20th May 2024

Smart bathroom storage ideas

Strapped for space? Then you need to consider how you can maximise your bathroom storage. 

Bathrooms tend to be one of the smallest rooms in our homes, yet we require a lot from them in terms of storage space. From toiletries and towels to cleaning supplies, finding enough room for everything that we need can be a challenge. Smart storage solutions are therefore essential for maintaining a calm, organised and clutter-free bathroom. In today’s blog post, we’ll use our specialised knowledge of bathroom design to share some innovative storage ideas that combine utility with style, ensuring that your bathroom is both a serene and functional space within the home.

Floating shelves

Floating shelves are a fantastic way to add storage potential to your bathroom without taking up floor space. They can be installed above the toilet, next to the vanity, or even in the shower area, offering a place to store those items that you reach for regularly.

Pro tip: use decorative baskets or bins on the shelves to keep smaller items organised and to add a cohesive, tidy look to the space.

Built-in shower niches

Bathroom storage, shower niche with LED lighting

A built-in shower niche is a sleek and functional storage solution that keeps your shower essentials within easy reach. Unlike traditional shower caddies that can look cluttered, niches are recessed into the wall, providing a sophisticated, streamlined look. They can be customised to fit the style of your bathroom, whether you prefer a simple tile design or a more elaborate mosaic.

Pro tip: consider installing multiple niches at varying heights to accommodate all family members and different product sizes. Adding a slight slope to the bottom of the niche will ensure that water is able to drain away, which will keep the area clean and dry.

Over-the-door storage

When it comes to nifty storage hacks, you’d be wise not to overlook the potential of your bathroom door. Over-the-door racks and hooks are excellent for hanging towels, robes, and even smart little baskets for extra storage. These solutions are easy to install and can be removed without damaging the door.

Pro tip: choose racks with multiple tiers or pockets to maximize the amount of storage space. This is especially useful in small bathrooms where every inch counts.

Vanity units with ample storage

Vanity bathroom storage in tiled bathroom

Vanity units are a staple in bathroom design, but choosing one with plenty of handy storage can make a world of difference to the functionality of your bathroom. Look for vanities with drawers and cabinets that offer organised spaces for your toiletries, makeup, and hair tools, or consider having one custom-made to fit your preferences and needs. Some modern designs include pull-out trays, dividers, and even hidden compartments, all of which serve to add an extra boost of utility.

Pro tip: consider a double vanity if space allows, as this not only provides more counter space but also creates additional storage underneath, so you can keep all of your items neatly tucked away. We also love adding LED lighting to our bespoke vanity units for a satisfying combination of functionality and glamour.

Ladder shelves

Ladder shelves lean against the wall and provide a trendy, open-storage solution. This type of shelving is fantastic for storing towels and other bathroom accessories, and look particularly great stacked up with humidity-loving houseplants. The design of ladder shelves adds a modern touch to the bathroom whilst keeping items accessible.

Pro tip: use baskets on the lower rungs for storing smaller items like washcloths and toiletries, and keep decorative items on the upper rungs to create a varied and visually appealing display.

Wall-mounted cabinets

Wall mounted bathroom cabinet

Wall-mounted cabinets offer additional storage without taking up floor space. These cabinets can be placed above the toilet, next to the mirror, or even in the shower or  bath area for holding extra supplies. Choose cabinets with mirrored fronts to add not only storage, but also the functionality of a mirror combined with ability the added illusion of spaciousness.

Pro tip: for a smart, cohesive look, match the cabinet finish with other bathroom fixtures and fittings, and consider opting for soft-close doors to add a touch of luxury and prevent noisy slamming.

Corner shelving units

Utilising otherwise disused corners is a super smart way to add extra storage in bathrooms where space is at a premium, with corner shelves or cabinets making the most out of often-overlooked nooks and crannies. This type of storage can hold anything from decorative items to daily essentials, and are particularly useful in those teeny-tiny WC’s that many of us have tucked away under our stairs.

Pro tip: install a bespoke multi-tiered corner unit that combines cupboards and open shelving for a mix of hidden and on-view storage. This way, you can display attractive items, houseplants, and ornaments, whilst hiding away any less aesthetically pleasing necessities.

Under-sink organisers

Under sink organisation featuring rolled towels in modern bathroom

The space under the sink is often chronically underutilised, left to collect dust and accrue a collection of discarded toiletries. To make use of this overlooked space, invest in tiered organisers or pull-out bins, in order to gain extra storage for the likes of cleaning supplies, toilet rolls, and toiletries, keeping them neatly out of sight but easy to reach for.

Pro tip: consider using clear bins or labelled containers to help you quickly identify contents and avoid rummaging around in the dark, and consider adjustable or custom-made storage that can fit around your plumbing fixtures.

How can Premier Crafts help?

Here at Premier Crafts, we believe that maximising storage in your bathroom doesn’t have to mean compromising on style.

That’s why we’re committed to creating quality, bespoke storage solutions for our clients; using fine materials, traditional methods, and specialised knowledge to come up with something truly unique. From sophisticated built-in shower niches to stylish and functional vanities, we can help you maximise every inch of your space and create a bathroom that feels both functional, organised, and beautiful.

Looking to reimagine your bathroom and maximise its storage potential? Get in touch with us to find out how we can help.

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