Unless you are lucky enough to live in a Bel Air mansion, it is highly likely that your bathroom is a bit on the ‘compact’ size. Sad to say, most
Built in Shelves
Built in shelves are perfect for irregular shaped bathrooms. Sometimes, thanks to poor planning, you end up with a gap between the end of the bath and the wall. Or you could have a small space next to the sink that is begging to be filled with something. Either way some shelves would be useful for storing toiletries or towels. Just remember that if you build them from scratch, the wood will need to be treated in order to protect it from the humidity.
The more shelves in a small bathroom you have the better. They are useful for storing toiletries and medication. You don’t even need to leave items on full view – simply buy some small storage containers and place them on your shelves. You could also build shelves above a towel radiator if it is not a full height one.
Multi Functional Storage
Simple shelving units can be used in a variety of different ways in a bathroom. In general, when space is at a premium, look for tall, thin units that will slot easily in between a bath and sink, or shower and sink. Shelves can be used for storing towels and larger items. Place baskets on lower shelves for toiletries and personal items you don’t want lying around in full view of your guests. If you place a shelf next to the bath or shower, fix a towel rail to the side of it and you instantly have a dual-purpose piece of bathroom furniture. Laundry baskets can be used as shelves. Buy a wooden laundry basket and stack towels on the top.
Sink Storage Units
There are lots of sink storage units to choose from. In-built units are a good option if you are in the process of redesigning your bathroom. These offer extra storage beneath a sink unit and remove the need for a pedestal. If you already have a bathroom and you don’t wish to change the configuration, look at storage units that fit around an existing sink. Use them for storing cleaning products or toiletries.
When it comes to small bathroom storage, be creative. It is easy to source useful storage furniture on the cheap if money is in short supply; or you could build your own from discarded wood. Make use of all your small nooks and crannies and instead of struggling to find room for your favourite bath soaps and scented candles, you can enjoy a small, but perfectly formed, bathroom.