Creating the Ideal Family Bathroom

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Creating the ideal family bathroom can be a real challenge as you’re looking to get it right for the whole family to use and enjoy. A family bathroom needs to be robust too because it will get plenty of use over its lifetime.

As well as being functional and hardwearing, a family bathroom needs to be stylish as well. There are lots of things to consider when thinking about your bathroom, so below are some family bathroom ideas which you can implement in your own home.

Think about what you want in your bathroom

How big or small is your bathroom? The size of your bathroom depends on what you are able to work with. Look at narrow bathroom ideas or long bathroom ideas, for example, to gain some inspiration. Pinterest is a great place to look for ideas. Think about your theme – would you like to recreate a home spa, or do you just need the bathroom to fulfil daily functions and that’s it? Have an idea in mind before you start buying.

Bathroom Suites


The easiest way to set yourself on the path to a great family bathroom design is to choose a bathroom suite instead of buying your bathroom fixtures separately. A bathroom suite can be more cost-effective too so you will hopefully save money if you’re working to a tight budget.

Bathroom suites have all the main elements of a bathroom included and what’s great is that all the parts that match up to the suite will look co-ordinated when fitted into your new room. A popular bathroom suite with families is a suite that includes a combination bath and shower. A bath shower is convienient for families as it gives you the option of having either a bath or a shower – and it is a great space saver too! If you’re looking for something fancier, but your bathroom is small check out walk in shower ideas for small bathrooms or shower bathroom suites, which compromise on space.

Bathroom Colour

Bathroom suites

White, grey or any neutral colours are best for a family toilet and bathroom. These stylish bathroom colours have proven to be the most popular.

Another reason for choosing a neutral colour for your bathroom is that these colours tend to age well so you are effectively future-proofing your bathroom against trend changes to come. Neutral colours are also best if you decide to sell or rent your property in the future because future tenants will appreciate the neutral canvas to put their stamp on things and create an accent bathroom to their taste.

Space-Saving Ideas

Most family homes can be a little tight on space and that is also true of the available space in the bathroom. The trick here is to use clever space-saving ideas that are both stylish and practical. Like the bath shower idea mentioned above, another neat solution is to include a combination sink and toilet unit in your family bathroom. The compact units include a toilet, sink and storage cabinet all in one stylish piece of furniture.

Another idea to think about is a mirrored cabinet. These tried and tested bathroom fixtures allow you a little extra storage space while also giving you a great place to get yourself ready at the start of the day.

Bathroom space-saving ideas

Soft Close Bathroom Seat

If you’re not too fond of hearing the bathroom seat slam shut 2 or 3 (million) times each evening, then why not go for a soft close toilet seat in your family bathroom. These slow closing toilet seats are only a little more expensive than a standard seat. Trust us, your eardrums will thank you!

Soft Close Bathroom Suite

Handle-less Bathroom Furniture

Here is a family bathroom idea you might not have been expecting: handle-less bathroom furniture. This style of furniture has the handle integrated into the furniture itself rather than protruding from the unit.

The reason this style of furniture is becoming so popular with families is that children are less likely to catch themselves or bump into protruding handles. This is especially useful if space is a little tight too!

Whatever you decide to do with your family bathroom, ensure to keep the above tips in mind and you’ll be fine! If you have any other tips on how to create the perfect bathroom, please share in the comments below.

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Leyla Preston (595 Posts)

Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 7. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/