Residential renovations, while expensive, can be a lot of fun as well. Kitchens were actually named the top priority for interior renovations, according to the 2018 Home Study done by Houzz, but bathrooms ranked pretty high as well. We can see why, especially if you have young children. Remodeling a young kid’s bathroom to give them a welcoming environment can help them be more comfortable in the space. It’s also a great way to add some energy-saving updates to your home.
Here are a few ideas for remodeling a child’s bathroom.
Find a Fun Theme
A theme helps you create a unified space that your child will love. Build around your theme with flooring, paint, fixtures, and lighting. This helps create a welcoming space that may even make potty training a little easier.
Use Touchless Fixtures
Not only will this help keep the space a bit cleaner, but touchless fixtures such as faucets or toilets add a playful, magical touch to the space.
In order to keep your theme the center focus of the bathroom and avoid excess clutter, make sure your bathroom has ample storage. This can be under the vanity or in a separate cabinet if space allows.
Using dark grout will help keep the bathroom looking cleaner and avoid stains from mud, dirt, and other things that kids are liable to get into.
Many residential renovations forget this option. Tile on the walls can not only create a fun design but will help keep the wall safe from water and other damage.
Hooks and Bars
Hooks for robes and towels not only solve some storage problems but provide a good place for towels to dry out after baths — and kids take a lot of baths.
Soft-Close Toilet Seats
Potty training can be a tough time. Depending on your child’s age, you may want to consider different kinds of toilet seats. A soft-close lid removes the risk of a child accidentally smashing their fingers with the seat. A removable seat will also make cleaning much easier. In most cases, a soft-close, removable seat will solve many issues.
And finally, you’re planning residential renovations, try to make upgrades that will work even as your child grows. Walls can always be painted, and with just a few simple touches, a bathroom can go from just another room to a comfortable space for all ages.