If you’re a busy parent, having to clean the bathroom on a daily basis is probably the thing you hate doing the most. Whenever the kids get in there they make a mess, and you’re not even quite sure how they manage it! But did you know you can redesign and renovate your bathroom to be an easy-clean room? And if you do, you’re going to cut a lot of house work out of your busy schedule! So here’s how to make changes in your bathroom that’ll help shed the stains like never before.
Keep Things Off the Floor
Cabinets that touch the floor, laundry baskets, and even just towel railings can all get super dirty if they connect to the floor. Why? Because the materials used to stick these things together, and the tiny spaces that are created underneath the bottom of any furniture, collect dirt, dust, and grime. Check out the picture above; a bathroom vanity that rests on stilts, leaving a good space underneath, is far easier to keep clean and tidy.
Invest in the Right Countertops
Certain materials are easier to clean than others, and some can even be counted as self-cleaning. And it’s these materials you want to make use of in a room like your bathroom. For example, porcelain slab countertops are easy to keep clean no matter what hits them, whether it be soap, toothpaste, or even a bit of organic waste! You just need to wipe them down in 5 seconds and then think no more of it.
Switch Out Your Toilet
If you’ve got a toilet that has an obvious cistern, it might be time to replace it with one that’s built into the wall. This way you don’t have a whole toilet to keep clean every week; you’ve only got the bowl to bleach and scrub.
It also means you’ve got a bit more space to work with in your bathroom, which means you can hang up shampoo bottle holders and little storage tubs for the kids bath toys. And these kinds of toilets also tend to float off the ground slightly, which once again makes them a lot easier to keep clean from below as well as above.
Eliminate as Much Grout as Possible
The grouting is where mold is most likely to grow. As such, it’s best to design your bathroom to be laid with tiles that only use a small amount of grout. To do this, you’ll need to lay tiles that are large, and can fill a wall after only a few minutes of laying.
Bigger tiles are also easier to wipe down if need be, to get evidence of soapy water splashes off the wall, and they’re far better at protecting the plaster and bricks underneath. After all, there’s a larger surface area to take the brunt of water damage!
If you want your bathroom to be less time-consuming during chores, you may have to change it on a design level.