If you have children, you want your bathroom to be easy and safe for
them to use without sacrificing style. Our Devine designers have compiled a variety
of ideas to help you create a stylish, yet kid-friendly bathroom that
won’t fall out of fashion as your toddlers turn into teenagers.
Storage Methods with Different Heights
In any shared bathroom there
are things children need to have access to, as well as things they shouldn’t be
able to reach. To help support accessibility and enforce off-limits areas in
your bathroom, try using storage methods that utilize different heights. In
other words, use the lower, easier-to-reach drawers for towels, toilet paper,
and cotton balls, and the more out-of-reach shelves and cabinets for medicines,
razors, and cleaning supplies.
Add a Step Stool
Whether you use a store-bought stool, make one yourself, or opt for a
built-in one, adding a step stool to your bathroom makes for a kid-friendly
vanity that’s accessible and easy to clean. Making soap, water, and
toothbrushes easier to reach for your kids also makes your job as a parent that
much easier, which is always a plus.
If you have a need for a step stool in your bathroom, you may want to
consider a floating vanity. These are stylish, but also allow for a step stool
to slide right underneath and out of sight. Take a look at this recent bathroom
remodel we completed for a NE Portland couple expecting their first child
featuring a floating modern vanity.
Choosing durable, easy-to-clean materials and accessories is key
to a kid-friendly bathroom. When you have kids, things inevitably break or get
dirty. Choosing materials that are specifically meant to handle it all—from
spills and stains, to dings and cracks—not only saves you money in the long
run, but can keep your child-friendly bathroom looking like new for years to
come. Some examples of beautiful, yet kid-friendly bathroom materials include
quartz countertops and porcelain tile.
Kid-Friendly Bathroom Ideas to Ponder
Install hooks instead
of a towel bar. When it comes to young children, wall hooks are a bit easier to
master, which means you are less likely to end up with towels on the floor.
Additionally, towel bars can seem like playground equipment young children.
Hooks get the job done, but don’t provide opportunities for play time.
Choose a big
sink, as opposed
to a double sink. If you have
children that are just learning to wash their hands and brush their teeth, a
larger sink means that more water will end up in the sink, rather than on the
counter. This makes for an easy-to-clean, kid-friendly vanity. A larger sink
can even offer a place for a newborn's first baths.
Add wall tile or wainscoting to your kid-friendly bathroom remodel to add
an extra level of durability. These surfaces are easier to clean than painted
walls, so any spills or messes you encounter can easily be wiped away.
Choose a toilet with a trip lever on the side. Most small
children cannot reach the top of the toilet tank. Keeping the trip lever on the
side of the tank will ensure that your child won’t have to crawl up onto the
seat or tank to flush.
it on the kid theme. Needless to say, kids grow up fast and today’s cute, frog-patterned
wallpaper may quickly become tomorrow’s eyesore. Add kid-friendly elements
through a fun patterned shower curtain, bath mat, or toothbrush holder.
you’re planning to do a large-scale kid-friendly bathroom remodel or to make a
few simple adjustments or additions to your current bathroom, there is more
than one way to welcome the little ones in and still preserve that timeless
look and feel you’re after.