If you’re starting a family, or have plans to in the near future, you’ve got a lot of things to think about and prepare for. One important thing is improving the safety of your home for your new child, especially once they start learning to walk and they want to explore everything.
The bathroom is one place that can be full of hazards for children, and we want to help you update your bathroom to make it as safe and child-friendly as possible. Many of these tips also apply if you’re bringing an elderly family member into your home, so read on if either of these situations apply to you.
Keep things in reach
There may be certain things in your bathroom that you want to keep out of reach of children (like the medicine cabinet), but there’ll be others that may need to be lower for them to reach. Make sure that everything is an appropriate height for them to access. For example, you may want the vanity to be lower for them to reach the sink to wash their hands. If you don’t want to replace features completely, then you can buy a step stool for your kids or have one installed into the vanity.
Once your children start to find their feet, slippery bathroom tiles can be a big danger. When they first learn to walk, they may not be very stable still, and as they get a little older they have the habit of excitedly running around. For these reasons, non-slip tile is an essential safety feature for your bathroom.
Hot water control
Another danger in the bathroom is hot water. If your child is playing around in the bathroom or is bathing themselves, once they get a little older, you don’t want to risk them accidentally hurting themselves by running the water too hot. Technology such as GROHE’s TurboStat can help to regulate the temperature of the water so that it doesn’t get too hot. GROHE also offer CoolTouch technology to ensure that the pipes and taps don’t become too hot to touch.
If you’re preparing for an expanding family and are in need of bathroom renovations, get in touch with us at HousePro Home Improvement to discuss your project. We proudly serve the Triad area of central North Carolina, including Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, and their surrounding communities.