Let’s face it, not everyone has the luxury of having a massive, spa-like bathroom in their home. While it may seem like a big challenge to create a bathroom design if you only have a small space, using the right design-savvy goes a long way in not only making your small space stylish and practical but even making it appear bigger than it is.
There are several things you can do to take your small bathroom space and make it look and feel more spacious. The design experts at Columbus Bath Design can guide you through the options available, from storage and décor to design choices that don’t break the bank but make a huge difference.
The first thing to do to make your bathroom look bigger is to take a step back and see if some easy projects could make a big difference. For instance, if each wall of your bathroom has a patterned wallpaper or paint job, it likely has the effect of making the space seem crowded and cluttered.
Consider ditching these wall coverings in favor of a simple, clean paint job. You’ll be surprised how that can instantly make your bathroom appear bigger. When making color choices for a new paint job, consider choosing something light, like a sky blue or a pastel yellow. Neutral shades like off-white and beige are also good choices.
A fresh paint job also gives you a blank canvas when you start considering the fixtures and accessories that will give you not only storage but pops of color and style.
You can look down to the floor to immediately make a small space look bigger. By installing the right floor tiling in the right way, you can create the illusion of larger floor space. While it’s commonly thought that small tiles installed in a small bathroom are the best way to make space seem larger, the truth is that the numerous grout lines have the opposite effect.
Busy, patterned tiles are likewise a poor choice for small spaces. Stay away from these, and instead use large, plain tiles with few grout lines. Like paint color, plain-colored tiles are more effective than patterned tiles, since check marks and other geometric designs lead to the impression of an even smaller space.
As with any room, lots of mirrors creates the effect of a bigger area, plus in a bathroom, they are useful and needed tools. When installed appropriately in conjunction with plain tiles, the effect can be multiplied, tricking the eye into a perception of even bigger space.
While tiling, paint, and mirrors are the low hanging fruit when it comes to making your bathroom look bigger, more extensive projects include choosing the right fixtures and making sure shower and tub enclosures are properly designed to increase space.
For instance, if you use the right toilets and sinks, you can immediately realize space gains. There are tons of new models out there that attach directly to the walls, reducing clutter and increasing floor space. Also, wall-hung units are specifically designed to be as compact as possible.
By taking them off the floor, they don’t “stick out” as much. Anything with a long profile not only encroaches on valuable floor space but also draws the eye, making the room appear cramped and small. By taking up a smaller space than regular features, wall-mounted fixtures are an excellent way to make your small bathroom look bigger.
Likewise, making good design choices when it comes to shower enclosures is critical. Consider quadrant shower enclosures, which are enclosures with doors that fold in or slide. These are the perfect choice to maximize space in a small bathroom.
In-folding doors fold neatly in on themselves instead of opening into the room, and streamlined sliding doors use rails in the enclosure to slide without encroaching on your valuable space.
Without question! Rails and hooks are a great way to free up space in a small bathroom and can be used for bath towels and clothing. Hooks only use a few inches on a wall or door without affecting the design flow of your bathroom.
Hanging storage in your shower is a fantastic way to save space. Using wire baskets for your shampoo, soap, and sponges gets them off the shelves or floor and creates an attractive look.
For shelving, consider open shelves as a smart way to visually open up space while at the same time providing a ton of storage. Plus that gives you the freedom to be creative with your towels and other beauty projects!
Another easy one – give us a call! The design experts at Columbus Bath Design know exactly how to make a small bathroom look bigger using the tricks described here, plus they are well-versed in all of the newest products and trends.
We look forward to helping you create the perfect bathroom oasis out of your small space!
The effects of remodeling your bathroom go far beyond simply making it look more appealing.
Research from the National Association of Realtors confirms that more than 75 percent of homeowners who remodel their bathrooms want to be in their homes more. More than 65 percent say they actually have more fun after a bathroom remodeling project.
But, wait…there’s more!
The data also shows that, if done properly, at least 50 percent of your investment is recouped with the increase in your home’s value.
One of the beauties of deciding on a bathroom remodeling project is that it can be as little or expansive as you wish. You can gut the entire room and start again, or merely add a few updated features.
Here are some of the most popular bathroom remodeling projects that pack the most punch.
Here at Columbus Bath Design, we recommend using tile, vinyl or wood. Another good contemporary option is to include a radiant-heat mat beneath the flooring for a more comfortable feeling year-round.
This is where the decision to hire Columbus Bath Design really pays off. In most cases, we’re able to have your bathroom remodeling project completed in just one day. If the project is extensive, the workload may spill over into a second day, but that’s not the norm.
Here’s how we like to work:
Keep in mind that at any point in the project you can make adjustments. We’re prepared for this and can usually make changes on the fly.
The first step is to have a clear understanding of what you want in your newly designed bathroom. For inspirational ideas, check out our online video gallery. There, you’ll find a host of short videos that guide you on the starting process.
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Whether you call it a lavatory, washroom, the office or the loo, the odds are good your day begins and ends in the bathroom. Because you spend so much time in that one room, remodeling it to suit your tastes and comfort makes perfect sense.
Here at Columbus Bath Design, we do one thing: bathroom remodeling…and we do it very well. We have the expertise, training and materials to transform your bathroom wishes into reality.
The short process of getting the bathroom you want begins with our completely free, no-obligation estimate.
In this post, we’ll give insight on what you can expect during our free in-home estimates, our overall bathroom remodeling process, and the compelling reasons for why a bathroom renovation is a smart investment.
Many of our customers get inspirational ideas by visiting our showroom at 8596 Cotter Street in Lewis Center on the North Side of Columbus.
If you already have an idea of what you want, call us at 614-721-3883.
During our conversation, we’ll listen and talk about your bathroom remodeling needs. Because we value transparency, our feedback and advice will be completely honest.
Once everyone is on the same page with the goal, we’ll then schedule an in-home visit so that our installers can size-up the project in person. We pride ourselves on being as non-intrusive as possible.
During this stage, our designers will also work with you to hone your selection of fixtures, including:
Keep in mind that our estimates are completely itemized for your convenience, so you can adjust the plan on the fly.
We’ll be happy to take your reservation via phone 614-721-3883, email or online.
Because we know you’re busy, we welcome appointments throughout the week and during the evenings.
We’ve been remodeling bathrooms for more than 20 years, and we have everything down to a streamlined process. Once your in-home estimate is completed, we’re usually ready to get to work.
Finalization of plans: We’re accustomed to last-minute changes, so if you have any final touches before the project begins in earnest, our flexibility makes it easy for them to be added.
Scheduling of the installation: Once all the materials and plans are locked down, we’ll schedule a specific time and day for the actual installation that suits your timetable. Remember, we do not hire subcontractors. Instead, Columbus Bath Design team members carry out all of the work.
Before the actual installation, our designers and installers will huddle to discuss any unique challenges and solutions on your project. This step enables us to hit the ground running once our installers arrive at your home.
Day of installation: Two installers will arrive on-site and stay until the job is complete. While most of our bathroom remodeling projects take only one day, some take two days to complete. During the consultation stage, we’ll give you our best estimate on how long the project should take. If it does take longer than one day, the same two installers who worked on your project the first day will return on the second.
Whether you merely need a new vanity, new tiling or a complete bathroom makeover, the decision to invest in the remodeling of your bathroom is a wise one.
You increase your home’s value: Throughout its life, your home will experience wear and tear. Because of the moisture created by hot water, it’s likely your bathroom will appear older than the rest of the house. Improving the condition of your bathroom is a proven way to boost the overall value of your home.
You save money with new, energy-efficient upgrades: Did you know that nearly half of all daily water use for the average home comes from toilet and shower use? New showerheads, toilets and other fixtures are designed to save you money in water and energy costs.
Any plumbing issues are addressed: Plumbing problems in the bathroom can easily lead to more intrusive – and expensive – repairs on down the road. During your bathroom renovation, any plumbing issues will be taken care of during the installation.
A cozy getaway is created: We all need a place to “get away from it all.” By remodeling your bathroom, an easily accessible and relaxing escape is always within your reach.
Mold issues are eliminated: The environment created by a steady flow of water creates the perfect breeding ground for mold. With new tile and grout, your mold issues are removed.
We understand that a remodeling project in your home can be an intimidating thought. Using our more than two decades of professional experience, our bathroom remodeling projects are smooth, affordable and usually completed in just one day.
Since everyone has their own style, our designers will work with you to find the perfect bathroom solution that fits your flair and budget.
To get the ball rolling on your bathroom remodeling project, call us at 614-721-3883, or get in touch via email or through our online contact page.
Let’s face it, it’s easier to keep one big resolution rather than several smaller ones. That’s why you might want to bump planning a custom bathroom remodel to the top of your list for 2020. Whether you’ve been thinking about swapping out the dated tile, updating your fixtures, enlarging the shower or doing a complete remodel, tell yourself that this is the year you will finally make it happen. And we can’t wait to come along for the ride!
The key to successful goal-setting is not to be hasty when you do it. The most action-worthy resolutions are usually the ones you’ve thought through and are willing to dedicate your time and energy to. Whatever you do, don’t make a resolution on the fly after too many toasts on New Year’s Eve. If you’re not totally committed to your goal, the odds of staying motivated are not in your favor.
So now your resolution ‘list’ has one single goal: Remodel the Bathroom. You’ve been putting things off, making do with that tiny shower, putting up with that ugly green tile. It’s time to bite the bullet and call in the professionals who can help you research, plan, design and create a custom bathroom you love with the features you’ve longed for.
Creating a custom bathroom is a big step, that’s why you need a partner you know and trust. For more than 20 years, our family-owned and managed business has been faithfully serving the greater Columbus area with beautiful results.
Whether it’s a tub-to-shower conversion, adding a soaking tub, remodeling a stuck-in-the-80’s powder room, or doing a complete master bath remodel, your project can be smooth, affordable and completed in as little as a day or two depending on size and scope.
It all starts with our easy custom bathroom remodel 5-step process:
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With virtually hundreds of choices, you’ll want a partner you can trust to help you make all the right decisions. One who has seen (and done!) it all when it comes to creating a luxury custom bath that expresses who you are and how you live.
Are you all about function? Think about enlarging the shower, modernizing the tile, changing out the countertops and adding niches, drawers and cubbies for plenty of storage.
Love a spa-like vibe? Think about a decadent soaking tub, stunning vessel sinks, luxurious lighting and a spa-like multi-jet shower showcased by a gorgeous mosaic tile accent wall.
Concerned about safety? Think about converting a shower to a tub, or a tub to a shower. We do a lot of walk-in tubs as well – the perfect solution for aging in place. You might want to think about grab bars, hi-rise toilets and other safety features to make your new bath work for your specific needs and situation.
If you can dream it… we can do it! It all starts with a visit to our showroom where you’ll see beautifully designed vignettes with showers, tubs, tile treatments and storage options. You’ll also be able to compare vanity styles, countertops, tilework, flooring samples and paint colors, right there on the spot, and get a good idea of how things might look when your room comes together.
Our showroom consultant will walk you through the process and help you think through all the details – from function and design, to bath décor selections, to lighting and hardware – all the important niceties and necessities that will turn that resolution for a new luxury bathroom into a beautiful reality in the new year!
Get 2020 off to a great start!
Give us a call right now to set up your appointment.
Going back to school can be a stressful time. There’s so much to prepare in all of your family’s life, like new clothes and school supplies. Your bathroom should remain your oasis of peace in the evenings, and the clean, fresh awakening in the mornings to get your kids up and out! So we’ve compiled our top tips for getting your bathroom ready for back to school time, making the space feel bigger and better organized, and making it easier to manage multiple people in and out in the mornings.
Over the summer, the first thing you can do is clear out anything old or unused from your bathroom — and all over your house! Getting old items out of your hair is the first step to a more stress-free lifestyle, opening up your time from finding things and stressing, to worrying about the more important things in life, like encouraging your children in their schoolwork! Homework, papers, coats, and backpacks might pile up, but make sure you have designated laundry baskets in the bathroom so everyone knows where their items go — whether it be sweaty sports clothes or used towels. This will help you when you’re cleaning and doing the laundry, and will help keep your bathroom clean and tidy throughout the year.
Everything should always have its own place, and everyone should know where that designated place is, meaning that the whole family can help you keep on top of everything. The kids can even have their own designated baskets, toothbrush holders, towels, etc. to help encourage them to learn how to tidy, and keep this habit up throughout the school year! This means it will be quicker to get ready with the kids in the mornings too, as you’ll never have to spend time looking for things, and they’ll be able to find and use their own stuff easily when they’re older.
Get a wicker basket or storage space to hold books to read to your kids in the bath. If you read to or with your children throughout the summer, it will help get them ready for going back to school. Awaken their imagination, and teach them new vocabulary! Kids whose parents read to them are far more likely to succeed in school; bath time might be just the time to do it – if they’re not too excited!
When the craziness of school starts, it’s nice to plan some family time — if they’re young enough, a bath together could do the trick. Some games to play in the bath which are educational are useful too, or invent some games with the toys they already have! Toys could be stored in the bathroom in a bag, so your child can keep it in their room. That way they won’t be distracted with things that remind them of playtime when they’re getting ready for school in the bathroom.
Whenever you’re designing or re-thinking the layout of a room, it’s essential that you think of how you and your family members use it at different times during the week and year. Remember how you felt at back to school time last year, and let it influence your decisions. Did you all crowd around each other last year, stressed out in the mornings, trying to find something? If so, maybe think about clearly labeling your boxes or storage containers with labels in an attractive font.
Maybe getting ready for back to school last year was a really stressful time for you. Remember to take time for yourself and relax. A simple, chic, well-designed bathroom will help you to switch off and recharge your batteries. Make sure you’ve planned in all your appointments, after school meetings, parents’ evenings, clubs and hobbies on a calendar, so you know you have a solid plan for the future. And then relax!
For a family bathroom, it’s recommended to get large multipurpose cabinets, as your bathroom has to do so many things for so many people. However, if you’ve already designed your bathroom, and you’re looking to diversify your storage options, there are many extra things you can add to your bathroom to better utilize the space. Think about investing in drawer dividers, extra storage, such as wall or corner shelves, and extra hooks on the walls – maybe one for each member of the family!
If you’re struggling to fit everyone in the bathroom in the morning, work out a schedule, so everyone gets enough time before you all have to leave. Instead of a stressed, last-minute morning, have a planned, relaxed, fun one! Layout the breakfast table before you sleep, make sure everyone’s towel and supplies are ready in the bathroom, make sure your children’s clothes are clean and laid out in their bedroom to come back to after their morning wash.
Come and visit us at Columbus Bath Design to find the perfect bathroom to suit all of your family’s needs, or call us on this number: (614) 907-4558.
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.
Whether you are designing a new bathroom or remodeling an existing one, there are a few essential traits you should aim to incorporate. Keep these five things in mind when creating your perfect bathroom:
The importance of lighting is something that a lot of people mistakenly overlook when remodeling their bathrooms. Lighting can be natural or artificial and can give the room a whole different feel. Bright, clear lighting is also essential for things like makeup application and hair grooming. Evaluate your space’s lighting needs and choose lighting options accordingly.
Picking a color scheme before starting the design process will help narrow down your design options, which can often make decision making much easier. There are a multitude of things you must decide when designing a restroom, including what kind of bathtub/shower, sink, tile, and mirror to choose. Having an overarching color scheme prior to picking our decorations can make picking these items easier and can lead to an overall more cohesively designed space.
While it can be easy to design a bathroom based on trends and fads, the truth is that your focus should lie in functionality. You want to choose sturdy, durable bathroom items that will last.
For example, you may want a trendy bucket-style tub, but also want the functionality that comes with a shower. In some cases, you can have the best of both worlds by installing a bucket-style-bathtub with a shower head on the wall and a glass enclosure to make sure all the water stays contained.
Working with a design team is a great way to merge trendy and functional and will help you think outside the box to get the look you want while also meeting your needs.
Utilizing different places in your bathroom for hidden storage is another great idea for your bathroom. Take advantage of places that wouldn’t normally be used; under the sink, the back of bathroom doors, etc. By adding a basket or container to these small spaces, you will increase your storage capacity and make your bathroom overall more functional. The key is to get creative!
It may seem like small details do not matter when designing a beautiful restroom, however, the small details are often what bring a whole look together. Our team is invested in your design, all the way down to the hand towels that will be on display. Having a team that is so invested in the process is key to having a fun, exciting, and rewarding experience.
Your bathroom can be a source of comfort in your home. It is a great place to sit down for a long, hot soak at the end of a long day. To keep the calming and inviting vibe of your bathroom, it is important to find the perfect lighting scheme. Fortunately, today’s homeowners have more options than ever before when it comes to turning any bathroom into a light-filled retreat. A few simple steps are all it takes to create an elegant and modern space:
One of the best ways to brighten up the bath is by painting it. Paint is easy to use and easy to apply. Think about warm and sunny colors. Shades of yellow and peach are a good choice in a room with less light. Neutral shades like white and grey are always a good choice as well. White is easy to keep clean and exudes light. Make sure to choose paint that is easy to wipe clean. Good choices are high gloss and flat types of paint as they will add additional light.
Natural light is ideal whenever possible. If you have a window in the room, consider the use of frosted glass for privacy that still allows in light. As the sun goes down, artificial lighting is essential. Look for lighting that has a soft and warm feel. A single overhead feature is a good choice. This can be supplemented with other forms of lighting. A lit vanity is a useful thing to help occupants with morning rituals such as putting on makeup and attending to their hair.
Another area to think about are the right kind of accessories. Accessories offer yet more opportunity to bring in light. Use mirrors to add additional color and make the room seem bigger. Other surfaces can also be mirrored as well. Think about using a garbage pail in the room along with large metal cabinet fixtures. A set of shiny metal shelving is an ideal option that allows for practical storage. Keep stored linens and shower curtains to lighter colors such as white or pastel shades for an even brighter feel.
Flooring is another area that can be used bring in more light. Marble flooring is easy to clean and comes in shades of warm white and brown. Marble can also be used for the sink and the shower and bath area. Tiles are another excellent bath flooring choice. Tiles will not be harmed by water or humidity. Consider using tiles in shades of white or lighter colors along the floor and along the walls. Add personality with the use of a custom-made mosaic.
Overall, careful consideration of your bath decor scheme can yield pleasingly warm results. The experts at Columbus Bath Design can help perfect your lighting scheme and more. Contact us today to make your dream bathroom a reality.
While you make time for de-cluttering, cleaning and storing winter clothes, welcome spring by sprucing up your bathroom, too! With new décor, colors, and creativity, a dull area becomes a dazzling paradise. Take a peek at our tips below to get a fresh spring look in your bathroom!
Nothing says springtime like bright colors. Get rid of black, white, brown, gray, beige, navy blue, and neutral shades and aim for colorful bath decor. Mint, yellow, red, pink, green, and purple shades are great standout colors to incorporate into the room. If changing the wall color to be brighter is too much for you, however, use bright pops of color in the vanity, artwork, or vases to get the same feel.
Designs and knickknacks add personality to any room. Stripes, shapes, and patterns on towels, shower curtains, window curtains, bathroom accessory sets, mirrors, and artwork enhance that personality. Embrace the shape of the decorative piece (likely a square or rectangle) in multiple areas to create balance in the space. Quirky accent pieces such as artwork, sculptures, or trinkets tell a story through their detailed designs.
Flowers, plants, and beach pieces will give a spa-like, natural element of the area. It makes the room feel fresh, intimate, and special. Flowers in vases, potted plants, seashells, and conch shells are examples of different natural elements to add to your space. Accessories made of brick, stone, or wood work well also. You could even add a reclaimed wood wall or shelves to give some texture to the room.
It’s impossible to have too much storage space in bathrooms. When shelving is too full to store unused items, portable storage space may be your solution. Portable storage items make bath items easy to access while being stylish. Baskets, bath storage racks, shower caddies, and countertop organizers are great storage options. Larger rooms can add small bath cabinets, over the toilet storage, and ladder shelves for more space.
A mirror is a staple in bathrooms for enlarging the room, so updating the mirror with a new frame will make it pop. If you have only space for small mirrors, we recommend adding multiple to create symmetry. You could even replace one large mirror with two smaller ones to enlarge the space and allow for more creativity. Pair mirrors with sunlight and new lighting fixtures, and the mirror-light combo will illuminate the space.
Let light brighten the area through natural and indoor light. You may even want to replace darker shades or curtains with white or see-through ones if you can. Adding bright, new light fixtures help a space appear brighter and refreshed as well. That could even become a fun spring DIY project – painting old light fixtures to give them a new look!
As you can see, paint jobs and renovation overhauls aren’t necessary to turn bathrooms from drab to fab. Swapping home decor to and from the area will have a major impact on the appearance and vibe without spending thousands to achieve a similar result. Even if Ohio’s weather isn’t ready to welcome spring gracefully, welcome it in the bathroom using accessories.
If you’re looking to give your bathroom a complete or partial update besides fresh paint and accessories, contact us today to get started!
When it comes to the priority of home improvement projects, the bathroom runs a pretty close second to the kitchen, and there is a plurality of reasons behind why homeowners choose to take on a bathroom remodel. It could be to modernize an outdated design, make it more energy efficient, or just make it their own. A remodeled bathroom not only adds to the aesthetics of your home but also to its resale value. Renovating your bathroom can add upwards of $10,000 to your home’s resale value, making it a great long-term investment.
Aside from increasing the resale value and improving aesthetics, many homeowners are also seeking ways to improve energy efficiency in their homes. In doing so, they are also beautifying their space, essentially killing two birds with one stone.
Many homeowners have turned to energy-saving lighting fixtures to effectively and efficiently light this space in their homes. We recommend investing in high-efficiency LED lighting instead of using traditional bulbs. Another change you can make is turning to energy-saving fans for ventilation purposes. These fans are not only quieter but are also far more efficient than average fans, saving you money.
So, other than lighting, what are some of the more common upgrades? Well, believe it or not, it’s countertops; the highly sought-after granite and quartz countertops commonly used in kitchens are becoming a must-have for today’s modern bathroom. Also, when it comes to flooring, as well as walls, many homeowners are choosing porcelain, with many citing the material’s aesthetics as the basis for their choice.
Bathrooms that are designed with practical usage in mind are becoming more common as well. For example, many people are taking built-in bathtubs out to create a combo bathtub/shower wet room, that is handicap accessible. Creating more storage space by adding shelves, cupboards, baskets, and more is becoming common, too. This can increase a home’s resale value by catering to many different types of buyers and making the bathroom easy to use.
Once you’ve decided on the type of upgrades you would like to make; your next step will be to choose a quality contractor. As with any home improvement project, you will want to find a licensed contractor and have a discussion about labor cost, material cost, and timeframe for completion. Finding a high-quality contractor or service provider can save you money by doing everything right the first time and ensuring your improvements last for years.
As with any major home improvement project, you’re encouraged to get a written estimate and do some comparison shopping to get the best deal possible. Your home is your biggest investment, and you will want to get the most out of your remodeling dollars.
We are committed to giving our clients amazing service and high quality products at an affordable price. Call us today to get started on your next project and increase your home’s value!