Maximising storage in the bathroom

Comment by Kirsten Wain, designer at West One Bathrooms

With clients increasingly gathering their bathroom design inspiration from social media, it becomes apparent early on that not everyone can live like they lead us to believe. Whilst Instagram might allow people to believe we can live without an item out of place, that just isn’t realistic! Our biggest request from clients is for storage to be incorporated in the design.

West One Bathrooms Inspiration How to plan storage in a bathroom image1a
West One Bathrooms Inspiration How to plan storage in a bathroom image1b

The first question is, how much do you actually need? Its often you think you need more than you actually do, usually after a good clear out you can be more frugal!

Consideration as to the location of the storage needs to be taken. Where does it need to be in order to be practical for everyday use? Also, what do you need to store? If you have a lot of tall bottles, shallow drawers in a vanity unit will be useless. Likewise, if you have lots of small cosmetics, a deep drawer will be too vast.

When it comes to choosing the type of storage, whilst everyone knows the obvious – use the space under a basin for a drawer or two to hide all the lotions and potions, there are also more inventive things you can consider. Considering recessed storage in stud walls over basins or wall mounted toilets, will give the illusion of mirrors but with additional storage behind. Also consider having a shaver socket within, for charging toothbrushes, means no unsightly cables on show.

Browse our Mirrors and Cabinets

Sign up to newsletter

Newsletter Sign-up