Having kids can be difficult especially when it comes to bath time. The forceful resist of cleaning their tiny bodies can be a real struggle for some parents. So why not make your bathroom a whimsical and fun place to be? From decor to design, turn your bathroom into a practical and awesome place for your kids.
From faucets to decor, there are a few things that you need to consider for a bathroom for kids. Before you start purchasing kids-sized everything, here are remodeling ideas for bathrooms for kids:
Getting Countertop Heights Right
By lowering your bathroom countertop, mirrors, and even light switches, your kids won’t need to stand on their tippy toes to do anything. Alternatively, as a long-term solution is to use a standard height countertop with a pull out step.
Add A Theme
If your bathroom is currently a blank canvas, you should add a theme. From ‘under the sea’ to ‘beach vibes’ kid’s love themes so why not add one to their bathroom. You can do so in the following ways:
- Change the hardware. From towel hooks to cabinet door knobs, adding themed hardware subtly adds a theme.
- Add awesome artwork. Whether it’s a book illustration or their own drawings, adding framed artwork to a bathroom for kids can quickly provide a theme.
- Paint the walls to create an atmosphere that a theme. For example, painting your walls red, white and blue automatically creates a classic nautical theme.
Using a Transitional Toilet
With toilets coming in various shapes and sizes, it’s important to pick one that is perfect for your child’s needs and transitional. Finding a toilet that can take your kid from potty training to adulthood is essential. Also, ensure that the toilet you choose is a quiet-close one which allows the lid not to bang on the seat.
Because this is a bathroom for kids, make sure that is plenty of storage space for their stuff. If you don’t take this into account, you’ll end up with countertop and bathtub full of toys and books. For a kid’s bathroom, the more storage, the better. Always opt for built-in cabinets as they hide the clutter making it look neat and cleaner than it actually is.
Kids love color so make their bathroom as colorful as possible. Here are a few hues that work well in bathrooms for kids:
- Green creates a fresh palette to work with. Complemented by orange accents you can ensure that the room won’t be washed out or too bright.
- Baby blue makes a room look bigger and brighter than it actually is. You can incorporate darker shades of blue or pops of orange or white to constant.
- Keep clean by leaving it your bathroom and adding pops of bright color throughout.
Avoid Hot Water Injuries
The last thing you want is for your kid to get injured in their bathroom. By adding faucets with anti-scald valves, you can prevent hot water burns. These can always be removed as your kid outgrows them, but rather safe than sorry.
Before purchasing any tiles or countertops, check how slippery they are when wet. With kids, you always have to take this into account as accidents happen more easily on the wet floor. Porcelain is often the best option as it is durable and non-slippery. Additionally, pick a surface that is easy to clean as kids are always making a mess.
No matter what age your kids are, giving them their own personalized bathroom will give them independence. No more sharing a toilet with a toddler or being surround by plastic toys when taking a bath. With these remodeling ideas, you’ll have an awesome bathroom for your kids in no time.