The modern bathroom is as important as any other room in the house; it is the place we go to relax in the bath, to practise our vocals in the shower, or even just to get away from the family and have a few moments of peace and quiet! When it comes to planning and decorating the bathroom there is a plethora of styles, colours and accessories to choose from to make the bathroom user-friendly. And when it comes to planning a family bathroom, one to suit all the family members, the task has never been easier.
Make it easy on yourself
Firstly, the ideal family bathroom has to be easy to clean. Latest decor trends showcase things like vintage bottles and containers, floor level lighting, even floor-standing plants like willow or bamboo. However, if you have little ones in the house it may be a good idea to take a more practical approach to your decor and utilise the latest wipe-clean tiles for walls and flooring. Current trends favour the natural look with wood or wood effect tiles being very popular as flooring, statement tile panels or furniture. The trend towards bold colours like red and yellow in tiles, towels and accessories work well, helping to give a bright, cheery look to the bathroom. Fun accessories like Disney-themed toothbrush holders and toiletries will be perfect for little ones whilst the grown-ups or teenagers can enjoy the latest bathroom gadgets like a shower radio.
The hardest thing to get right in a busy family bathroom is storage. Your storage needs to be organised well in order to accommodate all the family’s bits and bobs whilst avoiding the cluttered effect. Integrated units are a great innovation, with under-sink cupboards proving a popular option to complement the more traditional wall mounted vanity units. The latest trend is for double sink units for even more room and practicality. There are numerous combinations of storage shelves and units available to fit any shape or size of bathroom.
Vertical heated rails
With multiple family members using the bathroom this means lots of wet towels. A vertical heated towel radiator is the modern solution meaning you can dry several towels at once.
Finally, in order to please both the shower fans and the bath buffs in the family, a P-shaped shower bath is the ideal compromise. But if you have the room then a separate shower and free-standing bath is bang on trend.