We all know sharing a bathroom can be a bit of a headache, but when you're sharing it with the whole family, well... it can be the stuff of nightmares!
From the length of time each family member spends in the bathroom, to whether the toilet seat is left in the correct position, the bathroom can be the root cause of many arguments in a family home. Luckily, help is at hand.
Our expert team at VictoriaPlum.com have come together to design what we believe to be the perfect family bathroom.
At first glance, this bathroom may look pretty normal, but it's only once you delve a bit deeper that you find out why this is such a family-friendly bathroom. Read on...
1. A multi-functional shower bath
Designed to cater for all tastes and situations, a shower bath is a great choice for family bathrooms, especially where there isn’t room for separate bath and shower installations. From Mum and Dad who like a quick shower before setting off in the morning, to those precious (and often riotous!) bath times with your children, the shower bath really can be all things to all people.
2. Large heated towel rail
Especially handy on those cold and frosty winter mornings, you'll want a reasonably sized heated towel rail that can hold all the family's towels and keep your bathroom toasty warm at the same time.
3. Thermostatic shower valve
"What is a thermostatic shower?" I hear you cry!
A thermostatic shower is designed to blend your water to a set temperature, taking into account variations in water flows. If you've ever experienced a blast of icy cold or boiling hot water when someone has turned a tap on elsewhere in the house, you'll appreciate how much nicer a thermostatic shower can be!
Thermostatic valves can be set easily to your optimum temperature meaning no more guesswork or fiddling around with controls to get it just right. Perfect for shared bathrooms.
4. Slider rail shower kit
Kids grow up fast, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the bathroom. By using a slider rail shower kit, you can get the shower head height and angle just right, no matter who used it last.
5. Toilet with soft close seat
One thing you might have slightly uncomfortable memories of is the old family toilet with its lid which would bang shut with a clatter when accidentally dropped. Plus, if you ever had the misfortune of trapping your fingers, you’ll be relieved to find out this sort of accident can be easily prevented. Our Oakley toilet comes complete with soft close seat, which also helps prevent general wear and tear and avoids trapping little fingers.
6. Wall hung basin at comfortable height
Basins should be set somewhere between 760mm and 1190mm in height, but this will solely depend on your family situation. If you have younger children, it may be worth setting it at a slightly lower height so they can use it more easily. This also encourages hand washing and tooth brushing more than a basin that is hard to reach.
7. Waterproof, easy clean flooring
As any family will testify, with such a high volume of usage, your bathroom floor tends to get very dirty very quickly. With spillages from potions and lotions, not to mention water splashes from baths and showers, good quality flooring, that's easy to clean and provides protection, is a necessity.
Luckily, we've found just the solution. Krono Xonic vinyl flooring is a high quality solution for any family bathroom. With anti-bacterial properties, it is simple to maintain, without the need for harsh chemicals and provides a 100% watertight barrier, ensuring any little accidents don't end in tears! What's more, it's super fast and easy to install, with boards that simply clip together. There's also a range of superb wood and tile effect designs to choose from, so you can really go to town with your bathroom design.
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