[AD] Family households are often a long way from the tranquil, relaxing oasis that you envisioned as a small child. In fact, bathrooms can often lead to frustration, especially if you live in a building without the luxury of having your own bathroom or cloakroom. Whether the women in the house simply have too much “product” or the men of the household tend to leave the toilet seat up, your bathroom must work for everyone. With that in mind, we’ve put together 6 simple tips to help you create the perfect family bathroom for generations to come.
A Beautiful Yet Functional Suite
Your choice of bathroom suite is critical to the look, feel and function of your room. One of the most important things to look for when choosing your toilet is whether or not it has a slow closing seat. If you remember your own childhood, if you accidentally drop your toilet seat, it rattled tremendously, and for those who were unfortunate enough to keep their fingers in the way, the results could indeed be very painful. A soft-closing seat reduces this risk and makes for a quieter environment.
In addition to all the functional elements, it also has to be an area where you can sit back, relax and unwind with the latest bestselling crime book, or maybe catch up on your tablet with the latest box set. At the end of the day, a relaxing bath is a great way to lower your blood pressure and focus on your own well-being. A free-standing bathtub is the ultimate in luxury items, which is why they are undoubtedly becoming more popular. However, many families find it impractical, especially in the case of lack of space. Probably the best option for a family bathroom is the multifunctional shower tray, where post-gym mum can quickly and easily shower off, whilst dad can enjoy a relaxing evening.
A Safe Thermostatic Shower
One of the most important considerations in every bathroom is the safety of all your family members. A thermostatic shower keeps the water temperature constant, no matter how many taps are turned on in your house. They provide additional safety, especially for use by small children or elderly relatives, and may help prevent accidental scalding.
Comfort Height Basins And Toilets
One common mistake people make when planning their bathroom is how high they place certain items. If you have younger children, consider whether they can easily get to the basin. You can either lower it by a few inches or look for a solution such as a vanity unit with step.
If your toilet is quite low, it may be difficult for older relatives to use it. Look for toilets with comfort height. People with mobility problems can lower themselves more easily than with an average height toilet.
Keep Harmful Items Out Of Reach
A shared bathroom often contains products that can be harmful to younger children, such as bleach or medication. Make sure you have shelves or cabinets that are not accessible to small hands. Also, make sure that your children cannot easily climb to access these items.
The Perfect End To A Perfect Bath
Finally, we strongly recommend investing in a high-quality towel set for your family bathroom. Let each family member choose their favourite shade or pattern to make your bathroom leap with colour.
If you follow these simple tips, you will soon enjoy the perfect family bath.