Being short on storage is a common household problem, which is particularly true for the bathroom. It certainly doesn’t have to take long for any bathroom to look out of control when all those small products and wet towels are scattered around. Luckily, there are many ways to update existing bathroom storage, from simple to creative ideas.
Open or concealed storage?
There are two main things to consider when overhauling your bathroom’s storage. The first is functionality. Storage needs to serve the purpose, of well, storing all the things you have. Secondly, it’s a personal choice as to what you want to hide away. There are both practical and aesthetic decisions to make when it comes to deciding between open or concealed storage. Open storage has the benefit of items being very easily accessible. You also use it to add interest and create spa-like appeal with rolled towels, potted plants and beautiful soap bottles. Concealed storage is less obtrusive and takes up less space in the room. Hidden storage is also more discrete, so the best option for those personal self-care items you don’t care to have on show. A good mix of the two often works best.
Here are some of the best clever storage ideas:
Under sink storage
That space under the sink is notorious for being difficult to store items tidily. Free-standing drawers are an excellent way to keep different products separated and easily accessible. If you opt for clear drawers, you’ll be able to see items easily and it won’t close the space in too much.
A lazy susan is ideal for bottles that stand upright, like moisturisers and deodorants. It’s also a handy solution if you keep cleaning products under your bathroom sink. What makes the lazy susan such a top storage choice, is that you don’t need to reach past other items to get to those in the back. Simply turn it to reach what you need, without knocking everything else down in the process.
While you’re experimenting with new under sink storage ideas, it’s the ideal time to clean out the area and dispose of any expired products or those you no longer use. Don’t forget to check for any plumbing leaks under the sink before you arrange your new storage. A qualified plumber can perform leak detection services and repairs to take care of any leaks, so they don’t damage your new storage system.
There are a few simple but creative DIY options for adding new shelving to your bathroom. Fitting a spice rack to the walls is an excellent means of storing small or narrow bottles, keeping them off bathroom countertops. Floating shelves are a versatile option for open storage. Of course, they can go on any wall, but if you have space between the counter and the mirror, a shelf can sit neatly between them and keep things within easy reach. Above the door is another great use of space. Timber shelves work well, as does glass for an airier look.
For more serious storage, you can look at exposing narrow space that may exist between wall studs. Built-ins are of course the best way to maximise storage without detracting from room area. Paint the new opening, add shelves and you now have ample storage. Add x-shaped inserts for a stylish way to display rolled towels and add baskets or a tilt-out drawer at the bottom for laundry. If you want it to look high-end, then add some narrow glass doors.
Do you want storage solutions that are practical, but unique too? Ladders and etageres fit the brief perfectly. Whether white-washed, painted brightly, a bamboo or metal design, these items add some personality to your bathroom, while also providing some handy storage options. Use them to hang towels and shelve small items of décor.
Now that we’ve given you more storage ideas than you know what to do with, it’s time to go forth and make your bathroom more organized and beautiful.
Source: http://realtytimes.com/listings/item/1005847-improve-your-bathroom-with-clever-storage-ideas?rtmpage=null |WRITTEN BY JACK REYNOLDSPOSTED ON SUNDAY, 08 OCTOBER 2017 04:43