We asked our friends at Ideal Standard, the UK’s biggest bathroom brand, to show us how to get the balance right when creating a family-friendly bathroom.
For families, the bathroom can be one of the busiest rooms in the home, from children’s bath times, to busy morning routines—it’s a focal point for family life. For those with small children, space, comfort and safety are all top priorities.
Striking the right balance
As a high traffic area, it is vital that the fixtures and furniture in your family bathroom are durable. The last thing busy parents want to be doing is calling in a plumber to help with repairs, so making sure your fittings can deal with frequent use is crucial. Look for products with a long guarantee and make sure you opt for a design which will stand the test of time.
For any family with young children, safety is also of the utmost importance. Hard surfaces, which can get slippery, along with hot fixtures, mean the bathroom can be one of the most dangerous areas in the home if not adapted properly. To avoid accidents, it is important to consider bathroom fittings with smooth edges and non-slip surfaces which can give parents greater peace of mind.
A multi-functional shower bath is an excellent choice for family bathrooms
One of the main issues families struggle with is a lack of space. Those with young children will probably want a bath as well as a shower and making sure there’s room for not only toiletries, but towels and toys, can be a challenge. To make sure the bathroom doesn’t become a place of chaos, practical storage and space-saving solutions can make a world of difference. For an additional space-saving measure, combining the bath and shower, rather than having 2 separate fixtures, is an effective way to ensure that families maximise their space, while keeping it practical.
Turn up the Tempo
At Ideal Standard, we recognise that creating a desirable and practical family bathroom can be tricky, which is why we have developed a variety of different bathroom solutions tailored for busy families. Our Tempo collection has been designed specifically with families in mind, featuring softer edges on toilets, baths and basins and a choice between the Tempo Arc shower bath and Tempo Cube shower bath to maximise space, depending on your family’s preferred style.
The Ideal Standard Tempo double ended bath is great for children
Offering the best in bathroom innovation, the basin mixer taps in the Tempo collection feature temperature limit stops for comfort and peace of mind, as well as Easyfix technology for installation, whilst still retaining a pure and minimalistic look. Tempo furniture also features a range of smart, discreet storage solutions for busy bathrooms to enhance practicality, with soft close drawers which reduce the need for repairs and ensure contents aren’t disturbed. Created by award-winning UK product designer, Robin Levien, the Tempo collection ensures that families no longer have to choose between style, functionality and safety.
Create the perfect family bathroom with Ideal Standard
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