Renovating Your Bathroom To Accommodate Your Growing Family

Eugene Vargas

If you have a new baby on the way, you may want to renovate your bathroom to create more room for your growing family. However, rather than just selecting the most beautiful bathroom design, you may want to play with concepts that are better for children. Here are five tips to consider implementing into your bathroom renovation:

1. Install two sinks

If you only have one sink in your existing bathroom, consider adding an extra one. As your child gets older or if you have another child, double sinks will allow everyone into the bathroom at once for brushing their teeth, and it can also make it easier to get ready for school, daycare or work in the morning.

2. Create separate areas for bathing and using the toilet

Although you may want to make your bathroom larger so more people can be in it, you may also want to consider separate spaces for certain activities. For example, consider putting your toilet in a separate space with its own door so someone can use that in privacy as the rest of the family bathes or uses the mirror.

3. Add storage

As anyone with kids can tell you, these small creatures tend to have a lot of stuff. To ensure that you have ample space for extra towels, rubber duckies,baby soaps and lotions, add extra storage to your bathroom. You want storage under the sinks as well as a built in linen closet.

Having your towel closet in the bathroom instead of the hall or a bedroom can also be a safety issue. If you forget to grab a towel or need an extra one, you don't have to leave your baby unattended in the bath as you run to the hall. Instead, you can just open the closet in the bathroom.

4. Move outlets up and ensure they are safe

If you have any outlets near the floor in your bathroom, consider moving them upward. Once your baby starts crawling, this shift will help keep them from your bathroom sockets. If you live in an older home, make sure your outlets are outfitted with contemporary safety measures. If possible, look for outlets that can be disabled with the push of a button.

5. Add an anti-scalding valve

Whether you make big or small changes during your bathroom renovation, you should consider adding a anti-scalding valve. These valves prevent extra hot water from shooting out of your tap, and they can prevent your child from getting their sensitive skin scalded by hot water.

For more information, contact a company like Innovations In Building.