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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. 

Simple Holiday Decor Tips

by Columbus Bath Design |November 22, 2019 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Blogs, Decoration | , , ,

holiday decorIt’s that time of year when everybody wants to breathe a little holiday decor into their home. The good news is that you can do this with just a few simple tips and tricks. You don’t have to spend a ton of time or money to give your house that warm and cozy holiday feeling. Here are a few simple tips to get you started.

Choose a Holiday Decor Theme

To help you narrow down on decorations, choose a theme that you love. Not only will this give your home more flow, but it’ll make the decorating process a little less hectic. Consider what you love most about the holiday season and then incorporate that into each and every room.

Remove Unnecessary Items

Sometimes, people try to decorate around their normal everyday décor. However, you may need to pack it up for a couple of months to make room for your seasonal items. If you try to decorate around the existing décor, it may end up looking and feeling unorganized or cluttered. 

Go Outside of Red and Green

Red and green are certainly holiday decor favorites, but don’t be afraid to play up your space with other colors. This time of year can easily incorporate other color schemes such as blue and silver or even loud, vibrant colors. Choose colors that suit your personality and help you get into the holiday spirit. 

Don’t Forget Candy

Candy is one of the easiest (and most delicious!) ways to incorporate holiday decor into the season. You can fill various holiday bowls with your favorite treats or use candy to make arts and crafts you can display. Candy canes are always a holiday favorite for many people.

Play Music

Holiday music can bring it all together! If you’re having a gathering, don’t underestimate the benefits of a quality holiday song. Choose a few of your favorites and play them quietly in the background at your next social gathering. 

Add a Wreath

A wreath is the first thing that people will see as they approach your home. The wreath can be a simple store-bought one, or if you’re the creative type, then you can make your own! Use pops of holiday colors to bring it all together. You can focus just on weaving in green and red, or you choose your favorite holiday character. Try to stick to a theme that matches the décor inside.

holiday decoratingUse What You have

You don’t necessarily need to buy new holiday décor every single year. Instead, choose a theme and add to it periodically. You may also have everyday items that can be pulled out and put on display. For instance, the red mixing bowl that your grandmother gave you may now be a festive candy bowl that you can leave out during the holiday season.

Focus on Your Fireplace

The fireplace is a great focal point of any room. You can add poinsettias and sprigs of greenery to the mantle for a quick holiday pick-me-up. The fireplace is also a great area to display your favorite holiday knick-knacks for everybody to see and enjoy.

Don’t Forget the Pine Cones

Pine cones are an excellent addition to any holiday decor scheme. It’s an easy way to incorporate a bit of nature without overwhelming the space. You could add a few to your holiday wreath or just place them in a decorative bowl. It’s really that simple!

Add in Fragrances

Be mindful of the fragrances you use this time of year. Choose scents such as pine, cinnamon, or clove to help create the ambiance you are looking for.

It’s All About the Lighting

Don’t forget to add a little something to your light fixtures! This is an excellent opportunity to incorporate garland and holly in a subtle yet effective way.

Decorate Your Mailbox

While the mailbox isn’t inside the home, it certainly adds to the overall feel of it. Add a bit of garland or even a string of lights to your mailbox to bring a little more holiday cheer to the outside of your home.

Keep Your Holiday Decor Simple

You don’t have to go overboard with holiday decor. Instead, keep it simple by incorporating a few holiday-inspired touches throughout your space. Reuse, recycle and revamp as many products as you can to save some valuable time and money.

How a Remodel Can Help

The holidays mean that your home is likely to have a lot of company. This may be the perfect time to consider a remodel of the space that gets frequented the most: the bathroom. Adding a little more storage space or updating the look will go one step further in making the most of your holiday décor.

If you’re considering an update to your space, get in touch with us at Columbus Bath Design. We’re more than happy to help you create a space that you can enjoy all year long! Give us a call at (614) 907-4558 to get started.

Bathroom Accessories That Perfect Your Room

by Columbus Bath Design |September 27, 2019 |0 Comments | Bathroom Accessories, Bathroom Design, Blogs | , , ,

bathroom accessoriesChoosing the perfect accessories for any room in the house is never an easy task. If you’ve already got the perfect fixtures and appliances, how do you decorate to really bring attention to them? Choosing the perfect bathroom accessories doesn’t have to be hard.

You can start by asking yourself the following questions: 

How much space do you have and what is your layout like?

Bathrooms are often smaller than other rooms in the home, so sometimes choosing the right accessories can be difficult. Focus on must-have accessories. Think about the things you really need to have on-hand, and make these accessories as beautiful as possible. These can be small things like soap dispensers or dishes for must-have products like cotton buds. 

Accessories should also be convenient and can apply to small items of furniture. For example, a bathroom chair for longer makeup sessions, or a small stool for the kids to be able to reach the sink and learn how to brush their teeth are pieces of furniture that also double as accessories. Small tables for bath time can also be useful — to put your book on, a glass of wine, or a candle for the perfect relaxation station after a long day. Think about your lifestyle, your layout and the space available, and how your bathroom can best fit your needs.

If you have a small bathroom, you should turn your functional accessories into style pieces. This will avoid the space feeling cluttered, and will make it feel bigger and more zen. You could store your towels in different imaginative ways, like in a basket or rolled up on a wall shelf.

What should I hide in my bathroom for optimum chicness?

When planning accessories for your bathroom, the general principle is less is more. But this sometimes means people hide away their favorite products, rather than keeping them on show. If the packaging is pretty then don’t feel like you have to hide it away! Create a mood board, think about the style you are aiming for, and consider whether the packaging for this item fits in with it. 

Not all of your products in the bathroom need to be hidden — many have interesting and beautiful packaging that can actually add to the interior design of your bathroom. If you don’t like any of your packaging in the bathroom, invest in some quality soaps that have pretty packaging. They’re not all that expensive, and the simple design can make your bathroom feel even more classy and indulgent.
bathroom decor

What kind of design do you want: chic and minimal or homely and functional?

Really consider the design of your bathroom before you start thinking about your accessories. Make sure your accessories fit with your color palette and style. For example, if you’re aiming for a modern Scandinavian look, don’t include an antique Iranian jar. Or if you want your bathroom to feel like a spa for you to relax in after a hard day at work, think about adorning your space with candles or air purifying plants that make you feel at peace. The most important thing is that you decide on a theme and stick to it. Also the same goes for when you’re thinking about your lighting: it needs to be practical, highlight the features of your bathroom, and fit your style. 

What are the things that you most like?

Bad designs don’t accurately reflect the people who live in them. Your bathroom should reflect you, your tastes and your favorite things. Bring your personality and likes and dislikes in to personalize the space. If you love the beach, theme it around this, or if you feel relaxed in a forest, bring in lots of houseplants and paint the walls green. Make your own safe haven, personalized to you! 

Also, think about what accessories make you feel comfortable. Is it when you come out of the shower and put on that plush bathrobe? Then don’t hide it away! That’s what brings you the most happiness out of the functional items in the room, so that is what should be displayed and attention drawn to. Surround yourself only with items that bring you happiness, and show them in a way that celebrates them!

How can my bathroom accessories also act as storage?

There are many different storage accessories to choose from on the market, from trunks to ceramic containers, wicker baskets to plant pots. There are many different styles and colors, so make sure to choose ones that work with your color scheme, and get only products that work in that color range. For example, a great idea for a simplistic look is just using wicker and white ceramic storage containers. Everything in your bathroom will work in tandem, without being too matchy-matchy as everything serves its own function. You can store them on counter surfaces, or stack them on the floor. 

A cool, modern idea is to lean an old step ladder or get a storage unit shaped like a step ladder, to organize all your storage boxes, towels, and ornamental accessories. For items that are harder to find, and you need to use every day, like cotton wool, consider using glass containers. These items aren’t too ugly, so don’t need to be hidden away. If your bathroom is truly tiny, consider putting the surplus product in another room or storage space, and just refilling these storage containers when needed — then the large items won’t take up vital bathroom space, and you’ll be left surrounded by only beautiful things!

Come and visit us at Columbus Bath Design to find the perfect bathroom to suit all of your needs, or call us on this number: (614) 907-4558.

Getting Your Bathroom Ready for Back to School

by Columbus Bath Design |September 13, 2019 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Blogs, Decoration | , ,

bathroom organizationGoing back to school can be a stressful time. There’s so much to prepare in all of your family’s life, like new clothes and school supplies. Your bathroom should remain your oasis of peace in the evenings, and the clean, fresh awakening in the mornings to get your kids up and out! So we’ve compiled our top tips for getting your bathroom ready for back to school time, making the space feel bigger and better organized, and making it easier to manage multiple people in and out in the mornings.

I’ve got so many other things on my plate… how can I start getting my bathroom ready over the summer?

Over the summer, the first thing you can do is clear out anything old or unused from your bathroom — and all over your house! Getting old items out of your hair is the first step to a more stress-free lifestyle, opening up your time from finding things and stressing, to worrying about the more important things in life, like encouraging your children in their schoolwork! Homework, papers, coats, and backpacks might pile up, but make sure you have designated laundry baskets in the bathroom so everyone knows where their items go — whether it be sweaty sports clothes or used towels. This will help you when you’re cleaning and doing the laundry, and will help keep your bathroom clean and tidy throughout the year.

Everything should always have its own place, and everyone should know where that designated place is, meaning that the whole family can help you keep on top of everything. The kids can even have their own designated baskets, toothbrush holders, towels, etc. to help encourage them to learn how to tidy, and keep this habit up throughout the school year! This means it will be quicker to get ready with the kids in the mornings too, as you’ll never have to spend time looking for things, and they’ll be able to find and use their own stuff easily when they’re older.

Get a wicker basket or storage space to hold books to read to your kids in the bath. If you read to or with your children throughout the summer, it will help get them ready for going back to school. Awaken their imagination, and teach them new vocabulary! Kids whose parents read to them are far more likely to succeed in school; bath time might be just the time to do it – if they’re not too excited!

When the craziness of school starts, it’s nice to plan some family time — if they’re young enough, a bath together could do the trick. Some games to play in the bath which are educational are useful too, or invent some games with the toys they already have! Toys could be stored in the bathroom in a bag, so your child can keep it in their room. That way they won’t be distracted with things that remind them of playtime when they’re getting ready for school in the bathroom.

How do I learn from the past when organizing my bathroom for back to school time?

Whenever you’re designing or re-thinking the layout of a room, it’s essential that you think of how you and your family members use it at different times during the week and year. Remember how you felt at back to school time last year, and let it influence your decisions. Did you all crowd around each other last year, stressed out in the mornings, trying to find something? If so, maybe think about clearly labeling your boxes or storage containers with labels in an attractive font.

Maybe getting ready for back to school last year was a really stressful time for you. Remember to take time for yourself and relax. A simple, chic, well-designed bathroom will help you to switch off and recharge your batteries. Make sure you’ve planned in all your appointments, after school meetings, parents’ evenings, clubs and hobbies on a calendar, so you know you have a solid plan for the future. And then relax!

organize bathroomAnd how can I create more bathroom storage to keep our bathroom stress free throughout the year?

For a family bathroom, it’s recommended to get large multipurpose cabinets, as your bathroom has to do so many things for so many people. However, if you’ve already designed your bathroom, and you’re looking to diversify your storage options, there are many extra things you can add to your bathroom to better utilize the space. Think about investing in drawer dividers, extra storage, such as wall or corner shelves, and extra hooks on the walls – maybe one for each member of the family!

So now I have more space, how do I get more of what I really need… time?!

If you’re struggling to fit everyone in the bathroom in the morning, work out a schedule, so everyone gets enough time before you all have to leave. Instead of a stressed, last-minute morning, have a planned, relaxed, fun one! Layout the breakfast table before you sleep, make sure everyone’s towel and supplies are ready in the bathroom, make sure your children’s clothes are clean and laid out in their bedroom to come back to after their morning wash.

Come and visit us at Columbus Bath Design to find the perfect bathroom to suit all of your family’s needs, or call us on this number: (614) 907-4558.

4 Ways to Create More Bathroom Space for the Whole Family

by Columbus Bath Design |August 23, 2019 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Blogs | , , ,

It can be hard to decide on a design that works for all members of your family, not to mention any guests or visitors you may have along the way! A great family bathroom evolves and grows too alongside your family. Therefore, from the beginning of your redecoration process, you need a design that can adapt. All fittings in the family bathroom should be low maintenance and durable. You need the right fittings, fixtures, and finishes — and then your bathroom can truly adapt for a growing family, all of your guests, and your personal needs. We at Columbus Bath Design can help you find a simple design with lots of storage that’s elegant but also durable. We’ll help you create a perfect bathroom for both play-time in the bath with your young ones, and an oasis of peace for you when you want a little peace and quiet. 

So how can I create more space for all of the members of my family?

1) How do I choose the right in-built storage for my family’s needs?

We recommend that when designing your bathroom for a family, including a large amount of storage space. Maybe choose a combination unit with plenty of built-in storage. You could also add wall hanging units, corner shelves, storage at the end of the bath or niches in the walls of showers to give you that extra storage where none existed before — keeping your bathroom streamlined and making it feel bigger!

2) How can I use extra storage in an attractive, cohesive way?

Firstly, not all of the possessions we keep in our bathroom actually need to be here. Think about stealing space in other parts of your house — for example, bedrooms, storage cupboards, etc – for anything you don’t definitely need to store in the bathroom. This could include duplicates, medicines or spare towels. 

Here are some chicer, tried and tested ways to bring extra storage space to your bathroom: 

Multiple hanging bars or racks, with some, placed lower down so your kids can reach them. This is also a great way to introduce tidying to your family. If each person knows where everything goes and can access it, they’re more likely to be interested in the tidying process and help you in the future. It’s a win-win! You could think about adding these extra hooks on the inside of the bathroom door, to keep the space feeling uncluttered and minimalist. 

Also, think about investing in a stool so that the kids can reach everything they need like the sink, getting into the bath or reaching higher up cabinets. You could get a stool that folds away, but if you’re worried about it not being stable enough, think about creating enough storage in your under-sink cabinet that you can store a stool there.

3) How can space be organized for all members of the family? 

A great way to make your bathroom work for the whole family is to give each member their own area. This leaves the tidying responsibility to them, and wipes out the possibility of anyone fighting over whose towel is theirs! Here are some ways you can divide up your bathroom for all your family members:

  • Buy some drawstring bags for your kid’s toys. These could be stored on a suction cup on the wall of the bath, or stored in their room, or on one of their designated hooks. If you’re looking to buy a bag, find one that’s made out of mesh, or a wire basket. This allows your toys to dry off properly.
  • Giving your kids a separate toothbrush holder can avoid confusion. If you make their container a fun, child-friendly one, like a cup with their favorite cartoon, they might even find bathroom time more fun and be more willing and excited to brush their teeth!
  • Color code your bathroom. Give the generations in your family a separate color or each family member a different color. This will add a splash of color to your bathroom, while still being paired back and minimalist, and will help everyone to remember which items are theirs. This can stop any fights over belongings and make things easier to find for you and all the family. You can also color-code your accessories, like face towels or toothbrushes, with a ribbon. If you’d like to keep your bathroom simplistic and opt for white towels, you could add a color-coded ribbon to these too. White towels, despite what you might think, are also easier to clean — they can always be bleached, if they get dirty! You could even color-code your boxes or storage units or wicker bins.

4) How can I make the bathroom more fun for the whole family?  

Lots of people might think that replacing a bath with a shower is the perfect way to save space in a family bathroom. But multiple members of the family can have a bath, it’s fun, and can bring everyone together. It also means the house will be easier to re-sell if you’re considering that in the future. If you’re tight on space you could have a shower over the bath for the best of both worlds. Or if you’re working with even less space, think of ways to make the shower more fun, including toys and games for the little ones. 

Come and visit us at Columbus Bath Design to find the perfect bathroom to suit all of your needs, or call us on this number: (614) 907-4558.

 

Bathroom Organization Tips

by Columbus Bath Design |August 9, 2019 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Blogs | , , ,

Bathroom Organization TipsBathroom organization might seem like it’s not important, especially when you have so many other things to organize in your life. But with just a bit of planning, and by following some of our organizational life-hacks, your bathroom might just become your new favorite room in the house! 

Whether you’re getting the kids ready for school at the beginning of the day, or getting ready for a date or a night of fun, bathrooms can be a stressful place. But a fully organized bathroom, with clean surfaces and a chic design, will become your oasis of peace. Your bathroom should be the place where you come home at the end of a long day, run a bath, and let the cobwebs wash off you.

Marie Kondo, the tidying guru, teaches us that all of our objects and possessions should have a place and should bring us joy. If you know where everything is, it keeps your things looking organized, and makes your bathroom experience stress free — erasing the unnecessary time you spend looking for things. Having a well-organized bathroom can reduce your stress at the beginning of the day, doesn’t look cluttered, and can even bring the family together if everyone knows how to play their part!

So, now we know the purpose of having a well-organized bathroom, where do we start? 

The first step is to declutter. So many of us keep unnecessary objects around us, which can make our lives feel busy and lead to unnecessary stress. When going about reorganizing your bathroom, try to cut your belongings here by half. Many of us keep ahold of bottles with not much left in them, old medications, decorations, and the list goes on. Get rid of everything unnecessary like this, and we promise you’ll feel a weight off your shoulders!

What about the things I need?

Decluttering doesn’t mean you get rid of the things you need for daily life. All of these things will find their own home, but that’s the next step. In the decluttering process, think about moving things like duplicates to another room or storage space. Many people keep their medications in the bathroom, but did you know that many medications actually suffer from the humidity?! How about keeping them in the kitchen or in your bedroom, away from any kids, to streamline your bathroom experience? In a clearly labeled box, you’ll never forget where they are, and we think you might even find it easier to organize and find what you’re looking for this way. 

How can I organize the things I need? 

It is important to think at this stage of how you use the space in your bathroom. For putting on makeup? For doing your hair? For playing with toys with your kids in the bath? Each space you organize in your bathroom should have its own function, so you always know where you need to look for something. For example, consider having a hair station, or box, which contains all of your hair care products and brushes. Remember to organize your bathroom space by function so it fits in with your lifestyle.

Here are a few extra recommendations which you could try if you want to make your bathroom feel bigger and less cluttered: 

  • Stick containers to the inside of cabinet doors, for things like toothbrushes (this also keeps them more sanitary).
  • Use plastic boxes to divide up the contents of your drawers by function.
  • For tiny bathrooms, give each member of your family their own bathroom bag. This could even be stored in their bedroom, to avoid using any bathroom storage space entirely. 
  • Use an in-bathroom laundry bin to avoid towels being left draped all over the place.
  • Use a hanging shower caddy to store all of your shower items such as soap, body wash or shampoo. 
  • Invest in wicker storage baskets/ woven bins to stash more towels in for aesthetically-pleasing extra storage space.
  • You could add extra shelves in spaces you cannot use, such as over the toilet, or in corner shelves. 
  • Invest in extra cabinets, or large cabinets, especially if you have a big family. 
  • Think about using a towel rack for rolled-up towels, instead of hanging them. This keeps them looking neater and takes up less space. 
  • Consider investing in a cart or small shelving unit. You could even keep a houseplant on top to make it look like decoration and to purify the air. Keep your cotton buds, bath bombs, magazines, or rolled-up towels here.
  • If you’ve got kids, think about buying a draw-string bag for all of their things, especially toys. You could even hang the bag from a suction cup above the bath, or store it in their room out of sight for when you want a relaxing bath on your own. 
  • You could look into buying a “lazy Susan” — a circle tray that you can spin around — instead of knocking things over trying to find the right product. 
  • Hang small storage units, maybe mason jars, to the wall (using a magnetic strip or hooks) to use as dispensers for cotton balls or toothbrushes.

How can I make my bathroom feel clear, calm and zen?

Keeping your bathroom a safe-haven isn’t as difficult as you might think. With all that clutter gone and each item having its own place, now you just need to remember to put it back where it belongs! The whole family can help you with this, especially if each member has their own designated spot, bag or basket. No one has time to do a deep clean of the bathroom every day, but keeping the counters clutter-free, and wiping them and the sinks once a day can make a huge difference. 

Come and visit us at Columbus Bath Design to find the perfect bathroom to suit all of your needs, or call us on this number: (614) 907-4558.

Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Bathroom

by Columbus Bath Design |July 12, 2019 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Blogs | , , , ,

White BathroomFrom top to bottom, a great looking bathroom means that what is beneath your feet is just as important as any other aspect of the bathroom’s design and décor. While you may not have given your bathroom flooring much thought before, if you are planning on remodeling your bathroom, there are three basic floor types we at Columbus Bath Design recommend and install. No matter your budget – big or small, your idea of what “beautiful” looks like, or your level of comfort and maintenance required, we’ve got a flooring idea that is sure to suit your style and surely surpass your expectations.

Any size space is well-suited for the floor of your dreams; it is all about what speaks to your soul and the soles of your feet! We have lots of fantastic flooring options to choose from, from the very basic to the out-of-the-box brilliant, so when you meet with a friendly and knowledgeable Columbus Bath Design salesperson, we will explain all these options and zero in on the bathroom floor that you find fabulous. 

Tile, vinyl, and wood are the main three options you will want to consider, tile flooring probably being the type you are most familiar with, but that certainly does not mean it is necessarily the go-to floor for you. Read on below to learn a bit more about each type of flooring, and you will soon be on your way towards selecting the right flooring for your bathroom. 

I Am Probably Planning To Go With Tile Flooring For My Bathroom Renovation. What Should I Know?

Tile is a solid choice in bathroom flooring that is the most durable and dependable of the three aforementioned kinds. With lots of shapes, shades, sizes, and more to select from, this versatile bathroom flooring choice offers nearly endless options. Go for something white or light or get creative with lots of color or patterns – perhaps even a mix-and-match for added flair. Even the tile textures can vary, so you can get really specific with the style you like. 

Tile bathroom flooring is quite easy to keep clean, but the grout between them will need maintenance to maintain the initial whiteness. As long as you keep your tiles sparkling, the floor will look as good as new for a long time to come. Tile always brings a smile!

Modern Bathroom DesignI Am On A Pretty Tight Bathroom Redo Budget. Is Vinyl A Good Bathroom Flooring Option That Won’t Break The Bank?

When you are looking to get the most bang for your buck, vinyl bathroom flooring can be a relatively inexpensive option when the tile or wood bathroom floors you love are simply out of your price range. Vinyl bathroom flooring generally comes in sheets, and many are created with realistic-looking patterns and styles meant to mimic the luxe look of tile or wood at a fraction of the price. Since there is not much seaming with vinyl, it is a smart choice for bathroom flooring, making it far more water-friendly than wood. And today’s vinyl floors are manufactured much better than they were in the past with not nearly as much breakage due to brittleness. They hold up very well and always look lovely; no one will know that you spent a lot less on something that gives off such an elegant vibe.

Is Wood Really A Bathroom-Friendly Option? I Have Seen It In Some Of The Swankiest Spas, But Can It Work At Home Too?

Wood bathroom flooring looks rich and robust, some would even say regal, especially when you are trying to create a spa-like feel and appeal. Wood bathroom flooring is definitely an option, but it must be well-taken care of and maintained properly. This is no “get it and forget it” type of renovation, so buyer beware. Wood bathroom flooring could potentially warp when water gets in, so a laminated finish may be in order. You can help protect the wood flooring by using absorbent bathroom rugs in areas that tend to get wetter than others, like right outside the bath or shower and beneath the sink. Otherwise, yes, wood is by all means welcome, just be aware that it won’t be as hands-off as tiles or vinyl. Consider using wood in a half-bath where there won’t be showering or bathing. Less water means a longer life for your wonderful wood floors. 

Are you ready for a new bathroom floor that will floor you? Come on down to the Columbus Bath Design showroom and see what we’ve got in stock or what we can order for your renovation project. A beautiful bathroom floor will bring new life to your “loo,” perhaps serving as a “bottoms up” inspiration for an entire bathroom redo. We truly look forward to fitting your bathroom with a brand new floor. Now, let’s step on it!

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!

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!

 

DIY Holiday Bathroom Decorations

by Columbus Bath Design |December 21, 2018 |1 Comments | Bathroom Design | , , , , ,

Christmas is finally here, and the new year is just around the corner. In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you’re probably pretty overwhelmed. There are so many things to plan for and so many gifts to shop for, it can all be a little crazy to manage. If you are entertaining this holiday, decorating is probably another big stressor on your list. We are here to make your life easier.

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