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What's so Different about this Bathroom?

What's so Different about this Bathroom?

 

Kid's Bathroom Photo by Silvia Dukes

Forget about the toilet seat not being down or non-existent for that matter. Forget about the stain on the bathroom floor. 

 

Take a close look. Do you notice the wainscoting on the wall?  It's at a normal  height. 

 

Now take a look at the fixtures.  The toilet and the pedestal sink.

 

Do they appear low? Small?

 

 

Maybe Patrick, the Starfish, on the wall is a give-away?

 

You got it!  Imagine my buyer's surprise when we opened the door in this Spring Hill home and found this - a kid-friendly bathroom with fixtures appropriate in height to accommodate smaller children.

 

Now offered as a bank-owned home, one of the previous owners converted part of a large laundry room into this kid-size bathroom complete with paper towel and papercup dispensers!

 

Now if they could have just cleaned the floor before they moved out!

 

"What's so Different about this Bathroom?" is just an example of the things you may encounter while looking for your home in Spring Hill, Florida.  No two homes are exactly alike and many times, you will be surprised - in good ways and in bad - at what you'll find. 

If you are interested in learning more about the real estate market and homes for sale in Spring Hill and the surrounding areas, please call me at 352-584-7441.  It'll be my pleasure to help you find your new home with all the features you are looking for!

 

 

   

 

 For more information about Hernando County Homes and Land for sale including Spring Hill and the communities of Timber Pines, Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club, Silverthorn, and Hernando Beach , please call or visit my website!

Let me help you find Your Place in the Sun!

 

Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate

Tropic Shores Realty, 3441 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34606

Phone: 352-584-7441    Email: SilviaDFL@yahoo.com   Website:  www.SilviaDukes.com

 

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Comments

I have never heard of a kid friendly bathroom Silvia, you lean something good every day.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

Thanks Noah Seidenberg I had never seen anything like this before neither!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 4 years ago

The spot on the floor is the first thing I noticed .....First time for me to see a kid friendly bathroom ....the only problem is that kids grow up ....LOL

Great post! Have a great night!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 4 years ago

Rob... that is true... I don't think the next owners will keep it. 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 4 years ago

That is really interesting, Silvia, I have not seen a kid-sized bathroom in a house before -- which is great while they are small -- I guess it would be time for a redo when they get older! :)

Posted by Marney Kirk, Towson, Maryland Real Estate (Cummings & Co. Realtors) over 4 years ago

Silvia- I'd never seen one either.  And like Rob Thomas the first thing I noticed was the stain on the floor. It's a sweet idea but kid do grow up. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 4 years ago

Silvia, I have never seen a kids bathroom before so, yes we never do know what we will find when looking for a home!  I'm sure a family with several small children would find this feature very attractive once it was cleaned up!

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) over 4 years ago

Oh that is so weird.  I've never seen that before.  I guess as a kid I would have liked that...especially the lower sink/mirror.  But, the toilet?  odd.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 4 years ago

Silvia

A kids sized bathroom is an interesting . . . . with kids it's a plus . . . . No kids it's a redo . . . . and an expense.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

I've only had one listing that had been designed with a bathroom with "short" fixtures for a child. 

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 4 years ago

Silvia, not that is a new one, and just for kids.  Bet they love it, but you are right, they should have cleaned the floor.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 4 years ago

Cute idea, I suppose if it was a bank property they did not care about cleaning the bathroom.

Posted by Christine O'Shea (Christine E O'Shea Broker-Associate) over 4 years ago

We never know what we might see in our job. Bank owned homes seem to hold the biggest surprises. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago

Hi Silvia.  I have seen handicapped ready bathrooms but not kid friendly.  What happens when they grow up?

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 4 years ago

Silvia - That bathroom sure makes that home unique. It could be a great selling point for a family with small children, but a costly remodel for a family that may like the home, but not have any young children.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) over 4 years ago

Good morning Silvia. Very odd. I have low toilets and hate them. The dirt is something else. 

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 4 years ago

Silvia I have never seen a kid friendly bathroom before.  Great for kids, but an adult male is going to have to take careful aim.  Which come to think of it the stain might be from one that missed :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 4 years ago

Marney Kirk Yes, I think the kids would outgrow this just like shoes!

Kathy Streib eventually, they will graduate to the normal size for sure.

Bruce Walter I would think so too.  It's definitely a novel idea. 

Debbie Gartner  I guess the mini toilet is better than potty training!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 4 years ago

Lou Ludwig  sure is, but since it was part of the laundry room in this case, it's just mostly the removal of plumbing and fixtures. 

Judi K Barrett thanks, it's not so odd after all!

Joan Cox it's a REO, unfortunately, the flooring in the other rooms was worse.

 

 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 4 years ago

Christine OShea  you should have seen the flooring in the rest of the house,  it all has to come out.

Debbie Laity this one was listed as having 2 and 1/2 baths!  I guess the half bath just got defined a little differently!

 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 4 years ago

Conrad Allen I guess a family could keep having more kids... :-)

Troy Erickson it's definitely something a buyer needs to consider when making their offer.

Sheila Anderson this one would definitely not big enough for an adult! 

George Souto  let's hope not!

 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 4 years ago

All I could focus on was the floor-but I don't think I would convert a bathroom into a child only space - that's what they make little step stools for!!!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 4 years ago

Silvia

Your post has generated a lot of interest.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

Joanna Cohlan I agreem it's not a project that has mich longevity.

Lou Ludwig thank you, it has indeed!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 4 years ago

Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES This is unique in residential property, but I have seen kid friendly restrooms in schools & a children's museum.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Shame on the ban.  Even with foreclosure sale that stain should be cleaned to flooring replaced.  Very distracting.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Good morning Silvia. Love the bathroom, as most would not attempt to buy this property, but all of it can be easily be redone and may be a home to flip.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 4 years ago

I saw a home this week that had a kids size urinal in the basement bathroom. Thanks goodness they had not removed or altered the toilet. It still looked odd. When showing homes you never know what you will see.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago

That's great!  I always wondered why homes are not designed to be kid friendly. It's almost like our society doesn't count them as real people.... yet we always tell the kids to enjoy being a kid because it won't last long.  We are sending them mixed messages, no wonder they get confused.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 4 years ago

Georgie Hunter  glad you like it.  I must have been a very functional solution for this family and maybe even made potty training a breeze!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 4 years ago

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