You can approach designing a bathroom for your kids in a lot of different ways and each of these will be totally different to how you’d design a bathroom for yourself or another adult in the family.
In general, children need a place that can be fun, functional, and motivating in order for them to feel comfortable with using that particular room or space in your home. They like to have a place that they can call their own. A bathroom is no different. The following bathroom ideas can be used if you are planning to remodel your kids bathroom.
One of the easiest things you can do is just to paint the walls in bright colors. Children will love this, especially if you let them select their favorite color- they’ll feel far more involved for this and love the change even more. Just make sure the color is not too extreme. If you ever decide to sell the home, you may have to repaint before potential buyers will find it appealing. That being said it’s just a matter of a coat or two of paint to correct that problem.
If the bathroom has a lot of tiles on the wall then this can cause problems with repainting the room entirely. You can paint over tiles but it’s not advisable. If you want to avoid painting over tiles then you can add stencil and stick on patters to help the transformation of your kids bathroom.
In the meantime, have fun with your kids during the remodeling process. Their input will not only help in your decision making, but it will also give them a sense of ownership. After all, this is where they will be spending their bathroom time so make sure they’ve bought into the whole idea by having them involved as much as is safe for them.
Practical accessories such as toothbrush holders, soap dishes, and towel racks, are also easy and inexpensive bathroom ideas. Many of your kids’ favorite movie, comicbook or cartoon characters will have their own bathroom accessory range so why not make this part of the whole process.
You always want to keep safety in mind when thinking of different bathroom ideas for your kids. If you have little ones, a sturdy, low step stool to help them reach the sink is important. The stool can also be used for them to rest their feet when they have to use the toilet – until they’ve grown out of the need for it. I remember my father making a footrest like that for me when I was about 5 years old.
All accessories should be either shatterproof or plastic to avoid injuries if your kids accidentally drop something. Besides these, other safety concerns that are appropriate for an adult bathroom are also for a child, no matter the age. Make sure that you have a non-slip surface in the bathtub and/or shower – this is an essential item.
You can also get non-slip backings on bath rugs. Grab bars for the shower or bath that can easily screw into the wall are also important. You will need to install anti-scald devices in order to prevent hot water burns. These can be purchased at any home improvement store in your area.
Hopefully this has you started on the path to creating a new look for your kids bathroom that they’re just going to love!