The bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in the house, so in addition to having a clean and cohesive aesthetic, this room must also boast important safety features – especially if you have little ones running around. If you're renovating your powder room, keep these tips in mind, which can minimize any potentially harmful accidents:
- Child-proof electrical outlets: We all know that water and electricity don't mix. Be sure to child-proof your bathroom by blocking access to electrical outlets and appliances. Cover up exposed electrical outlets like you would in other rooms of your house. Also, be sure to keep hair dryers and other appliances as far from the bath tub and sink as possible.
- Cover up sharp bath spouts: "The third most common cause of stitches in babies is sharp bathtub spouts (after coffee tables and raised fireplace hearths)," reports a blogger for Houzz. "Use a soft cover to protect little ones from the heat and sharp edges of the plumbing hardware. Many playful options exist." We recommend using covers made from soft foam.
- Keep medicine and cosmetics out of reach: Certain medications could be toxic if accidentally ingested by a child. For this reason, it's best to keep these items up high and out of reach from your toddlers. Many pediatricians also recommend putting child-proof locks on the cabinet doors. Also, if you happen to dispose of medicine in a waste bin, make sure that your children cannot easily access it.
- Opt for a shower curtain instead of a glass door: Although glass shower doors are sleek and chic, they may not be the best option if you have little ones. No matter how sturdy they are installed, there's also a chance of accidental breakage. If you're using shower curtains instead, just remember to wash them or replace them frequently to minimize the growth of harmful mold and mildew.
- Use bath mats: Bath mats ensure that your toddler doesn't slip when getting out of the tub. You can purchase stylish mats the coincide with the theme of your powder room. Be sure to also always supervise bath time to limit the risk of injury.
Another crucial component of a bathroom is privacy. It's especially important to cover the windows of your bathroom if it's located on the ground floor. If you're in need of custom window coverings, ranging from blinds to curtains and shutters, we are sure to have what you're looking for at Metropolitan Window Fashions. Contact us today to book an appointment with our expert home design consultants!