How to Design the Perfect Kid’s Bathroom for Your Little Ones

How to Design the Perfect Kid’s Bathroom for Your Little Ones
29 Oct 2021

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Transforming a house or an apartment into a home takes a lot of effort. Most importantly, it needs to be the place where every inhabitant feels like they belong. One of the ways to get there is to ask their opinion every step of the way. But what if the person in question is too young to have their own design-related opinions? What if their thoughts are vague and non-specific? How do you make a bathroom where your kid will feel like they belong? Here are several ideas to help you out with that.

1. Pick a colour

Picking a colour that a child would like is a good idea. It is also something that won’t compromise the style or integrity of the bathroom. Keep in mind that a child-friendly bathroom tends to be quite colourful, which is why you can also colour cabinets and various other elements, as well. Combining colours is one of the toughest challenges during bathroom design, regardless of who it’s for. One of the ways to make your life easier is to look for inspiration online. Keep in mind that you’re looking for a colour palette. A perfect bathroom design can drastically increase the value of your home.

2. Quality of life upgrades

In order to make a kid-friendly bathroom, you need to look at two things – pragmatic upgrades and security features. For instance, you need a stepping stool for the sink, potentially even one for the toilet. Instead of using the potty, it’s a far better idea to make them use a regular toilet with a special seat appropriate to their age. This way, they will develop a habit of using a toilet rather than a potty from a very young age. Remember to make sure that all the racks of electrical appliances are up high due to safety.

3. Get a bidet

Once your kids start learning how to wipe themselves after number two, things might get a bit messy. It means that even despite their best efforts, you might have to wipe/wash them in the aftermath. That is why considering various types of bidets for your bathroom might be the biggest possible quality of life upgrade. Remember, despite how messy it gets, it’s crucial that you insist on it and persevere in it. It is the only way they’ll learn. A bidet will just make it all a lot easier for you as a parent.

4. Lower hangers

There are a lot of things you can do to make the bathroom kid-friendly, and one of the most inclusive design aspects would be to lower these hangers a bit. One of the things you could do is adjust the hangers for the heights of your family members. Seeing as how these are easy to move, you can also adjust them over time. Keep in mind that in order to make it feel like a family bathroom, you can pick different colours for different family members, as well. This way, the shared ownership of the space will be felt.

5. Toothbrush holder

Being creative with the choice of a toothbrush holder is vital when it comes to motivating them to brush their teeth regularly. Sure, early on, you can turn this into a family activity and brush teeth together with them. However, what if you don’t have the same bedtime (which is usually the case)? What if you just want to send them to brush their teeth as one of their chores (to teach them some responsibility)? Well, in that particular case, you can give them a separate toothbrush holder and make sure to pick something colourful and interesting.

In conclusion

Creating a perfect kid’s bathroom is a relatively simple project, but it does take a lot of commitment and a major decision that not everyone is willing to make. Making a kid-friendly bathroom doesn’t mean that it can no longer be stylish or elegant. It might, however, imply that you should leave behind some of your posher ideas aside. It’s all about colour, pragmatism and a sense of a family. Here, diversity of shapes and colour is all that matters. Browse some options to see exactly what you’re dealing with.

Alison Pearson

Alison Pearson is an interior design student. She is a writer and designer, but her ultimate passion is fitness and health. She is also a bibliophile and her favourite book is "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner.

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