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!
The start of a new year is the perfect time to plan for updates and remodeling projects around your home. Your budget may be holding you back, but with proper planning, you can save what you need to give your bathroom a fresh look. Here are some tips for saving money so you can afford a beautiful new bathroom in 2018:
One of the first things you need to do is look at the areas where you can cut back and spend less. Take an honest look at your weekly and monthly expenses, and see where you can make cuts. By reducing your expenses, you will have more leftover to put into your savings.
In order to ensure your savings won’t be spent on other things, you should create a dedicated savings fund. You may want to open a new account with your bank that is connected to your checking account. This will allow you to easily transfer money to save for the project. You’ll be able to watch the savings build up over time, and keep better track of your progress.
If a home renovation project is a priority for you, then you will need to reduce your spending on other things. Make a list of your top priorities and allocate money toward them. A bathroom remodel is an excellent priority because it will add value to your home and give you an updated space to use and enjoy every day.
If you don’t already have a budget, now would be a great time to make one. A budget allows you to see your monthly expenses and to track where your money is being spent. You can also determine how much money you would like to spend on a new bathroom, and inhibits you to save more since you can easily identify the categories where costs can be reduced.
Proper planning is one of the keys to keeping the costs of a remodel in check. As you start saving for a new bathroom, you can begin to plan it out. Think about what you would like to have in the space and what elements may need to be replaced. We offer free in-home estimates, so one of our bathroom remodeling experts will be able to tell you exactly how much you need to save. By planning ahead, you can have realistic expectations about the total cost and the completion of the remodel.
Contact us to start planning and saving for a beautiful new bathroom. The new year brings the opportunity to make improvements in both your home and your budget.
When doing a remodeling project, you simply can’t overlook the importance of bathroom lighting. It’s a space that you spend a lot of time in, and it needs to be comfortable and well lit. Here’s what you need to know about how to light your bathroom:
Brighten It Up
You want your bathroom to be a functional space, so it has to be bright. That’s why it’s necessary to use both task and ambient lighting. Task lighting should be added around or above the vanity and mirror. This makes it easier to do everyday things like apply makeup and shave. The room has to be brightly lit for these types of tasks.
If space allows, you will also want to have a light mounted above the tub or shower stall. Ideally, there should be a light placed at both ends of the tub to create an even cast of light.
Consider LED Lighting
LED lighting is a great energy saving option. One of the reasons many people have avoided them in the bathroom for years is because they don’t provide the warmest light. However, they’ve been significantly improved over the years. LED lights best used in combination with incandescent bulbs to create the right warmth and coloring in the space.
Avoid These Lighting Mistakes
One of the biggest mistakes that you can make when installing lighting during a remodel is not adding enough of it. Having more lighting is better than having less. Use dimmers to make one lighting fixture multi-functional. This is especially helpful if you’re working with a smaller room or on a tight budget.
Placement of the lights is also important. If you place a fixture directly overhead of where you’ll be standing at the sink and vanity, it can create a harsh, unflattering look. Determine the most practical spots to install lights that also offer the most flattering illumination.
Renovating and updating your home can be a costly and time-consuming project, particularly when it comes to bathroom remodeling. Fortunately, if electrical and plumbing updates are not necessary, there is a virtually limitless number of budget-friendly ideas you can use to transform a dull, drab bathroom and give it a fresh new look. Below are some tips on how to complete an affordable upgrade.
Although it may seem like an overly simple suggestion, painting the walls with a fresh, trendy color and replacing your shower doors with newer models can go a long way toward updating the look of your bathroom. For an ultramodern appearance, opt for a two-tone paint job that will instantly perk up the room.
Stained and worn out bathtubs can also be painted with special paint. Once this is complete, you can invest in new hardware for the tub, shower and sink. For example, you can switch out gold or brass faucets, which are now outdated, with striking metallic black glaze or bright paint.
Install new lighting in the ceiling and over the vanity to instantly modernize this much-used room. However, fluorescent lights should be avoided if possible, as they can be somewhat harsh. Instead, try a natural, soft light in your bathroom.
Even simple things such as hanging new mirrors above the sink or vanity can add a touch of class to essentially any bathroom. Choose a mirror with a stylish look and an interesting frame, or purchase plain mirrors and shop for frames separately to create an entirely unique look.
Replacing old, scratched or worn tiles with new, contemporary pieces is a great way to make your bathroom look brand-new.
Try swapping out venting fans for quieter models to update your powder room, and clear out clutter through the use of stackable drawers and shelves, which are usually not expensive.
When planning an inexpensive remodel, browse through magazines, shop around at home improvement stores and search online for decorating ideas. With a little time and effort, and affordable upgrade for your bathroom can become a reality.
While the bathroom is typically a practical room with practical purposes, this doesn’t mean you should settle for a drab, dreary space that offers insufficient lighting, few accessories and little storage space. With the right improvements, your bathroom can be transformed into a luxurious environment with a relaxing, vibrant or natural feel.
Columbus Bath Design specializes in creating trendy yet classic bathrooms that will stand the tests of time. Vanity options range from space efficient pedestal sinks with matching mirrors to double sinks with ample closet space on either side. We can design a bathroom and shower space side by side or put in a contemporary style bathtub with matching accessories.
We also pay attention to the small details that often make the biggest difference. Our lighting options will give your bathroom a contemporary yet elegant ambiance. Our faucets, shower heads, towel racks and corner shelves are all designed to improve bathroom appearance in a subtle yet noticeable way.
What is more, practical improvements are blended with luxurious ones to create the perfect bathroom. Our high-end bathroom cabinets not only look good but also make it easy to maintain home organization. Our bathtubs and shower spaces are designed for ease of use so they look amazing and are also practical to use, even if you have mobility issues.
Columbus Bath Design is a family-owned, bathroom remodeling company that has been transforming bathrooms in Columbus, Ohio for the last 20 years. We handle many jobs ranging from adding custom accessories to completely replacing a vanity, sink, toilet, bathtub, shower and tiles. There is simply no task that is too large or too small for our experienced crew to handle. Contact us at your convenience to discover how we can turn an ordinary bathroom into a luxurious, yet practical masterpiece.
During the process of bathroom remodeling, an often overlooked detail is lighting. Adequate illumination is something many home owners don’t think about, when planning for a new bath. But, the bathroom is one of the most functional and widely used spaces in the home. It should provide adequate lighting in key functional areas.
One of the places where adequate lighting is needed in the bath, is near the vanity or sink. Family members will use this area to shave, put on makeup, or style their hair. Poor illumination over the sink can make many of these tasks difficult. In many baths, a single, overhead fixture is simply not enough. The style of the new light fixtures should work with the vanity and the overall style of the bath. Recessed ceiling lights just outside the shower area can be an effective and attractive option. Combining recessed lights with side or top vanity fixtures is a great way to add the layers of illumination needed for any task in the bathroom.