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Family bathroom suite buying guide

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 5 years ago 3 min read

A family bathroom can be a busy place. You need to consider everyone’s needs when choosing your bathroom suite to make sure that you have a safe space, and a practical design.

However, you don’t need to give up on flair and style. At we have plenty of options to help you create your perfect family bathroom.

What is a good option for a family with young children?

You need a durable and functional bathroom as it’s going to get plenty of use. We have a wide selection of designer bathroom suites that are fantastic for families, with simple, sturdy designs that are built to last.

Before choosing your suite, think carefully about the layout of your bathroom and how you and your children are going to use it. If you have the space, a ledge alongside the bath provides a fun play area for your children, as well as space to keep shampoos and bubble bath within easy reach.

Don’t forget that the bathroom is your space too though. It’s important to create a room that you can unwind in, such as enjoying a long, relaxing bath at the end of a busy day. There are plenty of options for creating a truly stylish bathroom too. For example, our Arte suites are beautifully modern and sleek, whilst also being functional and practical for the family.

Arte Bathroom Suite

For a complete family bathroom, our stylish Arte bathroom suite includes bath, basin and toilet

Are there any safety features to consider?

With little ones around, safety is very important. Here are a few things to think about:


Opt for a suite with smooth lines and rounded edges, so there won’t be any sharp corners for little heads to bump.

Toilet seats

Choose a soft close seat to avoid trapped fingers. You can even buy a toilet seat with a built-in child seat. Perfect if your little ones are becoming more independent.


Be aware that lever taps are easy for children to turn on and off. More traditional cross handle taps can be a safer option.

Cleaning products

When you’re designing your bathroom make sure you think about where you are going to store cleaning products, as you need to make sure that children can’t get to them.


Make sure your flooring is non-slip, and that it can handle splashes from the bath.

Which bathrooms are the easiest to clean?

Simple bathroom suites are the easiest to clean as there are no nooks and crannies to work around. Close coupled toilets and pedestal basins ensure that there are no external pipes to clean. Think about fittings too; chrome bathroom fittings are great as they only need a wipe to keep them looking fantastic.

Small family bathrooms

A good space saving option is to combine your shower and bath instead of having two separate units. Shower baths have wider spaces at one end to provide extra room for showering, while still giving you the option of bathing.

L shaped shower bath

A shower bath is the best of both worlds - bath for the kids, shower for you

Are there any clever storage solutions to help keep things tidy?

You can opt for a combination toilet and basin unit to provide some much needed storage. These units incorporate the toilet and basin into a vanity unit, which saves on space and gives you some drawer and cupboard space.

Alternatively, you could buy a shower bath with a built-in storage panel. Depending on the type of shower bath you choose, you'll find a either a cupboard with doors or shelving, providing a clever way to hide cleaning products or toys when they’re not in use.

MySpace water saving L shape shower bath

The MySpace water saving L shape shower bath, not only gives extra storage space, but it can also help you save money on water bills

Your family bathroom should be a safe and enjoyable place for the whole family. Choose a suite from to make your family bathroom both durable and stylish.

Feeling inspired?

Check out these articles, which will help you create a functional yet fun family bathroom:

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 5 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 7 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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