One of the great things about building a home with Kaplan is the ability to customise the design you choose to go with. It is important to us that your new home suits your family and their needs especially if this new build is going to be your forever home.
When designing with kids in mind one of the most important rooms to consider is the bathroom, kids, especially little kids will be in this room a lot and as such it needs to be both fun and functional. Age of the children, whether or not it’s a shared bathroom, durability and personalisation are all factors that play into the kids’ bathroom.
Additional things to think about:
- Storage: kids accumulate a lot of things and they need those things to be accessible to them. They need room for their towels, bath toys, toothbrush and toothpaste and they need to be able to grab them for themselves and to be able to put them away themselves also.
- Bench space: Little kids really love to spread out, using up every square inch of bench space at their disposal so having long, wide benches is a great feature of any kids bathroom, especially as they enter their teenage years, there is no way to fully prepare yourself for the amount of make up one teenage girl can own, but there is no harm in trying.
- Height: Lower bench tops are a great way to give young children some independence and just make life a little bit easier for them in general as they will be able to see what they are doing when they are brushing their teeth, hair etc as they are doing it.
- Non slip floors and tubs: This is a must in a bathroom, falls are extra dangerous in this space so non slip tiles are a great way to safe proof this space.
- Tap location, in both showers and bathtubs: No one likes to hit their head while they are in the bath and everyone needs to be able to reach the taps in the shower so be strategic when these features are being added to your home.
- Towel bars and hooks: Towels on the floor drive even the most relaxed people crazy so limit the occurrence of such an annoyance by adding as many bars and hooks as possible.
- Stool space: Kids need stools, whether it be when sitting on the toilet or brushing their teeth and no one likes to trip over things in small spaces so planning a dedicated stool spot is a great idea.
Kaplan have been building kids bathrooms for years so if you are ever in doubt, ask one of the experienced team members and they will be more than happy to offer any advice they may have on the topic. For extra inspiration you can always visit one of the Kaplan display homes at either Gledswood Hills, Edmondson Park or Marsden Park and speak to a cosultant.