Building & Renovating

RL Tips: Family-Friendly Bathroom Ideas

You can foster creativity in your T&B


The bathroom is one of the rooms used by everyone in the family. Give it an upgrade with these tips.

Pictorial Direction by Dagny Madamba, Tala Singson, and Issa Villar. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez / ACME Visual Productions, Vincent Coscolluela, and Jun Pinzon.

Read the original article ("20 Amazing Bathroom Ideas”) in the March 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.  

Stick to neutrals.

Since every family member with different design preferences will be using this bathroom, you could opt for a safe color palette that would appeal to all of them. Try safe, easily- leaned bets like chocolate or caramel brown tiles for flooring.

Invest in proper lighting.

Add a warm ambiance to your bathroom by installing cove lights and pin lights. Make sure the spaces are properly lighted to prevent mishaps from happening. A big mirror together with strategic lighting will also make the room look bigger. 

Choose a refreshing color palette.

No space to spare? Choose a color that’s both bright and cheerful, like this pale mint green paired with brown wenge. The non- slip camel brown tiles complement the color combination properly. 

Provide generous spaces.

Don’t scrimp on the size of your T&Bs. This bathroom in The Viridian model unit has enough clearance to accommodate a bathtub. Plus, there is also ample room underneath the counter for a hamper or a cabinet for storage. 

Add some art.

Aside from adding shelves for your toiletries, foster creativity in your T&B by hanging fun wall art. This T&B in the Woodsville model house succeeds in making the space more personal. Just make sure your masterpiece is far enough from wet areas to avoid damaging it.

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