Designing a kid-friendly bathroom doesn’t mean that you have to completely renovate your old one or build a new one from scratch. Whether you and your kids share a bathroom or not, what you need to do is introduce several simple changes that will make your bathroom more accessible to your little ones. It’s important that you find a functional and low-maintenance design that will make your life easier. Here are several simple yet effective ideas that will help you design a fun, kid-friendly bathroom.
Make it cheerful
A black-and-white bathroom design is elegant and trendy, but it’s not playful enough for kids. Introducing a pop of color will make your bathroom more cheerful, so consider adding brighter, more vivid hues. You can repaint a single wall in your kids’ favorite color, or use a fun, colorful design for your shower curtains. You can also use an interesting pattern for your curtains, towels and bath mat, like ones Fabric Traders have to offer, that will add character to the bathroom.
Pick a theme
If you want to go a step further, you should introduce a specific theme to your bathroom that your kids will like. For example, you can go with a water-inspired theme which is always suitable for a kids’ bathroom. Everything from boat toys, to sea-inspired curtains and shells for decoration will introduce the ocean to your bathroom. You can also go with a zoo-inspired theme or your kids’ favorite cartoon characters. It’s important that your children enjoy the design and their bath time. Use different colors, decoration, accessories and even art to introduce a particular theme.
Add more storage
With kids comes clutter, too, which is a nightmare for parents. Not only will clutter make everything harder to find in your bathroom, but it also poses a risk for your kids – they can easily trip over their toys lying around the bathroom. Fortunately, you can easily keep clutter under control by introducing plenty of storage solutions to your bathroom. In addition, if you and your kids share the bathroom, you should all have your own personal space. Open shelves are more appropriate for children because everything they need is in plain sight. Just place their shelves a bit lower so that they can easily reach them. Your shelves should be placed higher to keep certain items out of your kids reach. In addition, cleaning products, medication, electronics and razors should definitely be stored somewhere safe, like in secure bathroom vanities or cabinets – the best solution is to keep them under lock and key.
Make your tub easily accessible
Instead of buying a children-sized tub that they will quickly outgrow, you should make your existing one more accessible to your kids. You can introduce a graduated step down into the basin that will make it easier for your kids to get in. You should also add an anti-slip bath sticker and a grab bar to maximize your kids’ safety. In addition, you should install an adjustable shower head that your kids can reach and easily use. For extra safety, consider getting an anti-scald device that will control the water temperature and prevent your kids from burning themselves.
Make potty time easy
Once again, you don’t have to buy a kid-sized toilet. You can simply add a stool that will enable your kids to reach the regular toilet. What you can do is install an accessible flush system so that your kids can reach it. You should also check out practical and stylish bidets and introduce one to your bathroom, and teach your children how to take care of their hygiene on their own. Bidets are a great solution for smaller children who still have trouble wiping.
In just a few easy steps, you can make your bathroom fun, stylish, safe and easily accessible for your children.