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How Can a Bathroom Remodel Add Value to Your Home?

by Columbus Bath Design |February 28, 2019 |9 Comments | Uncategorized | , , , ,

If you’re looking for a way to add value to your home, a bathroom remodel is a great place to start. Not only will you and your family enjoy your new space, but if you decide to sell your home in the future, a brand-new bathroom is a great selling feature. Columbus Bath Design Design, located in Columbus, Ohio specializes in bathroom remodeling and makes the process efficient, cost-effective and seamless for you.

How can a remodel add value to my home?

According to builders and contractors, a bathroom is a place that potential buyers view as either finished or as a project they’ve got to do.  A project, or update, will require more money and can sometimes turn a potential buyer away from the purchase. However, a well-structured renovation can recoup up to one hundred percent of the investment. People are not only searching for style and design but also energy efficient and environmentally sound products, which Columbus Bath Design can offer in large supply.

An outdated bathroom gives the impression that other things in the house may be outdated as well. When remodeling, it is a good time to also upgrade the plumbing and electrical features. Building codes may have changed since your home was built and potential buyers may have a concern when seeing an older bathroom. If you find a problem and then repair it, you can increase the value of your home as well.

The average cost of remodeling a new bathroom varies greatly from area to area. The age of the house and the general condition also play a role. You must decide how much of an investment you are willing to budget.  Do you just need new fixtures and a backsplash or are you looking at a gut job?

How should I start planning my remodel?

Keep in mind the style of your existing home.  When adding value to your home, you shouldn’t “go overboard” on modern high-end furnishings if your home has a rustic design. Likewise, consider if the buyers will think that a tub is a waste of space and better suited for a high-end shower. Also, if your home has only one bath, maybe think about adding a second bath to accommodate a larger family. Even though people like the charm of an older home, today’s busy schedules tend to see the need for a second bathroom.  You can check other homes in the area to see if adding a second bathroom will help you compete in the market.

Will a remodel be worth my investment?

Where do you get the most return on your investment in remodeling a bathroom? Updated fixtures and lighting appeal to most buyers. Functionality and usability are also among the must-haves. Storage is another premium for most families. A well-planned design will make the most from unused and awkward spaces. Luxury touches, such as separate shower areas and heated floors, are also worth considering, depending on your home and location.  Lighting, and plenty of it, can make a bathroom feel larger, warm and inviting. Columbus Bath Design has design experts and master plumbers who do only bathroom remodels which makes them an ideal company to work with on your bathroom updates.

If you are not planning to sell your home any time soon, make your bathroom remodel to suit your family’s needs, but keep in mind that everyone might not have the same taste as you do. Choosing a color scheme can be stressful, but always remember that neutral colors will allow the next homeowner to add their own pops of color with linens and accessories. The same can be said for adding lighting and fixtures.

What should I change during my remodel?

Most older homes have only a single sink, whereas, today’s homebuyers typically require a second sink, especially in a master bathroom.  If room permits, adding a second sink will appeal to a buyer, but also will make your bathroom more functional for your family.

Also, consider changing the shower head.  This can make a world of difference cosmetically and efficiency wise.  You can upgrade the shower fixture and shower head for a luxurious feel with the right components. Today’s homebuyers are looking for features that are aesthetically pleasing and functionally appealing.

According to the National Board of Realtors, on a scale of 1–10 a bathroom remodel, done right, is about a 9.6 for potential buyers. Additionally, families will enjoy this newly renovated space as well.

Most people do not live in the magazine picture perfect bathrooms.  They want clean lines and usable space. Don’t overdo the space with ornate fixtures if the rest of your house is styled in rustic features. Keep in mind that you will be living there until which time you decide to put it on the market. Consider what works for you and your family will probably work for potential buyers.  

Remodeling a bathroom will add value and beauty to your home. Columbus Bath Design’s professionals can help guide you through the remodel process and ensure your bath will be both a wise investment and a beautifully functional space to enjoy for years. Call Columbus Bath Design today to schedule an estimate (614) 475-7700.

Kicking off 2019 With a Bathroom Remodel

by Columbus Bath Design |January 18, 2019 |2 Comments | Bathroom Remodeling | , , , , , , ,

If you are still looking for a New Years resolution and a great way to start the year, look no further. A remodel can give you a space to relax and unwind and can add a lot of value to your home. Here is your complete guide to starting your year off with a Columbus Bath Design Remodel.

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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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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 Tub to Shower Conversions

by Columbus Bath Design |September 14, 2018 |1 Comments | Bathroom Maintenance | , , , , , ,

One popular bathroom remodeling project is the bathtub to shower conversion. While some people enjoy baths, renovating your tub can be a wise investment.  A shower not only improves efficiency and saves time and money, but modern shower construction materials and accessories also increase a home’s overall value. There are other benefits to think about when considering a conversion:

Mobility and Safety

Many people make the decision to replace their tubs with showers as they get older. Physically getting in and out of a tub can become strenuous if not dangerous with old age. You can also design your shower to have fixed seating and other accommodations. Seating options, including folding-style fixed seating are also a possibility. Showers greatly reduce the risk of falling that bathtubs present. If you are getting older, or live with an older family member, a shower is an overall safer option and will put you and your family members’ minds at ease.

Fewer Maintenance Hassles

Overall, bathtubs involve more time in cleaning and maintenance. As water splashes out of a tub onto the floor, moisture can seep under the flooring and into walls spaces. This often results in expensive repairs and mold remediation efforts.

Showers can cause higher humidity in a bathroom, but they are less likely to cause this type of damage. A strong bathroom fan or dehumidifying system also dry any moisture left over from a shower. More importantly, modern shower stalls are made with materials and designs that make cleaning simple. No matter how frequently the tub is cleaned, many homeowners have difficulty with accumulations of mold along caulk lines, soap scum, and hard water minerals along rounded interior surfaces. A shower decreases the chance of these types of accumulations happening with normal cleaning.

Relaxation

If you’re hoping to take back some physical space and reduce water usage, a tub to shower conversion is the perfect choice for you. With a handheld or dual showerhead, you can direct the water flow at one particular area where you need the water the most to soothe painful muscles or joints. Custom shower options also include body jets positioned in the walls of the shower that provide the exact same style of comfort and relief as tub jets.

A tub to shower conversion will add value to your home and save you time, money, and water in the long run. Our expert team can usually replace a tub with an easy-to-use and aesthetically pleasing shower in a single day. Columbus Bath Design has been proudly helping homeowners in the Greater Columbus region achieve their bathroom design and functionality goals for 20 years. For more information or to request a free conversion estimate, contact us today.

 

Tips for Planning Your Dream Bathroom Remodel

by Columbus Bath Design |September 7, 2018 |0 Comments | Bathroom Remodeling Tips | , , , , , ,

Remodeling any part of your home can be fun to dream about. To actually get the results you want, however, takes a lot of planning. Here are some of our best tips for planning the remodel of your dreams:

Consider Your Needs

Are you sharing a master bath? Are you remodeling your own private bathroom? Or maybe you’re designing a bathroom space for a family of five?

Whatever your needs may be, it is important to narrow them down before beginning the remodeling process so that you can choose accessories for your space accordingly. For instance, a couple may want a large double vanity to efficiently get ready in the morning. However, for a large family, storage space may be a higher priority when redesigning.

Narrowing down your needs is the first step in crafting a plan for efficient use of your space and resources.

Do Your Homework

Getting ideas for your remodel can be as simple as reading reviews online or chatting with your neighbors who have already gone through the remodeling process. Visiting an in-person showroom is a perfect opportunity to get an idea of what remodeling options are available to you and talking to other homeowners can give you an idea of what’s possible.

Get Inspired

The sky is the limit when it comes to remodeling.  Even if you can’t make an in-person visit to a showroom, online searches can turn up hundreds of ideas for bathroom looks and styles – modern, traditional, or contemporary. Click through the Columbus Bath Design photo gallery to explore the unique bathrooms other Ohio homeowners have created.

Set Your Budget

Bathroom remodels can be done to fit budgets of any size, but nevertheless, it’s important to know what you can afford ahead of time. Create a realistic budget and begin to plan your remodeling fantasies around what you can comfortably afford.

What you have to work with will impact how much of your inspiration can be achieved, but don’t be discouraged—often, costs can be minimized by modifying your ideas. Our team will do everything we can to help you get all of your wants while not breaking the bank.  

Treat Yourself!

What makes this space a “dream” bathroom for you? Do you dream of marble- or stone-look showers and whirlpool tubs? Or maybe you want to focus on installing easy-to-clean glass showers and opening up the space. Make sure to throw in some design elements that you’ll love forever.

Explore tiled backsplashes or beadboard wainscoting. Play with dark wood cabinets and modern, unexpected sinks or open space and sleek, white counters. Get creative with lighting, flooring, and use of space. Whatever change you want to achieve, a Columbus Bath Design design specialist can help you make it happen every step of the way.

 

How To Decide When To Upgrade Your Bathroom?

by Columbus Bath Design |September 22, 2017 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Bathroom Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling Tips, Bathroom tips, Full Bathroom Remodel, Making the Decision to Remodel Your Bathroom | , , , , , , , ,

One of the most common upgrades that are done to a home is a bathroom remodel. Space is the room where many people relax at the end of a busy day. However, a bathroom can become outdated. Here are some signs that it is time to consider a remodeling project.

Mold is an Issue

When pondering when to remodel, a smart time is when you start to notice mold. If the area around your shower is looking green or black mold may be to blame. If it is a minor case, you will be able to clean the space with bleach. A wise project is to install drywall that resists mold. If mold is a major problem, you should consult with a professional testing and remediation company.

Leaking or Old Fixtures

When fixtures like a shower or toilet leak water, an upgrade is necessary. Today, many units are friendly to the environment and help to save water. Consider a toilet that uses less water per flush or a shower head that sprays less. Besides lowering your monthly bills, you will be doing something that is good for the planet.

Just Want a Change

If it has been years since your last bathroom remodel, you may be sick of looking at the same vanity or paint colors on the walls. These are cosmetic changes that are easy to complete. Paint is very inexpensive, but it can dramatically change the feel in the space. Numerous vanity styles are available. Some can provide necessary extra storage. If this does not fit into your budget, consider swapping your old hardware for something new. This will create a fresh look for a fraction of the cost.

After learning when you should decide to upgrade your bathroom, you may need some remodeling tips. At Columbus Bath Design, we will be happy to assist you throughout all of your projects. Our experts will recommend the best solutions for your needs and budget. When you are ready for a change, let us fulfill your dreams. For over two decades, we have provided quality service to residents in the Columbus area. To partake in a Columbus Bath Design experience, call to schedule a free in-home estimate today.

Financing Your Bathroom Remodel

by Columbus Bath Design |August 4, 2017 |0 Comments | Bathroom Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling Cost, Full Bathroom Remodel, Making the Decision to Remodel Your Bathroom | , , , , ,

A bathroom renovation is a great way to refresh an important space in the home. Whether it’s the master bath, a powder room, or the only bathroom in the home, you want to get the design just right. You’ll have to spend both time and money to create a comfortable, stylish, and functional space. Here are some smart money saving tips and ideas to help you finance your bathroom remodel:
Find out how much
The first thing to do when seeking financing for a home renovation is to find out how much money you can borrow. It may be helpful to get an obligation free estimate from a contractor to get an idea of how much your project may cost. This will be based on the changes that you want to make, the items you want installed, and the costs of labor and materials.

Credit, loan or refinancing your mortgage

You have several options when it comes to financing. You can take out a personal line of credit, you can apply for a loan with a financial institution, or you can seek to refinance your mortgage. If you opt for a line of credit or a loan, take interest rates into consideration. Determine how long it may take you to pay off the remodel expenses. If you can pay it off quickly, you can avoid paying too much in interest.

Plan ahead
Before going forward with a bathroom remodel, be sure to make a plan. Know how much money you can realistically spend, and have an idea of how much value the remodel can add to your home. If you go overboard with design features and elements, you can end up spending more than you should. Make a budget, choose the elements you want included, and then find the experts who can bring your vision to life.

Create A Columbus Bath Designroom

by Sheila Rowlands |July 14, 2017 |0 Comments | Bathroom Design, Bathroom Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling Cost, Bathroom Remodeling Materials, Bathroom Remodeling Tips, Bathroom tips, Full Bathroom Remodel, homeowners, Making the Decision to Remodel Your Bathroom | , , , , ,

Create a Columbus Bath Designroom bath Ohio July 2017You can create a Columbus Bath Designroom during any bathroom remodel with the right imagination and planning. Homeowners, when they undertake such a task, must never compromise on the look or effect that they desire to create. Any bathroom can be made into a Columbus Bath Designroom if you put in the right effort.

We recommend incorporating the same ideas you have for your home decor when planning bathroom decor, so that the bathroom remodel looks an integral part of your home. The layout of the bathroom must be such that it follows your line of sight and all fittings and fixtures balance each other. When creating a Columbus Bath Designroom, it is also important to ensure that every item used in the bathroom from the floor and wall tiles to counters, cabinets, fittings, and fixtures are always of the best quality and complement each other. Even the waterproofing carried out must be top grade, as dampness and leakages can play havoc with a bathroom and its adjuncts.

Fitting and fixtures in a Columbus Bath Designroom must be chosen for their function as well as looks. You will not go wrong if you make sure that all pieces are from reputable manufacturers known for their quality. This may increase the cost, but it is a necessary evil for luxury benefits. Large size tiles in a bathroom can add to the illusion of space. A Columbus Bath Designroom can be incomplete if does not contain a jacuzzi or at least a steam shower enclosure.

Be clear about your finances before you start any bathroom remodel for improving your bathroom decor. You may want to start from scratch in order to really see a complete transformation. For additional tips about top-end bathroom remodels, contact Columbus Bath Design by Columbus Bath Design today.

How to Finance Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

by Sheila Rowlands |June 23, 2017 |0 Comments | Bathroom Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling Cost, Full Bathroom Remodel, homeowners, Making the Decision to Remodel Your Bathroom | , , , , ,

When you decide that it is time for a bathroom remodel, it is necessary to decide how much you will need to spend. Since most homeowners do not have the cash available to pay for such a project, it is necessary to search for the best financing options.

Loan Options

When you want to perform some home upgrades, there are a few loan options available.

  • Home Equity Loans – These kinds of loans provide tax benefits that are associated with traditional mortgages and do not come with any closing costs. The entire loan is given up front and you can pay it off over a long period of time. Usually, the interest rates are fixed, so payments are easy to fit into your monthly budget.
  • Home-Equity Line of Credit – Lenders provide a line of credit that comes with a ceiling. Since this loan option comes with no closing costs and you only pay interest on the amount that you borrow, it is a smart idea for a home project.

Borrow Directly Through Your Remodeling Company

Many times, a reputable remodeling company will offer special financing when you use their products and services. At Columbus Bath Design, we want to make sure that all your home projects are affordable. Our one-day remodels are currently being offered at payment options as low as $89 per month. For a small cost, you will be able to enjoy a new bathroom with a multitude of updated features.

For over two decades, Columbus Bath Design has been serving residents of Columbus, Ohio. We try our best to make all of your bathroom remodeling projects as easy and affordable as possible. Whether you want a new whirlpool tub or an updated tile backsplash, we have ideas that will make your dreams come true. For more information about the finance options available through Columbus Bath Design, contact us or visit our showroom today.