The essentials for a family bathroom

The key to any family bathroom is functionality. Over filling a room is a common mistake, particularly when there is little thought made towards storage.

Storage is absolutely key within any family bathroom; you can never have too much. Keeping your bathroom free from clutter will make it feel more spacious and relaxing. Choose bathroom furniture with built-in storage such as a vanity unit instead of a pedestal and a mirrored wall cabinet, and set mirrors and cabinets at a height that works for all, so that children can access their own toiletries and accessories. Always keep cleaning products and medicines out of reach of children.

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Practical aspects don’t need to be neglected in order to make a bathroom a sanctuary to relax. It’s important to go for products where the material is high quality, this makes them practical whilst also aesthetic which will in turn guarantee a long service life. It’s all in the details.

 

It is easy to fit double-basins and large freestanding baths whilst neglecting floor space, making bathrooms look small, cluttered and fussy. The family bathroom tends to be the room that is used by everyone, therefore its design and functionality needs to allow for this. Elements such as a decent sized towel rail to hold multiple towels, plenty of storage in the form of a vanity unit and mirrored cabinets, a large bath along with a spacious shower if space allows. There is a fine balance in ensuring the proportions are correct for the space.

There are so many products on the market now that are stylish yet practical. Lighting is another fantastic way to create a relaxing ambiance and there are plenty of ways in which this can now be incorporated into the bathroom through the use of back lit mirrors and integrated lighting into vanity units. The use of statement tiles or our new waterproof wallpaper behind a bath or even in showers creates a fun and stylish environment.

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Allow some space, you need to ensure you don’t pack a room full. Introducing round, organic shapes as opposed to hard corners and also ensuring the drawers, doors and WC seats are soft closing to protect delicate (children’s) hands. Mirrors and mirror cabinets are easier than ever to operate with small contact-free sensor points that replace light switches and thus increases the comfort of all bathroom users, as do the sockets next to the shelves inside the cabinets used, for example, to plug in a hairdryer.

With the option to fill your bath from your bed side or turn on the underfloor heating via your smart phone, incorporating technology into the bathroom has many benefits. We have intelligent toilets with wash functionality’s, built in radio and user settings.  There is also the digital control that can alter your shower temperature, which in turn regulates the body temperature.

Choose easy-to-operate taps and shower controls as well as push button flush plates for the WC for children. Hand-held showers in shower enclosures or on bath mixers are great for washing children’s hair, and come in really handy when cleaning the bath or enclosure.

If you’ve got space for a separate shower enclosure, go for a walk in or one with a sliding door to save floor space and make it easier for you to help kids when they’re showering. Whether you have an over bath shower or an enclosure, opt for thermostatic or digital shower valves so that you can set the temperature to reduce the risk of scalding.

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