At NJW, your Columbus, Ohio general contractors, we know bathrooms! We have the capability to transform your space into a tranquil spot, a retreat and an escape from the stresses of your day. Another expertise we have when remodeling the bathroom is creating a space to age in place. A spot that is not only luxurious but also functional.

We have worked to assist many homeowners build the bathroom of their dreams. With a mix of textiles, surfaces and design elements we can create a space that is your very own! Check out our YouTube video featuring some of our best bathroom projects. It can also be found on our website, under the bathroom galleries.

There’s so much that goes into a bathroom remodeling project that unless you’re a professional who does it every day (which we are!) — or a homeowner who’s been through the process numerous times — then all the nitty-gritty details, processes, options and decisions are going to sound like they’re in a foreign language. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for the test. Here are a few helpful tips to start the conversation:

Understand standard bathroom dimensions. Knowing a few key measurements, like the size of a typical bathtub and how much space is needed for a toilet, will help you plan your remodel more efficiently.

Splurge on a few high-end materials. A little designer secret is that because bathrooms are usually smaller spaces, splurging on a few higher-end materials and finishes can be a good investment that can make your space seem incredibly luxurious. So before you issue a mandate that your bathroom will feature only the most basic, affordable materials, look at materials for wall and floor coverings, countertops and more on the higher end of the spectrum. You might find that adding one or more of these materials to a small portion of your bathroom is within your budget.

Think about converting your tub to a shower. If you don’t take baths but have a bathtub, that’s basically a 5-foot by 2½-foot area that’s going to waste. Converting it to a shower would be cost effective, because it would make use of the space that’s already there and you wouldn’t have to reroute the plumbing. Also make it a walk-in shower to ensure it is a space that will accommodate your family as the years pass.

Contact us to see what other tips we can offer you on your next bathroom remodel! We currently build in Westerville, Worthington, Whitehall, Upper Arlington, Powell, Pickerington, New Albany, Lancaster, Hilliard, Gahanna, Dublin, Bexley, Columbus and all of Central Ohio.