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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Bathroom

by Columbus Bath Design |March 7, 2019 |4 Comments | Bathroom Maintenance, Blogs, Cleaning tips | , , , , , ,

Temperatures are warming up and flowers are blooming, it’s time to do a little spring cleaning. Rinsing porches and cleaning behind furniture is a good start, but what about your bathrooms? How can you get them ready for the warmer and brighter weather coming your way? In this article, I will share some tips with you for sprucing up your bathroom just in time for spring.

How deeply should I clean my bathroom?

When doing a deep clean of your bathroom, expect to get in every nook and cranny. Faucets, drains, grout, baseboards, all of it could use a clean every once in a while. Begin by collecting all the supplies you’ll need: bleach, soap scum cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, rags, old toothbrushes, baking soda, vinegar, glass cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, a toilet bowl brush, a broom and dustpan, a mop, a trash bag, and last but not least, rubber gloves.

I have everything I need, now where do I start?

Begin by emptying the trash can in your bathroom, and then start to go through drawers and cabinets. Take one thing at a time, starting with one drawer. Throw away expired medicine, old makeup, stray Q-tips, and anything of the like. If you haven’t used it in a while and don’t see yourself using it soon, go ahead and toss it. Freeing up space will help you better organize the things you do use daily in your bathroom. Once you’ve thrown out as much as you can, remove everything else from the cabinets and drawers and set them out on the ground or in another room out of the way. Use multi-purpose cleaner to spray out all drawers and cabinets. Then, begin to put everything back while organizing by type (example: makeup goes with makeup, hair care goes with hair care, etc). This will make sure that all the items in the same category are in the same place, so you never again have to go digging through multiple drawers to find what you need. Now that the interiors of your bathroom drawers and cabinets are fresh and clean, let’s move on to some of the more nitty-gritty areas of your bathroom.

Tubs, Sinks, Drains, and Faucets

There’s no doubt that your tubs and sinks get a lot of use and abuse. Between soap scum, hair clogs, toothpaste, and more, these parts of your bathroom will need a little tender love and care. Begin by pouring baking soda down all the drains in your bathroom. Follow it with vinegar to create a homemade drain cleaner that’s safer than the harsh chemicals found in many other products. The chemical reaction between the vinegar and baking soda will both dislodge any clogs that may be hanging around in your pipes, but will also begin to break down the items causing the clogs and will wash them down. For best results, cover the drains after pouring the vinegar so the entire solution stays in the pipes and doesn’t bubble out into your sink or tub. After 2 minutes, run hot water down the drains to further clear any blockages. Now that you have clear drains, you can begin working on the tub, sinks, and faucets themselves. It would be best to put on your rubber gloves now to protect your hands from the chemicals in your cleaning products. Start by spraying soap scum cleaner all around your tub and/or shower, as well as on any of the faucets. Let it sit for approximately 30 seconds, then wet a rag with hot water and get to scrubbing! As you work, rinse the rag periodically to rid it of extra cleaning solution, soap scum, or dirt. When you come to the end of your scrubbing, rinse the entire tub/shower down with hot water, and wipe the faucets down with multi-purpose cleaner to rid them of any streaks caused by the soap scum cleaner.

Counter Tops and Toilets

Countertops, luckily, are simple. Move everything out of your way and spray them down with multi-purpose cleaner, following this with a wipe from a clean rag. Done! Toilets, on the other hand, will take some work. Often, the toilet is the most dreaded thing to clean in a bathroom. But have no fear! You’re armed with rubber gloves, the right cleaning supplies, and the perfect amount of elbow grease to make your toilet gleam. Begin by cleaning the bowl: squirt a generous amount of toilet bowl cleaner around the inside rim and begin scrubbing with your toilet bowl brush. Don’t leave a single nook unscrubbed! When you’re done, flush the toilet and leave the seat up to begin cleaning the rest of the bowl. Use bleach and a fresh rag to wipe down both the seat and the rim underneath, paying close attention to the back of the seat where the lid attaches. Try to get in and around the hinges of the lid to get a fresh start for spring. Finally, wipe down the lower part of the toilet and the floor directly surrounding the toilet with bleach. Voila! A perfectly clean toilet!

Floors, Mirrors, and Windows


We’re coming to the end of our bathroom cleaning extravaganza! Only the floors, mirrors, and any windows remain. For windows and mirrors, simply spray with glass cleaner and wipe down with a rag or paper towel. Your floors, however, will need a little more elbow grease. Begin by sweeping up any dust or hair found on the floor. Then, if you have tile with grout in your bathroom, grab your bleach and an old toothbrush. Pour a little bleach on the floor and use the old toothbrush to scrub in between the tiles on your bathroom floor. This will help lift dirt from the grout while bleaching stains. This could take a while, so buckle down! Once the grout is to your liking, you can simply mop the floor with hot water and multi-purpose cleaner.

And there you have it! A fresh and shining bathroom, ready for spring! Though the term is ‘spring cleaning,’ your bathroom can benefit from a deep clean 3-5 times a year. Bathrooms get heavy use, and deep cleaning more regularly can make the process go faster than waiting until each spring. I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips! If you’re considering remodeling your bathroom, take a look at our website or call us at 614-721-3883. Happy spring, everyone!

DIY Holiday Bathroom Decorations

by Columbus Bath Design |December 21, 2018 |1 Comments | Bathroom Design | , , , , ,

Christmas is finally here, and the new year is just around the corner. In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you’re probably pretty overwhelmed. There are so many things to plan for and so many gifts to shop for, it can all be a little crazy to manage. If you are entertaining this holiday, decorating is probably another big stressor on your list. We are here to make your life easier.

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Getting Your Bathroom Ready for the Holidays

by Columbus Bath Design |November 30, 2018 |0 Comments | Bathroom Accessories | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The holidays are finally here, and you know what that means? It’s time to get your home ready for company! While you’ll probably spend time decking the halls and making your space jolly for the season, there is one important aspect that you should not forget about, your bathroom! Here are some of our best tips to get your bathroom ready for holiday parties.

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Decorating Your Bathroom for Thanksgiving

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

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

Hand Towels

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

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

Candles, Candles, Candles

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

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

Soaps and other Scents

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

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

Lighting

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

Pumpkins and Gourds

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

More Decoration Ideas

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

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

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

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

Making Your Bathroom Spooky For Halloween

by Columbus Bath Design |October 19, 2018 |0 Comments | Bathroom Accessories | , , , , , ,

When it comes to Halloween, you want to pull out all of the stops and make your home as spooky and festive as possible. When hosting for the holiday, don’t forget to decorate your bathroom! Here are our favorite tips to make your bathroom extra scary this October:

Change up the Lighting

Swapping your old lightbulb for a creepy orange or green one can change the entire vibe of the room. Dimming your lights or adding strands of lights shaped like leaves and pumpkins can also add to the ambiance. Adding creepy candles can also give your space a “haunted mansion” type feel.

Switch out Your Accessories

Add decorations wherever you can. Swap out the soap dispenser, add a blood-spattered bath mat and throw plastic spiders all over the place. Invest in Halloween themed linens and signs to hang around. The more festive you can be, the better.

Don’t Forget a Spooky Scent

Investing in a pumpkin scented candle or bathroom spray can make your space feel incredibly festive. Find a scent that screams “fall”. Pumpkin, pine, and apple all help contribute to the ambiance.

Make it Gord-geous

Another fun way to bring Halloween decor into your bathroom is by adding pumpkins and gourds. Placing these around your sink, on your window sills, and on the back of your toilet brings a fresh new look to your space. Buy varying sizes to mix things up and arrange them into fun patterns to give your space some easy flair.

Spiders and Webs

One of the easiest (and creepiest) decorations that you can add are fake spider webs and plastic spiders. These are easy to place and to clean up and can be used again and again year after year. Add fake webs to the corners of your room and all around the windows and then sprinkle fake spiders all around.

There are plenty of fun ways to make your bathroom spooky this Halloween season. Get creative and find some DIY crafts to spruce up your space. Your guests will love the festive feel of your home and you’ll go down as the hostess with the mostest.

 

How to Find the Right Accessories for Your New Bathroom

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

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

Know What You’re Looking For

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

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

Identify Your Style

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

Think About Functionality

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

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

Establish a Budget

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

Make a List 

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

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

How Columbus Bath Design Can Transform Your Bathroom

by Columbus Bath Design |September 28, 2018 |0 Comments | Bathroom Accessories, Bathroom Remodeling | , , , , , , ,

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

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

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.

Bathtubs

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.

Showers

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

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.

Interested in a Bathroom Remodel? Call Columbus Bath Design

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. 

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.

How Columbus Bath Design Makes Bathroom Remodeling Hassle-Free

by Columbus Bath Design |July 20, 2018 |1 Comments | Bathroom Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling Cost, Bathroom Remodeling Materials, Bathroom Remodeling Tips | , , , , , , ,

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.

We Do All Kinds Of Bathrooms

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.

Install New Bathroom Fixtures To Save Money

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.  

Enjoy a Hassle-free Bathroom Renovation

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.

Add Value To Your Home With an Updated Bathroom

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.

 

Choosing the Right Bathroom Flooring

by Columbus Bath Design |July 13, 2018 |0 Comments | Bathroom Accessories, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Maintenance, Bathroom Remodeling Materials, Bathroom Remodeling Tips | , , , , , , , , ,

A large part of any bathroom remodel is the flooring. New flooring can be the cherry on top of a perfect decorating scheme. With selecting new bathroom flooring, however, comes some big decisions. It is important to choose the right flooring material for you and your space.

Tile

Tile is the most durable and customizable material that you can use in your bathroom. One of the biggest advantages of tile is that it offers a wide range of colors and textures. Tile is also a front-runner in regards to longevity and overall investment value. It is easy to clean, durable, and can even be heated to offset cold temperatures in the winter.

It is important to note that tile needs upkeep and maintenance to keep its appearance. Without proper cleaning, both tile and grout can grow discolored.

Vinyl

The vinyl materials available today look and perform much better than the brittle sheets or loosening sticky tiles that past vinyl options offered. A sheet vinyl is a cheap alternative that can maintain the appearance of wood or tile. Vinyl also has minimal seaming, which makes it a good choice for bathroom areas. It is more durable than wood and other flooring alternatives. Overall, vinyl is a cost-effective and accident proof flooring alternative.

Wood

While wood or high-quality laminates look warm and inviting in an otherwise cold room, there are a few things to be wary of. Wood does not react well with water, making it a risky choice for a bathroom setting. Although organic wood offers a unique and beautiful look, it can be more trouble than it is worth. Should you choose wood flooring, be ready for regular and prompt maintenance.

Accessories

With any of these options, you can add softness, color, and water absorption to the room by including strategically placed small rugs. For a spa-like feel, you can incorporate teak or river-rock mats to complement your vision. A rug also offers the peace of mind of a slip resistant surface while toweling off.

The right flooring varies from person to person and bathroom to bathroom. Budget, functionality, and look are all things to consider when it comes to remodeling. As always, if you have any questions or bathroom needs, come visit us at Columbus Bath Design. Our experts will help you explore and select the perfect flooring options for you!