Ways to Make Your Bathroom More Family-Friendly
Bathroom is the busiest room in the house, especially in the morning. With every family member leaving the house at the approximately the same time it can get quite crowded. Not to mention in the evening when it’s the bathing time for kids, all the logistics that go into the procedure can be quite exhausting.
That’s why you need to dedicate the extra attention into creating a truly family-friendly bathroom and here are some easy-to-follow tips for doing just that.
Tiles, tile everywhere
The amount of splashing and flooding drastically increase when you have kids in the bathroom. They can accidentally leave the tap running or you could experience a regular bathing time splashathon. This is why it is of utmost importance a large amount of surface in your bathroom is covered with tiles, that way the drying and cleaning up process will be a lot easier. In addition, if you really want painted walls, makes sure you opt for water-resistant paint so as to prevent peeling after longer exposure to water vapor. Finally, make sure your bath mats are easily washable and can withstand numerous trips to the washer and dryer.
Make it a bit more kid-friendly
Keeping in mind that it is now a family bathroom, it is important that your kids are able to claim it as their own. First, make sure you get step stools for the younger ones. This will make their life a lot easier as they’ll be able to reach their own toothbrushes and actually see themselves in the mirror. Of course, the items that are supposed to be kept out of the reach of children, in this case, need to go on the higher shelves. Next, add a bit of kid-friendly decor, especially around the bathing area, as some kids are not too fond of pre-bed baths. You can opt for a colorful shower curtain, or add some art on the tiles or you can even dedicate special towel hangers for each child.
Add more storage space
In order to accommodate the needs of the entire family, it is important to increase the amount of storage space as much as possible. Everyone needs a place for their hygienic products, towels, and dental kits, so opting for space saving bathroom vanities that also offer a bit of storage room is essential for freeing up space. Don’t forget to mount cabinets on higher wall surfaces and add extra shelves wherever possible. That way every family member can have their own corner of the bathroom dedicated solely to storing their items.
Consider getting double sinks
As we have already mentioned, it can get quite crowded during teeth brushing/face washing time of the day. By opting for two bathroom sinks you could claim one for you and your partner and the other one can be only for your kids. That way at least a bit of order can be introduced to the chaos. Each side should have their own toothbrush holders and appropriate toothpaste selection. This little hack will speed up the entire process of getting ready in the morning as you all won’t be trampling all over each other.
Mind the electricals
Hair dryers, curlers and shaving sets need to have their separate storage, preferably one that is not easily reached. Having electrical appliances that close to water in a bathroom where kids are is definitely a safety hazard. So make sure you keep all the electrics on higher shelves or upper cupboards away from the reach of kids. And just to avoid them exercise their natural inquisitiveness and seeing if they could reach it., create a space for toy hair dryers, curlers, and shavers, especially if they are in the age when imitation is the main game. You can use mesh or wire baskets for this as well for storing other bathroom toys.
Your bathroom is now ready to accommodate the entire family, you might even be able to survive the morning chaos. The trick is in good organization, improved accessibility and most of all strong nerves if you stop stressing about finding wet towels all around your bathroom your life will get a lot easier. And remember, it’s just for a couple of years until kids get their own bathroom, then you can take the reins back.