Spring is here and the warmer temperatures are bringing new life. As flowers are blooming and trees are turning green again, you might feel like the inside of your home needs some refreshing as well. Spring cleaning can freshen up any home, but sometimes you have to make a big change to really start anew. Think about a space that gets a lot of use by everyone that enters your home. That’s right, the bathroom. The bathrooms in your home could probably use some love this spring, and what better way to brighten them up than to give them a new look? Below, I’ll answer some questions you may have about remodeling your bathroom.
Bringing a fresh look to any space can change your attitudes and feelings toward the space itself. Adding new shelving to a cramped closet, changing the color of your bedroom walls, or simply buying a new welcome mat for outside your door can give you a new lease on life in your home. So how about your bathrooms? The bathroom is a space you, your family, and your guests use all the time. From getting ready in the morning all the way to preparing for bed, your bathroom is a constant throughout your day. Remodeling a bathroom, even if you simply paint the walls, can freshen up the entire house. Everyone knows that a fresh coat of paint can make rooms seem brighter, cleaner, and more modern. As a centerpiece in your home, the bathroom has a lot of sway in how your home is seen and how it functions. Tackling a full bathroom remodel can seem like an unconquerable beast. There’s so much to do! New tubs, new sinks, new faucets, the list goes on! However, at Columbus Bath Design, we take all the hard work off your shoulders and deliver the bathroom you’ve always wished for. Let us handle the nitty gritty details of remodeling your bathroom while you sit back and relax through the process! At the end, you’ll have a stunning bathroom that you’ll be excited to put to use.
A remodel could seem like a drastic step if you’re simply looking to freshen up your home. However, in addition to adding new energy to your home, a remodel can add multiple benefits and value to your home as well. With updated tiles, tubs, sinks, cabinets, and toilets, a remodel of your bathroom can make your home more valuable overall. In the future, if you choose to move from your current home to somewhere new, an updated bathroom will be a huge selling point. As for day to day benefits, the list is long! Is there something in your bathroom that just doesn’t work quite right or causes you to be annoyed often? May it be a sticky drawer, a leaky faucet, or a toilet that runs day and night, small issues like this will be resolved during your remodel. However, the huge benefit of a remodel is that you’re redoing everything from top to bottom. This means that bigger issues can be handled as well. Say the space in your bathroom isn’t used efficiently: the counter juts out too much and you always hit your hip bone on it or the toilet feels just a little too close to the tub. With a remodel, these structural annoyances or issues can be resolved. Investing in a remodel of you bathroom is never a bad idea. You can get rid of issues that have plagued you each and everyday!
First things first, you must decide if a remodel seems right for you. If it does, begin brainstorming about the look and feel that you want to achieve with your bathroom. Then, head on over to www.columbusbathdesign.com or call us at 614.721.3883 to begin the process. Our staff can help you pick out the perfect design for your bathroom. You can choose everything for your new bathroom, down to the tiny details! Our staff is receptive to your ideas and knowledgeable about the functional needs of a bathroom. We’ll provide you with a free in-home estimate so you know exactly what you’ll be getting into with this remodel. Following the estimate, you’ll finalize your design with our team. Last but not least, we’ll schedule the install! Our experienced installers and contractors will work to keep the mess to a minimum during your install, while giving your home the respect it deserves. We know a remodel of any room can interrupt your day-to-day life, but we’ll keep it clean, make it quick, and do it right!
Remodeling a bathroom in time for spring can bring new life to your home. With the help of all of us at Columbus Bath Design, the process will be painless! Give us a call at (614) 475-7700 to begin the process today, or visit www.columbusbathdesign.com to check out examples of our work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
October is a fun month in Columbus, Ohio. As the leaves change colors and the air takes on a crisp sensation, you may wish to gather your family for some memorable fall activities. Here are a few inexpensive and enjoyable ways to have some fall fun in the area.
Pick Some Apples. Autumn is a great season for apple picking. Many local farms open to the public and offer a variety of apples. If you are in the mood, you may be able to pick some directly from the trees. Whether you plan on preparing a yummy apple pie, some warm cider, or applesauce, you will be able to choose the some delightful fruit. It is a wonderful way to spend some time with your entire family.
Pumpkin Patches. Some of the best moments of fall can occur at a pumpkin patch. These places are not just for young children. People of all ages will enjoy heading to the field and choosing the perfect pumpkin for Halloween. Many places also offer hay rides, petting zoo areas, and corn mazes.
Seasonal Displays. Numerous zoos, aquariums, and art museums in Columbus have seasonal displays on exhibit. If you have a yearly membership, you can visit and get a feel for the season. For instance, gather the family and head to the Columbus Zoo for Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest.
Take a Nature Walk. Ohio is filled with trails that allow you to enjoy the wonders of nature. No matter your physical abilities, there is a place where you can crunch leaves under your feet and breathe the crisp autumn air. Along the way you can bask in the colorful rainbow on the trees.
After a busy fall day, you want to return to your home and unwind in a hot bath. The experts at Columbus Bath Design will help you create a bathroom environment that makes you feel as though you have entered a spa. Schedule an appointment today.
September can be a very busy month for families. As the kids get back to school, life at home can tend to get hectic. Having a tidy home is one way to help reduce stress and make it easier to settle into new routines. Here are some bathroom tips to help you stay more organized this September:
Baskets. Baskets are an ideal way to store various items, such as towels, extra toilet paper rolls, and even cleaning supplies. With a basket, you can leave it out and have it serve as a functional decor item, or you can tuck it away in a linen closet, or underneath the sink, or stick it on a shelf. They’re versatile, and make it easy to have necessary items close at hand.
Drawer Organizers. Simple organizers for vanity drawers are perfect for smaller items, such as cosmetics, hair accessories, and styling tools. Rather than keeping drawers cluttered and full of junk, you can get all of the important items neatly arranged. It will make getting ready for work and school a breeze in the mornings, since everything you need will be in the right spot.
Clean Counters. Take a few minutes each evening to tidy up the counter space on the vanity. Put dirty washcloths and towels in the hamper, and put any small items, like cosmetics and accessories, in the proper place in drawers and cabinets. Spending a few minutes each night to do this will ensure that that the bathroom stays neat for the next morning.
The bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in the home every morning. Keeping it clean and free of clutter will help you to feel more organized and less stressed. By following these simple bathroom organizing tips and tricks, you’ll make it easier for your family to get ready for the day.
A bathroom remodel is one of the best ways to add value to your home. In addition to adding value you are also making the space more aesthetically pleasing, and tiles are a great way to accomplish both goals!
When contemplating tile options, you should focus on the color and shape of tiles, and whether or not you want tiles on the wall as well. By visiting Columbus Bath Design of Central Ohio you are sure to find a wide selection of amazing tiles and bathroom fixtures that will suit your style, and your bathroom.
Aside from coloring and the shape of tiles, you also need to consider what type of tile that you feel is the best fit. It is also important to decide on what size tile you are looking for. Do you want large tiles or smaller tiles that allow for more of a pattern? There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing tiles for your bathroom, and we are here to help you navigate those options and help you find your ideal fit! For more information about renovating a bathroom contact Columbus Bath Design of Central Ohio.
Whether you are planning on selling your home in the near future or not, it is important to consider how some remodeling projects can pay off in terms of increasing the value of your home. After all, at some point, the value of your home will be an important factor in your life and making sure you get the most from your home improvements can help give you the best resale value possible. Many buyers are especially drawn to looking at the bathrooms since they are an area of the home that is used often.
Many real estate experts agree that money spent remodeling the bath can often be recovered at 100% or more of the amount invested in the project. This is especially true in areas with a strong housing market. When considering a remodel project for your bathroom, traditional features are often preferred. Walk in showers are also an excellent option. Of course, if you only have one bathroom, you may be better off spending your remodeling budget on adding another bath.
If you are interested in the prospect of adding more value to your home, and increasing your enjoyment of one of the most used areas of your home, Columbus Bath Design of Central Ohio is here to help you get started! Contact us today!
One of the biggest influences on a bathroom remodel’s success is choosing the right color and color combinations. Color can enhance the tone of the room and also gives you the opportunity to show off your personal style. We aren’t just talking about paint either; you can get creative with the ways that you use color in your bathroom. Bathmats, Towels, all the way down to small items such as your toothbrushes can have a big impact on the overall feel of your bathroom space!
Accessories are one way to add color and accent, but the walls and colors of your showers/tubs will have the largest impact. Depending on the size of the bathroom that you would like to remodel, dark and light colors can work for or against you. Dark colors may not be the best choice for a smaller space, while lighter colors can create the illusion of emptiness in a larger sized space. The color of your tiling and flooring will also play a large part in the initial impact that your coloring has as you enter the room. Careful consideration of how your flooring accentuates the overall feel that your bathroom conveys is important, and the end result is very satisfying to see it all tie together!
Columbus Bath Design of Ohio is happy to work closely with you to develop the overall color scheme and think of creative ways to introduce color to your space. A second opinion never hurts; it’s very easy to get tunnel vision on a certain attribute or style. Contact us today to get started on your new project, the bathroom of your dreams!