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Picking Your Dream Color Scheme

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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!

Luxury Bath 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!

What to Consider When You Remodel

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When considering a bathroom remodel, there are a number of things to think about.  Included among the considerations is whether the remodel will transform the space into a space dedicated to luxury or simply increase the functionality and aesthetics of the room.

Other considerations will involve evaluating how the space is currently used — is it a retreat that will provide solace after a long day of work?  We at Luxury Bath will listen to your vision and assist in transforming it into a space that is visually appealing and functional in a way that fits your life best.  We help you decide what features you need while considering your budget and what you can afford.

While in the initial stages of determining how you would like to improve your existing space, we will work with you to consider the essentials of the space.  Important factors will largely depend on the bathroom that will be remodeled; for example, whether it is the powder room, a child’s bathroom or the master bath.  Each of these bathrooms require their own unique considerations when balancing form and function with your remodel.

We’re proud to serve the Columbus, Ohio area and help make the remodeling experience fun, easy, and customized to your needs!  Contact us today to get started.

 

Summer Bathroom Remodeling in Columbus Ohio

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Making an ordinary bathroom turn into an extraordinary work of art is as easy this summer! As many homeowners already know, remodeling a bathroom can be a chore that should be left to the professionals. Unfortunately many homeowners have found appeal in the DIY ideal and have discovered that some aspects of bathroom remodeling are just not for the novice.

Even worse, some homeowners desperate for a newly remodeled bathroom have fallen prey to unprofessional services that overcharge and all too often do unsightly work. Columbus residents have learned that our professional bathroom remodeling services can be counted on time and again. We provide each one of our clients with the absolute highest standard in professional remodeling services, while doing so at prices they can afford.

No matter the size of the job, the style or look desired, our team of professionals can quickly remodel a bathroom. Our proficiency in the bathroom remodeling trade combined with years of experience enables us to make the hassle of remodeling a short lived experience. Our team of remodeling experts knows how important it is to get their jobs done right, quickly, and with the first effort. After all, having a crew of workers making noise over a long period of time is something that no homeowner finds pleasing.

Though we work fast we do not cut corners. Our work is something we take pride in, which is why we work one on one with our clients to help them design and have the bathroom of their dreams. Having a beautiful bathroom to enjoy is just one of the perks of owning a home. With all of the modern sinks and faucets, vanities, tubs, showers, toilets and other bathroom accessories, an old fashioned bathroom can become a modern and more efficient bathroom.

Helping homeowners choose all of the right materials, colors, and styles, is how we turn their visions into realities. Through technique and skill we carefully create a bathroom that our clients usually find to be better than they had ever imagined. Hearing our clients rave about how wonderful their new bathroom is gives us inspiration, and proves that we are doing the job we set out to do. Each remodeling job we perform is important to us.

We keep our clients happy by proving that we are indeed the best and most affordable bathroom remodeling service in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area. Before getting knee deep in a remodeling job with a service that does not have a good reputation, choose a pro and know the job will be done professionally. We stand behind our work and can proudly say that many of the beautifully remodeled bathrooms in our area are the result of our craftsmanship. Contact us today and let us turn your old bathroom into an exquisite work of art!

Customize Your Bathroom Remodel With Luxury Bath

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Though a bath can often be viewed as luxurious, many overlook the possible dangers of a bathtub for certain age groups. That is why we offer one day bathroom remodeling for our customers that includes a tub to shower conversion.

We offer customized options that will enhance safety and are cost effective. Some may avoid a tub to shower conversion in fear that it may appear unappealing in resale, however, many people prefer a shower instead of a bathtub.

For children, it is safer to avoid a larger, slipper surface area. When adults get older, they find that they may want grab bars or a bench to sit on while showering.

We take pride in the quality of materials we use. Some contractors use a two-layer acrylic, but at Luxury Bath, we use a four-layer high molecular base that is far more durable and chemically resistant. Opt to use Luxury Bath for a one day bathroom remodeling if you are considering replacing your old tub with a new stand up shower!

New Bathroom Remodeling Technology: Highly Durable Acrylic Liners

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New Bathroom Remodeling Technology: Highly Durable Acrylic Liners-tublinersThe first part of your bathroom to appear grungy is usually your bathtub and tiles. After numerous years, no amount of scrubbing and no cleaners will remove the mold and mildew.

One of the best and easiest ways to remodel a bathroom is a result of new materials technology: the creation of highly durable acrylic liners. These are a quarter of an inch thick, microbe-resistant, do not leak or develop mildew. There is no grouting to clean either, making these low-maintenance additions to your overall bathroom design.

Being neutral in color, they fit into any décor you have in mind, whether it involves unusual flooring tile textures and colors or faux-antique fittings. Every piece you add to the new bathtub will match the tub liner.

And acrylic bathtub liners can be installed in one day at a fraction of the price a full bathroom remodel would cost.

To see an acrylic bathtub liner in person, visit our Columbus Ohio bathroom remodeling showroom.

Popular Bathroom Remodeling Trends

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Popular Bathroom Remodeling Trends-bathroom-300x223An increasing number of individuals are opting for a bathroom in which they can luxuriate, relax and unwind for the hustle and bustle of the outside world. These days, bathroom remodeling projects include spaces that are upgraded to include everything from heated towel racks to floors that massage the feet with their warmth and comfort. However, peace and relaxation are not the sole motivating factors for an updated bathroom design. A renovated bathroom is usually a good investment as it assists in increasing property value and more quickly selling a home. Below are some of the current trends in bathroom design.

Roomy and Airy Showers

Showers are getting bigger. Even in small bathrooms, a number of homeowners are opting to tear out the bathtub to expand the shower. Stalls are getting larger and more airy and much more glass is being included in bathroom remodeling projects.

Letting the Light In

Bathrooms are becoming sanctuaries. A lot of individuals want their bathrooms to be more sun-filled and brighter than before. This includes the addition of windows and skylights to the space.

Soaking Tubs

More people are going for the serene experience of soaking tubs. These tubs are typically deep, insulated and are noticeably missing the prominent decking the seemed synonymous with bathtubs in the 1980s and 1990s, providing a more streamlined look.

Bathtub Liners: The Acrylic Advantage

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Bathtub Liners: The Acrylic Advantage-Acrylic-300x96The use of acrylic in baths is one of the newest innovations in the bathroom remodeling industry! Our bathtub liners are made out of high molecular acrylic for durability, style and ease of maintenance. This acrylic is the most scientifically advanced in the industry.

Benefits of Acrylic Bathtub Liners:

  • Clean
  • Durable
  • Easy to maintain
  • Won’t mildew or leak
  • After many years, will look good as new.

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Learn more about Acrylic Bathtub Liners in Columbus, Ohio.

Steam Shower Installation by Luxury Bath of Ohio

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A steam shower is a type of bathroom shower unit that uses a humidifying steam generator to create water vapors in the shower. It works much like a steam room while also offering the typical features of a full bathroom shower, like shower heads and accessories.

Steam showers aren’t just fixtures in the finest spas anymore. We make it possible for customers to enjoy and benefit from that same spa experience every day, in their own home. Take a look at this one!

Prepare For Bathroom Remodeling With This Checklist

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Remodeling a bathroom can be overwhelming. You have to decide how much you can spend, select the right products, and determine if you’re going to change the layout.

And that’s often before you call a contractor.

To ensure that your bathroom remodeling projects runs smoothly, here’s a checklist to keep your project on track. Remember: A successful renovation is all about smart timing!

6 Months Out

-Get inspired. To figure out what you want your new bathroom to look like, tear pages out of magazines and catalogues, and make a scrapbook or inspiration board. Designer Holly Rickert tells clients to use Post-Its to note why they like each bathroom. Later, she recommends flipping through the photos to find commonalities, and select similar tiles and fixtures.

-Ask around for contractor recommendations. While it’s not necessary to talk to a contractor yet, it’s a good time to start poking around for recommendations from local hardware stores, friends, and professional business associations. Then, when you’re ready to make the call, you’ll have a ready list of names.

-Start sketching. It’s essential to consider layout early on. Spend time thinking about what works about your bathroom’s layout—and what doesn’t. Consider storage needs: Could a closet be turned into a custom cabinet offering lots of stash spots?

Lastly, would you like to move the toilet, sink, or bathtub, and if so, what is feasible plumbing-wise? Are you going to expand the size of the bathroom or simply improve its aesthetic?

Keep in mind that the most expensive thing to move in a bathroom is the toilet. Also, if you plan to install multiple body sprays in the shower, it’s likely that your bathroom will require more rough plumbing work, so the cost will be higher.

3 Months Out

-Finalize your budget. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association , the average person will spend about $11,000 renovating a bathroom. Once you’ve figured out what you can spend, you should count on spending about two-thirds of your budget on labor. Then you’ll have a clearer sense of what you can spend on tile, fixtures, and extras, like a glass shower door.

If the remaining amount seems low, don’t fret: Thanks to a wide range of tile and fittings options, you can often replicate a high-end luxury look for less. For example, a tile that costs $10 per square foot can substitute for $100-per-square foot tile.

-Hire a contractor. With a few months to go before demolition, it’s a good time to bring in a licensed contractor. Ask a few to look at your drawings and make sure your plan—adding two shower heads, installing a Jacuzzi tub, etc.—is possible. Review estimates, check references thoroughly, and sign contracts. At this point, the contractor should commit to a start date, create a timeline of when he needs materials, and estimate when the project will be complete. Most bathroom renovations take about six weeks from start to finish. Don’t let any work begin without a signed contract.

Be sure to talk up front about the pay schedule: Often, you’ll pay a third up front, a third at the halfway point, and a third when the project is complete to your satisfaction.

Find out exactly how many days you’ll be without a shower, especially if you’re renovating your home’s only full bath. Make alternate plans in advance.

Two Months Out:

-Purchase tile and fixtures. While some tile orders can be fulfilled in two to three days, handmade or hand-painted tiles could take 12 weeks. Play it safe and make sure your tile orders are placed at least eight weeks before your demo date.

Fixtures should also be purchased early. Even big-name manufacturers can take three to four weeks to deliver products. High-end products often take as long as six to eight weeks to arrive.

If you’re ordering custom-built vanity or cabinets, check with the manufacturer to make sure that they’ll be there when the contractor needs them. Light fixtures can also take several weeks to arrive, so give yourself plenty of leeway when ordering.

One Month Out:

-Prep for contractor’s arrival. Clear out medicine cabinets and bathroom closets, and set up a temporary grooming space where you can get ready out of sight of contractors.

-Shop for accessories. With most of the hard planning over, have fun shopping for towel bars, towel hooks, a toilet paper holder, and the perfect soap dish. If you have a new color scheme, pick out your new shower curtain or towels.

-Select a paint color. Once the tile is up and the flooring is down, you’ll be able to get a sense of what color to paint the walls. It’s difficult to pick anything before that.

-Check in with your contractor often. Every day, when the contractor arrives, ask what will be done that day and mention any project hiccups and concerns you might have. Keep the lines of communication open. Make sure he knows where to store materials and how to get into the house if you’re not there. Keep pets and children away from the work site.

Final Days:

-Be flexible. If a project runs a few days over, try not to get frustrated. If that’s the biggest problem you’ve had, you got off easy.

-Inspect the contractor’s work. Chances are you’ll do this every day, but if anything seems amiss, try to address it before the job is completed.

-Celebrate. Throw down your new bath mats, unpack your toiletries, and sip a glass of Champagne.

This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.

Bathtub Liner Cleaning and Tips for Maintenance

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For normal everyday cleaning of your bathtub liner, we suggest the use of a mild soap and water, with a soft wash cloth. Use of scouring pads or abrasive cleansers will dull the bathtub liner surface. Should you wish to use a product not listed below, test on a small area in the corner of the skirt before applying to the entire bathtub liner. Always review individual cleansers’ instructions and rinse thoroughly after cleaning.

Recommended Cleaner for Bathtub Liner

We recommend using Dawn dish soap and water, Formula 409, or X-IT. Vinegar and water may also be used to soften water minerals. If you require a disinfectant, you may use Clorox Bleach diluted with water to sanitize the enclosure.

Do not use:
Original Clean Shower, Clean Shower for Plastic Showers and Glass, Soft Scrub, Dow disinfectant cleaner, Lysol disinfectant cleaner, acetone, Lestoil, ammonia, fingernail polish remover, aerosol cleaners, or scouring pads.

Use of the chemicals will cause a dull surface and/or an easily recognizable chemical crack. This will void your product warranty.

There is no need to use abrasive cleaners. Abrasive cleaners dull the gloss over a period of years. In extreme cases where the recommended cleaners do not work, use a Chore Boy or 3M Sponge pad. Make sure you only use the ones recommended for Teflon Surfaces.

Recommended Drain Cleaner for Bathtub Liner 

Liquid drain cleaners are recommended over powders and/or crystal. However, when using liquid drain cleaning agents, bail the standing water out of the bathtub and remove the drain plug. Use a funnel to prevent spills and apply the chemicals directly down the drain. Always make certain that chemicals do not come in contact with the acrylic surface. Use drain cleaners sparingly, so that they do not boil out and attack the acrylic surface.

How to Removal a Standard Drain Plug

Occasionally your bathtub drain may slow down due to hair, etc., in the cross bars. In order to remove the standard drain plug, you must:

  1. Push it down in the closed position
  2. Turn the knob counter-clockwise, and remove it. Under the knob there is a stationary brass peg;
  3. Turn the peg counter-clockwise using a pair of pliers.
  4. When you remove the peg, the drain plug will also come out.
  5. Remove any obstacles from the crossbars.

If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your bathtub liner, please contact us at anytime!