Bathroom storage

Bathing is one of life's great pleasures: To step into a luxuriantly hot bath at the end of the day can feel as if all your worries are vanishing down the plughole. However, bathrooms can also be magnets for unnecessary clutter. Here are some useful bathroom storage hacks to keep your bathroom looking clean, tidy and inviting.

Bathroom storageThink about your space

Bathrooms are often designed to make a small space look bigger. Unfortunately, this can mean that storage options are sacrificed in favour of empty space. Consider where you can afford to lose space to an attractive storage cabinet – perhaps behind the door or under the sink. Storage options can be tailored to fit bathrooms of all shapes and sizes, so you can easily find a piece that will fit into your existing layout.

Creative cabinetry

There are many ways to increase your bathroom's storage without sacrificing its clean aesthetic. Wall boxes, for example, provide the same amount of storage as shelves and cabinets but can be easily disguised or worked into your bathroom's design. If you don't want to let go of cabinets, consider a corner one instead. These are the ideal way to squeeze a classic bathroom cabinet into your bathroom without compromising on space, creating a handy spot to store extra towels.

Choose a vanity over a pedestal sink

On the subject of cabinets, consider installing a traditional vanity over a pedestal sink. Pedestal sinks are popular because the cavity between the sink and the floor makes a bathroom feel bigger. Of course, they do this at the expense of storage space, leaving you with nowhere to store items that would normally live under the sink. Look for a vanity with deep drawers so you can maximise the space available.

Clear out often

Perhaps the easiest way to clear space in your bathroom is to get rid of unnecessary items. If you have a surplus supply of toiletries, set some aside and try to start using them at the gym, keeping them in your car, or saving them for your next holiday. Sorting through things once a month will help eliminate those empty bottles or out-of-date products that lie hidden at the back of your cupboards.

Mix, don't match

Turn your miscellaneous bathroom products into a decorative display. Eclectic combinations can give the space that personal touch – think placing a vintage enamel soap dish under your sleek stainless steel toothbrush holder. Having certain essential toiletries stylishly displayed not only frees up space in your medicine cabinet for other things, it also saves you searching high and low every morning for that one item you always need to hand.

If you're looking for a new home with a dream bathroom, talk to Engel & Völkers today. With shops in 36 countries and across four continents, our qualified experts can help you find the perfect place.

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