Bathroom storage solutions

Keeping a neat and tidy bathroom requires clever storage solutions to hide away those unsightly lotions and potions. Bathrooms should be relaxing so clutter is a no no.

At the moment, there’s a trend for ensuites and creating additional bathrooms. It seems that everyone is cramming an extra bathroom into a tiny space, converting a previously wasted area under the stairs or unused airing cupboards. Having an extra bathroom may seem great, but in such a small space clever storage is key to reduce clutter and make the room look as big as possible. Here are some tips for creating a harmonious bathroom with ample storage.

This is a great example from House to Home, using bespoke cabinets to create a large amount of concealed storage in a confined space.

Top 6 space saving bathroom storage solutions:

1. Hanging space behind the door is perfect for hand towels and other hanging items, without detracting from the rest of the room.

2. Corner cabinets or shelves tucked into the corner of the room free up space and provide the perfect place to store extra towels.

3. Wall boxes provide the same amount of storage space as traditional shelves but disguise clutter and look clean and modern.

With endless treatments and shampoos this is the perfect solution for any girl in need of maximum storage – another House to Home gem!

4. Built in storage under sinks and baths make use of wasted space and can create storage in even the tiniest bathroom.

5. Medicine cabinets are the standard way to hide away bits and pieces, but if you have a tiny bathroom consider a mirrored cabinet to create the look of space as well as storage.

6. The key to an organised bathroom is hooks and baskets, these great little jars have stolen the show for us – organised and stylish.

Source: Pat Bates and Associates

When it comes to storage in a bathroom you need to think carefully about materials – bathrooms are wet environments and you don’t want to start growing mould – wood is often a popular choice but isn’t suited to damp environments. This isn’t to say that wood is not a viable bathroom solution, just think carefully about the design and don’t put wooden fixtures next to a bathtub where they are likely to get wet regularly.

Many of these solutions you can implement yourself but when space is the essence custom made storage is often the best way to go. A carpenter can advise you and tailor the prefect solution for your bathroom. It’s also worth remembering that tiles are not easy to drill into and you could risk breaking your tiles when hanging fixtures. For bathrooms it’s often best to get an expert in – there are too many pipes and tiles to avoid for our liking.

If you fancy a bathroom style spring clean and need some clever storage solutions, get in touch with one of our Rated People carpenters or bathroom specialists.

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