Tips for Designing a Family-Friendly Kitchen & Bathroom

The bathroom and kitchen are truly where we spend so much valuable time in our homes. These are spaces that need to work hard to best suit the most hectic of moments, as well as offer a space of retreat after a busy day. When you have kids in the home, these are two spaces that need thoughtful design to bring convenience, comfortability and also some fun to your everyday routines. Here are some of our top tips to keep in mind when designing a family-friendly bathroom and kitchen.
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1. Choose Convenience

For ultimate convenience, look for more from your kitchen faucets! The kitchen space is one that can often get messy, whether it be during those busy morning breakfasts before school or the weekend art projects that involve a little too much paint. Find a faucet that offers more convenient features without compromising style, such as the Beale Touchless Dual-Spray Kitchen Faucet. This innovative faucet comes equipped with Selectronic touchless technology where all you need is a wave of the hand to turn the faucet on or off. Also, use the convenient pause button to stop the flow temporarily between tasks. 


2. Build in Ample Storage

An absolute necessity for both the bathroom and kitchen spaces is an abundance of storage. Whether that be built-in cabinetry, open shelving, or simply baskets for added organization, family homes require a lot of storage! At American Standard, we appreciate that homeowners look for efficient storage solutions in their bathrooms and that was a heavy influence when designing our Studio S Bathroom Vanities. These modular vanities feature a minimalist look with maximum storage potential. The two drawers offer smart organization for all of your toiletry essentials and can be paired with the middle open shelving insert for added storage space. 
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Bathroom Faucet

3. Clean with Ease

The bathroom can often require extra cleaning to avoid the build-up of germs or mildew, but at American Standard we design our bathroom products with unique features and innovations to provide a longer lasting clean so you can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying. Our latest Aspirations Collection of Faucets includes a variety of faucet types to suit your bathroom style and needs, including a Touchless option for hands-free use, and two pull-down faucets. The smooth, pull-down functionality allows you to extend the spout to reach every corner of the sink to best rinse away any toothpaste, beard trimmings, and more.

4. Opt for Long-Lasting Durability

When you have young kids or teenagers in the home you want to ensure you are designing these high traffic spaces to be durable and long-lasting. You want to be able to trust that the products and materials you choose are going to work as well and look as good years from now as they do today. One product you want to rely on for years is the toilet. Our Champion Collection of Toilets are industry leaders due to their dependable flushing power that is virtually clog-free, for life. Its Everclean surface also helps to limit stains and odor causing bacteria for easy cleaning that keeps your bathroom fresh. 

5. Don’t Forget Your Pets 

Don’t forget to design for your furry friends, because they are part of the family too! For bathroom spaces, think about including hand showers, such as the Minimalist Water-Saving Handshower, to your bathtub or shower for convenient cleaning and an easy reach during bath time. The Minimalist hand shower comes in four modern, durable finishes and works with any design style. For the kitchen, think stylish hydration with a water bowl station for your pet using our Studio S Wall-Mount Pot Filler or the Saybrook Filtered Kitchen Faucet for safer, cleaner water at your fingertips. 

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