As much as we would like a palatial suite with his and hers basins, roll top bath and a view, most of us have to live with a reality of our bathroom space being the size of a small closet. If you are happy with just your toothpaste and a toothbrush, you don’t have a problem, but what happens if you do need storage?
Mirror cabinets are normally not very deep, but they can still hide a multitude of small bits and pieces like spare soaps, toothpaste and erasers. If you can’t go for a wide double door cabinet, do consider taller ones. Top shelves will not be as easy to get to, but can be still used for items that are not used every day.
Stick on pots are a great solution for cabinet doors – they are perfect for sorting out small items like make up pencils, lipsticks, toothbrushes. They come in various sizes and shapes and are self-adhesive, making them easy to apply and extremely versatile.
Hung or table top basins do not take up any floor space, creating a perfect spot for a laundry basket or bathroom scales. Alternatively why not get a few wicker baskets that would fit under the sink perfectly and would take bulkier items like hair dryers or hair straighteners.
Vanity units provide a decent amount of space for spare toilet rolls, small towels or toiletries. If you are renting and changing a sink to a hung one is not an option, some vanity units can be fitted under your existing sink.
Tall units – there are many tall units that look excellent and are very practical but are too deep to even be considered an option for most bathrooms. Some, however are suitable even for small rooms and only need a small amount of floor space. Look for ones that are about 25cm deep – they will not look overpowering, but will still be practical. Is there a space between your bath or sink and the door frame that could be used? Go for mirror front cabinets – mirrors create an illusion of bigger and brighter spaces and act as an alternative for windows in spaces that do not have them.
Using a spice rack in a bathroom space would not immediately spring to one’s mind. In reality spice racks can offer a brilliant solution for small spaces. You can find a space for one in almost any bathroom and it can take care of all the shampoos, shower gels, body creams and other tubes and pots that we all have. They come in different heights and shelf widths, offering even more flexibility.
Over the door hook rails – if your know that wall towel rails will leave you with bruises every time you move, use over the door hook rails for your towels and dressing gowns. These vary from one or two hook ones to larger ones with six or seven hooks.
Do use the space above your door – a shelf or a cabinet above the door can be a great option for storing items that are not used every day, like spare towels or toiletries. A shelf with a few baskets or a cabinet with sliding doors will look great and will not get in the way even in the smallest of spaces.