Wet towels left on the floor, cluttered vanities and arguments over whose turn it is to use the shower – sharing a family bathroom can be veer from fun to annoying to stressful. Generous storage, low-maintenance finishes and a smart layout can make a big difference to the feel and functionality of the space. We’ve scoured the Houzz archives to find 30 fabulous bathrooms with family-friendly features to inspire your next renovation.
Designer: Tom Robertson Architects
Features: Taking the joinery right to the ceiling maximises the storage potential in this small space – great for a busy, family bathroom.
Features: A laid-back vibe, cosy tongue-and-groove panelling and lashings of light.
Designer: Lucy Cunningham Interiors
Features: Cheery botanical wallpaper sets a welcoming tone in this family-friendly bathroom, while bringing the outside in.
Designer: Lola Interiors
Features: Sophisticated marble is softened with warm timber tones and an intricately patterned wallpaper. Beautifully balanced.
Designer: Huffard House Interior Design
Features: A sliding barn door that conceals storage without cluttering the room – genius.
Designer: Juxtaposed Interiors
Features: Generous proportions and a sophisticated palette – ideal choices for a family with older children.
Designer: Trevor Brown Architect
Features: Timber-look tiles give the space a warm, natural feel, while at the same time they’re low-maintenance and wet-room friendly…
Designer: Kia Designs
Features: Hardwearing materials and a cheery, blue-tiled backdrop.
Designer: Sustainable Nine Design + Build
Features: Generous storage is a must in a family bathroom where you want to keep clutter and mess to a minimum. Having a mix of open and closed storage allows you to keep some items on display.
Designer: Lisa Lev Design
Features: Pops of bold red and blue in this Scandi-style bathroom up the fun factor…
Designer: YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona
Features: Basins that mimic the simple, colourful lines of building blocks add a playful touch.
Designer: Bone Made
Features: A floating vanity maximises space in a small family bathroom.
Designer: Richard Parr + Associates
Features: Make your family bathroom the star of the show with a striking, freestanding copper bathtub…
Designer: HCC Interiors
Features: A tiny family bathroom is made great with dramatic colour and materials palettes, and a space-savvy layout.
Designer: Imperfect Interiors
Features: Old-fashioned charm in a family bathroom in this heritage London home…
Designer: Making Spaces
Features: It’s often easier to bathe little ones in a built-in tub than in a freestanding style. Large-scale black-and-white tiles add a groovy feel…
Designer: Electric Bowery
Features: A deep, freestanding vanity offers up oodles of storage in a family bathroom.
Designer: MWAI Architecture and Interiors
Features: A curvy freestanding tub, a floor-mounted tap and elegant marble tiles prove that a bijou family bathroom doesn’t have to be boring…
Designer: Taylor Knights
Features: Graphic grout and tiles, and generous easy-to-access wall storage are just some of the features we love here.
Designer: Lauren Caisley Interiors
Features: Old meets new in a family bathroom. Irresistible.
Designer: Chan Architecture
Features: Vivid green mosaic tiles add energy to this space.
Designer: Austin Design Associates
Features: Keep the family’s towels in order with stylish timber wall hooks.
Features: Thick, cheery stripes and an arrangement of kids’ artwork hung on the wall makes bath time fun.
Designer: More Detail
Features: Lashings of light and plenty of room for the kids to share – a dreamy family-bathroom set-up…
Designer: One Small Room
Features: Two basins and mirrors at various heights to suit children of different ages.
Designer: Site Specific Designs
Features: Double basins and a vanity that runs the full length gives this family plenty of space to get ready in the morning, while a feature wall in penny-round mosaic tiles adds wow factor.
Designer: Hemma Interiors
Features: Pops of blacks in the shower and window frames give this traditional family bathroom edge.
Designer: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Features: Rich timber tones and dark-grey tiles add warmth, while a wall-mounted vanity that extends to bench seating makes smart use of a narrow space.
Designer: AD Design Develop
Features: Luscious layering of colour and texture sets an inviting tone.
Designer: Balnei & Colina
Features: Who said a family bathroom can’t be glamorous? Dashes of brass in the tapware add a luxe feel…
Originally posted on Houzz. By Georgla Madden, 23 March 2019.