The bathroom is somewhere that everyone in your family needs to feel comfortable in. It’s a room that everyone uses at least once a day, but it’s also a place people can go to relax after a long and stressful day with work or just life in general. In busy families, the bathroom can be a source of contention, with everyone often needing to use it around the same time in the morning, for example, before work or school. Given everyone’s taste are different, but the bathroom, like other living spaces, needs to be accessible and enjoyable for everyone, it can seem challenging to create a stylish family bathroom everyone will love.
Combination bath and shower
One of the significant challenges when creating a family bathroom is deciding on either a bath or a shower. While some may enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub, other people find a shower a more comfortable and a quicker way to get washed each day. In an ideal world, many people may have both, but in reality, the space available in bathrooms can often be a limiting factor and result in only one or other being possible. However, by installing a combination bath and shower, you can have the best of both worlds. These have come a long way from the simple electric shower head mounted on the wall, and now offer ‘P’ shaped baths which include closable screens to form a more traditional shower cubicle. Using one of these combinations, you can ensure everyone in your family can get washed in the way they want each morning.
Flooring that looks great and is easy to manage
Bathroom flooring is a vital part of creating a fantastic bathroom. By choosing the right material, you can achieve a floor that looks fantastic and is practical to live with every day. Vinyl tiles offer a brilliant combination of style, giving your bathroom a really elegant and high-quality finish, and practicality, as they are easy to clean and look after.
When designing a family bathroom, it’s important to speak to your family and get their input on things they’d like to see, and the design of the floor can be one of these areas. Using vinyl tiles, you can ensure that whatever design is chosen, it will be water-resistant, durable and easy to clean. Considering how messy bathrooms can get when used by a busy family, these three benefits are vitally important.
Individual storage solution
Family bathrooms can get cluttered very quickly, so making sure storage solutions are in place and easy to use is vital. Everyone has their own products they like to use, so having a system where they can be kept together to avoid the bathroom becoming cluttered will make everything easier for everyone.
This can be as simple as individual baskets for each person to keep their items in, or a draw each within a cupboard. It is also a good idea to teach your kids from an early age where their draw or storage space is and encourage them to tidy up after them. This not only installs good habits for the future but can help everyone keep the bathroom tidy and usable.
Having two sinks can allow you to increase the useable space in your bathroom, and for busy families, this can make a real difference in the number of people who can use the bathroom at one time. Dual sinks also look fantastic and can help give an element of symmetry to your bathroom.
Many exciting things are happening with the design of bathroom fixtures, and sinks are no exception. You can get really creative with the colour of your sink, and this can become a real feature of your family bathroom which elevates it above the traditional white and neutral style that many have. Combined with one large mirror or a pair of mirrors above the sink, this can help increase how big your bathroom feels thanks to the reflections.
As mentioned, space can be at a premium in some bathrooms, making it hard to do things like get used towels dry. In a family of four or five, you can be left with more towels than you have radiator space each day. One solution to this, which also provides a really interesting design feature, is installing a vertical radiator. You can often get more usable radiator space by installing a vertical radiator than a traditional horizontal one. It can also help you fill any unused wall space which may be otherwise left empty.
Overall, creating a stunning family bathroom is about matching your family’s needs with interesting and carefully thought-out design choices. By keeping both in mind, you can create a stunning family bathroom that will be enjoyable to use for everyone in your family.