Following on from our post last week about creating a family-friendly kitchen, we thought it was time to chat about the bathroom next! If you have multiple kids who are sharing the same bathroom, it is important to create a space that works well and allows everyone to get ready stress-free - and hopefully my 5 tips below can help you create a family friendly space that everyone can enjoy!
1 | Large Vanity and Shaving Cabinet
If you have two kids or teenagers trying to get ready in the morning, having a vanity and mirror that are large enough for them to stand side by side is sure to make the morning rush a lot less stressful. A double basin can also be helpful, as long as you still have plenty of bench space around the basins. Pair the vanity with a large mirror shaving cabinet to ensure you have enough eye-level storage for the older kids and teenagers.
2 | Easy to clean materials
To create an easy to clean bathroom, I generally opt for large format tiles (less grout!) and floor to ceiling tiling on all walls. Pay attention to texture as well. You want to ensure that your floor tiles are non-slip but I would avoid too much texture on walls, which can make it difficult to clean shampoo and soap scum. Epoxy grout can also help keep your grout lines fresher for longer.
3 | Night light
I love adding an LED strip to the bottom of vanities or shaving cabinets as a night light for kids! You can have it on a sensor so it turns on when they approach the vanity or on a normal switch so that you can leave it on all night.
4 | Ledges and niches
Ledges and niches are a must to keep the bathroom as tidy as possible, especially if you have multiple kids sharing the space. They are handy both in showers and behind bath tubs. One important thing to note is the height of the niche/ledge. I generally like to do them at 1200mm high, but if you have young kids using the space, it might be best to have them a little lower!
5 | Towel rails and hooks
There's nothing worse than drying yourself with a wet towel, so if you have multiple kids sharing a bathroom, it's important to ensure everyone has they own place for their towels. I like to use a combination of towel rails and hooks to ensure there is plenty of hanging spaces. Again, this is a situation where it is good to think about heights if you have young kids, to ensure they can reach the towels easily.
I hope these tips have been helpful for you! If you are planning to build or renovate and want to get in contact with us, you can do so by filling out the client contact questionnaire below,
Have a wonderful week,