7 Ways to Achieve a Modern Yet Family-Friendly Bathroom
It’s no secret that the bathroom is one of the most important parts of the home. Not only do we kickstart our daily routines in the space, but it’s also the area where we often wind down after a long day. After all, there’s nothing like a good and relaxing bath to cap off an exhausting day, don’t you agree?
In any home, big or small, the bathroom is sometimes shared between family members that’s why it’s essential to keep it organized and accessible for everyone. If you have kids and elderly members also using the private space, safety should be an important consideration, too.
Whether you’re planning a simple bathroom remodel or just planning to invest in a couple of bathroom essentials, the tips below can come in handy in helping you achieve a refreshed bathroom.
How to achieve a functional and family-friendly bathroom
- Plan the layout.
If you’re investing in a major revamp, tapping a design professional can help you make the most of the available bathroom space by making sure the rest of the family can move around freely. Will it be easy to bathe the kids? Can the senior members access the toilet and shower areas without difficulty? These are some of the questions you need to answer.
A professional can also plan a layout that maximizes every inch of space so you can accommodate the right bath fixtures and proper storage.
2. Upgrade your sink.
There are different kinds of sinks available in stores today, and depending on what you want to achieve in your bathroom, you can choose among vessel, pedestal, wall-mounted, and under-mount sinks, to name a few.
If you want to save on space, a pedestal-style sink like the KALLISTA Sink and Pedestal in Cast Stone is worth investing in. Aside from being sleek, it also has a 572mm basin width. You can just pair it with a durable yet lovely faucet to complete the look.
3. Switch your faucet.
When it comes to choosing a faucet, you need to go for a fixture that’s easy to operate and won’t cause leaks. KALLISTA has different faucet options you can look into, such as an easy-to-use bathroom faucet with porcelain knob handles that enable kids to wash their hands without a hitch, too.
4. Install a hand shower.
Senior members of the family will surely enjoy using a handheld shower, as it allows them to wash difficult-to-reach areas swiftly. This shower option also comes in handy when it’s time to give the young ones a refreshing bath. The KALLISTA hand shower with a hose in nickel silver can fit perfectly in any bathroom style, especially if you’re working on a contemporary-inspired space.
5. Practice safety first.
Don’t forget to use nonslip tiles and add nonslip bath mats to avoid accidents inside the bathroom. Choose tiles that complement the overall look of your bathroom to achieve a cohesive look.
It also helps to install grab bars near the toilet and shower areas as these provide ample support to elderly family members.
6. Upscale your toilet.
Taller toilets are more comfortable to use, especially for older members of the family who find it difficult to sit and bend but don’t forget to take into consideration the kids who will use them, too. You can get inputs from the design professional you’re working with or visit a showroom with tons of options so you have choices.
A visit to Sanitec’s showroom will give you an idea of the different kinds of toilets you can choose from and a sales representative will be present to walk you through the pros and cons of each. KALLISTA has a couple of toilets worth checking out, including a wall-mounted dual flush toilet that’s streamlined and chic.
7. Prioritize storage.
Having proper storage options—from bins and overhead shelves to niches and small cabinets—keeps clutter at bay and helps keep the bathroom clean. Queenswood has shelves and a range of bathroom storage solutions you can consider. Knowing where to store essentials not only avoids clutter but also prevents family members from tripping on misplaced bath items.
For more information about KALLISTA and other bath accessories, visit the SANITEC showrooms in Quezon City, Ortigas, and Taguig. To purchase online or to request a quotation, log into sanitecstore.com.
You can also get in touch with our specialists by contacting the numbers below:
Quezon City: Telephone #: 8230 4065 / 7501 9040 / 0917 817 8149
Ortigas City: Telephone #: 8638 5586 / 7914 7012 / 0917 579 5448
Taguig City: Telephone #: 8815 6057 / 8831 4454 / 0917 579 5492