It’s Back to School time! You are shopping for clothes that will fit, filling up the pantry with lunch supplies, and scheduling daycare. But every school day begins with a freshly scrubbed face and clean teeth. Is your family bathroom ready to support your child as they step up to the next grade? Columbus Bath Design is here to help with some timely tips.
Supporting Your Middle-Schooler with a Grownup Shower
As the kids approach the teen years, they start thinking about caring for their bodies in a new way. Instead of you chasing them into the tub, they begin to go for a quick wash after getting dusty at the park. Are they asking to use the shower instead of a bath? Can they reach the controls, or do they need a hand to get started? Support their growing independence with a bathroom upgrade designed with them in mind.
A Walk-in Shower for a Quick Morning Wash Every Day
Changing out the tub and shower combination with a walk-in eliminates a trip hazard. With a water-saving shower head, you can lower their water usage by up to 50% while they still get clean. They will feel good about themselves while waiting for the middle school bus with their friends.
New Handheld Shower Head at a Height They Can Reach
Not every 12-year-old has hit their growth spurt, yet. They are happy to use the shower, except they can’t reach the handheld shower head without calling for Mom or Dad. Ask about a new shower combination with a fixed and handheld head, so the whole family gets clean without drama.
The best part of this upgrade is that it can be done in a couple of hours without demolishing your current bathroom.
Shower Shelving with Room for Their Own Shampoo and Soap
Your son loves the new shampoo with a popular teen scent. Your daughter discovered the joy of shopping for shower gel. Add a wire rack that hooks over the shower head to hold the grownup bottles or install new shower wall panels with built-in recesses able to fit everybody’s toiletries.
Make Room for High School Morning Hair and Makeup Sessions
Once they hit the teen years, the morning routine is no longer as simple as brushing teeth and combing out their hair. They want a few more minutes to look and feel their best before meeting their friends.
Dual Sinks Give Both Kids Elbow Room at the Mirror
Their Jack N’ Jill bathroom is plenty big, but it only has a single sink. While the teens both have to get out the door at the same time, they probably fight over the mirror and hair dryer every morning. Opting for a double-sink vanity ensures they both have their own space and have less reason to bicker.
A Supersized Vanity Provides Space for Their Toiletries and Towels
That bigger vanity also means there are extra drawers, so she can have a private spot for her hair bobbles, a little jewelry, and makeup. He can organize his shaving supplies and collection of body spray. You will even have enough room to store several extra towels within easy reach when theirs get dingy from mud and sweat.
Optimize Storage and Function for the College Kids
Now that they are enrolled for the fall semester, they will be out of the house more often. The college bathroom should be kitted out with extras that support their mobile lifestyle while helping you keep your sanity.
Over-the-Toilet Shelving and Cabinets Adds Me-Space for Everyone
Now that they are only home on the weekends, adding a cabinet over the toilet lets you stow all the clutter during the week, which brings back your guest bathroom. It’s also a good spot where your grown-up child can still call a place their private collection.
Shower Caddy Kits Make it Easy to Roam from the Dorm to Home on Weekends
Invest in a washable but flexible shower caddy that holds all their morning toiletries, a zippered pouch for wet towels, and a strap or handles for transportation. It becomes their go bag when heading back to the dorms and makes it easy to stay organized when visiting home for a week.
Laundry Hampers Help them Get It All Clean
They come home with a load of dirty clothes and make even more with two showers a day. Pick out a matching clothing hamper, trash bin, and vanity set for their bathroom. They just might help you keep the clutter off the floor, and you are treated to fresh decor.
Updated Bathroom Fixtures and Flooring for Faster Cleanup
A growing family also means a bathroom that is always in need of scrubbing. If you are struggling to eliminate set-in stains, a bathroom renovation could be the helping hand that makes a difference.
Fresh Vinyl Flooring Eliminates Stained and Moldy Tile Grout
Floor grout will lose its waterproof seal over time and eventually there is no bringing back the white grout. Replacing the ancient tile floor with luxury vinyl flooring puts a softer surface under tiny toes. It is also quick and easy to keep clean and sanitary.
Fast One-Day Bathroom Renovation Brings Smooth Surfaces to Your Old Scratched Shower
After 20 or 30 years, even seamless acrylic bath and shower enclosures eventually show scratches and collect dirt in the corners. Start the whole family out fresh for the school year with a one-day bathroom renovation. The silky smooth new tub, toilet, and sink will help you speed up your daily and weekly cleaning chores.
Cleaning Kits Under the Sink Make It Simple for the Kids to Learn Good Routines
Once you have the new tub and shower, remember to leave a set of cleaning supplies under the vanity or in the closet. Now that your kids are teens, help them learn healthy home cleaning routines by putting the tools needed right at hand.
While not every back-to-school bathroom upgrade involves changing out the fixtures, when it does, give us a call at Columbus Bath Design in Lewis Center, OH. We can make it fast and easy with minimum disruption to your home and schedule.