The family bathroom can be one of the most important rooms in your home. If you have multiple family members using the bathroom, you will need lots of storage space and versatile features that can work for children and adults of all ages. If you are ready to remodel your family bathroom, you should consider including the following design elements. They can provide function, convenience, and style for this essential part of your home.
A Mix of Storage Options
When a few people use a bathroom, inevitably, stuff will accumulate. When you take children into account, there is the added factor of making sure some things stay safe and out-of-reach while the children’s items remain accessible.
To find this balance, you can place shelves or a cabinet low enough for kids to take out fresh towels and clean bath toys. You can combine this with higher-level storage for toiletries and medicines that are unsafe for kids.
If space isn’t an issue, you can install a separate shower and tub. However, while many homeowners opt for a shower if they’re trying to save space, the tub-shower combo can often work best. If you have kids or pets, a tub can be essential. After that, it’s easy to install a showerhead and create a shower option for the adults.
Easy-to-Use Sink Faucet
When selecting your sink faucet, go for a single-hole design instead of separate hot and cold water handles. This keeps children from scalding themselves or using icy water.
Easy-to-Clean Walls and Counters
In a busy household, your family bathroom will see some wear and tear. Knowing this, you should choose surfaces that are easy to clean. Flat-front cabinets without handles keep dust and grime from collecting, and wipeable tiles on the walls make cleaning a breeze. Grout tends to show dirt, so large-format tiles with minimal joints will eliminate that problem.
The flooring in your family bathroom should also be water-resistant and easy to mop. If you’re longing for a wood floor, consider wood-effect porcelain tiles or other wood-mimicking materials that look great but aren’t ruined by moisture.
If you have kids, you may want to install vinyl flooring, which has a bit of a cushion to protect them if they fall.
If you want to avoid tripping over wet towels, make sure you have sufficient space to dry them. There should be plenty of hooks or bars on which you can hang towels, robes, or other items and keep them off of the floor. Make sure at least some of these hooks can be reached by children.
By incorporating these design elements, you can build a family bathroom that works well for all.
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