Practical and Functional Child-Friendly Bathroom Ideas

27 May 2020

It is important to equip practical and functional bathroom details when you have children in the household. Such move will not only ensure their safety and protection, it will also be more convenient and useful for everyone in the same roof. Below are practical and functional child-friendly bathroom ideas.

Double Vanities

Any parent knows that when you have multiple kids sharing one bathroom, chaos ensues—especially when everyone is trying to get ready in the morning and you’re already running late. By creating two vanity stations, this bathroom allows two kids to brush teeth at the same time and cut down on time spent waiting and fighting during the morning routine.

Double Faucets

If you love the idea of two vanities but don’t have the space in your bathroom, look for a larger sink—such as a farmhouse sink—with multiple faucets. It’s a great way to create at least two teeth-brushing stations without the extra cabinetry.

Multiple Hooks

If you have multiple kids sharing a bathroom, extra towel hooks are a must. We love this wall of hooks because every kid has a space for their towel, and there’s no excuse for leaving towels on the floor!

Whimsical Lighting

If your child’s bathroom is also the hall or guest bathroom, you likely want it to look presentable for adults and not scream kid’s bathroom when they walk in. Funky lighting is a great way to have fun without going overboard on the kid stuff. We love these hanging neon clouds. It’s funky yet stylish for a hall bath but super fun and whimsical for kids.

Step Stool

Low-standing sinks in public restrooms are a godsend for little ones washing hands, but that’s not really practical for a home bathroom. Instead, choose a step stool that helps tots reach the sink. And it doesn’t have to be a big, clunky plastic one. We love the sleek, wooden step stool in this contemporary bathroom.

Pull-Out Step

If you don’t want a step stool underfoot, you can create a secret pull-out step. The step in this bathroom pulls out from the bottom drawer. A special lid goes on top and supports up to 90 pounds. And when the child grows, the top can be removed and the drawer can be used again. Genius.

Easy-to-Reach Towels

Bathroom cabinets sometimes need to be locked to keep chemicals and cleaning supplies out of reach of small hands. If you need more space for your kids’ bath items, look for a vanity with open shelving. This bathroom has easy-to-reach and easy-to-see towels for little ones.

Easy-to-Reach Storage

If you don’t have an under-sink vanity or cabinets, invest in storage baskets. They’re a godsend for picking up bath toys and keeping them out of sight when company comes over.

Extra Built-Ins

Most modern, tiled showers have a few built-ins for soap and shampoo, but they’re normally designed to be eye-level. We love that this bathroom features a low cubby just for bath toys.

Pop of Colour

You don’t have to go overboard with a theme in a child’s bathroom. Just a pop of colour can be fun and playful. We love the monochromatic green accents in this bathroom.

Bright Countertop

If your kiddo wants lots of colour, but you don’t want to paint the walls or the cabinets, consider a bold countertop. We love the hot pink countertop in this otherwise crisp, white bathroom.