Array
Tips and Guides

3 Bathrooms For Your Different Needs

Are you a singleton? Or are you starting a family? Create a space that suits your needs

Shares
Original Article: Coni Tejada, Issa Villar, and Gwyn GS Guanzon Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Styling: Coni Tejada, Issa Villar, and Gwyn GS Guanzon

There are countless ways on how you can spruce up, organize, and clean a bathroom. But no matter how beautiful your bathroom is, if it isn’t comfortable or if it doesn’t reflect your needs and personality, it won’t be as functional as it should be. Get tips on how to create a bathroom that suits different stages of your life with these handy ideas:

1. Simple and elegant

Choose décor and accessories with feminine curves, but they don’t have to be dramatic. Repurpose things found around your house, like a small cupcake stand turned into soap dish, glass canisters for storing cotton balls and makeup sponges, and a small saucer to corral small accessories that you might leave in the bathroom.

Turn gift boxes into storage for towels and various beauty ephemera. You can also use a wicker basket instead of a plastic hamper—a basket instantly adds warmth to your loo and is prettier, too. 

2. A kiddie bathroom

First and foremost, make sure that your kids’ bathroom is safe and functional. It should have no slippery spots or sharp edges that might cause injury. Place colorful plastic mats in the shower area or bathtub to prevent slips. Also, choose plastic accessories like dippers, plastic baskets, and toys.

Organize toiletries in a shower caddy. If more than one kid uses the bathroom, provide a shower caddy for each. Don’t forget to place a small stool in your kids’ bathroom to help them reach the sink or bathroom hooks and towel bars. 

3. A family bathroom

If your family shares one bathroom, make sure it addresses the needs of each member. Go for neutral colors that each family member can appreciate. Create a specific spot for each member of the family, like one cubby hole for mom’s lotions, face creams, and makeup, and another one for dad’s shaving cream, razor, and facial wash.

Customize or bring in a wooden cabinet that can withstand moisture like teak or molave. And lastly, don’t be afraid to add simple décor like flowers and scented candles. 

Read the original article (“Loo Maintenance”) in the January-February 2008 of Real Living magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

PHOTOS: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

More on Realliving.com.ph

Maximizing a Small Space: 4 Clever Ideas From Small Bathrooms

5 Storage Ideas for Your Compact Bathroom

6 Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Shares

Latest Stories

3 Bathroom Styles We Can Learn from Kris Aquino

From colorful to masculine—we’ve got looks that can spruce up even the tiniest of T&Bs

A Tiny Studio Unit Becomes A Hotel-Style Home

In another makeover marvel by Elle Uy, the decorator transforms a dark studio unit into a chic and airy space

Get the Look of Iza Calzado’s Bedroom

Give your sleeping space an easy, dainty makeover with the right pieces

5 Amazing Closet Cleaning Tips You Can Try

Achieve your dream wardrobe with these handy tricks

How To Vacuum Your Home Properly

Here’s how to avoid all the usual vacuuming mistakes. Plus, learn about a revolutionary new material that will help you bust all that dirt at home.

A Cozy and Modern Family Home in Quezon City

Works of art, beautiful fabrics, and a mix of old and new pieces bring this townhouse to life

5 Things To Never Clean With Baking Soda

This finely milled powder has its downsides, too

There's An Affordable Way To Keep Your Home Smelling Good 24/7

Say no to artificial fragrances with this three-step hack

A KonMari Reality Show Is Coming To Netflix

Will de-cluttering diva Marie Kondo's new show spark joy?

You Only Need P5,000 To Work On These Home Improvement Projects

The best part? These can increase the value of your space, too.

What's Inside The Vatican Walls?

Aside from having one of the largest collections of art in the world, the Vatican holds many other treasures

Meet The Architect Behind This Industrial-Pinoy Home

Inspired by the Bahay Kubo, this architect worked with industrial details and affordable building materials to create an inviting space
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!