Clutter can become a serious problem in the bathroom, even more so than in other rooms around the home. This clutter can all start to get in the way and can make the room less pleasant to use, which is a shame because the bathroom should be a place where you can go to relax and take a break from the world. The problem is even worse in small bathrooms, where things can really start to feel cramped. If your bathroom is suffering from too much clutter and you want to do something about it, here are a few storage solutions that you could consider.
If you find that you have bottles of shampoo and shower gel getting in the way when you are trying to enjoy your shower, consider installing a shower basket. They can be fixed to the wall inside shower cubicles with ease, and you can choose from a wall basket or a corner basket in a range of different styles to complement the style of your bathroom.
The bath takes up a lot of room in any bathroom, but there is no reason why you should not convert the area to provide you with more storage. By raising the bath a few inches, you can insert draws underneath the tub, which are the ideal place to store cleaning implements and spare towels. It is quite a job and you will probably need a builder to help, but it can certainly help to free up a lot of space.
If you just have a sink with no cabinet surrounding it, you are wasting space. By fitting a simple cabinet around the base of the sink, you can cover up the unsightly pipes at the same time as adding a large storage space where before there was none.
You can also add some more storage above the sink to make even more use of the space available. Many people choose to install a simple cabinet above the sink where they can store items such as razors, creams and bottles. It is also a good idea to add a mirror to the face of the cabinet.
The space above the toilet cistern is rarely used, so take advantage of the wall space on offer and erect some shelves. You can then use these to keep all of the items that are getting in the way, and it provides a very cheap storage solution.
Get More from Your Bathroom
Your bathroom should be a relaxing place where you can go to unwind, but if it is full of clutter it can be the very opposite. Consider some of the above tips to improve the storage in your bathroom, especially if it is small and overcrowded with items that really should be stored away somewhere. Also consider doing something really simple by placing towel hooks on the back of the door and utilising this space as well. There is never enough space for towels, so this can help you to make use of the space available even more.
This is a guest post from Deborah Lane, who writes widely on the topic of design in the home. She regularly provides advice on choosing new features for the home, whether new shower cubicles for the bathroom or sofas for the living room.