12 bathroom storage ideas
Creative solutions for a sleek, uncluttered space
Make the most out of your space with these savvy bathroom storage ideas, from multifunctional furniture to built-in shelving and creative design solutions.
1. Flexible storage
Ideal for stowing dirty laundry, children’s bath toys or clean towels, this box on castors slots in beneath the matching vanity unit, offering flexible bathroom storage.
2. Double unit
Twin basins save you waiting for a lone basin to become free in a shared bathroom, and there’s room for a pair of cupboards beneath so you can organise belongings separately.
3. Erect a false wall
Fitted towards the front edge of a half wall, this wall panelling includes a handless door that opens to reveal a shallow cupboard to hide bathroom clutter.
4. More than warming
Towel rails are a storage staple, but you can upgrade to a design with a shelf and hanging space to store bathroom essentials where space is tight.
5. Recessed shelving
Internal stud walls allow for alcove shelving that won’t impose on the rest of the space. Combined with floating furniture, it’s a great way to claim back floor space and create the illusion of a bigger bathroom.
6. Choose home couture
Commissioning built-in furniture means it’s tailored to your precise needs and space. Turn a recess or alcove into a cupboard or wardrobe with custom-made doors and shelving. Make an inventory of everything you want to store so the design is configured accordingly, then look for a joiner on a trade directory such as Rated People.
7. Team of two
A small vanity unit with a mirrored cabinet offers a versatile combination of storage space in limited areas. Lightweight designs in pale colours have a space-enhancing effect.
8. Mirrored wall cabinets
Mirrored wall cabinets with lift-up doors offer easy access and a full view of what’s inside. Adjustable shelves are a great bathroom storage idea, accommodating tall and short items.
9. Sliding doors
A wall cabinet with sliding doors or a mirrored unit with open shelves at the side saves space because it doesn’t need any clearance room in front, unlike with a hinged door. This is a great bathroom storage idea for small spaces.
10. Leverage ledges
Ensure you’ve got somewhere to put the soap or shampoo by choosing a freestanding bath or basin with a ledge. Alternatively, buy a bath bridge or leave space for a small side table to store bathroom essentials.
11. Use the height
Utilise the wall space rather than cluttering the floor with too many low-level cabinets. Ladder shelving is ideal for displaying accessories and keeping towels close to hand. If space is tight, try adding wall shelves.
12. Multifunctional tub
The extra 300mm length of this bath, compared to a 1,700mm standard tub, is taken up by a handy integrated shelf and drawer. Alternatively, the Storage Lovers freestanding design from Aquatica has shelves along one side.