Whether you’re moving into your dream house or already have a separate bathroom you’re trying to transform for your kid or kids, designing the perfect kid’s bathroom can be a fun project for parents and children to work together to create a fun and unique space.
When it comes to designing the ultimate bathroom for your kids there are 4 design elements to consider; color, simplicity, safety, and storage.
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COLOR – There are 2 options when it comes to color in a kids bathroom:
Go bold. Color is a huge part of any child’s life and the bathroom is no exception. Paint is an easy and fun way to give your child’s bathroom interest and a playful feel. Ask your kids to create one-of-a-kind artwork for the bathroom and frame it (like pictured above). Towels, wall-clings, accessories, and step-stools are another great way to add color in the bathroom.
Stay neutral. If you want the bathroom to be a little more neutral choose a paint in a white or gray range. These neutral colors create the perfect backdrop for color to be added through furniture, accessories, stools, towels, and other easily changeable pieces.This color choice allows your kids to grow into the bathroom effortlessly.
KEEP IT SIMPLE – Sleek and simple design is great for any kid’s bathroom. Clean lines and minimalistic elements allow your children to learn how to keep the bathroom tidy.
This rule of simplicity also comes into play when adding decor. If your child chooses a theme such as dinosaurs or mermaids, add a few focal pieces throughout. Soap dishes, toothbrush holders, shower curtains, and fun hardware for cabinets can personalize the bathroom in a tasteful way without going overboard.
Choosing a bathroom that has a tub/shower combo is the best option for your children as they can utilize the tub when they are younger and grow into the shower.
SAFETY – It’s important to make sure your bathroom is safe for your child at any age. For added safety use bath mats outside of the tub and non-slip adhesives on the bottom of the tub to prevent slips and falls when children enter and exit the bath.
The addition of silicon drain and faucet covers can prevent injuries if you have playful children in the bathtub, while toilet seat clips (plastic clip that holds your toilet seat cover down) and cabinet locks prevent children from getting into potentially dangerous areas.
STORAGE – From bath toys, to hair accessories, towels, and more your kid’s bathroom can easily become cluttered. Having adequate storage can prevent clutter and make the bathroom safer for kids and parents alike. Add baskets or plastic storage containers inside the vanity to separate various items.
Shower caddies can be used to hold toiletries and toys during bath time instead of placing them on shower shelves where they can fall.
Storage is another great way to add color to the bathroom, from open shelving, to colorful pieces such as removable shelving or baskets. (As pictured above.)
If you’re thinking about designing a bathroom for your child give the experts at Re-Bath a call. We would be happy to give you a Free, No Commitment, Home Consultation with a Guaranteed Price on the Spot.