Bathroom design ideas for busy families!

Collaborative Post¦ One of the busiest zones in the home, family bathrooms need to be both functional and practical, as well as snazzy. A lot of the drama happens in the bathroom and many of us just need features that aren’t going to cause us any extra stress. Here are some ideas to help inspire you!

While many modern homes enjoy a luxurious en-suite, many family friendly bathrooms need to cater for all ages and be accessible to everyone in the household. Think durable and easy to maintain work surfaces, easy to use baths and showers with no dangerous sharp edges and toilets with soft-close seats! With so many practical and stylish fixtures to choose from, we can certainly have a bit of fun picking and choosing what we want.

Flooring

Although an extremely important feature in any room, you should pay special attention to your flooring choice when it comes to the bathroom. This is a room that’s going to see an abundance of water spillages, with the potential for the occasional bleach spill as well as lots of foot traffic. With this in mind, we’d stay away from wood as it is no good when it comes into contact with water and ceramic tiles can become very slippery when wet. Therefore, the best option by far is Luxury Vinyl Tiles. LVT is considerably different to the old sheet style vinyl, with it tending to come in plank or tile style, with perfect imitation of a range of materials including wood, stone and ceramic. Not only this, but LVT is completely waterproof and resistant to scratches, making it the ideal option for the bathroom, and it exceptionally easy to clean.

Mirrors

We’re a big fan of mirrors and your bathroom should be the room that has an abundance of them. Not only do they create the illusion of more space, but accommodate multiple people getting ready at the same time. You don’t need to stick to basic mirrors either, spice things up with different shapes and sizes.

Make use of storage

We know that there’s no such thing as too much storage with busy families. If you’re trying to decide how to have your bathroom from scratch, then opt for a sink on a cupboard counter to store all your toiletries. Don’t think that you have to go for something unsightly, there’s plenty of stylish cupboards that’ll make your bathroom appear luxurious.

Add a seat

Whether it’s for brushing hair, teeth or supervising kids during bath time or even just for decoration, keeping a chair or stool handy in the bathroom always helps.

Walls

Walls are just as important to a room as flooring is.

Paint is always a good idea, but if you want to go one step further then go for a feature tile wall. These are very easy to keep clean, with only a wipe needed and you can go for ones with interesting patterns and designs. Mosaics are brilliant, or if you prefer something a little more minimalistic then plain tiles with the occasional pattern dotted around. If you go for something darker, then these can hide dirt and grime better than a lighter colour…

Laundry

One of the most annoying things about the bathroom is when your kids and teenagers leave their dirty clothes all over the floor after a shower or bath. Tackle this by keeping a laundry hamper in the bathroom so no dirty clothes are left lying around.

Go bold with accessories

Even if you can’t afford or are not into super snazzy showers, baths and sinks, you can still keep things stylish by paying attention to the little details. This includes chrematistic toilet seats, loo roll holders, towel holders and taps – try match them if you can, your bathroom will pop!

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