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Choosing the perfect accessories for your bathroom

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

You’ve worked hard to design the perfect bathroom, choosing beautiful mirrors, fixtures, and surfaces. But your job is not yet done! You have to outfit your new bathroom with all of the things you need to make it a useful space. Choosing the right bathroom accessories can mean the difference between an ok bathroom with lots of clutter and a gorgeous bathroom that is perfectly appointed.

Since bathrooms are generally the smallest rooms in the house, choosing the right accessories can be a very tricky task. Bathrooms are notoriously short on space, yet are one of the most used rooms in your home. This means that you need to fit a lot of things in a small space, all while making sure that it maintains its functionality. Experts like those at Columbus Bath Design agree the best way create a beautiful yet functional space is to make sure that you choose the right accessories.

What are the best ways to handle storage and organization?

Creating the right amount of bathroom storage is a constant challenge for bathroom designers. One great trick is to choose accessories that act as supplemental storage. It can be fun to find and use unique and interesting objects in your bathroom that perform double duty. For instance, decorative boxes, small trunks, wicker baskets, and large ceramic containers can be found in all kinds of shapes and colors.

Bringing storage solutions like these into your bathroom can not only match but can also enhance your décor. You can find counter surfaces to place these accessories, stack them on the floor, or even add small pieces of furniture or shelving to hold them.

The same can be true of organizational accessories. There are certain items that you use every day or even many times a day that can’t be stored out of sight. The things that you use regularly need to be close at hand, and if your vanity doesn’t have drawers, then your counter space can become quickly overwhelmed.

Choosing the right organizational accessories can solve the problem. They can be smaller storage containers that help to keep your daily use items from running rampant. Instead of just laying your cotton swabs, lotion bottles, makeup, pastes, and other such items on your counter, consider placing them in distinctive and decorative containers. Boxes, bowls, baskets, or whatever best fits your style and décor can be found to fit any bathroom. Instead of looking unkempt and junky, your counters will have a clean feel and sophisticated look.

How about accessories for convenience and comfort?

Let’s face it, no matter how to design-savvy you are, certain things in the bathroom need to be conducive to convenience and comfort. For instance, if you have extensive hair or makeup routine, you may consider adding a small chair or stool that can make longer sessions more enjoyable. Adding small shelves can increase storage, and small tables can put even more items out of the way but still keep them close at hand.

Likewise, bathrooms must be comfortable to serve their intended purpose. A bathroom should be a place where you can get as comfortable as possible, given that you’ll spend so much time there! Consider adding accessories that will make it a place you love to be, like plush robes hanging from decorative hooks, sleek towel warmers, or even a vintage fan to help move the steam from a hot shower. And don’t forget your feet! Standing and brushing your teeth or doing your makeup is significantly more comfortable if you are on a plush, thick rug. A soft rug will also allow you to add a splash of color or pattern to your theme.

Do I have to abandon style and personality?

No need to abandon your personal style! There needs to be a balance between style and function. Since you may not have space for objects that the only function to add style, why not turn your functional items into elements of style? For instance, towels are must-have bathroom accessories, but artistically storing them on a shelf or clustering washcloths in a decorative basket could add a touch of flair to your design. Tie them together with ribbon, and you create a fancy yet functional element, adding a dash of style to the room.

You also want to make sure that you keep your personality in your design choices. You can put your favorite things and interests on display by choosing thematic accessories or artwork that makes your bathroom a perfect sanctuary for you. Remember how much time you spend in your bathroom when making design choices so that it is a place you like to be!

How do I know how to balance function and style?

There are so many choices in bathroom accessories that can be overwhelming. Having a design expert lead you through the various ways that you can maximize storage while maintaining character is always a great idea. At Columbus Bath Design we have helped thousands of homeowners create the perfect space, and we can’t wait to help you design your personal bathroom sanctuary!

Getting Your Bathroom Ready for Back to School

by Columbus Bath Design |September 18, 2020 |0 Comments | Uncategorized

As the fall approaches and kids are gearing up for school, it is important to think about how they get ready to approach their day. Many things need to be done before heading to class, things like picking the perfect outfit, putting supplies together, and packing the perfect lunch. But how do you get your kids up and moving on time? A well-organized bathroom can make the transition from sleepy time to school time a little more efficient.

Whether school is virtual or in-person, creating a space that facilitates your kids having a regular morning routine is critical in setting the foundation for their day, allowing them to get ready quickly and efficiently to start school with the right attitude and focus.

The experts at Columbus Bath Design are very experienced in designing bathrooms that are perfect for the needs of children. We understand the critical importance of the morning routine in getting the kids up and out the door as efficiently as possible! Contact us to see how we can help you create the perfect space to start your kids’ day.

What can I do to make my kid’s bathroom back to school ready?

The first thing to do when getting your kid’s bathroom back to school ready is to evaluate your needs. For instance, if you have more than one child who share a bathroom, consider installing a double vanity or two sinks. By allowing all the kids to get ready at the same time you can save yourself both time and hassle.

If your kids are still small, you can store a step stool under a wall-mounted sink or even a pop-out step under the vanity. The key principle to any good bathroom design for kids is to keep it fun, and what kid doesn’t like climbing on things?

Drawers or baskets are a good way to keep toiletries organized and out of sight. It can be part of the morning ritual to make sure that items are put away properly. Also important is making sure that towel bars or hooks are easily reachable by little people. There is a 100% chance that towels will end up on the floor if kids can’t reach the towel bar! Along the same lines, installing an adjustable showerhead that can be lowered for small children is a good idea, with the added benefit that it can be raised as your children grow, allowing the bathroom to grow with them.

Safety is also an important concern. Small feet slip easily on large, smooth tiles. It’s wise to install smaller tiles because the added grout lines also serve to provide a better grip. Other safety features to consider may include drain and faucet covers to help keep smaller kids from injuring themselves or accidentally burning themselves with hot water.

What are some tips for organizing a bathroom shared by more than one kid?

The key to organizing a bathroom shared by multiple children is to make sure that every kid has their things and areas clearly marked. One great way to do this is to establish a color-coding system. Each kid has their color, and it carries through all parts of the bathroom. For example, one child could have a red towel and all of their things are stored in red baskets or bins, while another child could have a blue towel, and all of their things are in the blue tubs. This keeps things organized and clean, while at the same time helps to prevent aggravating arguments.

During the design stage, it’s wise to include ideas from each kid. For instance, one can be assigned the task of picking hardware style, while another could be in charge of picking out the light switch plate.

By keeping the space fun and organized, your morning routines will be much easier and efficient.

Can my kids help with bathroom design?

The answer is a resounding yes! Encouraging your kids to participate in the bathroom design helps give them a sense of ownership. They’ll feel more comfortable taking care of their morning routine by themselves, and they can also give you a better idea of how they use the various elements in the bathroom.

Including them in color and décor theme decisions encourages creativity and involving them as appropriate in painting and organizing can be a fun family project. Even the simplest ideas from your kids go a long way. Including your children in planning can help them become more self-sufficient and increase their confidence. They will be more likely to be excited about their morning routine when they feel a sense of ownership over their space.

How do I get started putting together the perfect bathroom space for my kids?

That’s the easy part! Give us a call at Columbus Bath Design. We’ll evaluate your needs, and help you engage your kids in the design process. We look forward to helping you create the perfect space!

Bathroom Organization Tips

by Columbus Bath Design |August 21, 2020 |0 Comments | Uncategorized

Let’s face it, your bathroom is one of the most difficult spaces in your home to organize. Finding a place to put all of the necessary items and their backups can be a little tricky. Bathrooms are often given less space than needed, which makes the problem even worse.

The design experts at Columbus Bath Design can help you create a storage system in your bathroom that will help solve the problem, but in the meantime, there are some simple things you can do to keep your bathroom functional yet tidy at the same time.

1. Keep your medicine cabinet organized

Try to reserve your medicine cabinet as a repository of the things you use most regularly. This may mean you need to discard any outdated medicines and relocate backup products to another spot. Despite its name, the medicine cabinet is better used to store your grooming supplies as opposed to medicines.

2. Labeled storage bins to the rescue

Consider keeping like items in labeled storage bins underneath the sink or in your linen closet. If you need something, you can grab the whole container for easy access. Then, when you’ve finished you can put the whole bin back, keeping the area neat and clean. This is most useful for those items like medicines and first aid that you don’t need to use every day, but still want to have close at hand.

3. Control your hair products

Things like sprays, curlers, gels, combs, and hair dryers take up a lot of real estate in your bathroom. They are easily and quickly organized by placing them in a plastic tub under the sink. Don’t forget to check the tub regularly – you may not need that extra strong, super strength gel you got when you had the spiked hair. You can donate extra products to a charity.

4. Be creative with your towels

Sometimes towel racks are in exactly the wrong place, sometimes they are too small to handle all of your family’s towels. Think about where in your bathroom it makes the most sense to have towels, and install some hooks. They are inexpensive and easy to mount, you’ll be shocked how big a difference they can make.

5. The great makeup divide

It’s easy to let the drawers in your bathroom become catchalls for all kinds of different things that inevitably get jumbled together. Try adding an expandable cosmetic drawer organizer to find a place for all your necessities. Different sized compartments will organize blush, lipstick, and eye shadow. Keeping them in their compartments means that you’ll never have to dig around in the drawer to find what you’re looking for.

6. Shower caddy considerations

Take a critical look at your shower caddy to make sure that it’s doing its job right. Shower caddies that are either too big or too small can be more of a nuisance than a help. No need to settle – there are many different shower caddy options, from corner caddies, to over the shower head and suction shelves. If you still don’t have enough space, really think about what shower products you use on a daily basis. Things you use less often can be put in a bin under the sink, ready for when you need them, but not taking up valuable space in the shower.

7. Reclaim the air rights over your toilet

There can often be a ton of unused space above your toilet, just waiting for the right organizational solution. There are some great racks and cabinets designed to fit over your toilet that is perfect for storing extra toilet paper, towels, and toiletries. It’s best to use a design that has close-able doors so that you can keep things from falling out and moisture from getting in.

8. Hang things over the doors

Another great idea is to hang hooks on your cabinet doors to keep the bulky yet frequently used items out of the way. This is a perfect solution for things like hairdryers and curling irons. No need to waste drawer or counter space, plus they are ready to go when you need them, and easily stored when not in use.

9. Function can still be stylish

For things that you plan to leave on the counter, consider investing in some stylish containers like apothecary jars. This will add some style to your bathroom while still providing functionality. Things like cotton swabs, bath salts, and soaps look fantastic in clear glass containers. An added benefit is when guests visit, they can easily find the things they need without having to snoop in your cabinets!

10. Call a design expert!

In the end, the best way to organize your bathroom is to have a professional design expert from Columbus Bath Design help you create the perfect space. We’ll assess your needs, design a solution, and have it perfectly, professionally installed in no time. Every bathroom is different, and every family has different needs. We know what works, and we can’t wait to help you create your perfect bathroom oasis.

Bathroom Organization Tips

by Columbus Bath Design |August 21, 2020 |1 Comments | Uncategorized

Let’s face it, your bathroom is one of the most difficult spaces in your home to organize. Finding a place to put all of the necessary items and their backups can be a little tricky. Bathrooms are often given less space than needed, which makes the problem even worse.

The design experts at Columbus Bath Design can help you create a storage system in your bathroom that will help solve the problem, but in the meantime, there are some simple things you can do to keep your bathroom functional yet tidy at the same time.

Keep your medicine cabinet organized

Try to reserve your medicine cabinet as a repository of the things you use most regularly. This may mean you need to discard any outdated medicines and relocate backup products to another spot. Despite its name, the medicine cabinet is better used to store your grooming supplies as opposed to medicines.

Labeled storage bins to the rescue

Consider keeping like items in labeled storage bins underneath the sink or in your linen closet. If you need something, you can grab the whole container for easy access. Then, when you’ve finished you can put the whole bin back, keeping the area neat and clean. This is most useful for those items like medicines and first aid that you don’t need to use every day, but still want to have close at hand.

Control your hair products

Things like sprays, curlers, gels, combs, and hair dryers take up a lot of real estate in your bathroom. They are easily and quickly organized by placing them in a plastic tub under the sink. Don’t forget to check the tub regularly – you may not need that extra strong, super strength gel you got when you had the spiked hair. You can donate extra products to a charity.

Be creative with your towels

Sometimes towel racks are in exactly the wrong place, sometimes they are too small to handle all of your family’s towels. Think about where in your bathroom it makes the most sense to have towels, and install some hooks. They are inexpensive and easy to mount, you’ll be shocked how big a difference they can make.

The great makeup divide

It’s easy to let the drawers in your bathroom become catchalls for all kinds of different things that inevitably get jumbled together. Try adding an expandable cosmetic drawer organizer to find a place for all your necessities. Different sized compartments will organize blush, lipstick, and eye shadow. Keeping them in their compartments means that you’ll never have to dig around in the drawer to find what you’re looking for.

Shower caddy considerations

Take a critical look at your shower caddy to make sure that it’s doing its job right. Shower caddies that are either too big or too small can be more of a nuisance than a help. No need to settle – there are many different shower caddy options, from corner caddies, to over the showerhead and suction shelves. If you still don’t have enough space, really think about what shower products you use on a daily basis. Things you use less often can be put in a bin under the sink, ready for when you need them, but not taking up valuable space in the shower.

Reclaim the air rights over your toilet

There can often be a ton of unused space above your toilet, just waiting for the right organizational solution. There are some great racks and cabinets designed to fit over your toilet that is perfect for storing extra toilet paper, towels, and toiletries. It’s best to use a design that has closable doors so that you can keep things from falling out and moisture from getting in.

Hang things over the doors

Another great idea is to hang hooks on your cabinet doors to keep the bulky yet frequently used items out of the way. This is a perfect solution for things like hairdryers and curling irons. No need to waste drawer or counter space, plus they are ready to go when you need them, and easily stored when not in use.

Function can still be stylish

For things that you plan to leave on the counter, consider investing in some stylish containers like apothecary jars. This will add some style to your bathroom while still providing functionality. Things like cotton swabs, bath salts, and soaps look fantastic in clear glass containers. An added benefit is when guests visit, they can easily find the things they need without having to snoop in your cabinets!

Call a design expert!

In the end, the best way to organize your bathroom is to have a professional design expert from Columbus Bath Design help you create the perfect space. We’ll assess your needs, design a solution, and have it perfectly, professionally installed in no time. Every bathroom is different, and every family has different needs. We know what works, and we can’t wait to help you create your perfect bathroom oasis.

Deciding on Showers vs. Tubs for your Bathroom Remodel

by Columbus Bath Design |July 29, 2020 |0 Comments | Uncategorized

Because of their practicality and efficiency, shower/tub combos have been staples of American households for decades. With the combo, homeowners have the options of a long, soaking bath or a quick hot shower. 

For all their practicality, though, the shower/tub has had its share of problems — most notably mobility issues for older generations.

Even though the shower/tub combo has enjoyed a long run of popularity, the latest bathroom design trends are to do away with it entirely and instead go with a freestanding tub or walk-in shower.

In this issue, the bathroom remodeling experts with Columbus Bath Design will talk about the pros and cons of bathtubs and showers, and each fits into your bathroom.

What are the Pros of Tubs

Few things beat the luxury and relaxation of a soaking bath. If you have young children, it makes sense to have at least one tub in our home. Relatively easy to clean, soaking tubs offer great solutions for pain relief, circulation, and physical therapy.

Tubs don’t have to be boring. Many models have air jets and whirlpools to relax and soothe your every muscle.

What Types of Bathtubs are Available? 

Here at Columbus Bath Design, we have the ability to get you just about any tub design you want. Here are the most popular options.

  1. Soaking tubs.
    Offering you total immersion, a soaking bath is deeper than traditional tubs, and holds more water. Various studies have shown that a soaking tub is more effective at decreasing your stress and anxiety than traditional tubs.
  2. Walk-in tubs.
    This tub version is quickly rising in popularity, especially among older populations. Rather than stepping over the side of a tub, you simply open the tub door by gently pulling on it or by pushing a button. You shouldn’t be concerned about leaking because there’s a special seal at the door that holds in the water.
  3. Whirlpool and air tubs.
    Nothing beats the sensation of pulsating water as it jet-massages your muscles while you unwind in your whirlpool bath. The bubbles coupled with the shooting water from the jets give you a full body massage that’s incredibly relaxing.
  4. Alcove tubs.
    Often the easiest and less expensive tubs to install, alcove tubs are designed to fit in the three-sided enclosure in your bathroom that’s built specifically for tubs. Even though basic in nature, the alcove tub is exceptional at maximizing your bathroom space.

What are the Cons of Bathtubs?

Even as it adds value and comfort to your home, a tub also has a few drawbacks.

  1. Generally speaking, tubs are more expensive than showers.
  2. An often-used tub will undoubtedly cause your home’s energy bills to rise. 
  3. When you’re ready for your soak, you’ll undoubtedly spend a lot of your time waiting for the tub to fill.

What are the Pros of a Shower?

Rather than wait for your water when taking a shower, you simply turn the nozzle and walk right in. It’s simple as that. 

You’ll also be saving water. According to a study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an average full bath will need 70 gallons of water each time you take a bath. On the other hand, a quick shower usually requires only 10-25 gallons.

Other advantages of walk-in showers include;

  • They’re generally easier to clean than tubs
  • There are fewer moving parts, which mean showers are less likely to break
  • Walk-in showers can fit in just about any bathroom size; there’s rarely a struggle to force a shower fit
  • Walk-in showers generally provide easier access for homeowners, making them a perfect choice for those with mobility issues

What Types of Showers Are Available?

This is definitely a good time to be in the market for a new shower.

  1. Digital showers.
    With an electrical control panel, you’re able to control the pressure flow and temperature of your shower.
  2. Mixer showers.
    Rather than using separate knobs to control the temperature of your shower, a mixer does it all with just one control. This allows you to easily control the temperature of your shower on the fly.
  3. Eco showers.
    A fantastic eco-conscious selection, eco showers actually aerates your water as it’s pumped in. You get the same sensation from your shower, but will feel the difference in your energy bill.
  4. Electric showers.
    Drawing from a cold-water supply, your electric shower will heat the water as you wish. Because the water is heated by an element, there’s no waste. Plus, an electric shower is 99 percent more efficient than its counterparts.

What are the Cons of Showers?

Just about everything in life has its drawbacks, and showers are no different. 

  1. Your shower door will require regular cleaning.
  2. If you have a shower curtain, it will need to be replaced several times throughout the life of the shower.
  3. If your shower experiences a sealing leak, it can be a bit more difficult to fix than a bath. 
  4. Because of the glass see-through door, you’ll likely have less private with a shower. However, many models have intricate designs that can guide your privacy better.
  5. Because of the high moisture and humidity, some water damage is common to the entire bathroom with a shower-only focus. 

To Find the Perfect Tub or Shower for Your Home, Contact Columbus Bath Design

Bath design and installation are all we do here at Columbus Bath Design, so we’re confident we can find the right solution for you and your home. 

For inspirational ideas, check out our online video gallery. You can also reach us at 614-907-4558 or complete our online contact form to have a better idea of what you’re looking for.

Choosing The Right Flooring For Your Bathroom

by Columbus Bath Design |July 22, 2020 |0 Comments | Uncategorized

If a bathroom remodeling is on your horizon, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is the type of flooring to install. From dampness and heavy foot traffic throughout the day, your bathroom floor takes a beating, so it’s vital you make sure it’s up to the test.

There’s a wide variety of bathroom flooring options available. To make your job easy, though, the bathroom remodeling professionals with Columbus Bath Design have combed through the best choices, and we’re here to give you the pros and cons of each.

What Are The Top Bathroom Flooring Choices?

  1. Natural stone tiles.
    For a really upscale, elegant, and modern appeal, natural stone is an excellent choice. Available in a host of materials — including marble, slate, and granite — natural stone is also extremely durable.

    Pros: In addition to a wide selection of source material, natural stone bathroom flooring is not prone to collecting allergens, increases the value of your home, and can provide you with a “one of a kind” bathroom appearance.

    Cons: Because of its many pros, you should expect to pay a little more for natural stone bathroom flooring. (Keep in mind that Columbus Bath Design will work with you, and can find solutions for practically any budget.). Another potential drawback for natural stone bathroom flooring is that some stone types require regular treatment with a sealant to prevent damage from excessive moisture.

     

  2. Cork flooring.
    Full of “wow factor” but easy on the budget, cork flooring is a winner on so many levels. Warm and soft to the touch, cork flooring has been around for quite some time, but it’s come back into fashion in a big way in large part because of it being a reliable environmentally-conscious option. Made from the bark of cork oak trees, cork is ground-up and compressed into sheets specifically for bathroom use.

    Pros: Like natural stone flooring, cork bathroom flooring also repels allergens. It’s also relatively easy to maintain, is soft to your feet, and retains heat, so there’s no more stepping onto a cold floor, and is highly durable.

    Cons: Cork can be sensitive to the temperature, which can cause it to expand and contract just a bit. If direct sunlight flows into your bathroom, it can cause your cork flooring to gradually fade.

     

  3. Bamboo.
    While you may see it classified in the hardwood flooring section, bamboo bathroom flooring is actually a highly processed grass that has a uniform, striped look. Another good environmentally conscious selection and inexpensive, bamboo is highly sustainable and easy to install.

    Pros: Bamboo bathroom flooring is highly durable, and has a clean and modern appeal. Most bamboo floorings are easy to clean with just a bit of mild soap and scrubbing, and can be refinished.

    Cons: The variety of shades for bamboo flooring aren’t as numerous as some other bathroom flooring options. Also, bamboo can absorb water over time, which can lead to damage. To combat that, though, you should feel confident in knowing that damaged pieces can easily be replaced.

     

  4. Ceramic tile.
    Functional and attractive in just about any of your house’s rooms, ceramic tile performs especially well in bathrooms. With a durable surface, ceramic tile neither holds onto or attracts allergens or dust.

    Pros: Also among one of the most affordable options, ceramic tile is easy to maintain and clean. Any dirt, dust, or water that does collect on the surface can easily be swept or wiped away. Highly durable, you should expect to get up to 20 years of life or more from your ceramic tile bathroom flooring.

    Cons: Ceramic tile doesn’t do as good a job as the other choices of retaining heat, especially during winter months. While it’s easy to clean because of its hardness, ceramic tile can be hard on your feet if you’ll be doing lots of standing in your bathroom. Also, ceramic tile is one of the heavier choices, so it’s best to make sure your home’s flooring structure can handle the weight.

     

What Should I Consider When Selecting a Bathroom Floor?

Here at Columbus Bath Design, we’re all about finding the right bathroom solution for your home, your style, your personality, and your budget. With that in mind, here are a few pointers to keep in mind when making your selection for a new bathroom flooring.

  1. Develop a budget at the outset.
    By having a price-range in mind at the start, you’re able to protect yourself from unexpected home repairs that could become too much to handle. Again, bathroom remodeling is what we do here at Columbus Bath Design. We pride ourselves on making it possible for homeowners like you to get the bathroom of their dreams while remaining within budget.

    We’ve got numerous financial options available, and will do everything we can to make your plans work out.

     

  2. Consider the temperature and foot traffic of your bathroom.
    As you can see from reading the options above, bathroom flooring materials differ in how they handle moisture. Pay attention to how much time you normally spend in your bathroom, and the feeling you’d like underneath your feet.

     

  3. Visit the Columbus Bath Design online gallery.
    Because pictures and videos can be more powerful than words…and because we love showing off our work…we invite you to visit our online bathroom renovation gallery. There, you’ll get a better understanding of what we can do for you and your bathroom.

     

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

Be sure to ask how you can get a $250 discount on your remodeling project by Columbus Bath Design.

A Look at the Luxury Bath Remodeling Process

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

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

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

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

What’s Columbus Bath Design’s Remodeling Process?

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

  1. Get in touch with us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  4. Finalizing your bathroom remodeling design.

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

  5. Scheduling your installation.

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

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

  6. Day of installation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Columbus Bath Design |June 18, 2020 |19 Comments | Uncategorized

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Showers vs. Tubs

by Columbus Bath Design |July 26, 2019 |0 Comments | Bathroom Remodeling, Blogs, Uncategorized | , , , ,

Some folks love to take simple showers, others look forward to a long and relaxing soak in the tub. While both “getting clean” styles have their benefits, most of us are either “shower people” or “bath people.” Naturally, there are always those who like to switch it up every so often, but generally speaking, you are either on “team shower” or “team bath.” Hmmm…do they make a T-shirt for that? 

In any event, some people just do not have room for a tub or the time in the day to take a bath even if they did have more space for one to be installed. Showering is surely quicker and more convenient, but what about those with kids? There are many important factors that go into the choice to either go with a shower or a tub, so weighing all the options for what you can do with your bathroom is advisable, and with Columbus Bath Design, also affordable.

Here are some benefits of both the shower and the tub, and perhaps seeing them in print will help you make a well-informed decision as to your next step in your bathroom redesign. And the good thing is, Columbus Bath Design offers tub-to-shower and shower-to-tub conversions. So you do not necessarily have to stick with what you’ve already got. Flexibility is fun, so think about a redo if it feels right and your bathroom size and style would suit the switch-up.

What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Having A Shower In My Bathroom Rather Than A Bathtub?

Showers are sleeker. You will have more room overall in the bathroom when you opt for a stand-up, space-saving shower instead of a bigger bath. When you have a bathroom that is on the smaller size, going for a shower will open up the space, giving the illusion of a larger bathroom. And when you opt for one of our luxury glass shower doors, the clear component is not only classy, but adds even more openness. 

Showers are much more energy efficient. You will use less water while showering than by filling a bath…unless you take super long, fingertip-pruning showers. If saving energy is something that is important to you and your family, then going for a shower is the eco-friendly choice you will feel more comfortable with.

Showers lend themselves to easy access, in and out. Some people have issues with getting into and out of a bathtub, be it the elderly or those with physical limitations. You can always install a safety seat in the shower for those who need it for support.

Showers are more convenient. You do not have to wait around like you do for the tub to fill, something that can be a real time-sucker when you need to get ready for work or school in a snap. When you are ready to get clean, pop in and pop out. 

What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Having A Bathtub In My Bathroom Rather Than A Shower?

Baths are super relaxing. Imagine sitting and soaking after a long day at work or first thing on Sunday morning before brunch. You can listen to soft music, fill the tub with bubbles, and ease your tension and stress, all while getting clean. Sounds pretty nice, huh?

Baths are helpful for those with small children. When you are still at the stage where you are cleaning your kids, doing so in the shower means you are getting in too…and getting wet. You can put your little one in the bath without the bother of trying to get the shampoo out of their eyes…and yours, for that matter. Not to mention, rubber duckies don’t have nearly as much fun in the shower. 

Baths can have a shower head installed in the wall too. You can have the option of bathing or showering in one spot. This is perfect for the person who loves the idea of both options and a smart solution for families with varied needs. 

Baths are something buyers seek out. Your home has more value when there is a bathtub in at least one of the bathrooms. If you think you may sell your place at some point down the road, installing a bathtub is a smart investment you will be glad you made. 

So, what’ll it be? A shower or a bathtub? Still can’t decide? That’s what the Columbus Bath Design team is here for. To help you figure out what option would work best for you as well as the space you are working with. We have so many options to choose from, perfect for bathrooms of all sizes and shapes, as well as your personal style. Give us a call at 614-721-3884 or come visit our spectacular showroom and we’ll give you a taste of what’s possible.

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!