Many of us have small bathrooms that we need to negotiate on a daily basis, and these can become cluttered quickly, causing the space to feel crowded and stressful. At The London Bath Co., we believe that small bathrooms can still feel spacious and luxurious with the use of a few creative bathroom storage ideas.
From mirrored cabinets to ladder shelves, this blog takes a look at some innovative bathroom storage solutions so that you can make the most of the space available to you and keep things tidy!
Shower niches and wall niches
Our bathroom designers are big believers in the practical and stylish shower niche. A shower niche can be built into the design of a bathroom space, opening up new storage areas for you to utilise. Not only are they incredibly practical, but they also look stunning when decorated with a matching or contrasting accent tile. While they make great storage, you can also use them to display candles, ornaments, or houseplants to add an additional decorative touch.
One of the major benefits of a shower niche is the neat storage it offers. For many people, particularly those living in a city, storage is limited (especially in small bathrooms) so a shelf that is built into the wall will really maximise the available space.
Under basin storage
Another simple yet highly effective bathroom storage idea involves making space under your basin. This can be done in a number of ways, the most common being to opt for a specifically designed vanity unit. Storage vanity units are available in both modern wall-hung styles and traditional freestanding designs.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a solution that works with your existing design then you will need to get creative. You may be able to source a freestanding set of shelves or drawers that meet your required dimensions. These are widely available but you will need to check that your chosen unit will fit under the basin.
While this is a fantastic short-term solution, it really looks best when storage is built-in underneath the sink as it makes the bathroom design look much more seamless. If you’re looking to redesign your bathroom, you can speak to our designers about the best options for your space.
Two essentials in any bathroom are mirrors and cabinets – so why not combine them? Mirrored cabinets are one of our favourite bathroom storage solutions because, as well as looking sleek and stylish, they also save on space by creating an illusion whereby toiletries and other necessities are seamlessly hidden out of sight.
On top of providing aesthetically pleasing storage, mirrored cabinets can actually make your bathroom space look bigger because they reflect light and create depth.
Wall-mounted shelves are a really useful bathroom storage solution because they don’t take up any floor space, giving you more room to manoeuvre.
They can be particularly effective in a shower. Although we prefer niches, wall-mounted shelves are another great way to store toiletries for easy access. They don’t just have to be practical either, as you can use them to position bathroom plants, candles and other accessories to create your ideal atmosphere.
Wall-mounted towel rails
Something that causes arguments in many households is where family members choose to deposit their wet towels… We’re sorry but, door frames, radiators, backs of chairs and the floor are not suitable places to hang your towel! To prevent arguments and to make the most of your bathroom space, we believe the ideal solution is a wall-mounted towel rail.
Heated towel rails are the perfect solution, they help your towel dry faster and will ensure your towel is lovely and warm when you use it. Wall-mounted towel rails also look really stylish as they are available in a host of finishes to suit your design.
While they are not our preferred option in terms of saving space, ladder shelves can look really striking in a bathroom and they are an effective way to display plants and decorations. Some people also choose to add baskets to their ladder shelves, as this is an attractive, easy and cost-effective way of keeping your belongings in order.
We hope this guide to creative bathroom storage ideas has been useful! If you are currently looking for help with your bathroom design and want to maximise the space available for storage, please do get in touch.