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How to create additional storage space in the bathroom
It is the smallest room in the house and yet the bathroom is possibly the busiest room. Accommodating every family member’s ablution in the morning and evening, it can be tough finding the space for everything you all need.
The problem is, when you have several towels, bottles of shower gel, shampoos etc. that need accommodating in the small amount of space you have, it becomes cluttered – and this contributes to the bathroom looking and feeling smaller and messy.
The time has come to take back control of your bathroom, creating a space that can accommodate all your stuff but without looking fussy and, dare we say it, look beautiful too.
Shelving in a bathroom is a must-have but it can be difficult to know where to put it.
To reduce the clutter and make the room feel bigger, you need to create floor space. And this means removing as much of the floor-based furniture as you possibly can. That cupboard may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but it is closing down the floor space.
Small shelves above the basin or above the toilet is a great wall space to use. Rather than vast sweeping shelves, keep them small and neat.
Have more shelves that you think you need so that you can spread your bottles of potions and gels about the space as this also creates a sense of space, as well as a less cluttered eye line.
Top tip – if you have space between the top of the bathroom door frame and the ceiling, a shelf above the door is the perfect place to store things like spare loo roll and other things you need, but not all that often.
#2 Creative under-the-sink storage
If you opt for a bathroom basin on a cupboard, then you have valuable space beneath the sink. This can be fixed to the wall without having to sit on the floor keeping floor space and looking rather stylish.
Just as you may have a carousel platter in a cupboard in the kitchen, opt for one in the bathroom too. These small spinning shelves are great for keeping things on and when you need something, there is no rummaging around in the back of the cupboard.
Plastic baskets are also a great addition and a way of keeping things from spilling out all over the place. Being organised also means you know what you have and so there is no danger of running out of shampoo but having 13 bottles of shower gel…
#3 Storage step stool
With kids in the house, they often need help in the bathroom to be able to safely sit on the loo, as well as reach the bathroom sink. They also tend to have heaps of bath toys that all need to be stored somewhere. And when soaking in the bath after a long day, you don’t necessarily want kid’s toys everywhere.
Hiding them away is an option with the great idea of a two-step stool, complete with storage in both the top and bottom step! And it looks great too.