Often the smallest room in the house, the family bathroom has to work twice as hard to meet demands during the morning rush. It is also the source of the most safety hazards, making it vitally important to ensure key safety elements are considered when designing the family bathroom, whilst also creating a space that is stylish and practical.
Hand-held showers like the Simpson’s Design Shower Kit are great for washing children’s hair and also useful when cleaning the bath. Opt for thermostatic or digital shower valves when choosing bathroom fittings, as the safety valves are fitted with cartridges to prevent sudden temperature changes and reduce the risk of scalding.
Including plenty of bathroom storage in the family bathroom is imperative and a Crosswater Solo Wire Basket is perfect to store toiletries and bath toys. Choose bathroom furniture with built-in storage and vanity units with a countertop basin such as the Bauhaus Design Unit and Basin. The Bauhaus Mirrored Aluminum Wall Cabinet will keep unsafe products stored up high to protect children from toxic substances.
LAYOUT AND DESIGN
A bath will make it easier to clean little ones, as parents will spend a large amount of time kneeling next to the bath. Two basins rather than one large basin will help to save time by doubling up on taps and allowing them to be used by more than one person. Swap a bulky radiator for underfloor heating enabling room to fit another storage unit or opt for a multifunctional design such as Bauhaus’ Design Towel Rail.