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Should You Renovate Your Bathroom Before Selling?

by Columbus Bath Design |June 28, 2021 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Bathroom Remodeling, Full Bathroom Remodel | ,

Renovation means different things to different people. If you are preparing to sell your home, taking a close look at your bathroom and deciding the best approach to take might not mean tearing the whole thing out and starting from scratch. You have to take into consideration the overall value of your home and how making improvements to the bathrooms will add value to your property. Here are a few tips to consider when asking yourself, “should I renovate the bathroom before selling? 

Consult a Realtor and Contractor

If you are seriously ready to put your home on the market, you have probably already hired a realtor. Realtors are experienced and up to date on what the housing market trends are. Your realtor has close relationships with contractors and interior designers. With their help, the realtor will have the information to evaluate your neighborhood, what the values of the homes are and consult you on what the best way is to approach your bathroom update. A total expensive remodel is not necessary if it won’t increase the sale price of the home. They will be able to offer advice that makes financial sense for your upgrade. Maybe it will be as simple as a fresh coat of paint, new light fixtures, or other updates.

A Fresh Coat of Paint

Regardless of whether you plan a total bathroom remodel or not, a fresh coat of paint will make your bathroom look clean and updated. Neutral, solid colors have the greatest appeal because as potential buyers tour your home, they will imagine how their furniture and home accents will fit into the picture. If the paint is neutral, it is easier for them.

Replace Light Fixtures

Light fixtures are another quick, inexpensive update for your bathroom. Both overhead lighting and wall light fixtures provide ambiance and focal points for the bathroom. Evaluate the age of your light fixtures and their condition. Do they go with today’s trends? Are they scratched, broken and out of working order? Replacing a light fixture is another easy update to elevate the value of the bathroom and make it look fresh and clean.

Open Up The Space

Take a look at the functionality of your bathroom. If there are many things crammed into a small space, consider this. If there is a standing shower and a bathtub, remove the tub and add a sitting area. Most people prefer showers to baths, so the bathtub may not be necessary. This is true, especially if there are other bathrooms in the home that have bathtubs. This will make the overall look of the space bigger, more open, and aesthetically appealing.

Fix Every Little Thing

Inspect your bathrooms for everything that is wrong or broken. Look around with new eyes and think like a buyer. This includes fixing leaky sinks, broken toilets, loud exhaust fans, and squeaky doors. If there is any sign of mold or mildew, correct it. Clean the shower doors from top to bottom so there is no soap residue, scum or moisture present. These little issues that you have overlooked could make the potential buyer think you didn’t care for the home. They may question if there could be other hidden issues they missed. Taking time to correct all the little home improvements you have put on the back burner, could result in a more positive outcome.

Replace the Flooring

Is the flooring in your bathroom showing signs of wear and tear? Are a few of the tiles cracked or discolored? Is the grout in the tile cracked? If there is outdated carpeting, it is definitely time to replace the flooring. There are a variety of quality, inexpensive bathroom flooring options on the market like large tile and wood-looking flooring. New bathroom flooring will instantly update and refresh the space while adding value to your home.

Add A Touch of Personality

Adding a few new accessories to your bathroom update will provide a touch of personality and interior design. You will only need a few things to accomplish this. Floor plants, fresh new towels, fresh window treatments, and a new mirror above the vanity/sink are ideas that are welcoming. It is very important to keep all of your personal bathroom necessities hidden from view. This includes toothbrushes, combs and brushes, shaving kits, and make-up bags that will clutter the area.

Total Renovation

A total renovation of a bathroom might be necessary to increase the desirability and value of your home. If this is the case, research the latest trends in bathroom design. Extra features like heated flooring, extending the bathroom to make it larger, oversized wall tiles, and wood-look flooring could make a big difference to the buyer. Work with your realtor, interior designer, and contractor to design an updated bathroom that may be the catalyst to selling your home to the highest bidder.

The experts at Columbus Bath Designs can help you decide what bathroom updates will help you get the most dollars and sense for your home. Contact us today and let’s get started.

How to Save Money While Remodeling Your Bathroom

by Columbus Bath Design |June 22, 2021 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Bathroom Remodeling Cost, Uncategorized | , ,

The average cost to remodel a bathroom is over $16,000. If you have a dated bathroom and money is tight, you may be looking for ways to reduce those expenses while still freshening up your space. Learning how to save money while remodeling a bathroom can help you to reduce the costs while still getting a bathroom that is stylish and modern. Here are some of the best tips for saving money on a bathroom renovation project.

Complete Demolition On Your Own

One of the ways that you can save money while remodeling a bathroom is to complete demolition on your own. This includes removing any flooring, fixtures, and walls in the space yourself, rather than paying a contractor to complete the work. However, if you are demolishing on your own, you need to know what you are doing. It is important that you do not remove any load-bearing walls or damage the plumbing while removing fixtures or flooring. Both of these mistakes can be costly to repair and can negate any savings associated with demolishing a bathroom space on your own.

Reuse Any Fixtures You Can

Many people do not realize that fixtures can be repainted or powder coated to give them a new appearance. For example, you can sand down a wooden vanity and then either restain or repaint the vanity to give it a new and fresh look. A bathtub that is stained can be powder coated to help it look as good as new. Reusing old fixtures is generally cheaper than buying new fixtures, so if your fixtures still have life in them, consider going this route.

Retain the Same Bathroom Layout

As you look to remodel or renovate a bathroom, one of the decisions you have to make is about the layout of the bathroom. If you are on a budget, retaining the existing layout in the bathroom can help you to save money. This means that your sink, toilet, and shower will all be in the same position they currently are. When you switch up a bathroom layout and start to move fixtures, you need to alter the plumbing in your bathroom. Having to call in a plumber to re-plumb or repipe your bathroom can be costly and can drastically increase the cost of a bathroom renovation project.

Shop Around For the Best Prices

One of the common mistakes homeowners make when undergoing a bathroom renovation is not shopping around for the best prices for the materials needed for the renovation. Tile, stone, and fixture prices can vary from one vendor to the next. There are many places you can go to look for materials for your bathroom, including online retailers. Many retailers also have materials that may be close-out pricing. Don’t be afraid to shop around and compare prices, or ask if a vendor has any discounted materials for sale.

Don’t Go Overboard on High-End Materials

Some materials may look beautiful, but you can quickly exceed the budget or sink more into a bathroom remodel if you go overboard on high-end materials. And unfortunately, it can be hard to get a good return on investment with too many high-end materials. Instead, select one or two high-end items that are must-haves in your bathroom, and then try to counter those items with more affordable materials. Let your high-end items make a statement and be the star of the bathroom, instead of having them compete with other high-end finishes.

Carefully Review Contractor’s Quotes

The final tip to help you save money while you are remodeling your bathroom is to carefully review quotes from contractors. The cheapest quote is not always the best, nor does it always wind up being the cheapest. Always find out what exactly is included in your contract. Are your materials included in the quote, or do you have to buy those separately? Our dumpster rental or disposal fees included or do you have to arrange to have the trash discarded? Is the contractor obtaining and paying for building permits or are you? Always take the time to carefully review a contractor’s quote and work to see what is included in the quote and what may wind up costing you more down the road.

A bathroom may be the smallest room in your home, but it can be costly to renovate and can negatively affect the value and feel of your home if it is dated. Fortunately, there are many ways to update or remodel the look and feel of your bathroom, even for those on a budget. Here at Columbus Bath Designs, we can work with any budget to help to maximize the money you have and change the look of your bathroom. Reach out to us today to learn more about us or to get started on a bathroom remodeling project.

How to Increase Home Value with a Bathroom Remodel

by Columbus Bath Design |June 8, 2021 |0 Comments | Bathroom Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling Tips, Full Bathroom Remodel, Uncategorized | , ,

If you are looking to sell your home, you may be looking to maximize the value of it before selling. There are many small and large changes you can make to your space to make it more appealing to buyers and to increase the value of your home. Remodeling a bathroom may be one of the areas that you can increase your home’s value, especially if your bathrooms are outdated. Here are a few of the renovations you may wish to consider.

Make Small, Simple Changes

One of the top mistakes that people make when remodeling a bathroom to increase the value of their home is going overboard. You need to carefully consider the current value and what buyers in your area are looking for. For example, marble may look beautiful in a bathroom, but not every market supports the high price of marble. In many cases, making small, simple changes may help to freshen up a dated bathroom and increase the value of your home. These can range from painting your bathroom, installing new flooring, refurbishing the vanity, or replacing the faucets and hardware in your bathroom. Small changes are relatively affordable, yet can instantly and inexpensively give your bathroom a fresher and cleaner appearance.

Increase the Size of the Bathroom

Another way to increase the value of your home with a bathroom remodel is to increase the size of the bathroom. If you have a small and cramped bathroom, increasing the space will help it feel more luxurious. People who have older homes without a full ensuite bathroom are finding that if they renovate their tiny half bath and turn it into a full bath, they increase the value of their home and make their home more appealing to buyers. It is important to note that increasing the size of a bathroom can be a large renovation and can be pricey, so always weigh the pros and cons to ensure you are getting value out of increased bathroom size.

Make the Bathroom More Functional

If you have a bathroom that is not very functional, it can negatively affect the value of your home. One of the common misconceptions about bathrooms is that they should include a toilet, sink, shower, and bathtub. However, if the space is small, fitting all of these items in the space may take away from the functionality of the bathroom. In some cases, removing a bathtub and only going with a shower can make a lot of sense, as can changing up the layout to make the space more functional. You should not have to feel cramped in a bathroom, and if you do, renovating the space to make it more functional may increase the value of the space.

Gut and Renovate an Outdated Bathroom

In some cases, it makes sense to make minor changes to your bathroom. However, if your bathroom has structural issues, mold problems, or has not been renovated in over 25 years, gutting the bathroom and starting fresh makes a lot of sense. Gutting a bathroom is typically expensive, and as such, you may not want to do this unless you absolutely have to. However, if a bathroom has structural damage or mold problems, or is severely dated, it can deter potential buyers and lower the value of your home. Repairing these problems helps to show buyers you take care of your home and can help to make the space more modern.

Consider Aging-in-Place Changes

One of the lesser-known ways to increase the value of your home through a bathroom remodel is to consider aging-in-place changes. More people than ever want to remain in their homes as long as they possibly can. Having a bathroom that someone can age-in-place in can help them remain in a home longer. Aging-in-place changes generally include things like walk-in tubs, seats in the showers, space for walkers or wheelchairs, and non-slip tile. If buyers in your area tend to be 50 years or older, or if you are remodeling a bathroom attached to a mother-in-law’s suite or casita, considering aging-in-place renovation changes can pay off.

Add Luxurious Finishes

The final way to increase a home value through a bathroom remodel is to add luxurious finishes. Potential buyers often pay attention to the finishes of the home, and those finishes may sway a buyer. Adding small touches, such as high-end stone countertops, rainfall showerheads, or heated tile may be exactly what you need to up the value of your home and potentially sway a buyer to select your home over a different home they are looking for at. When selecting luxurious finishes, you should look at other homes in the area. Going overboard on finishes can wind up costing you, so you want to ensure your finishes stand out but are not overdone for the area.

Finding a contractor who has experience with bathroom remodeling is important. Here at Columbus Bath Designs, we can help you put together a bathroom design that will help to maximize the value of your bathroom and help you fetch top dollar for your home, and then make that design become a reality. Reach out to us today to get started.

What is the Most Expensive Part of a Bathroom Remodel?

by Columbus Bath Design |April 30, 2021 |3 Comments | Bathroom Design, Bathroom Remodeling, Uncategorized | , ,

Homeowners can be somewhat torn on how important a bathroom remodel is to the market value of a property. Everybody will tell you that a kitchen is the most critical source for return on investment for your remodeling budget – which is true – but are many areas used more frequently than the bathroom?

What makes a bathroom remodel so valuable is that it pays back in a multitude of ways. There’s the obvious market value increase of a memorable commode, not to mention the increased quality of living that an open, relaxing space has to offer. Bathroom renovations will also help increase energy efficiency with the installation of low flow water fixtures and non invasive lighting.

Like any home improvement project, budget is always something to take into consideration. Homeowners need to weigh pros and cons of what are important features to include, and where to focus their finances. In order to do that, it’s important to understand where the biggest costs are going to be in a bathroom remodel:

Labor

It’s no surprise that 30 – 50% or more of your bathroom remodel budget will be spent on labor. The more rigorous the project, the higher that labor cost is going to be unfortunately.

Consider if you want to change the layout of the bathroom. That involves paying a plumber to move water lines, an electrician to run new wiring, a construction contractor for demo and the rebuild, as well as a tile specialist for new flooring / shower / backsplash. That doesn’t include a painter and/or a finish carpenter.

Some of that labor cost can be recouped with DIY work, most frequently the demo part of the project. Plumbing and electrical needs to be performed by a professional however.

Tile

Since bathrooms are generally smaller than other areas of the house, the good news is that labor costs for plumbers, electricians, etc. are generally lower because the job is done faster. It’s nothing for these trades to be done with their work in a single day or even an afternoon.

That’s not the case with tile installers though, whether it’s the floor, a shower, backsplash, etc. Tile installation is a very time consuming process – but in a way you want it to be so that the job looks nice.

Tile can only be laid in sections, and the mastic must be allowed to dry before the finishing grout can be applied. Before that the area needs to be measured and spaced out for aesthetics which is why many times a tile job can take 2-3 days or more.

It should also be noted that different tile materials will affect the budget. Natural stone tiles can cost 10X as much as basic ceramic products.

Fixtures

Low end bathtubs are going to start off with a price tag of around $400 even on sale at big box stores. High end, freestanding soaking bathtubs can be priced at $2,000 to $3,000 or more. All of these fixtures have great ROI when it comes time to sell the house (as well as an increased quality of living), but will put a significant dent in the budget at the time of remodel.

Low flow toilets don’t cost a considerable amount more than standard models, and they’re reported to save upwards of $150 per year in water bills. That may not seem like much, but compounded over 10 years it definitely adds up. Plus, sometimes there are tax incentives or rebates for having water saving fixtures installed.

Vanity

When you really think about it, there aren’t that many places to spend money in your bathroom. Lighting, painting, trim, and other miscellaneous items are going to pale in comparison to the big three of tiling, fixtures, and finally the vanity.

A vanity has become an increasingly important aspect of the bathroom for convenience as well as market value. His and her vanities are now the norm that buyers are looking for, but pedestal/wall mounted features also offer more room and make the bathroom look bigger. Vessel vanities provide a unique, modern look as well.

There are simply tons of options available in vanity choices, each with varying costs. Countertop material choices are included in that pricing as well, with marble/granite being more high end and laminate a more cost-efficient choice.

Bathroom Remodel Cost Summary

The ultimate thing to remember is that no matter how you want to lay out a bathroom or what features you want to include – it will all cost to have the work and installation done. Any time plumbing is added to the normal construction work, the labor prices will increase.

That doesn’t mean it’s not worth it though. There have been “Million Dollar Listing” type shows where a sale is lost simply because the master bathroom doesn’t have a tub to soak in. You’re in the bathroom multiple times a day for a number of different functions, you might as well enjoy the stay.

How Long Does a Bathroom Renovation Take?

by Columbus Bath Design |April 19, 2021 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Bathroom Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling Tips, Uncategorized | , ,

Giving construction estimates on a whim is a tough job. A contractor may run into a potential client on the street and they ask a very broad, “how much to to put up a garage” question even though there are dozens of variables that would affect that answer.

Bathroom contracting specialists deal with the same thing, specifically in questions about the timeline of a renovation. Homeowners have every right to know these details (along with cost, starting date, scope of work, etc.) but there are also a number of factors that go into this answer. Here are the steps of a bathroom renovation and how long you can expect each to take:

Permit Acquisition

Home renovations that require structural, electrical, or plumbing alterations will more often than not require a permit depending on your jurisdiction. If you just plan on changing the visual appearance of the bathroom (paint, new lighting or trim) then work can commence immediately. Also the good news about a bathroom renovation is that it is interior which means a permit can usually be granted within a week. Exterior remodeling in historical districts requires a board meeting and can take up to 6 weeks.

Demo

Once the scope of work is approved by the proper authorities, it’s time to start the ‘out with the old in with the new’ process. Many homeowners consider the demolition process a very doable DIY project, but just know that do-it-yourself jobs almost always stretch out the timeline.

Instead of a multi-person crew working 8 hour days, you’re likely having untrained friends and family volunteering their time on nights and weekends. Professional contractors can usually have bathroom demo done in a day, but DIY depends on how aggressive a person is with their time.

Framing and Rebuilding

You’re not dealing with the biggest square footage even in spacious, luxury, master bathrooms so the work involved with re-framing the room isn’t that time consuming. Replacing rotted subflooring is a one-day project, as is framing new walls for layout changes.

With interior work, the good news is that contractors can stick to deadlines regardless of weather. The only thing that would push the re-framing aspect into a second week would be a material shortage. It’s incredibly important that all of this work is done on time because services trades cannot start their work until the ‘bare bones’ are back in place.

Plumbing and Electrical

What many homeowners find is that the plumbing and electrical required for a bathroom renovation usually isn’t all that time consuming – but getting the tradespeople on site is. Construction contractors often get blamed for project delays when the truth is they are playing the waiting game on the often swamped service techs.

Don’t be surprised if your bathroom sits torn apart and idle for a week or two while waiting for a plumber and/or electrician to get to the job site. That’s why it’s important to have prompt demo done, and also have a general contractor with specific timelines and who stays on top of the service trades promises.

Tile Installation

Whether it’s flooring or a shower wall, it’s not a stretch to assume that tile installation will be the most time consuming aspect of your bathroom renovation. This is definitely a job that you don’t want rushed though, so give the installer plenty of time before scheduling the next service.

There’s just a lot that goes into the tile application process. For one, an installer can only work in sections since the adhesive mastic will dry up if they get too far ahead of themselves. Each individual tile needs to be placed meticulously so that it is straight and spaced out properly. Then, once the mastic and tiles are down, at least 24 hours should pass before applying grout.

The good news is that other types of flooring besides tile can be applied in a much quicker manner. Laying a laminate floor for example is usually a one-day job, but at the same time it doesn’t provide the same durability (or often the same aesthetics) as tile.

Fixtures, Paint, Trim

Installing new fixtures as well as painting and applying base, window, and door trim aren’t especially time consuming either. The thing is, you want to dedicate a day (two on the safe side) to each. Painters can do their job a lot faster before the vanity and trim is installed. The vanity should be installed before the base trim so it can be flush against the wall as well.

It’s not fair to ask multiple contractors to try and work at the same time in a space as small as a bathroom. Not to mention, each of them waiting to get in and out of a room is going to drive labor costs through the roof.

How Long Does a Bathroom Renovation Take Summary

There are little nuances during each step of a bathroom renovation that could really stretch out this project. You’ve got the design and permit phase before any work can even be done, then the demo, then giving plumbers and electricians enough time to install the ‘guts’ before the actual rebuild can begin.

Tile mastic and grout needs time to dry, as does paint. Fixtures, vanity, and trim all needs to be applied in a certain order as well. If you’ve got a contractor that is well-versed in all of these services, that’s going to significantly cut down on your timeline, but this is still a 2-week job at minimum.

Top Bathroom Trends This Year

by Columbus Bath Design |February 28, 2020 |3 Comments | Bathroom Design | , , ,

bathroom trendsFashions change with the times – even for bathrooms. While you may not see them on a paparazzi-lined runway, the trends for a modern, functional and vibrant bathroom are essential components for homeowners wanting a bathroom upgrade. 

In this article, we’ll give you the inside scoop on the latest in bathroom remodeling trends for 2020.

Does Fashion Really Change for Bathrooms?

It sure does! Even though your bathroom is one of the most functional rooms in your home, it often gets lost in the shuffle when it’s time for a re-do.

For proof, consider the classic speckled granite counters, cabinetry and trim. They definitely rocked the 90s, but they look hopelessly stale in 2020.

As Bob Dylan so famously said, “The times, they are a changin.’”

What are the Top Bathroom Trends for 2020?

Even though they’re usually among the smallest rooms in homes, a bit of forethought and planning is required before remodeling. In most cases, plumbing, electrical and carpentry work all come into play during bathroom renovations.

Wall-mounted sinks and vanities: From freeing up much-needed space to making cleanups easier, a sink or vanity mounted on the wall is a stylish solution for small bathrooms.

  • How to integrate this idea: Wall-mounted sinks can be secured by brackets onto a wall stud or a wall reinforcement behind the wall.

Smart technology in the bathroom: As technology continues to advance, just about every aspect of our lives are made easier. We’re seeing a noticeable jump in smart technology for bathrooms. This includes voice-activated lighting, toilets with seat warmers, lids that open automatically, built-in deodorizers, electronically controlled showers, and more. Who knew “going” could be so stylish?

  • How to integrate this idea: A great way to introduce smart technology into your bathroom is to include programmable lighting to set a specific mood and a remote controller that will fill your tub to a specific temperature.

Electric towel warmers: Doesn’t a warm, fluffy towel sound incredibly cozy when you step out of the shower? 

  • How to integrate the idea: Whether you’d prefer a wall-mounted option or a freestanding model, there’s plenty of options for towel warmers.

New tiling shape options: Say “buh-bye” to the basic subway or large format tile of yesteryear. Now, bathroom tiles are far more customizable in terms of shape and colors.

  • bathroom trendsHow to integrate the idea: With the vast size, shape and color options now available, you can choose to have an entire wall tiled or just a specific section of your bathroom. 

Clear shower doors: Even though these minimalist shower doors began growing in popularity several years ago, they’re still very much in style. The even better news is that manufacturers are hip to the trend, and have responded with providing a host of design options.

  • How to integrate the idea: Clear shower doors are available with barn door-type doors and those that swing open

As you look at the trends above, one thing becomes obvious: massive furnishing is out, and console-like vanities and minimalism is in. 

How Can Columbus Bath Design Help Me With These New Bathroom Trends?

We do one thing, and we do it very well: bathroom remodeling. Throughout our more than 20 years of service, our team has been at the forefront of knowing the current trends and those on the horizon.

Our process is a simple one: we listen to your ideas and needs, offer a bit of honest feedback and advice, then get to work on making the bathroom of your dreams a reality.

We realize that a remodeling project of any kind can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we invite you to visit our showroom at 8596 Cotter Street in Lewis Center on the north side of Columbus. It’s a great way to discover inspirational ideas and to see what’s available.

Our team members are happy to guide you through all the design options so that you can get a look and feel for the best possible options. 

After agreeing on a final plan, we’ll then visit your home to see if there are any unique situations that need to be identified.

Finally, we’ll schedule a day and time for the installation that works best for you. 

How Long Do Bathroom Remodeling Projects Last?

Each project has its own peculiarities, but we are able to complete most projects within a single day.

No joking.

If we think it’ll take a second day, based upon our experience we’ll be able to tell you well before the work actually begins. We assure you that the same two installers who begin work on your bathroom remodeling project will stay with it until the job is completed.

Because we believe money should never be an obstacle to having the bathroom of your dreams, Columbus Bath Design is proud to offer financing options that will fit any budget. 

So, whether you simply need a new tub, vanity or a complete remodeling of your bathroom, we’re ready to get working for you.

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. 

4 Ways to Create More Bathroom Space for the Whole Family

by Columbus Bath Design |August 23, 2019 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Blogs | , , ,

It can be hard to decide on a design that works for all members of your family, not to mention any guests or visitors you may have along the way! A great family bathroom evolves and grows too alongside your family. Therefore, from the beginning of your redecoration process, you need a design that can adapt. All fittings in the family bathroom should be low maintenance and durable. You need the right fittings, fixtures, and finishes — and then your bathroom can truly adapt for a growing family, all of your guests, and your personal needs. We at Columbus Bath Design can help you find a simple design with lots of storage that’s elegant but also durable. We’ll help you create a perfect bathroom for both play-time in the bath with your young ones, and an oasis of peace for you when you want a little peace and quiet. 

So how can I create more space for all of the members of my family?

1) How do I choose the right in-built storage for my family’s needs?

We recommend that when designing your bathroom for a family, including a large amount of storage space. Maybe choose a combination unit with plenty of built-in storage. You could also add wall hanging units, corner shelves, storage at the end of the bath or niches in the walls of showers to give you that extra storage where none existed before — keeping your bathroom streamlined and making it feel bigger!

2) How can I use extra storage in an attractive, cohesive way?

Firstly, not all of the possessions we keep in our bathroom actually need to be here. Think about stealing space in other parts of your house — for example, bedrooms, storage cupboards, etc – for anything you don’t definitely need to store in the bathroom. This could include duplicates, medicines or spare towels. 

Here are some chicer, tried and tested ways to bring extra storage space to your bathroom: 

Multiple hanging bars or racks, with some, placed lower down so your kids can reach them. This is also a great way to introduce tidying to your family. If each person knows where everything goes and can access it, they’re more likely to be interested in the tidying process and help you in the future. It’s a win-win! You could think about adding these extra hooks on the inside of the bathroom door, to keep the space feeling uncluttered and minimalist. 

Also, think about investing in a stool so that the kids can reach everything they need like the sink, getting into the bath or reaching higher up cabinets. You could get a stool that folds away, but if you’re worried about it not being stable enough, think about creating enough storage in your under-sink cabinet that you can store a stool there.

3) How can space be organized for all members of the family? 

A great way to make your bathroom work for the whole family is to give each member their own area. This leaves the tidying responsibility to them, and wipes out the possibility of anyone fighting over whose towel is theirs! Here are some ways you can divide up your bathroom for all your family members:

  • Buy some drawstring bags for your kid’s toys. These could be stored on a suction cup on the wall of the bath, or stored in their room, or on one of their designated hooks. If you’re looking to buy a bag, find one that’s made out of mesh, or a wire basket. This allows your toys to dry off properly.
  • Giving your kids a separate toothbrush holder can avoid confusion. If you make their container a fun, child-friendly one, like a cup with their favorite cartoon, they might even find bathroom time more fun and be more willing and excited to brush their teeth!
  • Color code your bathroom. Give the generations in your family a separate color or each family member a different color. This will add a splash of color to your bathroom, while still being paired back and minimalist, and will help everyone to remember which items are theirs. This can stop any fights over belongings and make things easier to find for you and all the family. You can also color-code your accessories, like face towels or toothbrushes, with a ribbon. If you’d like to keep your bathroom simplistic and opt for white towels, you could add a color-coded ribbon to these too. White towels, despite what you might think, are also easier to clean — they can always be bleached, if they get dirty! You could even color-code your boxes or storage units or wicker bins.

4) How can I make the bathroom more fun for the whole family?  

Lots of people might think that replacing a bath with a shower is the perfect way to save space in a family bathroom. But multiple members of the family can have a bath, it’s fun, and can bring everyone together. It also means the house will be easier to re-sell if you’re considering that in the future. If you’re tight on space you could have a shower over the bath for the best of both worlds. Or if you’re working with even less space, think of ways to make the shower more fun, including toys and games for the little ones. 

Come and visit us at Columbus Bath Design to find the perfect bathroom to suit all of your needs, or call us on this number: (614) 907-4558.

 

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. 

The Benefits of One-Day Bathroom Remodeling

by Columbus Bath Design |August 24, 2018 |0 Comments | Bathroom Remodeling | , , , , ,

Remodeling any part of your home can a very stressful task. Losing access to parts of your house for weeks on end is an annoyance for the whole family. Are you looking to remodel your bathroom without any of the hassle? If so, our one-day bathroom remodeling service is exactly what you’ve been looking for. With our process, remodeling can be smooth and affordable, and meet all of your wants and needs.

Five Easy Steps

One of the main reasons that we are able to provide you with one to two-day bathroom remodeling is because of our efficient five-step process. This involves using our time as wisely as possible while also providing high-quality work.  Whether you want to convert your tub to a shower, completely redesign your entire space, or anything in between, our process guarantees timely and gorgeous results.

The five-step process we use begins with you contacting us or visiting our showroom to start planning your remodel. Step two involves exploring the plethora of design options that we provide, which will allow you to choose a look that best matches your specifications and requirements. Next, we will give you an estimate that will allow you to compare our affordable prices to other companies. Step four involves the finalization of the design, which will include adding the finishing touches to your remodel. And last but not least, you will pick a date and time for your install.

Free Estimate

We understand that having your bathroom remodeled can be a substantial investment, which is why we offer a free estimate. This estimate will provide you with comprehensive details about the work that we will do, the materials needed for the project, and the total number that we believe the project will cost. With Columbus Bath Design, there are no surprises. We are completely transparent about all costs and fees. We will be on the same page as you every step of the way.

A bathroom remodel is also an incredibly wise investment. A brand new bathroom can greatly increase the value of your home and will be an asset should you choose to sell or rent your home in the future.

Unbeatable Convenience

Traditional bathroom remodels can be tricky and inconvenient. Losing the use of a bathroom in your house for a week or more can take a toll on your family’s busy schedules. Labor costs are also higher with lengthy bathroom remodels. With Columbus Bath Design, the process will be quick and easy without displacing your family and disrupting your normal routines. Our prices and services are both unmatched and unbeatable.

When it comes to bathrooms, our one-day remodel is exactly what you’ve been looking for.  Contact us at Columbus Bath Design for a free estimate today!n

Why You Should Contact Columbus Bath Design for Your Bathroom Remodel

by Columbus Bath Design |August 16, 2018 |0 Comments | Bathroom Remodeling | , , , , ,

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:

Quick and Easy

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.

Endless Design Possibilities

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.

Affordable Quality and Local Experts at Your Service

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.

Our Work Speaks For Itself

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.