In an ideal world, we’d have a separate en suite for the ‘grown-ups’ on the house, with a complete separate bathroom for the children at home, right? But unfortunately, it doesn’t look like anything like that is going to be happening in our home anytime soon. Likewise, for most people this isn’t going to be a reality. So you need a family bathroom at home that will be suitable for everyone and meet the needs of all family members, as well as have space for more than one person in there at a time.
But with a few tips and tricks, some clever storage ideas, and a perfect colour palette, you can make the bathroom suitable for all of the family, as well as looking stylish. Here are a few of my tips and tricks to try, if you’re on the lookout for some family bathroom ideas.
Create a Double Sink
It is quite American to have a bathroom with a double vanity unit including two separate sinks in the same room. So if you have space, then that is really handy to do. But if your bathroom is a bit on the smaller side, as they tend to be here in the UK, then you could look to install two taps instead. Choosing a large basin bowl, and then having two taps, means that the kids can happily brush their teeth at the same time, or you can be getting ready for the day beside the kids.
Along with that, choosing some slim wall storage to fit either side can be helpful, if you don’t have much space next to the sink(s).
Style Out Your Bath
With children, you pretty much need to have a bath in the family bathroom. What works best, is if there is a double ended bath, with a tap in the centre of it. A freestanding bath in this style not only looks really good, but it is more practical too. More than one child can fit in the bath at the same time, rather than having to do it in shifts.
If you have the space, then try to create install a separate bath and shower. You might think that you don’t have enough space, but with some smart planning, and perhaps getting a shorter than normal bath, you can have both if you need to. Perfect for large families or those with disabled members of the family. Pretty much all plans for a disabled bathroom design will include a separate shower, so that they can shower comfortably, rather than have to struggle to get into a bath.
Create More Storage Space
In a family bathroom , it can often seem that there is never enough space for everything to fit. There can be bottles of bubble bath, shampoo, and bath toys all over the place. So where you can, creating some extra storage is a must. It could be that you build in some new storage, or just get a freestanding set of drawers to use. But all of this needs space. So one way to do it could be to attach your bathroom units to the wall, rather than the floor. A ‘floating’ sink means that there is plenty of storage underneath, as well as replacing a close-coupled toilet with a style that is much less space-eating. These styles can often make the bathroom easier to clean, which there will be plenty of when it comes to a family bathroom!
How do you have your family bathroom at the moment? Would love to hear what you think!*collaborative post