These large family bathroom ideas keep us neat and organized. As my multiple children develop their own personal care routines, our bathroom needs a way to handle it all. With the help of a few easy-to-install upgrades, bathroom upkeep is a breeze.
We store our products in a way that makes sense. Best of all, we found a way to make all of the bathroom essentials kid-accessible. They can manage their own bathing times, and put everything away once they’re done.
If your household could use a few bathroom organization hacks, then this post is for you. Continue reading to learn more.
Why I started using these large family bathroom ideas
When the kids were younger, bathroom storage and organization was simple. I remember bathing them and putting their washcloths straight into the laundry. They were too young for most toiletries, nor did they care to use them. Since the littles did not go into the bathroom without my assistance, things were usually neat and tidy.
Now, fast-forward a few years, the kids have more desire to add to their personal care regimens. Additionally, they also want a little privacy.
When you have three children, all at different ages, storing toiletries becomes complicated without a system.
Plus, my kids tend to be messy. They are not in the mindset of cleaning up after themselves. We had to integrate a routine to allow for a more orderly bathroom.
Here are some challenges we had to address regarding the kid’s bathroom:
- The older two use mouthwash, yet my youngest should not have access.
- My son likes to use men’s body soap; however, my girls do not.
- My youngest cannot see the mirror without climbing on top of the bathroom cabinet.
- We had nowhere to hang 3 loofas and 3 scrub brushes.
- Wet towels always ended up on the floor.
- Toothbrushes, and their cups, piled on top of the cabinet.
Kids bathroom ideas
The biggest problem concerning a child’s bathroom is usually accessibility. Most parents desire to teach their kids good hygiene, as well as foster their independence.
So, first and foremost, for any kid’s bathroom, we have to consider the height and placement of items.
Furthermore, even though this is a bathroom for multiple children, I do not want a cartoonish theme. As discussed via our home tour, we opted for sustainable and minimalist approaches.
How to make a bathroom perfect for multiple children
Transforming a bathroom to be more kid-friendly is easy. For upgrades, I urge you to consider function over form. Meaning, focus first on adding tangible components to upgrade your bathroom rather than cosmetic details. Below are a few suggestions:
1. Add a functional step stool
There are so many types of step stools available. The choices can seem overwhelming. Since our kids were the ones to utilize it, I had to ensure it was light-weight. Even more so, I didn’t want the folding type because of the threat of pinched fingers. After careful consideration, the BOLMEN step stool from IKEA won its spot into our home.
2. Install a few shower shelves
This did so much for the shower situation in our kids’ bathroom. Not only do we have a place to hang loofas, but we also have shelving for brushes, soaps, and more.
3. Purchase a dual purpose toothbrush organizer
It was such a pleasant surprise to find this low-profile toothbrush organizer. It has spaces for 5 toothbrushes and it cleans them as well. Using a UV light and interior drying fan, the toothbrush situation is now neater and more sanitary.
4. Give each kid a drawer
Each child has their own drawer to place their personal care items. We prefer to use drawer storage instead of placing things on top of the cabinet. Not only does this help with the clutter, but it also keeps the kids from messing with each other’s things.
5. Use hooks for multiple towels
This is, by far, the easiest solution for a large family to hang bathroom towels. Each towel has plenty of space to allow airflow. By the time the next bath comes around, the towel is dry and ready to go.
My father created this custom bathroom rack. It’s made of solid wood and painted bright white. I love the bevels and elegant design. It fits into our modern, yet minimalistic, bathroom so well.
White towels are the ultimate bathroom hack
Through the years, we have cycled through endless colors of bathroom towels. One thing I have always despised is how the dye fades over time. Since we are conscious consumers, I prefer a towel that does not need replacing every few years.
Think about hotels. They use white towels.
Because they can be bleached.
Plain and simple, white towels can be treated with bleach or Oxyclean and look as fresh as the day you purchased them. (Just be sure to wash them in hot water all by themselves.)
Every two-three days, the towels go into the washer. Done and done.
Utilizing storage in a smaller bathroom
So, under the sink is toilet paper. That’s primarily it.
However, when you open the above the toilet cabinets, you’ll find all of the things kids may need, but don’t need access to. These are things like bandaids, aloe vera, mouthwash, and so on.
Additionally, I store a few of my toiletries here, too. If we’re on a time crunch, I can use the kid’s bathroom while my hubby uses ours.
Notice the pop of whimsy under the shelving. Only the kids can see it, (due to their height). It’s a fun way to keep the children’s bathroom simple, yet engaging.
Bathroom organization for a larger family
This concludes this post about large family bathroom ideas. I hope that you are inspired to curate an organized bathroom system of your own.
Before purchasing any item, make sure to research the reviews and measurements. Ask yourself what role will the item play in your home, and how long can you endure its presence.