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What Makes a Bathroom Kid-Friendly?

The bathroom is often the smallest room in the home, but it can pose a huge challenge for kids. Younger children often lack the height and coordination required to step into tubs or to reach sinks. Child-size fixtures, while they may seem to be the immediate solution, can pose a problem when it comes to selling a home. So rather than redo a small bathroom to suit the child, it is more practical to build with both adults’ and children’s needs in mind.

Consider hiring a contractor for quality remodeling services to help you make your bathroom kid-friendly. Here are a few design options.

  • A standard vanity. Kids will soon grow older and taller — so build a standard-height vanity, by all means, and instead keep a small stepstool tucked away for the use of smaller children.
  • Kid-proof countertop. An ideal material for kid-friendly countertops is quartz. It is scratch- and stain-resistant and can mimic the look of granite without the issues.
  • Standard-height toilet. Your best bet is a standard-sized toilet that little kids can reach easily with the help of a stepstool. For additional safety, consider a soft-closing toilet seat.
  • Bathing options for all ages. An adjustable showerhead and handshower are ideal, as the showerhead can be repositioned as needed. A handheld sprayer is also handy for bathing little ones.
  • Anti-scald. Scalding is one of the most common bathroom accidents that happen. That’s why it’s best to install anti-scald devices on faucets and showerheads. These control temperature by limiting the amount of hot water that can flow.
  • Storage. Kids love bath toys. Dedicate a storage spot for each kid to keep their things and keep them off the floor so they don’t cause trips and falls.

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