Planning a new home build can be equal parts exciting and frustrating. As you start defining the features and layout of your dream home, you may have to face the reality that not every plan will work out. You also need to prepare for the future. Bathrooms may be rooms of necessity, but they should also be comfortable, inviting, and functional spaces within a home. Many new home builders are starting to provide their kids with their own bathrooms.
Adding more bathrooms to your new home construction project will certainly come with additional expense, but the ultimate payoff can be well worth it when you consider long-term value. When your children are toddlers and just starting school, having their own bathrooms isn’t as much of a priority.
The real value of planning bathrooms for your kids comes when they are older. Most people who design and build their own homes plan to stay in them as long as possible. If your plans are similar and include children, you should consider the benefits of providing your older kids with their own bathrooms.
Most teenagers are notoriously messy. You can save yourself a lot of headaches and arguments over a shared bathroom space by allowing your messy teens to keep their messes to themselves! This can also encourage independence and self-sufficiency; if you provide your child with their own bathroom, then keeping it clean will be much easier on them and you. Eventually, your kids will learn to take care of their own spaces and will appreciate the privacy that comes with having their own bathrooms.
When it comes to designing a bathroom for your children, try to avoid getting too caught up in designing for the younger years. You can always find kid-friendly additions early on, such as a stool or small step to help your toddler sit comfortably on the potty, but installing a low-profile toilet that you might find in a primary school will not work out well once your child hits middle school and beyond. However, space for toiletries is crucial no matter what age your children are.
Keep safety in mind during your planning process. Textured tile floors are a great way to minimize slip and fall risk. Task lighting can be ideal for helping your kids navigate their bathrooms independently. As they grow up, you can easily adjust the décor of their bathrooms and include them in the process, too!
Premier Builders specializes in helping families create the custom homes of their dreams. We know that every family is different, and parents have different priorities when it comes to their kids and their home lifestyle.