Ask any real estate agent or financial adviser and they’ll say the best investment out there is putting money back into your home. It’s your biggest purchase (this side of a Lamborghini) and thus eventually your biggest sale.
So where do I spend on home improvement? Eight out of ten contractors will say in the kitchen because it is the focal point of a property. Master bedroom renovations are profitable too, but what is a room in your home that each resident and nearly every guest uses? The bathroom.
Bathroom renovations might not sound like a worthwhile area to invest in. That budget could be better off used in creating a man cave or turning that spare bedroom into a craft room, right? Sure, but here are also some reasons why renovating your bathroom is more rewarding than you think.
Creating a Sanctuary
Bathrooms are functional for sure, but they don’t have to be “get in and get out.” There’s nothing wrong with enjoying what can be a very peaceful time in the bathroom.
Instead of cold, plain, bland tile, imagine your bathroom smelling like lavender, having soft accent lighting, and with neutral décor that is relaxing and inviting.
We think of finished basements or upstairs media rooms as the spots that really offer the improved quality of living in a home. But how often do you use those areas? Weekends? Random Tuesday nights? You use the bathroom many times a day.
So Many Options
Bathroom renovations don’t sound all that appealing, but that’s because most homeowners think of it as putting in a new toilet and vanity and being done with the process. There are so many options out there to customize a bathroom though, including:
In commercial construction, amenities have to be considered for individuals of all different capabilities and accessibility levels. Light switches need to be at a certain height, there needs to be enough space to turn a wheelchair or walker around, there should be a lot of bracing, etc.
There’s no reason not to incorporate that into a residential bathroom remodel, even if you don’t need it now. If you’re getting the room down to the bare bones anyways, there’s no sense in not making it accessible in case of future health woes, if an older relative visits or moves in, or for potential buyers that may have a family member with a disability.
A lot of home renovation projects pay you back in the long term by increasing your home’s market value. But with how much water and energy your bathroom uses you can start recouping payback in the first month.
Let’s look at the very simplest bathroom renovation, you don’t have to run an exhaust fan and you’ll prevent mold growth just by having a window installed if there’s not already one there. Privacy glass can be used to maintain that sense of calm.
Bathroom renovations work great for reducing water consumption as well. Low flow faucets and toilets pay themselves off, and even something as simple as a shower timer can really start reducing your carbon footprint. Many homeowners make money off their bathroom renovations eventually.
Making the Space Memorable to Buyers
Every floor plan has an open concept and a breakfast bar now. So much so that these are indistinguishable aspects to home buyers. With an exquisite bathroom renovation, you create a selling point that future buyers cannot forget.
A bathtub, heated floors, creative lighting, and some technological upgrades are things that a future buyer will remember.
You can enjoy your renovation now, but also get paid for the project when the time comes to sell your home and you subsequently need to remodel your new property.
Yes, a kitchen is very important, so is a master bedroom, but they won’t get nearly the usage (or the compliments) as a bathroom renovation.
One of the first things people notice about their new home or if they are interested in purchasing a home is the bathrooms. Everyone pictures themselves basking in the glow of their oasis. But when you start taking a look at what it would cost to remodel, many people get scared away by the potential cost.
The good news is that there are some simple design choices and project expenses that can be made or cut that can help you create your new bathroom no matter what your budget. Some simple cost-saving measures, when implemented properly, go a very long way.
A consultation with a design expert at Columbus Bath Design could set you on the right path. We’ll work with you to come up when a plan, then give you a free estimate to get you on your way!
There are a wide variety of ways you can save money on your bathroom remodeling project. We’ll discuss of few of them below.
It can be tempting to expand your bathroom’s existing footprint to create a bigger space, but resist the urge! Rearranging or enlarging a bathroom will often involve moving plumbing pipes and electrical wiring. Such changes can increase a remodeling budget significantly.
The most expensive fixture to move is the toilet since it involves moving both the waste pipe as well as the water service line. To move these elements will require tearing out the floor and some of the walls. Likewise, performing new electrical work may be more hassle than it’s worth. If you live in an older home, making a change to electrical may require bringing the whole room up to code!
Only consider altering the bathroom’s footprint if it is necessary to accommodate its intended use. Moving fixtures such as sinks, tubs, and toilets to different parts of the bathroom are often the largest expense in a bathroom remodeling budget.
Along these same lines, make sure that you don’t move any load-bearing walls. Sometimes a non-load-bearing wall can be pushed out easily, but if it’s a wall that provides structural support, stay far away.
Designers will often recommend exploring the possibility of expanding through a wall that doesn’t bear any weight. This could be a good way to expand your space with the minimal extra expense.
If your plan does require moving a load-bearing wall, you’ll need to engage a general contractor to assess the structural needs of your home.
It’s important to remember that the more walls you open up, the more walls you’ll have to close up in the end! Always address problem areas like walls that have mold or mildew, but if you can get away with keeping the existing drywall in place, do so.
A good way to save money is to replace only the bad sections. You’ll likely want to replace the drywall near the tub or sink but stay away from gutting the whole room if possible.
At the beginning of your project ask yourself if you need to replace all of the fixtures, or if you can refinish them to start life anew. If you are looking to save money on your remodel a good place to start is by assessing if you want to replace elements because of their function or their aesthetic.
If something doesn’t need to be replaced, save money and get it refinished instead. For instance, you can refinish your bathtub with a protective, attractive coating instead of taking it out and putting in a new one. If your bathroom cabinet is still in good shape, consider painting it to match your new color scheme instead of replacing it entirely.
Plus, by reusing your existing features you not only save money but also save the environment by not sending your old stuff out to the landfill!
If you have an old, prefabricated bathtub or shower and want to replace it with custom tiled walls and base, you are looking at a pretty expensive remodeling job. Instead, consider replacing your current fixtures with a new prefabricated unit.
Significantly less expensive, prefabricated units have come a long way in recent years and are now available in a wide range of colors and styles. Plus, they are far easier to install, often taking as little as one day.
That’s the easy part, just give us a call! We’ll walk you through all of the choices and decisions you’ll need to make to ensure that your bathroom remodeling is done right and fits your budget.
We look forward to helping you create the perfect bathroom oasis!
A bathroom is a sacred space for many people, so why not make it the best you possibly can? It doesn’t take much to cultivate your mood in a new direction, and a redesign of your sacred space can do just that. We understand that it can be difficult to let people into your home and redesign your space. You need to trust your designers, their process, and what they can deliver. So why choose Columbus Bath in remodeling your bathroom?
Imagine waking up with the bathroom you have now, and by the end of the day, you have the bathroom of your dreams. One-Day Remodeling services by Columbus Bath allows you to remodel your bathroom while only losing access one day. This is only possible because Columbus Bath is a master in the field of bathroom design.
We meet you where you’re at. If you don’t know squat about bathroom design, don’t worry! We will guide you through the process step by step. We support The Green Sky loan program so that it’s easier for you to make your renovation decision. We also offer 6-12 month payment plans without interest to any customers who request it!
We will support you not only financially, but creatively, and match the vision you have to the best of our ability. Creating is the fun part, and together we can make your vision become a reality through listening to your needs, wants, and desires. Our design team are experts when it comes to listening to what homeowners are looking for.
You don’t just have to use your imagination. Take a look at some of the amazing remodeling projects in the gallery that show our work off! These may support you in getting a clearer idea of your vision. Here you can also see the wide range of offers Columbus Bath caters to so that there really is no limit to what we can do for you. Our projects look just as good in motion too so check out this video gallery.
The process of going from
your stale bathroom to a new radiant bathroom only takes 5 steps.
Make Contact. To get started, call us at 614-721-3874 and we will have a design expert talk to you and listen to what you need and when you need it. Our experts are ready to
answer any questions you may have about the process.
Exploring. Here we will dive into the creative process and start gathering ideas for potential bathroom projects. We will guide you through what is in your price range and what also looks the best for the room you’re designing. You might not know exactly what you want but we know what questions to ask to support you in getting the bathroom you want.
Estimate. After you know what you want and you’re confident in it then the next step is showing you an estimate. We can also work to lower it by changing some designs or we also offer payment plans to support you!
Finalize. After all changes are made and plans are approved, we will go ahead and order the materials. Even if you change your mind last minute, we are prepared to accommodate you!
Installation. We then schedule a time for our contractors to come over and set up your new bathroom. We will do our due diligence to keep your home as clean as possible while keeping speed with the process so that you are not inconvenienced.
It doesn’t take much to be confident, but we’ve got the experience to back up our confidence. Any question you ask, we’ve probably heard it and are ready to take your bathroom to the next level. Come check us out at Columbus Bath to see if we’re the right choice for you!
Ready to give your bathroom an update but you just don’t know where to begin? When it is finally time to renovate and do it sensibly, Columbus Bath Design makes it easy…and you won’t flush your money down the drain in the process. With our free in-home estimate, we will work with you to design a bathroom redo that fits both your sense of style and your financial situation. No job is off the table. From a minor change to a royal-sized renovation, our remodeling experts will guide you through your options, and together, we will come up with a solution that will exceed your expectations.
Yes! Please give us a call at (614) 721-3883 and we can discuss your bathroom remodeling desires in detail along with any questions or concerns. We want to be on the same page and give you honest feedback as well as advice about what we can do within your budget. Once we have agreed that it is time to move to the next step, we can set up your free in-home estimate and get the ball rolling. Seeing what we’re working with is the key to the renovation roadmap.
Naturally, depending upon the size of your bathroom and the scope of the project, the timeframe for a remodeling job will vary case-by-case. But many of our renovations can be done in as little as a day or two. Our experts have the process down pat; after more than 20 years in the business, we know bathrooms like the back of our hand. And, we know you are anxious for the “big reveal!”
We do. Please come by our remodeling showroom located at 8596 Cotter Street in Lewis Center on the North Side of Columbus, Ohio, just off Polaris Parkway. You can take your time and look around to see what catches your eye and what you think would look good in your home. While visiting us, you can meet one-on-one with a professional design specialist to brainstorm remodeling ideas and gather information to get your bathroom remodeling project underway. Discuss everything from tiles to tubs, fixtures to finishes, and more. Then you can schedule your free in-home estimate. Our showroom hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. We are closed Saturday and Sunday.
You can fill out our simple online form located on our company website and we will contact you right away to schedule the free in-home estimate. All we need is your name, email address, phone number, and a brief summary of what you are looking for. Quick and easy.
We’re totally flexible and understand that redoing a bathroom is a big commitment. When you have a brand new idea or just want to simply swap colors or tiles, we will cater to your changes every step of the way. We want you to be pleased with the outcome of your bathroom remodel, so taking the path towards perfection is something we’re proud of.
We’ve been in business for over twenty years and have been voted “Best Bathroom Remodeling in Columbus” for five years. We have an “A” rating on Angie’s List with over 300 positive customer reviews. Also, we have been a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business since 1996 and hold an “A+” rating. Check out some rave reviews from folks in the area who are happy customers.
Depending on the work being done, you may not be able to use all or part of the bathroom during certain stages of the renovation process. That said, we promise to keep the mess to a minimum, and we will do the job as quickly as we can without sacrificing the quality Columbus Bath Design prides itself on.
So, what are you waiting for? Your bathroom isn’t going to renovate itself, so let Columbus Bath Design turn your “loo” from lackluster to lovely. With all the time you spend in there, why not make it as appealing as possible? And we expect you to log in even more hours once our experts work towards turning your bathroom into something beautiful.
Call now (614) 907-4558 to schedule your free in-home estimate and let’s get the change underway. And don’t forget to ask how you can get $250 off your remodel!
The new year is a great time to take on new projects. Maybe your goal is to make it to the gym more, budget more responsibly, or take on new endeavors around the house. The new year is also a great time to start thinking about remodeling your bathroom.read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A bathroom is an integral and decorative part of the home. A well-accessorized bathroom should be as pleasing and inviting as the rest of the house. Warm light, beautiful tile floors, state-of-the-art showers, deep bathtubs, and sparkling fixtures will bring your bathroom to the next level. Let our professionals at Columbus Bath Design help you create the bathroom of your dreams.
Fixtures such as shower heads and faucets no longer have to be dull and boring. Our customers can choose our oil rubbed bronze shower heads, towel rings, faucets and shower doors. Our faucets can even be single or double handled.
If you and your family are wary of reaching for that bar of soap you’ve put on the rim of the tub only to have it slip out of your grasp, our dishes, shelves, and corner caddies hold soaps and shampoos securely until you’re ready for them. Our shelves also come in different sizes and shapes.
You can also choose from our rainfall showerheads, hand-held showerheads, and showers with body jets that turn to shower into a truly thrilling experience.
Tile is a staple part of many bathrooms. It is not only beautiful, but it is extremely strong and durable. If it does crack or chip, it is easy to replace. All that’s needed is the batch number to replace a tile with one the exact color and pattern. Tile is also easy to keep clean, especially if it’s glazed. We are pleased to offer and install just the right type of tile to perfect your bathroom.
Few things are better than a good, long soak in a tub. We offer a wide variety of gorgeous tubs- after all, we aren’t called “Columbus Bath Design” for nothing! Check out our assortment of slipper tubs, soaking tubs and tubs installed on platforms faced with beautiful tile. We even offer updated tub/shower combinations and walk-in-tubs for our older customers.
Some of our customers want both a tub and a shower. Others don’t like baths, and the tub just takes up space in their bathroom. At Columbus Bath Design, we can accommodate any of these wants. Check out our gallery for the wide variety of showers that we offer for your bathroom remodel. They not only have luxurious tiles, but shelves, special shower heads and jets and transparent or translucent frameless doors.
Vanities also don’t need to be utilitarian anymore. Indeed, a beautiful vanity with a gleaming marble top, cut crystal knobs, and paneled doors and drawers can be the focal point of the bathroom.
If you’re in the Columbus, Ohio and are a bit tired of your old bathroom and long for one that is both gorgeous and contemporary, give us a call at Columbus Bath Design. We have everything you need to get the exact bathroom you’ve always wanted.
Did you know that the bathroom of your dreams can be as little as one day away? At Columbus Bath Design, we can help you brainstorm your perfect bathroom and make it a reality in no time at all with our one-day remodeling process. Here’s why you should choose us as your bathroom remodeling experts:
Our process starts with a free, in-home estimate. Here at Columbus Bath Design, we believe in being completely transparent with our customers about options and costs. Our staff will work with you directly to meet all of your wants and needs for the designated space. A big deterrent for many people wishing to remodel their space is the inconvenience and stress of a renovation. Our one-day remodeling will completely eliminate this stress. In no time at all, your space will be back up and functioning, better than ever.
Do you need help with remodeling ideas? Whether you’re starting from scratch, or have ever detail picked out down to the last hand towel, we’re here to help. Come visit us at our showroom, where we have countless decorating options and designs to help you choose the look that’s right for you. You can see different bath, shower, flooring, and accessory options. Envision gorgeous color schemes and alluring tile patterns. See lighting that feels natural and comfortable. Our showroom makes it easy to picture your new bathroom and will help you pick components that go together, flawlessly.
Columbus Bath Design provides the most complete, professional remodeling process for you. We pride ourselves on our high-quality materials and expert employees. Our professionals guide you through a step-by-step remodeling of your bathroom. Whether you want to touch up your existing features or to create a totally new bathroom, you have our staff’s full attention and expertise. You can’t beat over 20 years of bathroom remodeling experience in the Columbus, Ohio area. Our designers, remodelers, and installers have affordable solutions to your projects’ needs. We fit any budget, any design, and any space.
Are you still hesitant about making the jump to remodel your bathroom? We guarantee excellent service and results, but don’t take our word for it: there are plenty of customer reviews and before and after photos that you can see on our website. Peruse our gallery of past projects to see the quality of our work and get some ideas for your own space.
Columbus Bath Design is your expert when it comes to all things bathroom remodeling. Give us a call today and start your quick, simple journey to a brand new, gorgeous bathroom in simply no time at all.
Bathroom tile can be a beautiful complement to any beautifully decorated bathroom. Properly caring for your bathroom tile can be a bit of a challenge, but if you do it properly, it can help your tile last for years to come. Because of its’ frequent use, the bathroom requires a lot of maintenance. Follow these time-saving tips to keep your bathroom looking clean:
More abrasive cleaners may get the job done, but they can also cause your tile grout to wear and down and eventually begin to crack. Even small cracks can be a perfect spot for mold and mildew to develop. Instead, use mild soap and water for light cleanings, and gentle or specialized cleaners for more stubborn stains.
Sealing your tiles on a regular basis minimizes wear and tear. This is especially true with tiles frequently exposed to water, such as ones on shower walls, bathroom countertops, or flooring with tiles near the bathtub/shower area. Be sure to choose a sealer made for your tiles specific location and material.
If there’s one tool you’ll want to keep on deck at all times in your bathroom, it’s a squeegee. First, use a towel to wipe up any visible moisture, such as spilled water on tiles near the sink or on shower walls. Then use the squeegee to easily brush away any excess moisture to reduce your odds of growing mold or mildew.
Doing regular visual inspections to check for signs of these common bathroom growths can reduce your odds of having a big problem on your hands. If you spot a few spores or signs of mold-related growth, a store-bought grout cleaner can usually do the trick. But if the problem is more widespread, hire a professional cleaning service. Either way, deal with the issue as quickly as possible.
The cement-based mixture that fills the spaces between bathroom tiles is where stains usually show up first. Keep your tile grout clean and free of potentially harmful contaminants by using either mild bleach or a grout cleaning product. If there are existing stains, let the cleaner sit for about 10-15 minutes before cleaning it with a scrub brush or toothbrush. Avoid scrubbing tiles directly so you don’t accidentally scratch the material.
Cleaning tiles on a regular basis can prevent serious issues with your tile flooring and can help it last for quite a while. However, there are circumstances in which it is necessary to replace flooring. If your flooring has an excessive buildup of mold or mildew, or if it is beginning to crack, talk to a professional about replacement options.
Caring for your tile floors can be simple and can keep them looking beautiful and functional for years to come. If you have questions about flooring or you are looking to redecorate, contact the experts at Columbus Bath Design today!
Remodeling any part of a home can be stressful. In fact, many people avoid renovations because they are afraid of the stress and disruption it can cause their families. At Columbus Bath Design, we are here to eliminate this fear and stress by making your bathroom remodel quick and easy.
With Luxury Back, the entire bathroom renovation process is simple. We make sure that it is as hassle-free as possible and complete the project in one to two days.
For over 20 years, our company has remodeled different types of bathrooms at residential properties, including master bathrooms and half baths. One of the newest services includes creating a bathroom designed for senior citizens. This can include a walk-in bathtub or safety rails near the toilets, bathtubs or showers. At Columbus Bath Design we are committed to creating a space that accommodates all of your bathroom needs.
Bathrooms go through lots of wear and tear because they are the most used room in the house. Installing new, quality fixtures can give your old bathroom new life and save you money in the long run. Our expert remodelers can help you find the right fixtures and appliances to maximize your space and keep your bathroom running smoothly for years to come.
One of the biggest hassles with a bathroom renovation is turning off water/power to parts of the house and losing access to your bathroom. Because of our 1-2 day installation timeline, we greatly minimize this inconvenience.
When you hire our company to remodel your home’s bathroom, not only is it an easy process, but it is also affordable, and can greatly increase the value of your property. Our designers can provide a variety of updated floor plans and redecorating ideas so that you can have a functional, updated and beautiful bathroom. Call Columbus Bath Design Systems of Ohio today at (614) 475-7700 to learn more about the services that we offer.