If you have small children and you want to have a bathroom added to your home that will be dedicated to them, then you will have a lot to think about when it comes to the design of that bathroom. You want to end up with one that works for your children now, but will also remain a functional bathroom for them to use once they enter adulthood. The tips in this article will help you to design a good bathroom for your kids.
Go with a bathtub
A bathtub is probably going to be the better choice for a bathroom that's intended to be used by the children. Not only do they tend to prefer to take baths when they are young, but you also won't have to worry about them slipping in the shower. When you have the bathtub installed, you should also have a showerhead installed, so taking a shower is also an option. You can purchase a bathtub that already has a non-slip surface on the floor of the tub, or you can put stickers on the bottom that have textured surfaces and are designed to prevent slipping in the bath.
Have a wide-bowl toilet installed
Children tend to be sloppier when it comes to going to the bathroom, especially if you happen to have boys. Install a toilet that has a wider bowl so you make it easier for them to use the toilet without making such a mess. If you have smaller children, you can use a child's seat on the toilet in the meantime, so they don't have a hard time staying on the toilet. However, as soon as they are old enough, remove that seat and you will have a toilet that's ready for them.
Have a faucet put in with two knobs
If you have a sink put in that has a faucet with a lift-up lever, you may find that your child never shuts the water off all the way. Also, it will make it harder for them to get the water to be the right temperature. Instead, opt for a faucet with a hot water knob and a cold water knob.
Put in drain screens
Kids don't really watch what they allow to go down the drains. This can lead to a lot of problems with your plumbing. Consider putting drain screens in the sink and bathtub drains to catch hair, small pieces of soap, large chunks of toothpaste and anything else your child may allow into the drain. If you notice your plumbing backing up, you should have a plumber like one from Bill Rhiner's Plumbing, Heating & Cooling come out right away to fix the problem before it gets worse.