Avoiding the Wet Dog Look

Avoiding the Wet Dog Look

Time For A New Bathroom For Your Kids? 4 Tips To Create A Kid-Safe Environment

Darlene Stanley

If you're remodeling your house, and you're going to be designating one specific bathroom for kids use, you'll want to add a few safety features. Adding safety features that you might not include in an adult-use bathroom will help ensure that your kids are protected from potential risks. If you're not sure what type of safety measures you should include, here are four tips to help get you started.

1. Insist on GFCI Outlets

While your kid's bathroom is being designed, be sure to insist on GFCI outlets. GFCI outlets are crucial for any bathroom, but for a kids bathroom, they're must-have items. GFCI outlets are designed to shut the power off to the outlet as soon as there's a power surge, or an electrical appliance comes in contact with water. If you're going to have things like blow dryers or curling irons in the bathroom, it's of the utmost importance that you have GFCI outlets installed.

2. Install Grab Bars in the Bathtub

When you think of safety grab bars, you probably think of safety features for the elderly. However, those grab bars aren't just for the elderly. They're an important safety feature for kids bathrooms as well. Install grab bars near the top edge of the bathtub. That way, if your child slips in the water, they have something to grab hold of. Not only that, but the grab bars will give your child something safe to grab hold of when they're exiting the bathtub.

3. Keep Locks Off the Kids Bathroom Doors

If the new bathroom in your home is going to be used exclusively by children, you need to have a "no lock" policy on the door. Installing a simple closet entry knob on the bathroom, instead of one with a locking mechanism will ensure that your kids never accidentally lock themselves in the bathroom. In the event of an emergency, you need to be able to get into the bathroom quickly. However, you won't be able to if your little one has locked the door as they entered the bathroom. Once your kids are older, you can add locks to the bathroom doors for privacy.

4. Use Anti-Slip Stickers Throughout the Bathroom

When you think of slippery surfaces, you probably think of the bathtub. However, the tile floors can get quite slippery when they're wet. To avoid slip and fall accidents in your kid's bathroom, be sure to use anti-slip stickers in the bathtub and on the tile floors. You can color coordinate the stickers so that they match the bathroom décor.

Now that you're going to be adding a bathroom for your kids, make sure you take the appropriate safety measures. For plumbing assistance, talk to your plumber about other steps you can take to make your new bathroom safer for your kids.


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Avoiding the Wet Dog Look

During the summer months, I enjoy taking care of my outdoor plants and flowers. Because I live in the southern United States, my vegetation needs water almost daily. Thankfully, I have a convenient outdoor faucet connected to my home. However, I recently endured some problems with this source of water. When I turned on the faucet, I was greeted with a forceful spray of water going in all directions. Before I could gather my senses and turn the water off, I resembled my dog after she jumps into a pool of water. To avoid the wet dog look in the future, I plan to hire a professional plumber to take care of my faulty faucet. On this blog, you will learn about the benefits of securing a reputable plumber to repair your problematic faucets.