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Helpful Space-Saving Bathroom Space For Households With Multiple Teens

by Clinton Campbell

When multiple teenagers live in a one-bathroom house, there's no doubt the tension is high when everyone is trying to use the bathroom at the same time to get ready for school. If you have several children who are roughly the same ages and live in a house that has only one bathroom, you are likely dreading the teen years to the point that you may be considering moving into a new house.

The good news is that you don't have to move into a new house to get the bathroom space your teens need. You can remodel your bathroom instead. Here are a few space-saving ideas that won't break your bank account and will, hopefully, keep the squabbling down among your teens when they get ready for school. 

Rooms Within the Bathroom 

Build a separate room for the toilet and another for the bathtub, if possible. If you don't have enough existing space to accommodate these two rooms within the bathroom, try to at the very least build a toilet room. That way, your teens won't have to beg their siblings to get out of the bathroom so they can use the toilet and bathe. 

Rooms within the bathroom may be ideal but impossible, depending on the layout of the plumbing in your home and the square footage of the available space your bathroom remodeling contractor has to work with. If rooms within the bathroom will not be feasible for your home, ask your contractor to offer suggestions for you as to wear you could feasibly put a toilet room or powder room. That way, at least you would have an additional toilet and/or sink for your teens to argue over at 6 a.m. 

To learn about your options, contact a company like Four Seasons Home Products that specializes in bathroom remodeling.

Storage Space In the Walls 

Storage is definitely a must when you have children. As your children grow into teenagers, the need for extra storage space will also grow, especially for teen girls and all of their hairstyling products and makeup. One place where you can easily find additional space is in the walls. There are shelving systems that are designed to be placed directly in the walls but between the wall studs.

The one thing you need to be careful with this system is to only install it where it will not interfere with electrical wiring and plumbing pipes. Also, you want to avoid putting these shelving systems in exterior walls as doing this could easily lead to drafts bathrooms and that could easily lead to more disgruntled noises from your joyous early morning risers. 

It's also a great idea to provide this type of shelving for your teens' daily hygiene essentials, such as their toothbrushes, toothpaste, makeup remover, acne wash, shaving cream, and razors. Hopefully, this will help cut down on the amount of clutter that bathroom counters and sinks typically see from the hustle and bustle of multiple teens getting ready within a very short period of time. 

Carrying Cases for Each Teen 

Another great way to help cut down on the clutter and save space is for each teen to have their own hygiene products and essentials contained in individual carrying cases. The carrying cases should be made of an easy to clean and waterproof material, such as plastic.

The teens will need to be sure they have their case with them when they use the bathroom, so the ideal location to store these items is in the cabinet underneath the sink. If the area underneath the sink cannot be used for this purpose, perhaps the teens can store their personal cases in their rooms or in a hallway closet or other easy to access location.