Are you sick of always waiting for your partner or kids to finish with the bathroom in the mornings? This might not be such a big problem if you are lucky enough to have an en-suite or more than one bathroom in your home, but for most people, having just the one bathroom can be a big pain. That long queue for the bathroom can often make everyone late for school or work.
However, you shouldn’t have to blame this one room on your lateness. In fact, there are some layout tips you could use to make your bathroom a very efficient and easy-to-use room. Try the following out for size, and you will quickly realize that your bathroom can actually be a very efficient space!
Do You Need The Toilet?
One reason why bathrooms are so busy is that they are the home of the toilet. This can be very problematic if this toilet is the only one in your home. Most people, especially young children, can be very frustrated when nature calls but they can’t use the toilet because someone else is using the bathroom. This is one reason why some families decide to move their toilet into a room of its own. If you have a large bathroom, you can simply annex part of it by erecting a wall and creating a toilet room. With the toilet all on its own, you will find that there are a lot fewer arguments about the bathroom in your house!
Baths aren’t the most efficient method of washing yourself. You’ll know what I mean if you have ever fallen asleep in the bath! They can be so relaxing; you’ll just want to spend hours in the tub! Rather than removing your tub completely, though, you could consider installing one something from the wide range of shower baths that are now available at many home stores. These will encourage your family to take more showers, but you will also be able to take an indulgent bath whenever you have any spare time!
One of the main reasons why people spend so long in the bathroom is that they end up rummaging through all the different cupboards and drawers looking for things that they need. So, next time you are redesigning your bathroom, it’s important to make everything easily accessible. Some people do this by removing all their closed closets and cupboards and replacing them with some shelves and exposed cabinets. That way, everything inside is visible and easy to spot, no matter how much of a rush you are in!
Create A Schedule
If you follow all these steps and find that there is still a queue for your bathroom, you might have to create a schedule for your family. Give everyone a time they can use the bathroom from, and time by which they need to be out. Hopefully, this will keep your mornings running smoothly!