Back-to-school is in full swing, and parents everywhere are looking for ways to make a classically chaotic time of year just a tad more manageable. What is one of the most stressful parts of getting back into the school routine? Try getting three school-aged kids ready at the same time in a tiny bathroom as they fight over sink space! Whewww no thanks. If you’re considering doing bathroom renovations, do yourself a favor and give a little TLC to the bathroom shared by the kiddos. Not only will it help mornings run more smoothly, it will help preserve sanity—both theirs and yours!
Double Down on Vanities
Two is almost AWAYS better than one—whether you’re talking desserts, designer handbags orvanities in the bathroom. If you have the space to do so, install two smaller vanities in the bathroom designated for kids, instead of sharing a single large one. This will dramatically speed up the teeth brushing process with each child at their own sink and hopefully prevent a few early morning fights. If you love this idea but don’t have the square footage for multiple vanities, consider investing in a larger sink with two separate faucets.
Step it Up!
If you’re tired of constantly tripping over a step stool in the bathroom (a necessity for small kids to be able to reach the sink), consider a pull-out step. Much like a regular drawer, a pull-out step can easily roll back into the cabinetry beneath the sink. This special step is installed below an existing drawer, can hold up to 100 lbs. and can be replaced with a standard drawer once it’s no longer needed.
One way to dramatically improve the look of a space is with easily-removable, peelable wallpaper. Allow your child to express themselves with funky, bold and bright no-commitment wallpaper. It’s easy to install and even easier to remove, with no sticky residue. This is perfect for rental properties or the constantly changing style and trends of teenagers.