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Creating a Fantastic Kid-Friendly Bathroom

by / Wednesday, 21 March 2012 / Published in Home Improvement

If you live in an old house, chances are that it came with one bathroom for the entire family. The chances are also highly likely that the bathroom fixtures are not very kid friendly. For instance, bathtubs that are too deep, inadequate storage for bath toys and linens, and sinks that are too high for children. Chances are, too, that the bathroom does not have enough light. Thankfully, you’ve got a lot of options in order to transform that space into a bathroom your kids can easily use and enjoy.

A quick interior paint job can do a lot to transform a space. In order to make a room appear bigger, you can use white paint. To add color, paint a colorful striped pattern or border toward the top or bottom of the room, depending on the look that you are trying to achieve. Good colors to select in your pattern include blues, reds, greens, oranges and browns. To make a room appear even bigger, you can use big bubble mirrors, which are perfect for children, and which can be purchased at Restoration Hardware (they’ve got a location in Cincinnati’s Kenwood Towne Center).

If there is no linen closet in the bathroom, some alternate solutions include getting a cabinet with shelves, buying cabinets or cubbies, or having them installed in your bathroom. Such a job may seem like a chore in the beginning, but in the long run it is the best thing that you can do to provide storage for your bathroom. Keeping toys and linens off the floor is priceless and can only bring you peace of mind. For extra flare you can even paint the interior of the cubbies the same color as the stripes in the border. Not only will this look, sharp but it will tie in the colors for a fun but bold statement.

Changing one detail at a time will slowly transform your entire bathroom. With a new bathroom transformed by a new color scheme and paint, who knows—maybe your child will be the one requesting bath time in the future!

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