Father with two toddlers brushing teeth in the bathroom at home.
Sharing a bathroom can be tricky. Kids leave wet towels on the floor, the toilet seat is always up, and empty toothpaste tubes gather on the windowsill. When hectic family life gets in the way, a bathroom should be a heavenly retreat – somewhere where all the family can enjoy relaxing after a long day at work or school. So, when you decide to design a new modern family bathroom and you’re thinking of what family bathroom ideas you can use, start by thinking about the parts of your current bathroom that you’d most like to change.

Family life is extremely busy, so if you’ve been putting off a bathroom renovation for months because you’re unable to have bathroom down time, bathroom wall panels could be the perfect solution. Wall panels are easy to clean, quick to install and are extremely hardwearing – perfect for bathrooms with a lot of traffic, day and night. They also have the added benefit of being relatively easy to maintain – the ideal solution for the busy family.

Easy to clean

In your busy family home, time is of a premium, so naturally you’ll want to spend the minimum possible amount of time cleaning – especially as it can, sometimes, feel like a never-ending task. A bit of foresight in the planning stages can save you time in the long term and installing bathroom wall panels in a refurbishment is a great way to ease the stress of cleaning in future.
Install wall panels for a low maintenance bathroom. The lack of grout means that there’s no risk of mould or mildew. This means that you won’t have to spend time scrubbing limescale or stains away. To clean wall panels, use hot soapy water or antibacterial spray and a non-abrasive cloth. If you want perfect streak free results, invest in a squeegee and use it after every shower.

Quick to install

Renovating a bathroom can be a daunting task, especially as downtime can be detrimental to your children’s routine. Wall panels are easy to install with adhesive, and can be added directly on top of existing tiles. The plastic cladding has a tongue and groove grip so that the whole bathroom can be easily transformed in hours. To complete the job to the highest standard, remove the toilet, radiator or sink from the wall before getting started.


Wall panels are hardwearing. This makes them a fantastic choice for a family bathroom. Wall panels are less likely to get damaged over time thanks to their durability, and due to the fact that they are typically larger than regular wall tiles. Bathroom wall panels are also waterproof and steam resistant. This means that you can create a wet room for your home, without having to worry about moisture-build up. A DBS shower wall panel kit contains everything you need to get started on creating a long-lasting bathroom.

Available in different styles and designs

One of the main benefits of wall panels is that they come in a wide variety of different designs that’ll suit bathrooms of all types. DBS stocks wood effect panels, marble effect panels, and tile effect panels among a range of other designs, so there’s truly something for everyone. If you’re not sure how to style the panels that you’ve chosen, take a look at more style examples on our blog.