A room in every home that is used by several people in the house, for years and years, is the bathroom. And if you are expecting your first child or have an ever-growing family you may think that there is a lot of bathroom designing and remodeling ahead of you. This room needs to be functional with a timeless design. Although it’s tempting to go overboard on cuteness when your children are little, however they won’t want that rubber ducky theme forever. We have a few suggestions on how to create a bathroom that is age appropriate through the years, while still keeping fun and utility in mind.
Keep the Fixtures SimpleThe goal is to design a bathroom that will grow with your child. The best way to do this is by keeping it simple. The idea is to have a good base to build on, and then choose elements or accessories that can be easily changed.
- Floor: Keep the flooring simple, tile works great in bathrooms because it is mold resistant and can stand the tests of time. Hardwood is also a great flooring material. Just make sure it is sealed well in order to keep moisture out. A whimsical rug on a neutral tile or hardwood floor can be replaced with a more sophisticated one as your child gets older.
- Walls: Unless you want to keep repainting again and again, select a neutral wall color and go from there. Any room theme can be easily created by putting up removable wall decals, simply take them down and replace with new ones for a change in theme. You can also use family photos or nature photography to change up the décor.
- Sink and Cabinets: The basic structure of the sink should be function-oriented, such as a sink/cabinet combo with plenty of storage for towels and shower needs. It should also have some drawers to hold cotton swabs, combs, hairbrushes and hair accessories. Incorporate some pizzazz by having your bathroom remodeler install a colorful countertop or fun drawer pulls.
A Toddlers Bathroom
Kids grow up fast, but they’re still short, little humans for quite a few years. Towel bars can be mounted with both an upper and lower bar, so kids can reach their own bath towels while they’re young.
Wall-mounted cup dispensers should be placed within reach of little arms, but not where your 12-year-old will bump elbows with it. You can even ask your home improvement contractor to create a nook for a toddler’s potty seat. Spaces like this offer up a plethora of uses as your child grows like turning it into an area for a bathroom scale or a freestanding shelf unit.
If you are looking for more ideas for a timeless bathroom remodel that your kids are sure to love, call the highly trained home improvement contractors at Indy Renovation. A consumer’s choice award winner for Indiana’s best bathroom remodeler for five consecutive years, Indy Renovation is experienced and skilled in all facets of bathroom remodeling and repair. Contact us at 317-375-4464 to receive a free, in-home consultation and begin the process of making your home the haven you want it to be.