If your children have their own bathroom, they probably do not want it to look like your bathroom. Turn it into a place that is geared more towards their age. This may even help them not gripe so much about taking a bath and brushing their teeth.
Make It Kid Friendly
If you are designing a brand new bathroom, ask the contractor to make it kid-sized. Lower the sink so they can reach the faucet while brushing their teeth and washing their hands.
Install a bathtub that is easy for them to access. They make tubs that have steps built into them that your child can walk down to get into it slowly. They also make walk-in bathtubs. These tubs have a door that opens so your child can walk into it instead of stepping over.
When installing the bathtub, use levers to turn the bathwater on and off. These are much easier for children than the round knobs, which may be too large for your child's small hands to turn.
Put a step stool next to the toilet so it is easier for your child to get to. You may be considering a child-sized toilet, but children grow fast, and you would have to replace it eventually.
Make It Safe
Bathrooms can be dangerous but you can make your children's bathroom safer for them. Purchase a non-slip mat to lay on the bottom of the tub. You can find colorful ones that your children will like. Put a non-slip bathmat or rug by the bathtub for your children to step onto when they get out.
Ask the contractor to install an anti-scald device on the shower head and faucets. This device controls the temperature so the water is not too hot for your children.
Make It Fun
Set up the vanity so it is a fun place. Put a bowl of fun soaps in it. If you cannot find fun soaps, you can make your own soap and then purchase molds from a craft store. Find soap molds in the shape of cars, shapes, and more. Let your children help you make the soap.
Ask the contractor to paint the walls in a bright and cheerful color. Paint a mural on the wall yourself or hire someone to do it for you. For example, you could put bubbles on the walls.
Ask the contractor to put in enough storage. For example, your child may have a lot of bathtub toys for bath time. Make a storage area for each child to keep their toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.
There are contractors that specialize in designing a child's bathroom, and they can give you many more tips.
Talk to experts like Albrecht & Son LLC for more information.