Whether you plan to make simple adjustments to your bathroom or have it completely renovated, there are many bathroom storage ideas you’ll want to consider. The good news is, we’ve narrowed things down to six of the best bathroom storage ideas. So, let’s dive in!
Suitably placed floating shelves can act as a great way of introducing new storage to your bathroom. With floating shelves, you may want to store various toiletries, towels, and other bathroom items. Just be sure not to overload them as every floating shelf has its maximum load-bearing capacity. Another key consideration with regard to floating shelf installments is that you must opt for a suitable material. After all, a bathroom is a humid space meaning that some materials won’t fare well (e.g. many types of wood will wear down relatively fast in an average bathroom).
The best materials to consider for floating shelves include solid wood shelves (with wax or a varnish to protect it best from aerosols, and perfume bottles), glass shelves, plastic shelves, and composite wood shelves. One way or another, you’ll probably want to hire a professional to ensure a smooth and suitably placed installation.
Narrow Built-in Storage Unit
With the help and work of a professional, you may find that narrow built-in storage is possible in your bathroom. Of course, the professional must ensure they are not knocking down any load-bearing walls or breaking down material that contains pipework or electrics. Other professionals may be needed to verify these details. If in any doubt or if you’d rather not have any material knocked down, you should consider having a narrow free-standing storage unit added in a suitable location. Either way, narrow but tall storage units may work well even for small bathrooms.
Just as having floating shelves installed can create extra storage space by utilizing wall space, so can wire baskets. Of course, wire baskets tend to be relatively small and won’t be able to hold as much as floating shelves. Beyond that, you probably won’t want to have both wire baskets and floating shelves installed as they probably won’t work well together visually speaking. Among the suitable items you may want to store in wall-fitted wire baskets include small toiletries (e.g. bars of soap, a small hairbrush, etc.) and towels with a lightweight.
Toilet Paper Stand
Another notable storage idea is that of a toilet paper stand. A slim but reasonably tall cabinet with room and a toilet paper holder within that you can put toilet paper on can also act as a means of storage. Depending on the design of the toilet paper stand, the slim cabinet may act as the only form of additional storage, or with various ‘levels’ above, there may also be room to store another item or two below or/and above where the toilet paper is stored.
Sizeable Freestanding Unit
This option is suited for large (or at least mid-sized) bathrooms. A sizeable freestanding unit can act as a good way of storing toiletries, towels, and even forms of furniture.
Ultimately, a large enough freestanding unit (in a large enough bathroom too, of course) can be used to store items that aren’t even specific to your bathroom. If unsure as to whether or not a freestanding unit would work well in your bathroom, consult with an architect, designer, and bathroom installer.
Last but not least, you should consider having bath trays added. Bath trays can be placed along your bath and would make sense assuming you don’t use a shower. If you use a shower, bath trays could get in the way and the water spilling down from the shower head could make things messy.
However, if only using a bath, bath trays can be a good way of storing bathroom items like soaps, shampoos, and so forth. Again, just be sure not to put too much weight on the bath trays (e.g. avoid putting heavier items like towels on them).
Hiring a Bathroom Fitter
You may be interested in hiring a bathroom fitter if you simply want just to add a few storage installations. If in doubt as to what needs doing, hire a bathroom fitter either way. However, you must hire a bathroom fitter all the same if you intend to have a new bathroom installed.