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How to Choose the Best Bathroom Showroom

by Columbus Bath Design |March 24, 2021 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Bathroom Remodeling, Lewis Center, Uncategorized

One of the biggest aspects of home renovation is the ‘samples.’ This is most commonly used when painting rooms in your house as you take home the swatch to see how the colors will match your current décor.

“Samples” are also prevalent in bathroom renovations via the showroom. The showroom is the base example of what your current, perhaps bland, bathroom has the potential to be. That’s one of the reasons you want the showroom to be luxurious as well – to show you options. An underwhelming showroom is a telltale sign of how the contractor’s work will be. Here’s what you should look for in choosing the best bathroom showroom:

Bathroom Vanity

The feature may seem somewhat inconsequential, but the vanity is really what holds the bathroom together. You should be able to see all your vanity options available when you visit a showroom.

For starters, do you want one sink or two? Do you want the sink to be embedded in the countertop or the modern bowl types that have gained popularity lately? These bowls can be rustic, clear, or even different shapes like rectangles.

A great showroom will also give you an example of the types of materials that are available for your vanity. Marble seems like the go-to, but in some homes is almost too fancy. Granite is durable and peaceful.

Vanities don’t always have to be the traditional “drawers underneath” style either. No doubt this style offers great storage, but open bottom vanities are gaining in popularity because they make a small bathroom look more open. That’s what a great showroom will do – show you your options.

Functionality of Your Bathroom

Don’t always expect a bathroom showroom to have working plumbing, but top-notch bathroom showrooms will have some functionality though. How does this showerhead detach from its holster? What do these kinds of lights look like turned on? Even something as simple as opening and closing drawers lets you visualize them being installed in your home.

Customizable Options for Your Bathroom

One thing to remember is that the showroom is just an example of the features that are available. It can be renovated “as-is” or you can mix and match the different products and styles that fit your tastes.

Home renovations always come with options. It’s a good rule of thumb that to remodel to your tastes while also considering future buyer’s preferences – but that’s not a law. Free-standing bathtubs may look too modern for some buyers. Others will say “we’ll never use that bathroom fireplace or that heated towel rack.” You can’t please everyone, so you might as well please yourself.

Bathroom Renovation Pricing

Budget is always a concern when discussing home renovations. A showroom can ‘show’ you all the potential that your bathroom could see and note many of the luxury items available, but they should also be upfront about what those features would potentially cost.

The decision to invest in your bathroom is a wise one, and you’ll likely recoup your finances in market value at some point if you hold on to the home. The bathroom also has to be part of the whole house scheme though too. You want to ultimately create a space that home buyers remember, but not at the cost of other areas of your home.

What you’re ultimately looking for in a showroom is value. Don’t spend your entire budget on the shower, only to be left with a low-end vanity and flooring.

Integrate Your Bathroom With the Rest of Your Home

Showrooms give you an idea of options available when remodeling a bathroom, but you’ve also got to consider how these features and layout will integrate with your current square footage.

Will you need to do more extensive renovations to install the features you’ve found attractive in a showroom? We would all love a spa in the corner of our bathroom, but not if it means having to knock down walls in the master bedroom and downsizing from a king bed to a twin.

The bathroom only has value if the whole house has value. Showrooms give you an idea of the potential that can easily be reached. The ultimate bathroom comes from one part showroom, and one part creativity of the homeowner. A perfect recipe.

Best Bathroom Showroom Overview

Bathroom showroom browsing doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You’re not locked into any of the products on display, and these are just options available for remodeling.

You should make a list of your bathroom renovation priorities. Looks are huge, functionality is important, and energy efficiency should always be considered. Something else to note is that you shouldn’t have any regrets. If you’ve always wanted a walk-in shower, go for it. You can always make one feature your focal point, and design around that.

How Do We Complete Bathroom Remodels in One Day?

by Columbus Bath Design |February 26, 2021 |0 Comments | Uncategorized

Remodeling comes with some perks, most notably a new bathroom in the end. However, the process often involves a ton of dust, time, and debris. The disorganization and disarray are some reasons you may be putting off that update that would make your home more perfect.

We have great news – with our 1-day remodeling process, you can get up and leave for work in the morning and return to a brand new, fully renovated bathroom when you get home. Imagine avoiding all the muss, fuss, and construction mess!

You may ask how such a transformation is even possible, but we promise there are no magic tricks involved. We come out to your home and leave you with a completely transformed bathroom in a single day. The testimonials of our happy former clients are proof that our process is highly effective.

Customer-Centric Process

Our secret is that we have no secret! We use a highly customer-centric process that guides you through the whole project from start to finish. You’ll work with a design team to create the perfect bathroom, understanding all the while what the costs will be and how different choices can be made to suit your budget.

Then, a highly trained team of professionals will expertly tackle even the trickiest of bathroom remodel jobs. Their experience means that they’ve seen it all. At the end of the day, as you admire your new bathroom, you’ll wonder why you didn’t give us a call sooner!

What are the benefits of going with a 1-day bathroom remodeling?

The primary benefit of choosing Columbus Bath Design for your 1-day bathroom remodel job is that our system works. It’s that simple. We have worked hard to learn about different remodeling processes and have a thorough understanding the bathroom remodeling business.

We’ve listened closely to our customers to get the best idea possible of how the remodeling process works from their perspective.This insight is incredibly important in understanding where our customers are coming from.

By combining all that we know about the goals, desires, and frustrations of our customers and our extensive knowledge of the bathroom remodeling business, we developed the perfect way to help you create the perfect bathroom oasis.

We refined our process over the years and now we are the experts when it comes to bathroom remodeling. We eliminate the hassle and guesswork out of the process. We guarantee that there will be no surprises at any time during the renovation.

What makes your process different from a regular bathroom remodeling project?

We heard our customers loud and clear that their main concerns when it comes to bathroom remodeling are that it is messy, expensive, time-consuming, and overwhelming. We specifically designed our 1-day remodeling process to address these major headaches and concerns.

We know that the surprises that come up in the middle of the project only add to the frustration, and we have taken steps to address these concerns. With our free estimates, you’ll know exactly what the project will cost from the very beginning.

With the help of our design experts, you’ll create the perfect plan for your bathroom. We’ll help you choose just the right fixtures and create a complete design document. With all the choices made and the plan in place, you’ll know exactly what the bathroom renovation project will cost.

Once the design is completed, the project is taken over by our professional installation team. You’ll get a call to schedule remodeling day and they’ll get everything together ahead of time, putting all the pieces in place for your scheduled project day.

We fully understand that you need to have your bathroom operational, so we take great care to keep it out of commission as little as possible. It’s the degree and scope of our advanced planning that makes it realistic to complete the remodel in just one day.

One advantage we also offer through our process is that our expert team knows exactly what to do and what the project requires, reducing the need for multiple contractors in your home.

What steps are involved in the 1-day remodeling process?

The most critical step is for you to pick up the phone and give us a call or come down to our showroom for a free consultation! Our design experts are ready to guide you through the process and help you create the perfect bathroom design.

We’ll walk you through all of the necessary choices, honing in on the look, feel, and function that you are looking for. We’ll help you choose the perfect accessories, tub, tile, and fixtures that fit your style and desired functionality.

Our one-day remodeling process is designed to give you the best possible new bathroom without the hassle that is usually involved in the remodeling process.

Then we’ll give you a free estimate, get your remodeling day scheduled, and you are on your way to a great new bathroom!

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!

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 |5 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!

Refresh Your Home with a Bathroom Remodel

by Columbus Bath Design |March 22, 2019 |10 Comments | Bathroom Remodeling, Blogs, Uncategorized | , , , ,

Spring is here and the warmer temperatures are bringing new life. As flowers are blooming and trees are turning green again, you might feel like the inside of your home needs some refreshing as well. Spring cleaning can freshen up any home, but sometimes you have to make a big change to really start anew. Think about a space that gets a lot of use by everyone that enters your home. That’s right, the bathroom. The bathrooms in your home could probably use some love this spring, and what better way to brighten them up than to give them a new look? Below, I’ll answer some questions you may have about remodeling your bathroom.

How can a bathroom remodel freshen up my home this spring?

Bringing a fresh look to any space can change your attitudes and feelings toward the space itself. Adding new shelving to a cramped closet, changing the color of your bedroom walls, or simply buying a new welcome mat for outside your door can give you a new lease on life in your home. So how about your bathrooms? The bathroom is a space you, your family, and your guests use all the time. From getting ready in the morning all the way to preparing for bed, your bathroom is a constant throughout your day. Remodeling a bathroom, even if you simply paint the walls, can freshen up the entire house. Everyone knows that a fresh coat of paint can make rooms seem brighter, cleaner, and more modern. As a centerpiece in your home, the bathroom has a lot of sway in how your home is seen and how it functions. Tackling a full bathroom remodel can seem like an unconquerable beast. There’s so much to do! New tubs, new sinks, new faucets, the list goes on! However, at Columbus Bath Design, we take all the hard work off your shoulders and deliver the bathroom you’ve always wished for. Let us handle the nitty gritty details of remodeling your bathroom while you sit back and relax through the process! At the end, you’ll have a stunning bathroom that you’ll be excited to put to use.

How can a remodel add benefit to your home?

A remodel could seem like a drastic step if you’re simply looking to freshen up your home. However, in addition to adding new energy to your home, a remodel can add multiple benefits and value to your home as well. With updated tiles, tubs, sinks, cabinets, and toilets, a remodel of your bathroom can make your home more valuable overall. In the future, if you choose to move from your current home to somewhere new, an updated bathroom will be a huge selling point. As for day to day benefits, the list is long! Is there something in your bathroom that just doesn’t work quite right or causes you to be annoyed often? May it be a sticky drawer, a leaky faucet, or a toilet that runs day and night, small issues like this will be resolved during your remodel. However, the huge benefit of a remodel is that you’re redoing everything from top to bottom. This means that bigger issues can be handled as well. Say the space in your bathroom isn’t used efficiently: the counter juts out too much and you always hit your hip bone on it or the toilet feels just a little too close to the tub. With a remodel, these structural annoyances or issues can be resolved. Investing in a remodel of you bathroom is never a bad idea. You can get rid of issues that have plagued you each and everyday!

Where do I start?

First things first, you must decide if a remodel seems right for you. If it does, begin brainstorming about the look and feel that you want to achieve with your bathroom. Then, head on over to www.columbusbathdesign.com or call us at 614.721.3883 to begin the process. Our staff can help you pick out the perfect design for your bathroom. You can choose everything for your new bathroom, down to the tiny details! Our staff is receptive to your ideas and knowledgeable about the functional needs of a bathroom. We’ll provide you with a free in-home estimate so you know exactly what you’ll be getting into with this remodel. Following the estimate, you’ll finalize your design with our team. Last but not least, we’ll schedule the install! Our experienced installers and contractors will work to keep the mess to a minimum during your install, while giving your home the respect it deserves. We know a remodel of any room can interrupt your day-to-day life, but we’ll keep it clean, make it quick, and do it right!

Remodeling a bathroom in time for spring can bring new life to your home. With the help of all of us at Columbus Bath Design, the process will be painless! Give us a call at (614) 475-7700 to begin the process today, or visit www.columbusbathdesign.com to check out examples of our work.

How Can a Bathroom Remodel Add Value to Your Home?

by Columbus Bath Design |February 28, 2019 |9 Comments | Uncategorized | , , , ,

If you’re looking for a way to add value to your home, a bathroom remodel is a great place to start. Not only will you and your family enjoy your new space, but if you decide to sell your home in the future, a brand-new bathroom is a great selling feature. Columbus Bath Design Design, located in Columbus, Ohio specializes in bathroom remodeling and makes the process efficient, cost-effective and seamless for you.

How can a remodel add value to my home?

According to builders and contractors, a bathroom is a place that potential buyers view as either finished or as a project they’ve got to do.  A project, or update, will require more money and can sometimes turn a potential buyer away from the purchase. However, a well-structured renovation can recoup up to one hundred percent of the investment. People are not only searching for style and design but also energy efficient and environmentally sound products, which Columbus Bath Design can offer in large supply.

An outdated bathroom gives the impression that other things in the house may be outdated as well. When remodeling, it is a good time to also upgrade the plumbing and electrical features. Building codes may have changed since your home was built and potential buyers may have a concern when seeing an older bathroom. If you find a problem and then repair it, you can increase the value of your home as well.

The average cost of remodeling a new bathroom varies greatly from area to area. The age of the house and the general condition also play a role. You must decide how much of an investment you are willing to budget.  Do you just need new fixtures and a backsplash or are you looking at a gut job?

How should I start planning my remodel?

Keep in mind the style of your existing home.  When adding value to your home, you shouldn’t “go overboard” on modern high-end furnishings if your home has a rustic design. Likewise, consider if the buyers will think that a tub is a waste of space and better suited for a high-end shower. Also, if your home has only one bath, maybe think about adding a second bath to accommodate a larger family. Even though people like the charm of an older home, today’s busy schedules tend to see the need for a second bathroom.  You can check other homes in the area to see if adding a second bathroom will help you compete in the market.

Will a remodel be worth my investment?

Where do you get the most return on your investment in remodeling a bathroom? Updated fixtures and lighting appeal to most buyers. Functionality and usability are also among the must-haves. Storage is another premium for most families. A well-planned design will make the most from unused and awkward spaces. Luxury touches, such as separate shower areas and heated floors, are also worth considering, depending on your home and location.  Lighting, and plenty of it, can make a bathroom feel larger, warm and inviting. Columbus Bath Design has design experts and master plumbers who do only bathroom remodels which makes them an ideal company to work with on your bathroom updates.

If you are not planning to sell your home any time soon, make your bathroom remodel to suit your family’s needs, but keep in mind that everyone might not have the same taste as you do. Choosing a color scheme can be stressful, but always remember that neutral colors will allow the next homeowner to add their own pops of color with linens and accessories. The same can be said for adding lighting and fixtures.

What should I change during my remodel?

Most older homes have only a single sink, whereas, today’s homebuyers typically require a second sink, especially in a master bathroom.  If room permits, adding a second sink will appeal to a buyer, but also will make your bathroom more functional for your family.

Also, consider changing the shower head.  This can make a world of difference cosmetically and efficiency wise.  You can upgrade the shower fixture and shower head for a luxurious feel with the right components. Today’s homebuyers are looking for features that are aesthetically pleasing and functionally appealing.

According to the National Board of Realtors, on a scale of 1–10 a bathroom remodel, done right, is about a 9.6 for potential buyers. Additionally, families will enjoy this newly renovated space as well.

Most people do not live in the magazine picture perfect bathrooms.  They want clean lines and usable space. Don’t overdo the space with ornate fixtures if the rest of your house is styled in rustic features. Keep in mind that you will be living there until which time you decide to put it on the market. Consider what works for you and your family will probably work for potential buyers.  

Remodeling a bathroom will add value and beauty to your home. Columbus Bath Design’s professionals can help guide you through the remodel process and ensure your bath will be both a wise investment and a beautifully functional space to enjoy for years. Call Columbus Bath Design today to schedule an estimate (614) 475-7700.

Decorating Your Bathroom for Thanksgiving

by Columbus Bath Design |November 9, 2018 |0 Comments | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , ,

With fall in full swing, it’s time to start decorating your home for the season if you haven’t already. Bathrooms are an area of the home that some people overlook in regards to decoration. Even if your bathroom is small, you can still incorporate festive decorations into your space. You can add a few simple touches or go for an all-out Thanksgiving theme in your bathroom. Here are our decorating tips to get ready for the season:

Hand Towels

One of the simplest ways to decorate your bathroom for Thanksgiving is seasonal towels and washcloths. You can purchase Thanksgiving-themed bathroom décor almost anywhere. Choose linens decorated with things like turkeys, pilgrims, leaves, and cornucopias. For a more subtle look, simply replace your current towels with new orange, yellow, and red ones to fit the color scheme of fall.

If your bathroom has a window, find new curtains that coordinate with your new towels and linens. This will ensure that your color scheme is cohesive and that everything goes well together.

Candles, Candles, Candles

Another great idea is to place seasonally-scented candles, such as pumpkin or spiced apple, in your bathroom. You can light them every day or just for special occasions or when guests are over. Smells and scents can remind people of holidays past and build a festive ambiance.  To take things a step further, invest in candles that crackle and make bonfire-like noises to give your bathroom a cozy feel.

If you don’t want to invest in candles or are looking for something a little more outside the box, incense is also a great way to give your space a comforting smell. To avoid flames entirely, invest in a seasonal plug-ing. This will provide consistent bursts of scent throughout the day and you won’t have to worry about blowing anything out before you leave.

Soaps and other Scents

Seasonal hand-soaps are another fun way to decorate your bathroom. Try to “shop local” when it comes to this part of decorating. Finding cute boutiques and small vendors near your home will ensure that your soaps are unique and hand-made, giving your bathroom a warm and welcoming feel. Add a decorative soap dish and make this a focal point of fall display for your bathroom.

For an added bonus, find a nice fall themed lotion to put next to your sink as well. This time of the year is the perfect storm for dry skin and cracked hands. Help your guests out with a nice, soothing lotion.

Lighting

The lighting in your bathroom can also be changed for the holiday. You can purchase a seasonal night light for a small touch. For a more bold change, you can swap out the light bulbs in your bathroom to a soft orange. You can also put up string lights around your bathroom mirror. Choose from orange lights or ones that are shaped like pumpkins or turkeys. Another lighting idea is to place lanterns with either real or electric candles in them. Place a string of fall leaves and small pumpkins and gourds around the base to make it more fall appropriate.

Pumpkins and Gourds

One of the absolute easiest ways to decorate any space for the Thanksgiving and fall season is to stack up on pumpkins and gourds. You can choose varying colors, shapes, and sizes and arrange them in a fun fall display. For an extra fun touch, tie orange and gold ribbons around their stems. Pumpkins and gourds are cheap decor and will give your space an authentic feel.

More Decoration Ideas

There are many other simple touches you can add to your bathroom to decorate for Thanksgiving. Swap out any wall hangings you have for wall art featuring fall leaves, turkeys, pumpkins, and other harvest-related items.

If you have enough shelf or counter space, you can choose any of these super simple DIY projects:

  •       Fill a vase or urn with dried or artificial flowers such as sunflowers or mums. You will want to stick with a red, yellow, orange, brown, or deep purple palette. You can include small cornstalks or even cattails to help add dimension to your arrangement.
  •       Fill a glass vase or other type of container with pinecones.
  •       Fill a basket with pumpkins, gourds, and small cornstalks.
  •       Hang a welcome sign on the outside of your bathroom door that has a Thanksgiving theme.
  •       Hang doorknob decorations on the outside or inside of your bathroom door. Some decorations have bells inside them for extra effect.

When it comes to decorating your home for the holidays, don’t forget about your bathroom! All of these ideas are quick and easy but can make your bathroom feel fun, cozy, and welcoming for all of your guests and loved ones. And as always, if you need help or tips with your bathroom accessories or are looking for a whole new remodel, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Columbus Bath Design!

How to Find the Right Accessories for Your New Bathroom

by Columbus Bath Design |October 5, 2018 |0 Comments | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

You’ve done the planning, you’ve decided on your bathroom fixtures, the sink, the toilet, and the shower. Now it’s time to accessorize! If you search bathroom accessories on Google you will see a wide range of shopping options from thousands of online stores. Stop a headache, save time, energy, and maybe even some money by following these five tips for finding the right accessories for your new bathroom.

Know What You’re Looking For

When the time comes to furnish your bathroom you will be faced with more accessory options than you’ll know what to do with. It is important to know what you are looking for before you begin the search. With a wide variety of different accessories to fill your space, it is best to be prepared with a list of items you are going to want and need. Think of the three major areas of the bathroom; the shower/bath, the sink area, and the toilet and create a list of accessories needed for each area.

For example, take a look at the sink. In this section of the room, you may need several accessories such as a soap dish for bar soap or a pump for liquid soap, a place to store your toothbrush, hand towels and a towel rack, a tissue dispenser, a makeup mirror, and a floor mat. Make an extensive list like this for every part of your bathroom so you know exactly what you need to find for each space. 

Identify Your Style

Before diving into the task of shopping, it is best to decide what the style of the room should be.  Whatever style you want there are accessories to match. Some examples of style options would include modern, rustic, beach-themed, minimalistic, among many other styles. When discussing your bathroom’s style you should also reference the look and feel of the rest of your house. Do you want the bathroom to match the rest of your house or are you okay with it being different? The last thing you want is to take the time to search for and buy your accessories only to find that what you have picked is not cohesive.

Think About Functionality

There are two things you need to ask yourself when thinking about function, what functions does my bathroom have and what functions does my bathroom need?  There are a number of different accessories which can add functionality to your bathroom, for example, you may need a trash can or a toilet paper holder.

As mentioned before, one decision you may need to make is what type of soap you and your family use. If you use bar soap, do you need to buy a soap tray? Or if you use liquid soap, do you need a dispenser? Or maybe your new bathroom already has a tray or dispenser built in and you do not need to buy either. Knowing what function your bathroom needs to serve will help you find the right accessories.

Establish a Budget

It’s best to know your budget before you go off to buy your accessories. Bathroom accessories can vary greatly in price, so it is important to know how much you can spend total. This will give you a better idea of what to pay for each item. Having a budget will keep your design goals realistic and help you to stay on track during the shopping process. 

Make a List 

Who doesn’t love checking off a list? After you have taken the time to know what you’re looking for, know your style, know their function, and know your budget it’s time to put together a shopping list of exactly what you need. While shopping you can easily check off an item you buy, make sure you don’t forget anything, and stay away from items you don’t need. Once you have your shopping list, it’s time to head to the store to accessorize the bathroom of your dreams!

Be sure you make the most out of your new bathroom and add all the right accessories to get the most out of your space. Taking a little time to research your bathroom accessories needs will help make your shopping trip go much smoother. As always, do not forget to contact your bathroom experts here at Columbus Bath Design for all of your designing needs. We are here to make the process as smooth as possible. 

How to Decorate Your Bathroom for Fall

by Columbus Bath Design |September 21, 2018 |0 Comments | Uncategorized | , , , , , ,

There’s no better way to get into the festive fall spirit than by surrounding yourself with fall decorations. Incorporating pumpkin scents and autumn colors will give your home a feeling of warmth and comfort for the entire fall season. Follow our favorite decorating tips to spice up your bathroom for the fall season.

Linens and Curtains

One quick and easy way to transition your bathroom décor is to change your linens and curtains for the new season. When you begin to make your shift to the fall season, start with your curtains, linens, and bath rugs. After summer, trade those bright, beach colored towels, and curtains for more subdued tones. Popular colors for fall tend towards neutrals, but if you’d like to add splashes of color consider burnt orange, mustard yellow, medium to dark greens, and a deep purple. The new colors will instantly give your space a whole new feel.

Seasonal Fragrances

The ambiance of a room isn’t complete without a nice, seasonal scent. Stock up on pumpkin spice everything. Candles, soaps, incense, and air fresheners are all great ways to incorporate smell into your space. Scents like wood fire, oak, cedar, and sandalwood are all great places to start. For a sweeter smell, try pumpkin, chai, apple pie, and cinnamon.

Updated Fixtures

As you update your bathroom’s scents and linens, you might also realize it is a good time to update the room’s fixtures. You may want to install new faucets, sinks, or shower heads. Bronzed fixtures are not only perfect for the fall season but remain a timeless and classic look all year round.

Add Accessories

With the larger items now in place and the scent of fall in the air, you can take the final step and add the finishing touch of accessories to your bathroom. These are the minor details that really pull a room together. Perhaps you might like a basket on the back of the toilet. Craft pinecones or greenery add additional seasonal elements to unify the space.

Giving your bathroom a fall makeover will put you in the mood for the season and is a great way to make your home feel welcoming and festive. For decorating, remodeling, and all of your other bathroom needs call the experts at Columbus Bath Design.