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What Makes a Bathroom Kid-Friendly?

Children appreciate having their own bathroom just as much as adults do. But the space may also pose a challenge for little ones, especially when the bath design isn’t geared specifically for their use. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Elizabethtown, one of the top bathroom remodeling contractors in the area, shares some handy ways to make bathrooms more kid-friendly.

  1. Non-slip floors. You can prevent accidents by installing non-slip floors, such as small, textured tiles. In fact, there are now special tiles with an anti-slip finish available for children’s bathrooms. You can also add mats that resist sliding to go with these floors.

  1. Thermal control. Because children are more susceptible to burns than adults, it pays to install safety fixtures in the bathroom. Install anti-scald devices on faucets and showerheads to help keep little ones protected from overly hot water when they’re washing their hands or bathing. Water heater settings that cap the hot water temperature can also help protect from burns.

  1. Height levels. For your next bathroom renovation, why not have a shower system installed that has an adjustable showerhead or hand shower? This way, you can set the correct height for each family member. You can also help your kids reach the sink more easily by having a sturdy step ladder next to it.

  1. Easy access. Choose shower doors that are easy to open and close, or go with walk-in showers that don’t require curtains or doors. If you have small children, consider installing a tub in the bathroom to make it easier to help kids in the bath.

Plan Your Kid-Friendly Bathroom Today

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Elizabethtown can transform your bathroom into a safer and more comfortable space for your children. Call us today at (717) 298-3830 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your consultation.

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