No matter who I speak with, bathroom storage is always close to the top of everyone's priority list. Storage becomes even more important if there are 2 or more people sharing the space, each with their own needs and products. There are multiple ways to maximise storage within a bathroom, even if you have a very small room to work with. We have included 5 things that we often do to add as much storage as possible:
1 | Vanity
The vanity is likely to be the largest storage space in your bathroom so it's important to consider what you need in order to make this a practical space for your family. Prioritising drawers over cupboards is a great way to make the most of the space as you can pull your items out to you and nothing gets lost in the back. The basin you select will also impact how much storage you end up with. If you'd like to read more, we have a blog post about designing the perfect bathroom vanity which you can access below:
2 | Shaving cabinet
Shaving cabinets are a must to maximise your bathroom storage. This is a cupboard that sits behind your bathroom mirror above your vanity and provides perfect eye-level storage for things you need daily. Shaving cabinets are usually around 150-200mm deep, but if you have a stud wall, they can usually be recessed into the wall so that they look more seamless.
3 | Tall cupboard
If you struggle with storage and have the space for it, it may be worth sacrificing some space to include a tall cupboard that can be used as a linen cupboard or just additional storage. If you have enough space, you can add the tall cupboard to the end of the vanity to make it feel like one cohesive joinery piece.
4 | Niches and ledges
Niches are shelves that are build into a stud wall whereas ledges are half height walls that sit in front of your normal wall to create a shelf. Both are already very popular within showers to store all your shampoos and shower products, however, you can use them in other places too. We like to add a ledges behind vanities as an additional shelf, but you can also add niches and ledges to any blank wall or behind baths and toilets.
5 | Floating shelves
Where it's not possible to add a niche or ledge, an easy way to create more storage space is by simply adding a floating shelf to any blank wall. Unlike ledges and niches which are usually about 90mm deep, floating shelves can be much deeper as well, allowing you to store baskets and larger items to make even better use of the space.
I hope these ideas have been helpful! If you want to find out more about how we can help you with your project, get in contact with us below:
Have a wonderful week!