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Five Tips To Make Your Family Bathroom Work Harder

Five Tips To Make Your Family Bathroom Work Harder

The average family bathroom can be hard to get right. It needs to be all things to all people. It needs to be kid-friendly, but still be a nice space for the adults in the house, and any guess you have. Sharing one bathroom between a lot of people means you need a good design that meets all those needs. Here are some tips to make your bathroom work hard. 

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  1. Go big. In a bathroom for the family, there will often be times when a few family members are crowded around the basin at once, so go bigger. Choose a vanity unit with a large trough-shaped bowl with plenty of counter space either side for everybody’s toiletries and toothbrushes. A double basin could also be an ideal pick for high traffic times in the bathroom, like first thing in the morning. Ask a plumber like https://www.stollwerckplumbing.com/ for suggestions for bigger basins.  
  2. Add in a bath. If you have enough room, a bath is handy for family life, especially if you have younger children. A bathroom with no bath can put be off-putting for potential buyers if you choose to sell in the future. A shower enclosure is also a useful addition for rushed mornings. If you don’t have space for both, fit a shower head over the bath. L or D shaped baths with one wider end and glass shower screen are a good selection, as they look sleek, but have room for showering. Choose a bath with taps in the middle so you can give small children a bath together without squabbles about who has to sit at the tap end. 
  3. Put in lots of storage. A bathroom that is used by a lot of people can quickly get untidy, so make sure you fit in as much storage as you can. Don’t pick bottles, bags, and brushes that will clutter up surfaces, and instead fit in cupboards below the sink, hanging cabinet mirrors, and fitting shelves where you can. If your bathroom isn’t large, glass shelves can be used to add storage without appearing to bring the walls in even nearer. Add storage that your children can reach. Baskets on open shelves are a simple way to tidy away toiletries easily. Give each family member their own basket to make keeping things tidy and free of clutter even quicker. 
  4. Lighten it up. Add task lighting over the sink. Spotlights or a glass mirror with built-in lights both work well. For a more relaxing atmosphere, like when you want to relax with a bubble bath, put in a softer light, like lights on a dimmer switch. 
  5. Colour-code your accessories. Save having piles of towels and face cloths everywhere by giving each family member a colour. If you don’t want lots of mismatched colours in your bathroom, buy towels in your bathroom colour scheme and then sew a loop of ribbon in their colour to use as both a hook and to show who it belongs to. 

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Relax to the Max in a Special Space at Home

Relax to the Max in a Special Space at Home

Everyone needs somewhere they can relax. At the end of a long day or perhaps at the weekend, you want to be able to ignore all the things that cause your stress. And if you can’t relax at home, where can you relax? If you do find that even at home it’s hard to let go of stress and tension, it might help to have a dedicated space for relaxing. It doesn’t have to be somewhere you only relax, though. It could be a room that’s functional in some way but is also ideal for lying back and letting go of your worries.

 

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Make Your Bedroom Your Retreat

Your bedroom is the ideal place to relax when you need to unwind. It’s where you fall asleep, so it’s the perfect room for turning into a quiet sanctuary. In fact, you should focus on relaxation and calm when you design your bedroom anyway. Although it might seem like the most sensible place to put a desk, working in the same room that you sleep can be a bad idea. Sleep experts often recommend that you remove all distractions from your room, so you only associate it with relaxation and sleep. However, you might want to include a separate area for relaxing with an armchair, for example.

 

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Set Up a Bathroom Sanctuary

The bathroom can also be a great place to relax, even if it’s a mostly functional room. Don’t worry if you don’t have a bath because a shower can be just as relaxing. If you do want to install a bath or perhaps a powerful new shower, hire a plumber to take care of all the plumbing for you. Doing it yourself might just cause unnecessary stress, and you don’t need that. When you set up your bathroom as a relaxing space, you can think about what will help you unwind while you bathe or shower. Maybe installing a waterproof sound system or having candleholders could be good ideas.

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