Don’t you just hate it when you’re already naked in the shower, but need to step out to get something? That’s why it’s always better to have lots of shelves, cubby holes and cabinets in your bathroom so that everything is within reach.
These clever bathroom storage ideas show how to create practical storage areas with plenty of style. Even if your bathroom has an array of awkward spaces and tight corners, there is always a way to get some storage in there!
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1. Floating vanity with matching blue floor and wall tiles (even the baskets are perfectly coordinated!)
This bathroom has large open shelving below the sink to add tons of storage space. All items are organised in open boxes so it’s easy to pull out the box you want. They are even colour-coordinated with the hexagonal blue floor tiles! Another nice touch is the false drawer knobs along the counter.
2. Marble countertops with huge cabinet drawers
Most people worry about storing too many things under the sink for fear that a leak will ruin the items. But this bathroom shows that it’s not only possible to store lots of items under the sink; it can also be done in style. Flush cabinet drawers provide deep storage, while a custom-made countertop with integrated sinks ensure that leaks are minimised.
3. Marble sink with exposed shelf frame
Instead of wasting the space below this undermount sink, a simple aluminium frame has been added with a hardwood shelf, providing ample space for towels and mats.
4. Slide out shelves on either side of the mirror
This is a great idea to add hidden space to your bathroom. These mini-shelves slide out from behind the mirror for easy access to toiletries, ointments, cotton buds and more. When closed, you won’t even realise it’s there.
5. Open shelves above the bathtub
If you’re lucky enough to have space for a bathtub, you will also want to make sure that your bath oils, soaps and towels are within easy reach while you’re having a soak. These open shelves provide simple storage without clashing with the decor.
6. Perfectly fitted shelves around the sink and mirror
Most bathroom walls are not flat; many have vertical ledges that house support columns, concealed piping and more. This bathroom makes clever use of thick laminated wooden shelves that are cut to fit the exact dimensions of this space.
7. Recessed cubby holes
Instead of installing various shelves, this bathroom has gone for all-white recessed cubby holes to give the entire wall a seamless look.
8. Recessed cosmetics cabinet hidden behind artwork
Where’s the toothpaste? This bathroom has cleverly created a concealed set of shelves that is sunken into the wall, and covered with a framed photo on a hinge.
9. Narrow floor to ceiling cabinet
Even the narrow space beside the toilet can be use for storage if you think vertically. This high cabinet provides a mix of cupboards with doors, drawers, and open shelves for each reach to cleaning equipment, spare toilet paper and more. You can even turn it into a bookshelf!
10. Seamless shelving built around the WC
Instead of putting stuff on top of the water tank, why not conceal it entirely? And above it, add several layers of open shelving for easy reach.
11. Glass shelves built into the shower area
In the shower area, the best material to use is glass and stone. This recessed cubby hole in the shower area adds glass shelves providing plenty of space for shower soaps and shampoo. And you can just spray it down to keep it clean.
12. Rustic hanging shelves suspended by iron hooks
To give your bathroom a rustic, outdoorsy feel, pair some wrought iron hooks with distressed wood laminates on the walls.
13. White cubby holes matched with distressed wood mirror frame
A huge mirror helps to add depth to the bathroom; while the ample shelves next to the sink add actual storage space.
14. Built-in storage behind the door
Custom-made cabinets have been added into the space next to a support column behind the door.
15. Recessed shower shelf that cleverly incorporates the subway tiles as the backing
Instead of using glass, this bathroom uses hardwood to link the sides of a recessed shelf, while the subway tile pattern continues even inside the shelves.
16. Suspended vanity with undershelf and matching wall shelves
A wall to wall sink and countertop is perfectly matched with a long floating shelf, large mirror, and vertical shelves.
17. Mix of drawers and open shelving by the window
An awkward space by the window is transformed into a useful utility area with drawers and high shelves.