The bathroom is usually one of the most challenging rooms for kids—everything is high, menacing, cold and boring. However, only a few easy and quick modifications can make every bathroom attractive and stylish, but also completely kid-friendly.
Opt for a sturdy countertop
If you don’t want to worry about stains and scratches on your granite countertops, try to replace them with something equality attractive, but more durable. Quartz is completely scratch- and stain-resistant, a bit cheaper, but still very beautiful.
Make bath time easy
Make bath time much easier and stress-free with a few shower/bath safety features. If you want to prevent slips, you should install a shower bar on the wall. There are adjustable models that are mounted to the wall by vacuum, which means they can be raised as your kids grow. In order to provide tiny feet with solid ground, you can buy an anti-slip mat and place it in your shower or bath. Getting an adjustable showerhead will also make showers safer and easier. If you combine all of these, your kids will be able to take showers that are completely safe and easy!
Every parent’s priority is their kids’ safety. So, make sure to prevent burns during washing up or showers with anti-scalding devices. They can be installed on faucets and showerheads to control the temperature and limit hot water flow. This means you can allow your kids to be more independent and you can relax knowing there will be no burns.
Have enough storage space
Kids have A LOT of things. There are shampoos, bath bombs, creams, toys and other personal items, so if you want to prevent a huge mess, you need some extra storage. Storage baskets and soft-close drawers are all great solutions. Wicker or wire baskets look great in every bathroom, are inexpensive, easy to personalise and modify, so they should be your first choice. Every child in the household should have their own storage space, so they can call it their own and take pride in their possessions.
Organisation shouldn’t be hard
Once you have ample storage, it’s time to teach your kids how to use it. The easiest way to teach them responsibility for the items is to personalise them and make them appealing to your kids. For instance, embroidering towels with their initials or names is a great way for kids to quickly identify their belongings and take more care of them. This will also help you see who didn’t pick up after themselves and made a mess! Additionally, placing a hamper in the bathroom will prevent dirty clothes, pyjamas and towels from ending up on the floor or all over the counters.
Make it reachable
Many people decide to buy a few kid-sized bathroom furniture pieces like a small toilet or vanity. However, kids grow very fast and in only a few years, your kid will outgrow their kiddie furniture. So, opting for attractive bathroom vanities and accompanying them with a step stool is a much more cost-effective solution. This will allow your kids to wash their hands and brush their teeth without any help, which develops good hygiene habits and responsibility, and you’ll not have to replace your furniture in two years. You can also think about where you store their products. Putting things far beyond the edge of the vanity or too high on the shower shelf will make reaching things a struggle and even risk falls and slips. However, if you just rearrange the products and put your kids’ things low on shelves, they will always be available.
Add some fun
If you want kids to enjoy every bath time and gladly spend time it the bathroom, you have to make it at least a little fun. Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to cover your bathroom with superhero or cartoon character wallpapers and stickers, especially if you all share one space. However, you can add some fun with boldly painted walls and a few fun accessories. Opting for neutral tiles and furniture colours and choosing vibrant wall paint, linen, shower curtains and accessories is the best way to go. This way, you can easily modify your interior in the future and not break the bank.
With these tips, you can have your cake and eat it, or more accurately, have a stylish bathroom that is also kid-friendly and fun!