Children’s bathrooms can be fun to design! We focus on the details when we are designing a bathroom, and the kids’ bathroom is no exception. Some people who are remodeling, want this bathroom to last. Nobody wants to find that in a few years their kids have outgrown their bathroom. At Fabrizio Kitchen & Bath we have details you might want to consider for your kids’ bath remodel.
While it is fun and fulfilling to create the ultimate bath for the little one, design the functional aspects like the bathtub not just for a small child, but also for the child as he or she grows.
Fun themes are great, but avoid purchasing permanent themed fixtures. Instead, introduce a theme using towels, floor mats, wall stickers, toilet seats, and wall paint color.
Certain features that both a child and an older teen would appreciate are ample ledges or shelves in tubs/showers as well as soft-close cabinet doors, drawers, and toilet seats. Also, consider conveniently placed small storage compartments for products used daily.
Make sure you install a tub with a shower. Your little one will use the tub for years, but then will transition to showers when they get older, so you want to be prepared for that. Be sure to choose a larger-sized tub just in case your older kid does want to keep taking baths. Consider installing a handheld showerhead that you can use while washing your baby or toddler but can be mounted when the child starts bathing him or herself.
Toilet height is an important decision. A smaller toilet is easier for smaller children to use but can be awkward as the child reaches pre-teen and teen years. Install an adult height toilet and teach your child to use a step stool if needed. When it comes to the toilet seat, look for a one with a child-sized integrated rim. When the child no longer needs it, you can simply replace the seat.
Kids love to splash water, and accidents are bound to happen during toilet training, so use tile flooring and tile baseboard instead of wood in your kid-friendly bathroom. It’s easier to clean and won’t warp. To keep damage at a minimum, add plenty of floor mats to help avoid slipping. A suitable ventilation fan is a must to remove humidity from the bathroom. Humidity causes mold/mildew issues and can damage many other products and surfaces.
Designing a bath your kids won’t outgrow is very possible! Take these tips and bring these ideas when you head to Fabrizio Kitchen and Bath, you will be better prepared to fill your bathroom with products that will last. And remember, you will always be able to change the shower curtain, rugs, towels, and accessories to accommodate their evolving style.