Last Updated Sep 14, 2018 · Written by Craig Gibson
Is your bathroom feeling a teensie weensy bit cluttered?
Chances are you don’t have enough storage. It’s a well know psychological trick of mind that having a tidy, ordered space helps you feel relaxed and in control. Here we are talking about elements like a cabinet with drawers, shelves, rails, racks, baskets and boxes - anything that can help keep your stuff organised and out of sight. If you are working with a smaller space adding mirrors can make even the smallest bathroom feel light-filled and bigger.
There are lots of other tips and tricks to get your bathroom storage up to scratch - let’s check some out.
When planning bathroom storage, there are a number things that you need to consider. First of all how many people use the bathroom and what you need to store. Most people need to take care of towels, makeup, toiletries and cleaning supplies - but you could have more.
Also consider the actual layout of the bathroom. You will want to place your built-in storage so that the items contained are easily accessible. The vanity is the largest single item of storage in the bathroom and is likely to hold things such as the hairdryer, makeup, and cleaning supplies. Ensure that it is the right size and configuration for your needs, with plenty of drawers and cupboard space.
As well as built-in storage, consider using freestanding storage such as freestanding storage such as shelving and boxes. This will give you flexibility in your bathroom design as you’ll be able to move the storage to suit you.
Need some inspiration? Here are 10 ideas to help you make the most of the space that you have in the bathroom:
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For maximum durability your bathroom vanity or cabinetry need to be made from water-resistant MDF (medium density fibreboard). Top end units may use solid timber but expect to pay for the privilege. Other specs you need to look at are your cabinet backs and drawers which should have solid bottoms/backs and use quality drawer runners. In terms of door hinges, definitely don’t be tempted to skimp - they will end up sagging or will fail. Pay a little more and you should get many years of service from them.
Bathroom vanities are range in price from:
If you are opting for custom made cabinetry you will need a qualified joiner, carpenter or builder. There are also dedicated bathroom renovators who can carry this work out for you. The best way of finding out the cost of your bathroom storage job is to get quotes from local bathroom specialists. This will give you a sense of what market rates currently are.
Need visual inspiration? Then why not browse our Bathroom Storage Ideas gallery for some ideas for your project.
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