Today is a lucky day for the TwinCitiesView Community, we have the amazing Emma Lawson writing for us. She will help bring back our sanity when it comes to sharing the bathroom with the whole family! Let’s take a look at her guide shall we?!
Family bathroom design guide
Designing the perfect family bathroom is definitely not the easiest thing to do, but it’s undoubtedly worth the effort and investment. In general, you have to think about all age groups as well as making it presentable for guests. However, once you get your bathroom design right, your whole family will be able to enjoy some relaxing moments individually, and together. There’s no such thing as “too much family time”. In that respect, utilizing the design of your own home to make things more family-friendly and fulfilling is truly one of the best investments that you can make to improve your lifestyle.
Add as much storage as possible
You have to be aware of the fact that a family bathroom is not only for show. Yes, you would keep towels and toiletries in any bathroom, but when designing one with your whole family in mind, you have to make sure that every necessity is at the hand’s reach. This doesn’t only include towels for everyone in your household and toiletries you want to showcase. You also have to maximize the space and add plenty of storage that will hold all the products you need, especially if you have small children. Even bath toys and medicine are a necessity in this case.
Keep your children safe
One of the main aspects of a family bathroom that you need to keep in mind is that the whole space should be completely child-friendly. This means that when choosing different fixtures and commodities, they need to be designed in a way that promotes child safety. For instance, soft-close toilet seats are a must. One of the main essentials are undoubtedly thermostatic showers and even temperature regulators that can be installed on taps. What’s more, it would be best to look into some functional baths that would fit your bathroom space. Even though it may take time to find the perfect bath for everyone, this is a better option since showers can prove to be difficult to move around and use in general when it comes to bathing your kids.
Plan the space carefully
In order for everyone to enjoy warm family moments together, you obviously need plenty of space to move around in your bathroom. Of course, you don’t need a bathroom that’s the size of your living room, but some space-planning will definitely be in order. Try to envision where everything will be and how you’re going to utilize storage space. Moreover, try to fit the bath in the corner if you believe this will help with the overall layout. In general, it would be best to focus on utilizing wall space as much as possible, so that you can all have enough room to walk freely.
Mix things up a little bit
Obviously, when designing a family bathroom, you should do your best to provide a comfortable, pleasant and safe environment for your children. This doesn’t only include the aforementioned child-friendly elements, but other details such as anti-slip mats and rugs as well. However, this doesn’t mean that your bathroom should be unsightly. If you take the time to analyze your options, you can easily find accessories that will make your family bathroom truly modern and presentable to guests. You can achieve this with things such as sleek and modern lighting solutions, a nice color palette and even different fixtures.
If you have a big family, you’re definitely very lucky. However, you may not enjoy this during those morning rushes. In that respect, a great idea would be to install twin basins, and even add a shower next to the bath, for the times when there’s an emergency and you don’t want to be late.
I loved this helpful article by Emma Lawson, thank you Emma! I’ll be sure to follow the guide she shared with us for a more functional bathroom and I hope you do too!
Take care readers!