today.

The 10 Biggest Bathroom Design Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

by Columbus Bath Design |July 20, 2022 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design |

Since bathrooms are one of the busiest rooms in the home, they are also the space that gets updated often. However, if you decide to tackle this job on your own, there are many ways that your bathroom design can turn out to be a big flop and a waste of money. At Columbus Bath Design we want you to succeed and offer up these common mistakes, so you end up with a design that looks and functions as expected.

Big Dreams, Small BudgetBathroom Design

Bathrooms are usually the smallest room in the house. You would think that it would only take a few hundred dollars to dress it up. However, most bathroom renovations need more than a quick coat of paint. Fixtures, plumbing, electrical, flooring, and tile all add up.

Get a complete estimate with a low and high option to create an affordable renovation plan before you start pulling down walls.

No Linen Storage or a Place for Toiletries

Even a tiny powder room off the living room needs some storage. Where will you keep the towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and your toiletries?

Look for vanities with drawers, a mirror with a hidden medicine chest, and shelving over the toilet when searching for fixtures for your project.

Doors that Won’t Close or Open

The traditional standard for bathroom doors is to have them open into the bathroom. The position of the sink or toilet could result in the door being unable to swing open all the way. Likewise, doors on the bottom of the vanity need space to open without bumping into your knees or the big door.

Work out a total floor design on paper or online before selecting your fixtures. If there is no room for a standard door, consider a pocket or bi-fold door to optimize space.

Bumping Your Knees While Sitting on the Toilet

It can seem optimal to fit the toilet facing the vanity in a small bathroom, but leaving too little space between fixtures can cause serious problems.

Toilets need at least 15 inches from the center of the bowl to walls or other fixtures positioned to its side. At least 24 inches from the center to a wall or fixture in front of the toilet leaves just enough room for you to stand, sit, and turn around. More space is better for a more comfortable visit to the loo.

An Exhaust Fan that Doesn’t Exhaust

Most contemporary plumbing codes require that your shower exhaust fan will vent directly outside. Some older homes simply ran the exhaust into the attic. This can encourage the growth of mold in your attic.

Ask your bathroom contractor to include proper exhaust venting in the scope of the project. This may include cutting through your siding, installing a bulkhead, and other trim work not normally included in a quick bathroom renovation.

DIY Plumbing Gone Wrong

It looks so easy to purchase a new bathroom sink and vanity at the big box store and just twist a few connectors for a quick installation. However, if you own a home built in the 20th century, you may be faced with unusual pipe sizes, crumbling pipes, or other surprises.

Have a qualified professional inspect your existing plumbing before tackling a DIY project. Even better, avoid an unexpected flood by hiring a plumber to install all your fixtures. Sometimes paying the extra for a pro will save you big in the end.

Flooring Unsuited for a Bathroom

You may have seen what looked like a hardwood floor in the fancy hotel bathroom, but it likely was a flooring material designed for use in a bathroom. Impulsively choosing hardwood or an inexpensive laminate may end with warped and swollen floorboards after a single year. You will end up paying twice for a floor engineered to last.

Explore all available options including ceramic tiles, stone, vinyl, and engineered products that look like wood. Ask about installation requirements for use in a kitchen or bath. Use a vapor barrier that further protects your investment while delivering the style and long-lasting performance you want.

A Trending Sink or Shower Design that Doesn’t Work Quite Right

There is a reason that the basic design of the toilet, tub, and sink has remained the same for more than a century–they work and rarely require repair. While a vessel sink, illuminated waterfall tap, and jetted shower all are appealing, their styling looks may not be as impressive after the fad fades away.

If you are upgrading the shared upstairs bathroom or guest bathroom, you will see a better return on your time and money by choosing more traditional finishes. Splurging on your private master spa will look after your comfort, but expect higher maintenance on those trendy toys.

Dim Lighting Around the Mirror

You just finished a complete redo of your bathroom, and you can’t see to put on your mascara. You skipped adding the wall sconces by the mirror because you didn’t like how they looked. Now you are juggling a hand-held lit mirror and a razor to look your best in the morning.

When creating the lighting design for your bathroom, think about how you use the room. If you spend 20 minutes every day staring at your reflection, adding a ring or strip of LED lights by the mirror will make your life so much easier.

Purchasing the Wrong Materials Before Drawing the Design

The hardware store was having a clearance sale. You grabbed the clawfoot tub and a box of mosaic tiles before you even thought about a bathroom renovation. Now you don’t have enough of the right color tiles and the tub won’t fit through the door.

Picking out the finishes for the bathroom is probably the most fun part of your project, but you need to wait! Wait until you and your kitchen designer have drawn up a complete set of plans that includes a comprehensive materials list. Now you will make one trip to the store and get the bathroom renovation done on time.

Work with the Pros at Columbus Bath Design and Skip Making Any Common Mistakes

If you value your time and sanity, you can avoid any of these common errors by giving us a ring at Columbus Bath Design in Lewis Center, OH. Our expert sales and installation team members will provide the insight, guidance, and experience needed to make a custom bath renovation fast and flawless. Doing it yourself may sound like fun, but the real reward comes with a bathroom that supports you and your family for years without the drama of bad design choices.

8 Things You Need To Consider Before Designing The Perfect Bathroom

by Columbus Bath Design |July 6, 2022 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design | ,

Renovating a bathroom sounds like a smaller home improvement project. You should be able to knock that out with a quick call and be thrilled with the results, right? At Columbus Bath Design we encourage you to take a step back and give some serious thought to these eight important items before ripping out the old vanity.

Set a Budget for Your Bathroom RenovationBathroom Design

Every home has a bathroom. That means it is possible to do a complete bathroom update on a limited budget. At the same time, the sky is the limit if you dream of marble floors, a wet-room design, a rain shower with Bluetooth, and a heated floor. Choose a budget you can afford, so you can focus on finishes and fixtures that won’t break the bank.

Think About Time from Demolition to Move-In Date

You can make your bathroom look new with a weekend renovation by Columbus Bath Design. But if you are taking the room down to the studs, you could be looking at a month without a working restroom. Make sure you have options in place to minimize your discomfort during construction. Also, be prepared for delays. Do you have a second bathroom? Can you stay with friends or relatives? Maybe it is a good time to get a membership at a local gym.

Is there Space for the Walk-in Shower of Your Dreams?

The size of the bathroom will dictate its floor plan. The toilet needs two feet clear in front of it and at least eight inches on the sides. The door should not open onto a direct line of sight with the toilet. You can replace a shower and tub combo with a walk-in shower, but adding a fourth piece to a three-piece bathroom may not be feasible. Use an online design tool to help you see exactly how everything will work, Then you can order pieces that are guaranteed to slide into place.

What Still Works and Looks Good in Your Old Bathroom?

Are you dreaming of stone floor tiles, but the budget doesn’t have room for a complete re-do? You may be able to find significant savings by keeping older fixtures like the toilet and tub. Fashion does not significantly affect these pieces. You can update their appearance by replacing the taps and shower head. New wall tiles or a quick shower enclosure will introduce contemporary colors. Your off-white or white ceramic fixtures will suddenly take on a fresh look and last for another 10 to 20 years.

Selecting Finishes that Add Value to Your Home

It is tempting to design a bathroom bursting with color, sparkling chandeliers, and wild patterns. But remember that these choices will likely stay with the house for a decade or longer. When it comes time to sell, you won’t want to change out the mosaic tiles and a gold sink for something that appeals to a wider audience. It is wise to select flooring, paint, off-white fixtures, and lighting with a neutral palette and traditional design. Add sparks of interest using art, shower curtains, rugs, and linens to give the bathroom your sense of style.

Avoiding Fads that Will Look Out of Date in Another Year

The bright color of blue or sparkling metallic paint that is trending on social media today will not make you smile after a few months of using your new bathroom. Your bathroom will provide the same function in twenty years whether it is in style or not. If you see something wild at the design center that encourages an impulsive decision, wait a day and come back. If you can see yourself still loving the new look long after fashions change, go for it.

Adjusting the Height and Size of Fixtures for Your Comfort

Are you a few inches taller than the average person? Think about investing in a vanity mounted a couple of inches higher, so you are not slouching in order to reach the faucet. Ask about taller and shorter toilets, so your morning ablutions can be completed in total comfort. Ask your bath installer about the height of the shower head, step-over height for the tub, and the perfect position for your mirror.

Working with a Contractor that Listens to Your Needs and Desires

Finally, take some time to get to know the people that will be creating your new bathroom. You want the new space to be your personal oasis, not just a cookie-cutter version. Like our crews at Columbus Bath Design, your contractor should verify every color, paint, tile, and fixture choice with you. They should provide a clear timeline and show you what you can expect from day one. If a potential contractor cannot clearly communicate with you, it might be wise to look for somebody else.

Now that you have a budget, created a plan, researched, and selected potential fixtures, it is time to make it all happen. Give us a call at Columbus Bath Design in Lewis Center, OH. We can create a complete custom spa or breathe new life into your powder room with a fast one-day renovation.

5 Simple And Inexpensive Things You Can Do To Make Your Bathroom More Attractive

by Columbus Bath Design |June 20, 2022 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design | ,

Do you know what parts of your Columbus area home rarely break? The bathroom fixtures. It is not uncommon to find toilets, tubs and sinks that have been serving a house for 100 years. Yes, the pipes and valves probably needed some TLC over the years, but they are still able to function for many more years.

So, if you have a vintage bathroom that works, but looks outdated, how do you freshen it up without ripping out the walls?

Indulge in Fresh Linens and a Vanity SetRedesigned Bathroom

If your fixtures are white or beige, introducing the hottest colors in home decor can add a contemporary vibe to the room. For less than $200 you can pick up new towel sets, throw rugs, and curtains. Replace your old toothbrush holder, hand mirror, and trash can with a matching set from the department store.

Replace the Old Corroded Faucet and Chipped Sink

Your vanity or pedestal sink is a significant focus point in a bathroom. Faucets older than 20 years can have corroded chrome or discolored handles. The sink may have chips in the porcelain.

It only takes a couple of wrenches and screwdrivers to switch out your faucet with a new one. Even the vanity or pedestal can be swapped in an afternoon with the help of your spouse or friend. Cost? As low as $50 for a faucet and $200 for a prefabbed vanity with sink and faucet at the DIY store.

Change Out the Knobs, Pulls, and Shower Curtain Rings

You prefer the sleek and straight lines of modern home design. Your classic storage cabinet comes with beautifully crafted door pulls full of twists and turns, but it’s out of place. Most cabinet door knobs use a single screw to hold them into place. Find new ones in the kitchen design center for just a couple of dollars each. While you are at it, create a unified appearance by changing out the door hinges, curtain rods, and rings. Total project cost: $20 to $70 and an hour of your time.

Seriously Scrub and Repair Vintage Tiles

Sometimes a little elbow grease will erase the cobwebs in a well-loved home. Ceramic tiles commonly used for floors, bath enclosures, and walls in older bathrooms are designed to last a literal lifetime. Over time, they can develop a dingy film out of grease, nicotine, and dirt that makes the whole room look old and dirty. Fortunately, you can restore those tiles.

One option is to hire a steam cleaning service for a few hundred dollars. Otherwise, after mopping the tiles fill a bucket with water, vinegar, and baking soda. Use scrubbing pads to remove the last of the grime from the tile. A toothbrush will get into the grout lines. You might be surprised at how white it gets after an hour of hard work.

It is likely that there are a few cracked or chipped tiles, too. A tile repair kit costs around $25. It includes filler for the holes and a coloring kit to match the tint. When the patch is dry, the sealer creates a durable finish ready for daily use.

Finally, use a tube of while silicone and run it around the edge of the tile where it meets the wallboard. That banishes any eye-catching black spaces that make the walls look uneven.

A weekend of work equity and less than $100 transformed that dark and dingy bathroom into a bright canvas ready for fresh linens and artwork.

Paint and Easy-to-Install Vinyl Floors

Your tiles are clean! Now, do you see the shadows of long-lost picture frames on the walls? Bathrooms are usually pretty small. A single gallon of premium paint costs less than $50. It will take a couple of hours to roll over the faded and dingy wall color. A fresh coat of paint better reflects sunlight and lends the space a polished appearance.

Now, what about that perfectly sound but sorry-looking floor? If you have a flat surface, peel and stick vinyl floor tiles go down in an hour or two and will hide that old floral pattern put down sometime in the 90s. Today’s tiles come in a range of contemporary designs that mimic the look of wood, stone, or popular colors.

When the Bathroom is Beyond Simple Fixes and Repairs, Bring in The Pros

While a visit to the home improvement store can address many visual deficiencies in your bathroom, it won’t always be the best solution. If your bathroom is beyond your help, don’t hesitate to call Columbus Bath Design in Lewis Center, OH. Our one-day bath renovations completely refresh your space at a surprisingly affordable cost. Best of all, you don’t even have to break a sweat to get the gorgeous spa of your dreams. Click or call to schedule your free initial consultation and explore the possibilities!

 

How Small Black Bathroom Designs Can Brighten Your Life

by Columbus Bath Design |May 10, 2022 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design | , ,

It can seem counter-intuitive to think that using black in a small bathroom is a bright idea. However, black is once again trending in home decor and provides the perfect solution for a small bathroom that lacks personality.

A Story Of Contrasting ColorsMonochromatic Black Bathroom

Since black is the complete absence of any color, when you use it as the base hue in your bathroom design, any other tint will instantly bring the room to life. Black walls or flooring put an instant spotlight on the gilt mirror, alabaster tiles, or a window filled with small plants. Instead of staring at the whole canvas, black eliminates distractions and leaves only the premium finishes on display.

Building an Intimate Spa Experience

When you use black for a small powder room off the back hall, it creates an escape from the rest of the home. Your guests enjoy a heightened sense of privacy as the room looks so different from the social spaces. Paired with luxury towels, handmade soaps, and bespoke decor, you find restful elegance.

Paint the Walls Black and Change the Entire Vintage Space

Perhaps your small bathroom features beige fixtures and rose or sage green walls leftover from a past decade. There is nothing wrong with the toilet and sink, but how do you bring the room into the 21st century? Black walls will change everything without breaking the bank. Add a fresh set of colorful towels, and it’s like a whole new room. Open a can of beige paint and a black vanity becomes a bold statement.

A Neutral Slate that Will Embrace Changing Trends

What happens when this year’s dusky blue-gray becomes a dated statement? Since black is a neutral color, you can pair it with any other color in the world, and it will never clash. Keep your small bathroom current by switching out the linens and accent art while the black anchors the space for an always-evolving space.

Classic Black Designs that are Making a Big Splash

Have you ever visited a luxury hotel built during the first half of the 20th century? The Art Deco movement embraced the use of large geometric patterns, which often included black and white tiles in bathrooms. It remains a flawless choice for flooring and wall panels. Go tiny with intricate mosaics or create an accent wall covered in oversized hexagons. Search for wallpapers that use gold to define the repeating black shapes. When matched with cotton rugs and fine china accents, the small bathroom becomes a study in elegance and art.

Black: A Bold Statement Against Timeless White Fixtures

How do you make an ordinary two-piece bathroom with white fixtures more interesting? While pale colors help the porcelain pieces fade into the background, your pedestal sink becomes a piece of artwork when standing against a black tile floor and textured wall. Its gleaming surface invites you to touch its sleek surface.

Your guests will be less likely to leave behind the rings they took off while washing hands as the platinum piece will stand out against the monotone environment.

What About a Black Sink and Toilet?

It is possible to custom order your fixtures in black. Switch up your design with bamboo flooring, jade walls, and a large beveled mirror for a unique twist. Imagine a gold faucet gleaming against an ebony porcelain background. Rich, lush, and dramatic.

Selecting Glamorous Lighting Fixtures to Complete the Black Bathroom

If you love a crisp modern look, consider an all-white or clear glass square sconces that provide brilliant illumination. Should you prefer a bit of glitz, a small gold chandelier dripping with crystals will bring glitter to the room. The black floors and walls become a study in spotlights and shadows. Go minimal and choose recessed lighting perfectly positioned over the sink and toilet.

Pairing Your Black Bath with a Dramatic Choice in Quartz or Granite Countertops

Did you fall in love with a bold piece of stone at the bathroom design center that features large blocks or stripes of black? Placed on a black vanity with a stone sink, you can opt for a medium gray wall and lighter gray flooring for that contemporary style that supports a relaxing vibe. Add a matching stone shelf over the toilet to display small ceramic pieces and store some extra white towels.

Columbus Bath Design Can Make Your Small Black Bathroom Come True

If you are staring at a tired and dated two-piece bathroom and want to breathe new life into it, give our design specialists at Columbus Bath Design a call! We will be happy to visit your home and provide an estimate to get rid of that aging design and add any color you desire, including black, for a modern finish that complements your personal style.

10 Blue Bathroom Tile Designs That Will Inspire You

by Columbus Bath Design |April 19, 2022 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design | ,

You always wanted a blue bathroom! Just not like your grandmother’s bathroom. Today’s blue decor options run the gamut between a pale light blue to rich gem tones and everything in between. Explore the possibilities and find inspiration for your bathroom renovation with these quick tips. Close your eyes and imagine one of these dazzling styles in your bathroom!

Dazzle Your Guests with Repeating Cubes in Shades of Blue TileBlue Bathroom

Break away from the standard mosaic tiles sold in the DIY store when you opt for a fun geometric pattern in traditional square tile sizes. 3D cubes create a fun yet intriguing wall for your bathroom that speaks of contemporary flair without going over the top.

Blend the Elegance of Old World and Vintage Chic with a Blue Floral Floor Tile

Large white tiles with an intricate lace flower depicted in blue set the stage for your bathroom. Bring out the understated blue in the floors by matching it on your door frames, cabinetry, and as an accent color in your wall mosaics. Complete the look with lighter shades of blue and green for your linens for a natural feel.

Dive Deep into Your Master Spa with Swimming Pool Blue Tiles

Do you always relax when you see the flickering shades of blue dancing at the bottom of the pool or while flying over the Caribbean seas? Bring that tropical vibe into your bathroom with blue tiles finished to look like water in motion. Use them as flooring or clad the walls of your walk-in shower for a deep-sea experience.

Go Dark and Bold with White Contrast in Your Blue Bathroom

Do you love drama? Create a feature wall behind your vanity mirror of rich, decadent blue subway tiles. Finish out the rest of the space in off-while or marble stone tiles. Select crisp white porcelain fixtures and classic chrome taps for a timeless look that embraces a contemporary color palette.

Build a Mediterranean Bathroom with Custom Mosaic Tiles in Pastel Blues and Greens

Revisit your days in the seaside towns of Italy when you opt for a custom mosaic tile pattern. Choose tiles in graduated shades of green, blue, and even yellow. Create wide stripes, wave motifs, or circular medallions to mimic that vacation spa experience in your own home.

Introduce Blue to Your Bathroom Using More than Just Tile

It isn’t necessary to settle for a busy mix of solid and glass tiles in a pre-made panel to get your perfect blue bathroom. Start with natural stone flooring in granite or marble with gray-blue swirls setting the stage. Select a vanity in deep gray. Add a pop of light blue paint on the walls. Finally, line your tub and shower enclosure in glass subway tiles with just a hint of blue in its depths. Royal blue towels, flowers, and floor mats add to the dramatic presentation.

Textured Stone Wall Tiles Add a Natural Element to Your Blue Concept

You found the perfect sky blue tile for the walls and an understated off-white vinyl floor with wood grain. How do you tie it together? Explore the options in the masonry tile section. Use a unique rough-cut stone or brickwork chimney tile with slate blue-gray undertones. Finally, add a jewel-tone finish to the vanity with glass knobs to enliven the space.

Hand Painted Custom Geometric Floral Tiles Create an Art Gallery in Your Shower

Are you all about geometric patterns? Build intrigue with a custom tile in a repeating geometric floral pattern. The bold, dark blue base color is highlighted by the white line art. As a focus wall at the back of the shower, it makes the small and long bathroom feel a little more spacious.

Talk a Walk Down a Babbling Brook with River Rock Floors and Sky Blue Tiles

Have you ever looked at the pebbles at the bottom of a brook? They tend to come in various shades of gray, blue, and brown. Now, just imagine those round rocks adorning the floor of your walk-in shower. Randomize your selection of green and blue tiles to mimic the dappled sunshine through overhanging branches. Don’t forget to add in some clear glass accents for that sparkle of sunshine.

Embrace Your Rustic Side with Ceramic Tile with an Aged Wood Grain Appearance

Did you love the appearance of an old building with weathered unpainted siding? Introduce the trending look of aged wood into your blue bathroom. Look for a tile with white as the main character, but look deeper into its oxidized appearance. Are there flecks of blue mixed in? Picture the wood look-alike tile on the wall while you add more blue accents with rugs, shower curtain, and countertop accessories.

Columbus Bath Design Can Help that Blue Bathroom Dream Come to Life

Are you ready to kickstart your blue bathroom renovation? Give us a call at Columbus Bath Design. During your first appointment show us your dream board and pics. Together we will find all the tile, fixtures, finishes, and details to create that perfect blue bathroom. Click or call today.

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Walk-In Shower

by Columbus Bath Design |March 15, 2022 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design |

Is taking a shower posing more of a challenge than it should in your old bathroom? A walk-in shower would take the unused tub out of the room and provide a safer way to enjoy a hot shower. What would it take to have one installed? Our team at Columbus Bath Design is available with all the answers.

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A Walk-in Shower Adds Convenience, Style, and Accessibility to Your Bathroom

Since more Americans take a quick shower in the morning instead of a long soak, walk-in showers are trending as a smart upgrade for dated bathrooms. A walk-in shower features a lower or even no step-over transition compared to a tub. It is easier to step into, especially for those with accessibility challenges. The modern appearance brings even a mid-century bathroom up to date. You can also stop scrubbing your tub on your hands and knees. Why wouldn’t you want a walk-in shower?

Fitting a Shower into a Small or Sumptuous Ensuite

The average walk-in shower has dimensions comparable to your old tub, about 60 inches long and 30 inches wide. However, you can have a pre-fabbed corner enclosure installed that only takes up 42-inches square. This makes it a great addition to a small basement bathroom or can give back floor space in an old three-piece bathroom. Even smaller versions are designed for the RV and boating industry that could fit into a tinier space. Or if you opt for a wet-room design, there is no need to create a separate shower enclosure for the powder room under the stairs.

However, if you are building the ensuite of your dreams, there is no limit to how big a walk-in shower can be. A custom design that accommodates two may have a 60-inch square footprint with dual rain showerheads, benches, wall jets, sliding doors, and ambient lighting.

Take Your Pick of a Pre-fab Enclosure, Porcelain Panels, or Upscale Wet-room Tiled Shower

A walk-in shower is not just for a luxury home built near the golf course. There are a huge variety of kits and designs available to fit your budget.

Acrylic is one of the most common materials used to build a shower enclosure. The durable design will include a pre-formed pan, hidden leveling legs, trim skirts, and wall panels. Add the shower head and controls of your choosing. The kit may come with a sliding or swing door or the option to use a shower curtain for privacy. If you are simply replacing another shower, it can be installed with minimal demolition and time.

For a more luxurious option, upgrade the look of your walk-in shower with porcelain or compact surface panels that mimic the appearance of natural marble.

The ultimate walk-in shower will be tiled from floor to ceiling and feature no pre-formed pan. Instead, the floor of the bathroom is sloped to drain properly. You could even roll a wheelchair or walker into it without needing to step over even a minor transition strip. There may be a glass door fixed to the walls or an open wet-room concept.

Add Handles, Cubbies, and Soap Dispensers for Convenience and Safety

Were you always buying extra shelves that used suction cups to keep your shampoo, soaps, and loofahs under control? If you are planning on upgrading to a walk-in shower, grab the opportunity to customize the walls to your personal needs.

The acrylic enclosures often give you the choice of add grab bars, matching soap dishes, and storage cubbies. The accessories are formed at the same time as the walls, so there is no seam that will leak as the shower ages.

For a shower finished in tile or stone, the cubbies may be cut into the supporting blue board. Special attention is given to waterproofing the shelves so that every inch of the shower can last for decades. Your grab bars may be drilled into the tile or surface mounted with special adhesive.

Selecting a Showerhead Just for You

Did your old shower have a fixed shower head at an awkward height? Your walk-in shower can have a hand-held and fixed head. Raise the fixed portion, so you don’t have to duck to get under the water. Place the mixing valve at a height just right for an aging parent or a young teen. This is your opportunity to create a perfect shower experience for you!

Can I Replace My Tub/Shower Combination with a Walk-in Shower?

If it is only your old tub causing frustration in your bathroom, you can switch it up to a walk-in shower with minimal upheaval and mess. Since many walk-in shower designs are engineered as replacement fixtures, you will only need to demolish the old tub. In some cases the wall tiles can stay in place as the new panels are mounted to strips attached to the existing walls. In many instances, you won’t need to move the drain or even the supply pipes. When the renovation is done, you won’t see any sign of the old unused tub.

What Is the Difference Between A Walk-in and Standard Shower?

A walk-in shower indicates that there is only a very low lip or no lip where you enter the shower. You may need to step up an inch or two to get over the door frame. A standard shower may have a shallow pan at the bottom that creates a step that is four to six inches high.

Walk-in showers will not be able to hold enough water in the bottom to wash the dog or clothing by hand. If the drain clogs on a standard shower, the shallow pan can hold a few gallons of water before it starts to wash over the edge.

If you are searching for a shower that is suitable for wheelchairs or walkers, ask about roll-in designs.

Kickstart Your Shower Renovation with a Click or Call

Our team at Columbus Bath Design is eager to talk to you regarding your dream bathroom design, including a walk-in shower. We have the design experience and products available to turn your bathroom into a personal oasis. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment to explore all the possibilities.

The Top 5 Ways to Add Pops of Color to Your Bathroom

by Columbus Bath Design |January 15, 2022 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Decoration | ,

Your bathroom is your sanctuary, so you should feel comfortable styling it to meet your personal preferences. Even though neutral tones are usually the go-to choice when it comes to the bathrooms, there are ways you can add color as well.

If you work with the team from Columbus Bath Design, you will have access to a wide variety of color and design options. View our gallery for examples of our work. If you are interested in adding more color to your bathroom, what are a few tips you may want to follow? Take a look at the list below, and reach out to our professionals who can help you!

1. Think About Including an Accent Wall

White Bathroom with Blue tile Contrast with Gold Accent Pieces

One way you can add more color to your bathroom is to include an accent wall. An accent wall is a small area of your bathroom where you include a few splashes of color here and there. If you don’t want to add an entire wall of color to your bathroom, try picking one of your walls to be a showpiece. Ideally, you should pick one that is directly across from the door.

Then, think about the colors you want to include. Even though the majority of the wall is still going to be a neutral color, you can include blue, green, purple, or red. You might even want to include several items placed against the accent wall that match the color before use! This is a great way for you to add more color to your bathroom!

2. Use the Vanity To Bring in a New Shade to the Bathroom

Next, you may want to use the vanity to introduce a splash of color to the bathroom. The vanity is going to be the centerpiece of your bathroom. Therefore, this is a great opportunity for you to introduce some more color to your space.

There are several ways you can use the vanity to add more color to your bathroom. For example, you may want to use colorful base cabinets for larger vanities. This can also add some extra cabinet space for your bathroom. If your bathroom is a bit smaller, then you may want to use color countertops that can add a bit of color without overwhelming the entire space.

Because there are many options for vanities, you should work with professionals who have connections in the industry. That way, you can figure out exactly how you can use your vanity to add a bit more color to your bathroom.

3. Consider the Fabrics in the Bathroom

If you don’t want to completely change the color scheme in your bathroom, then you may want to target your fabrics. For example, you may want to use colorful towels to introduce color to your bathroom. This could include bath towels or hand towels.

You might also have a runner or an area rug in your bathroom. This is another way for you to introduce more color to your space. You may want to pair this with a few extra items placed on top of the vanity. This is a way for you to balance the color scheme in your bathroom, breathing a bit more life into a space that is usually dominated by neutral tones.

4. Consider Hanging Some Wall Art in the Bathroom

One option that is commonly overlooked when adding color to the bathroom is wall art. There is probably a lot of open space in the bathroom, particularly if you have walls that have neutral tones. This is a great opportunity for you to introduce some color to your bathroom by selecting wall art.

If you place your wall art in a strategic location, this is a great way for you to add a pop of color. Make sure you consider the moisture of the bathroom though before you hang anything up. You need to select something that is water-resistant, or you will need to add a frame for some added protection. Otherwise, your wall art is going to get damaged.

5. Add Flowers and Plants to the Bathroom

If you want to add color to your bathroom, then you should ask nature for some help. For example, you may want to bring in a few fresh houseplants to the bathroom. This is a great way for you to keep the bathroom smelling fresh while also adding a bit more green to the room.

Your bathroom is going to be one of the most commonly trafficked areas at the house. Therefore, you need to take steps to reduce indoor air pollution by adding some houseplants. They can remove moisture and bacteria from your bathroom while also increasing oxygen levels. This is important for keeping your bathroom as clean as possible.

Keep in mind that your bathroom is going to be very humid. Therefore, you have to find houseplants that are able to stand up to these conditions. If you have questions about the types of houseplants you should use in your bathroom, you may want to reach out to a plant professional who can help you.

Work with the Team from Columbus Bath Design To Add Color to the Bathroom

Ultimately, there are plenty of ways you can add more color to your bathroom. If you want to get the most out of your bathroom redesign, then you should work with the professional team from Columbus Bath Design.

We have a tremendous amount of experience working with bathrooms of all shapes and sizes. Our team would be happy to use our connections, our knowledge, and our equipment to help you. We stay on top of the latest trends so that we can make strong recommendations for what you should do with your bathroom.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you! It would be our honor to assist you with your upcoming bathroom project.

What Are the Best Bathroom Lighting Ideas?

by Columbus Bath Design |January 1, 2022 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design | ,

Are you looking for a way to bring your entire bathroom together? If so, you should not overlook the importance of solid bathroom lighting. Lighting is important for reducing injuries, creating ambiance, and turning your bathroom into your sanctuary. If you want to get the most out of your bathroom lighting, you should work with professionals who have experience in this area.

At Columbus Bath Design, we have a tremendous amount of experience with bathroom lighting, and it would be our pleasure to use this experience to help you. Take a look at a few of the top bathroom lighting ideas below, and remember to reach out to our professionals for help with your lighting style!

1. Start with the Ceiling Light

Large Vanity with Hanging Lights

Every bathroom light scheme is going to start with the ceiling light. Think carefully about the ceiling light you choose, as this is going to be the centerpiece of your lighting scheme. Ideally, you should find something that is going to emit plenty of light without overwhelming the rest of the room.

Therefore, think about the covering on the ceiling light. If you are worried about the light being too bright, then you may want to use something that is tinted slightly. You should also think about the shape of the bathroom light, as this is going to impact the appearance of the rest of the bathroom. Consider going with an LED ceiling light for some added brightness.

2. Consider Using a Bath Bar

If you tend to go with a modern decorating style, then you may want to use a bath bar instead. Bath bars have been specifically designed to create a cohesive look around the top of the mirror or along the side of the bathtub. This can add a sleek look to your bathroom that exudes a modern appearance.

The back door is also going to work well if you tend to have a minimalist decorating style. Featuring straight lines, sharp corners, and slim looks, this is a great way for you to bring your entire bathroom together without having your lighting take up a lot of space. Use a bath bar to illuminate your bathroom while creating a clean, contemporary feel.

3. Think About Your Overhead Vanity Lights

If you are trying to find the right lights for your vanity, consider adding a few lights that hang directly from the mirror. This is a great way to create some extra light when you are trying to put your look together in the morning. There are plenty of options available if you are looking for overhead vanity lights.

For example, you may want to go with a classic appearance, which could include darker tones including brown or black. Or, you may be looking for an environmentally-friendly option for your vanity lights. Because vanity lights come in so many shapes and sizes, you should be able to customize them to meet your specific needs.

4. Reach for the Versatility of a Wall Sconce

If you are looking for versatile bathroom lights, then you may want to go with the versatile wall sconce. This is a great way to add a splash of color to your bathroom because they commonly come with slight accents. Then, they are versatile and functional enough to work well in just about any bathroom.

If you are looking for lights you can rotate, wall sconces might be the answer. For example, there are some wall sconces that you can twist and turn to make sure they point in the right direction. You can also find wall sconces that are a bit more glamorous, such as a monocle wall sconce. They commonly have gold finishes that create a more sophisticated appearance.

5. Consider Adding Track Lighting to the Floor

If space is at a premium, then you may want to consider adding track lighting to the floor. These are lights that are installed directly on top of the floor without coming up from the ground. If you do not have a lot of space on your walls, then consider adding lights to the floor instead.

The major benefit of adding track lighting to your floor is that it makes it easier for people to see what they are doing in the middle of the night. Because these lights are not that bright, they are not going to wake up the entire house. At the same time, they can be activated when someone enters the bathroom, making it easier for people to see where they are going.

6. You Can Even Add Lights Directly to the Toilet

If you really want to be special with your bathroom lighting, you might want to add lights directly to the toilet. There are lights that you can pinch between the toilet seat and the toilet bowl. Then, when someone comes up to the bowl, the light will automatically turn on. You can even customize this light’s color to meet your needs.

In a lot of cases, you can find toilet bowl lights that also have antibacterial properties. Therefore, you can reduce the growth of mold in the toilet, meaning you may not have to clean it as much. Consider identifying lights that you can add directly to the toilet bowl.

Work with the Team from Columbus Bath Design

Ultimately, there are plenty of options available if you are trying to find the right lighting scheme for your bathroom. If you want to get the most out of your bathroom lights, then you should work with the team from Columbus Bath Design. We have already worked with countless homeowners to help them improve their bathroom lighting. It would be our pleasure to help you as well.

We understand that everyone has a slightly different decorating style. Therefore, it is possible for us to customize our products and services to meet your specific needs. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you with your bathroom lighting!