Whether you are building your house from the ground-up or moving into a premade home, you are bound to make changes in the space to make it suitable for your lifestyle. If you are living with children, you might struggle with creating the perfect bathroom for them. As babies and toddlers, they do not care about the overall look of their bathroom. However, when they hit their teens, and onwards, they might want to make customisations that are unique to them. Here are three things you can get started on to create a bathroom that will grow with the family.
What you can renovate
When you are planning to stay in the house or apartment for a long time, making renovations is an investment that may seem like too much at first, but will pay for itself in the end. It is best to do your big projects early on in your stay, so you can have time to enjoy the fruits of your labour. You can switch out the shower curtain for a shower enclosure. Update the furnishings like an eco-toilet or a new shower head. Other massive projects you can do are to replace the old worktops with a quartz worktop from London and the chipped subway tile with modern panels. These renovations may seem cosmetic since the worktop and flooring are still serviceable, but if you are planning to improve the space, do not skimp. These updates can increase the value of the home for a later sale.
What you can install
After you have created a workable base, install fixtures that would help you keep the bathroom organised. A toothbrush holder, a hairdryer holder, and a speaker dock are some example of things you might want to have in your bath. It gives your belongings a proper home and prevents them from making their way on to the floor or toilet. When you are with young children, you can babyproof it as well. Latches placed on the lower or upper cupboards make sure they do not waste toiletries or play with dangerous items. You can have a toilet lock or install a catch so that they do not throw anything that might clog the drain. Other things you might want to have on hand are a foldable stool for their baths or when they use the sink and a nonslip mat to make sure they do not fall after their bath. When your children get older, you can take away items you no longer need.
What you can organise
Have ample storage room inside your bathroom for cleaning supplies, extra towels, children’s toys, and regular toiletries. No one wants to go to the toilet and find out that there is no more toilet paper. While your children are still young, you will most likely be sharing the same bathroom since you will be accompanying them. Have a bin or a bag that can hold their rubber ducks or floating boats for bath time and stow it away in a clean space. In the future, that container can hold extra towels and underwear.
Make sure your cleaning supplies, solutions and brushes, are either kept in a high area they cannot reach or a locked cabinet. Having your cleaning solutions on hand encourages you to address the mess as it happens. As your children grow, you can also teach them what each item is for so that when they get older, they can be in charge of their bathroom.
It is essential to have a bathroom that ticks all the boxes. After you have created that foundation, it is only a matter of switching small items in and out when your needs change.