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How to create the perfect family bathroom

How to create the perfect family bathroom

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The bathroom is a pivotal room in any family home. The bigger the family you have, the more functional the space will need to be, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style.

Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’re planning to refurb your current bathroom, the following guide will talk you through the different things you should consider.

Seek inspiration

Before you start purchasing anything for your bathroom, you should first spend some time looking for inspiration. While there will be plenty of dreamy bathroom pictures online, it’s important to remember that these could be computer generated and so it can also be useful to head to a bathroom showroom to see different options in person. Doing this will give you a much better idea of the sorts of fixtures and fittings you’d like.

Think about other bathrooms that you like, whether that be a family member’s bathroom or one from a hotel you have visited. You can then incorporate similar features into your own space.

Opting for a timeless design will allow the bathroom to work for your family throughout the years and means you won’t find yourself wanting to redecorate again anytime soon.

Storage is key

Whether you’re a family of two or a family of ten, storage is essential for any bathroom. Having products on every surface can be unsightly, cause trip hazards, and make the bathroom very difficult to clean.

Thankfully, there are now plenty of clever storage options available that mean you can still have a stylish bathroom with plenty of places for everything you need. If you are working with a small space, maximise to the best of your abilities. For example, include an over-door shelf to store your toilet roll and a mirrored cabinet to keep all your frequently accessed products, such as toothbrushes.


As a family bathroom must work for lots of different people, functionality needs to be at the heart of its design.

If you have small children, it could be beneficial to fit a bath as well as a shower. When designing this room, try to consider your family’s future needs too.

Think about how the room is going to be used day-to-day. For example, if multiple people are going to be showering each day, a large, heated towel rail and sufficient ventilation will be essential to ensure the room doesn’t become damp.

Don’t forget the small details

When designing any room, it is important to consider the smaller details too. For your family bathroom, this could include installing a soft-close toilet and waterproof, easy-to-clean flooring.

Some of these details will need to be considered during the design process, others can be implemented after the initial installation.

It can be hard to get a design perfect, so make sure not to rush the process and be open to making changes to your initial plan.

Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.