Upper Arlington Ohio Bathroom Transformation


When it comes to home renovations, bathrooms often take center stage. They’re the spaces where we start and end our days, and their design can significantly impact our overall well-being. In this article, we’ll delve into a recent bathroom remodel project by our expert team at Bath Tune-Up Columbus North. Our client, a homeowner in Upper Arlington, Ohio, had a clear vision: to refresh her only full bathroom while maintaining the existing footprint. Let’s explore how we turned her dreams into reality.

The Client’s Vision

Our client’s wish list included several key elements:

  1. Upgrade from a Shower Curtain to a Sliding Shower Door: The existing shower curtain felt dated and lacked functionality. Our client desired a sleek sliding shower door for a modern touch.

  2. Extend the Vanity for Additional Storage: Storage is crucial in any bathroom. By moving the linen closet behind the shower, we could create more space for toiletries and essentials.

  3. Replace Vinyl Tile Flooring with Luxury Vinyl Plank: The existing vinyl tile flooring was showing signs of wear. Our client wanted a wood-like aesthetic without compromising on durability.

  4. Design Around the Blue Vanity: The star of the show was the custom blue vanity. Our challenge was to create a cohesive design that highlighted this feature piece.

The Design Process

Color Palette Collaboration

Our designer worked closely with the client to find a color palette that complemented the blue vanity. We settled on a sophisticated blend of warm neutrals and cool tones. This palette would set the stage for the entire bathroom.

Calacatta Oro Tiles: Drama and Elegance

For the shower walls, we chose large-format 12x24 Calacatta Oro tiles from Anatolia. This particular Calacatta design features dramatic veining on a pristine white background. The glazed porcelain material ensures easy maintenance, while the larger format minimizes grout lines, creating a seamless look.

Luxury Niche Details

To infuse a touch of luxury, we added two niches within the newly tiled shower surround. These niches serve both functional and aesthetic purposes, providing convenient storage for shower essentials while enhancing the overall design.

Penny Round Tile Accents

To offset the strong veining of the Calacatta Oro tiles, we introduced penny round tiles in shades of cream, gray, and cocoa. These delicate circles create visual interest and soften the overall effect, making the shower feel inviting and balanced.

Oil Rubbed Bronze Finishes

The new shower door frame and bathroom fixtures received an elegant oil rubbed bronze finish. This choice not only highlights the greige notes in the veining on the shower surround but also adds warmth and depth to the space.

Calacatta Mirragio Vanity Top

For the finishing touch, we installed a Calacatta Mirraggio Gold vanity top. Its soft whispers of gold beautifully complement the oil rubbed bronze fixtures, tying the entire design together. The warm undertones evoke a sense of luxury and sophistication.


In the heart of Upper Arlington, our client’s bathroom now stands as a serene oasis. The blue vanity takes center stage, surrounded by timeless materials and thoughtful details. At Bath Tune-Up Columbus North, we believe that every bathroom should be a reflection of its owner’s personality and lifestyle. If you’re ready to transform your space, reach out to our team today!


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