The decoration of the bathroom is adapted to the needs and uses. What if the family increases? You may have only one bathroom at home. Or with a full bathroom and a toilet. It is time to rethink its distribution and organization. These reforms, changes or ideas help you take advantage of the space and make it more capable and practical to be used daily by a large family. The bathroom grows!
A larger washbasin cabinet
With space for each one. It is important that it has more capacity and you can achieve this with a floor-length cabinet or with a longer one. In that length there are two options, that you opt for a single sink that leaves more free counter space on one side or on each side; Or you prefer to install a double sink that can be used more comfortably at the same time by two people. It is very important that the drawers are well compartmentalized and distributed. If possible, it is better not to share a drawer if it is not divided inside.
Another module or auxiliary that complements
And if there is no more space in the washbasin area or it is already used with a furniture with capacity, gain storage space with other column furniture or with wall auxiliaries. The best thing is that they are closed in their entirety or that at most, only one shelf is open to have the most commonly used items at hand. But beware that it can be a source of disorder. The column furniture can have a reduced depth of 30 cm (for cans) or 40-45 cm (to also store towels).
A good idea in family bathrooms: shower and bathtub
If there is space, a reform that your bathroom will appreciate if the family increases is to have a bathtub and a shower in the same space. So the little ones can take a bath in the bathtub and play while the adults take a quick shower (the smallest shower trays must be 70 x 70 cm and the plane will occupy the same width as the bathtub). You can do it with a bathtub and shower in line if the plant is elongated, as in this project by Egue y Seta.
Another bathroom layout with bathtub and shower
This Tinda’s Project bathroom shows another possible bathroom layout that you can take home to have a shower and bathtub. It is ideal in plants with a lot of depth, since the environments follow one after another from side to side of the bathroom: first a shower and then a bathtub. In the event that you opted for a freestanding bathtub, you could also alter the order as long as there was passage around the piece.
If you do not want or do not have space to install a shower and a bathtub, an ideal reform for a bathroom that needs to grow is to create a double shower. It is about installing double taps so that two people can take a shower at the same time.
Use the cabins to gain privacy
If the family bathroom is used at the same time by several people, a reform that you can consider is to organize the elements in cabins to gain privacy. Thus, for example, whether the bathroom is open or used by several, placing the toilet in a cabin allows it to be used without prying eyes while others brush their teeth or take a shower. Acid-etched glass doors are a relatively light option that does not reveal the interior. With the shower you can do the same.
Sliding doors in shared bathrooms
The bathroom cabins can also have blind doors which are the ones that grant the most privacy. A good idea is to opt for sliding doors to gain space in the bathroom, especially if it is used by several people. So this is another of the reforms to consider in a bathroom for family use. Here, Estudio Helena Martín opts for a sliding door lacquered in white, from floor to ceiling, to delimit the toilet area. The shower is outside.
A low wall to delimit
If the bathroom is spacious and to have a little more privacy, although not like in a cabin, you can use the walls to compartmentalize slightly. The result is what you see in this bathroom by Sube Interiorismo with a wall between the sink and the toilet and again between the toilet and the shower – coinciding with the installation area of the faucet.
The washbasin cabinet … into the hallway!
Another reform that your bathroom will appreciate if the family increases and with which you can gain meters is “removing” the sink area. You can take it into the hallway or organize the elements of the family bathroom so that the sink unit is outside (in a hallway or in a bedroom). So you may gain space to have a bathtub and shower, with more cabinets or with cabins that provide privacy, as we have seen.
Take into account if there are small children …
Because for them to be more autonomous in the bathroom reform, you can take into account that they will need steps to get to wash their face and hands by themselves in the sink. So when designing, count on it and foresee where to store the step or design a piece of furniture with an integrated pull-out drawer. It also installs towel racks at their height and reserves for the smallest drawers or doors to store their things at an affordable height for them.