Children's BathTraditional Bathroom, Boston
This formerly drab and ordinary space in an 1853 Greek Revival home became a fun bath area for the homeowner's two year old with the addition of blue and green mosaic tiles, a child-sized toilet, a larger bath tub, and pendant lighting. A skylight brings in cheerful natural lighting. Photos by Shelly Harrison.
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Child SizeFeatures can be downscaled in a bathroom for children, and that’s what designer Julie Palmer, president of Charlie Allen Renovations, says was a driving factor in the design of this Boston bath with a child-size toilet. The parents of two toddlers chose a single-sink vanity to store soap, shampoo, washcloths, bath towels and other kid necessities. “With small bathrooms it’s important to avoid trying to squeeze too much into the room,” Palmer says. But kid-size doesn’t need to be style-free. Palmer says the vanity fits well with the style of the 1850s Greek Revival home.Find a local bathroom designer
6. Transoms. Another architectural way to add a nonspecific light source is to add a window between a room and an adjacent space (especially if the next room over has natural light to share). Placed high enough, a transom window (technically, “transom” is the term for the piece of wall dividing a window and the door below) will open a space to new light without compromising privacy.