Who: Brittany & Randy Van Sickle
Where: Columbus, OH
What: Bath & Shower Combo
Products: White straight-finish 5-foot bathtub, completed with Basket Weave shower surround featuring hexagon tile pattern with white lines, and a matching 4-shelf shower caddy. Matte black tub and shower fixtures from the Gibson product line, and a curved shower rod complete the look.
Designing a Functional Bath & Shower Combo
Form & Function Updates in Columbus Bath & Shower Combo
When you only have one bathroom in your home, that space has two important jobs: Function properly for your daily needs, and blend in stylishly with the design of your home. When the Van Sickles bought their Columbus-area home in 2017, they knew its one-and-only bathroom needed a design update, but other renovations to the 1980 home took precedence – until they discovered that a bath in the first-floor tub caused a shower in the basement.
“The 80s blue tiles were awful,” Brittany says. “Some of them were falling off the walls, and we tried every cleaner known to man to get the black lines out of the grout, but we just couldn’t get it clean. When we discovered the plumbing was leaking into our basement when we took a bath, that was it. Not only was it ugly – it just wasn’t functional.”
The Search for a Seamless Solution
The Van Sickles had a little experience hiring home improvement companies. With only one bathroom in the house, they knew they needed to work with a company that would cause minimal disruption to their daily routines. A quick Google search led them to Improveit, and Brittany says everything ran seamlessly from there.
“After I requested an appointment, someone reached out immediately and within the week someone was able to come out and look at our bathroom,” she says. “We got to pick out our new bathroom at that point, and everything was so seamless. Everyone was so kind and so knowledgeable. I always have tons of questions and I didn’t feel like I was bothering anyone. Just all around a really pleasant experience.”
During their selection meeting, Brittany and Randy chose new finishes for their bathroom that fit their style and brought the bath & shower combo design up to date. The gray Basket Weave wall color with a hexagon tile pattern creates a modern vibe that’s accented by the matte black fixtures. A matching corner caddy adds storage the family needs, and the design is all anchored by a brand-new acrylic bathtub.
New Bath & Shower Combo Makes All the Difference
Brittany says their installation process was just as easy as the selection process and didn’t interrupt their work-from-home schedule – or their bathroom needs. “Before I even reached out to Improveit, I was thinking a bathroom installation would take at least a week,” Brittany says. “When I heard it was only going to take two days, I was super excited!”
As planned, the installation crew removed all the old bathroom materials on Day 1, leaving the toilet and sink in place and functioning overnight so the family wouldn’t be left entirely without a bathroom. On Day 2, the new drywall, tub, shower, and fixtures were all in place and the work completed. With their plumbing repaired, and crumbling tile replaced with grout-free acrylic walls, the Van Sickles have no concerns about their new bathroom leaking or deteriorating – and they have a lifetime warranty to support the work. Britney says she was so pleased with the entire process she nearly cried!
“I had some tears in my eyes,” she says. “I just wanted a nice, pretty bathroom, and I got it! I can soak in the tub now and not have to worry about it, and my son was getting tired of taking showers too.”
Congratulations to the Van Sickles on their fantastic new bathroom! The Improveit team was thrilled to work with them to create a new design perfectly suits their needs, and looks forward to having them in the Improveit family for a lifetime.