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If your child is lucky enough to have their own bathroom in your home, then you may be looking for ways to decorate it appropriately. One rule you should always follow when creating a bathroom for young children is to stay away from themes. If you embrace themes within the bathroom, you are only setting yourself up for constant decoration. As you will need to update the bathroom as your child gets older. Not only is this a lot of hassle, but it is expensive too. With that in mind, read on to discover some top tips on planning a stylish and practical children’s bathroom.
Planning A Stylish Yet Practical Children’s Bathroom
However, just because you cannot include a theme within the bathroom does not mean that a child’s bathroom needs to be boring. In fact, you should look for ways to make bathtime visually interesting and stimulating for children. There are lots of different ways that you can create fun in the bathroom. You can consider using wall hangings, pictures, and frames.
Always Prioritise Safety
One of the most important aspects when designing any room for a child is safety. You need to look for various ways to reduce safety risks when designing a bathroom for your little one. A lot of us will store medicines, cleaning products and other potentially dangerous items within the bathroom. It is better for these items to be stored elsewhere. But if they are, then you need to make sure that they’re completely out of reach or locked away so that your children cannot access them.
There are other risks within a bathroom as well. For example, your child could burn themselves on a towel rail if it’s too hot. This is where heating elements and smart metres show their worth. You can use a heating element so that you have full control over the temperature of the towel rail as well as being able to determine when it is switched on and turned off.
In addition to this, you also need to carefully consider your basin and your basin tap options. Make sure that all children can reach the wash basin with ease to encourage hand washing. A little stool placed in the bathroom for your child to use can make all the difference. You can also look at this countertop basin range to see some good examples of the right type of basins for children.
Apart from this, the basin tap is another area that needs to be carefully considered. It’s much easier to operate one handle instead of using two. For this reason, a lot of parents will prefer to go for a single lever mixer tap for the wash basin. Not only is this easier to use, but finding the right temperature is also a lot more straightforward and, therefore, scolding will be prevented. Nevertheless, it goes without saying that you should always monitor your little ones while they are using the bathroom taps.
Choosing A Bath Shower
You also need to take the time to select a bathtub with care. Make sure that you take a look at the actual bath base and the shape of it, as they all differ considerably. If you have a number of small children, you should look to maximise the seating space within the bathtub while also lowering the slip potential buy looking for bathtubs that have straight sides as opposed to sloped ones.
While we are on the subject of slipping, you should always look for a bath that has a non-slip base. You could simply choose to invest in a bath mat instead. However, this will make cleaning more of a chore and bathmats easily get mouldy, which is why it is simply better to buy a non-slip bathtub in the first place. There are lots of other safety options that come with a bath as well, which are worth considering. For example, choose a bath that has safety handles so that children can easily get in and out.
Choosing A Toilet
When you are choosing a toilet make sure that you pick one that is sleek and easy to wipe clean. This will minimise the cleaning pain that comes when small boys are trying to perfect their aim. It’s also a good idea to choose a toilet seat that has a soft close mechanism so that your children do not get their fingers trapped, and a removable seat is always a wise option.
Choosing A Bathroom
Finally, if the bathroom is going to have a shower as well as a bath or instead of a bath, you need to consider the design of these carefully. A walk-in shower is always the best option for children. If you have small children, a hard to access cubicle will be a nightmare. You can also make the process less fiddly and stop the daily soaking of your garments by installing the shower taps away from the flow of water.
Hopefully, you now feel prepared for designing the perfect bathroom for your children. It may seem like an overwhelming process. However, if you have a good plan and you follow the advice that has been provided above, you should have no trouble designing and creating a bathroom that is perfectly suitable for your little one.
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