Whether you have children, are a part of a couple or living alone. When designing your bathroom, once you have decided on a the style of your bathroom suite, the most important thing is to make sure you have thought out carefully, is your bathroom storage.
It’s a very common to not put enough thought into storage, as much as it is also very common that changes in lifestyle, mean you no longer have enough. So in this post, I’m going to put together some simple ideas whether you are in the process of planning a bathroom, or looking to add more storage to an already existing bathroom.
If you are planning a bathroom, you can very easily find, or have built cabinetry that seamlessly fits into the space you have. You could choose to have it under the sink units, or even have a built-in linen closet if you have the space. Designer BPM Bathrooms & Kitchens, have a huge range of storage ideas, ranging from mirror cabinets to bespoke cabinets. Cabinets need to be practical and durable, but don’t be afraid to use colour or unusual materials, just keep in mind the effects of stem and water.
One of my favourite ideas is to reuse an old vintage cabinet, painted with a splash of colour and in durable paint. You can choose one with display shelves, as well as drawer and cupboard to hide things away. Freestanding cabinets I think are fantastic, as they give you the option of reusing them in another house or room at a later date.
Putting it all on display
If your existing cupboards are bursting at the seems, the first thing to do, is declutter. Looking at use by dates and be ruthless, throwing out, or gifting items that you know you will never use. It is also a good idea, to have some of your prettier items on display, rather than stashed away, which will also free up space. I need to remind self to do this, and not save things, but use them and enjoy their beauty. I love the idea of using glass jars, grouped together for this.
You should also declutter in and around the shower and bath, only have what you use on a daily basis, throw away empty bottles. Do you really need 4 different types of shower gel?
Hooks in a bathroom, can be really effective, we have ones for the bathrobes. We have kept them close to the ladder radiator, so as to warm them up, and this really works well. I also love the idea of getting organised with towels and colour coding them. You can sew a different colour ribbon (for each member of the family) to the towels, making it really easy to identify which towel is your own. You could also use the ribbon, to hang it up with. No more wet towels on the floor!
How about having a laundry basket in the bathroom, so that dirty and wet laundry can be popped straight in, such a simple idea, but if it encourages everyone to be tidy so it should be effective too.
Baskets of towels are also a good idea, if you are struggling for space, how about rolling them up, rather than folding them, the same way hotels do?
So these are my ideas for bathroom storage, I hope you enjoyed the post, I’m off to colour code my towels now. 😉
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