5 simple ways to maximise your bathroom storage

Clever bathroom storage can completely transform a bathroom of any size; here's how to make the most of it, with the help of Roper Rhodes

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Choosing bathroom storage wisely is essential to a tidy and stylish bathroom. Yes, beautiful tiles and a gorgeous tub are important, but if your bathroom is cluttered, you’ll still be a long way away from the covetable spa-like environment. 

Bathroom storage comes in many formats, from sleek vanity units to built-in shelving. And even if your bathroom is tiny, you can still combine several types of storage in order to accommodate all of your bathroom products and towels. Here’s how to maximise your bathroom storage potential, with help from the bathroom specialists at Roper Rhodes (opens in new tab)

1. Opt for a multiple drawer vanity

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A bathroom vanity (opens in new tab) is the cornerstone of bathroom storage – and a must-have element of luxurious bathroom design. When choosing yours, make sure it has the best drawer configuration possible. Multiple drawers of varying sizes and/or heights always work better than just two large drawers of the same size. A vanity unit like the Fairmont (opens in new tab), for example, has two tall pull-out storage compartments on the sides, which is perfect for housing taller bottles.

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2. Add shelf space

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In bathrooms where floor space is at a premium, utilising the walls is a great solution. If you are renovating your bathroom, you could have built-in or recessed shelving added, which will always look harmonious with the rest of your bathroom. Or, if you want to maximise storage in an existing bathroom, add sleek floating shelves.

3. Go for fitted furniture in an unusually shaped bathroom

A large vanity unit in a traditional bathroom

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If your bathroom has an unusual layout or tricky architectural features (say, arches or recessed spaces), it’s well worth considering fitted furniture that is tailored to the exact space you have. The Burford range of fitted furniture (opens in new tab), for instance, can be tailor-made to conceal pipework and fit into an awkward corner. Narrow bathroom? Look into getting tall fitted storage that will have a minimal floor print.

4. Add stylish accessories

A black and white toothbrush holder and towel ring

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Your accessories (opens in new tab) should be thought of as storage, too. A towel ring and a toothbrush holder can instantly free up precious space around the sink or bath and make the bathroom look neater. And if you choose matching accessories, you’’ll instantly elevate your bathroom look, making it more elegant.

5. Keep essentials organised with in-drawer storage

Wooden in-drawe storage in a bathroom vanity, close up

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We mentioned large drawers earlier, and these can be a bit of a mixed blessing as far as bathroom storage goes. Sure, you’ll be able to put stuff away, but will you ever find it again? If you do own a bathroom unit with large drawers, get some in-drawer storage to keep your bathroom items better organised. Baskets or plastic containers work well: allocate a container per item type and never get those tweezers lost among your make-up/hairdye/shampoo bottles ever again. Roper Rhodes offer in-drawer storage boxes (opens in new tab) to suit many of their bathroom furniture designs.

If you order a Roper Rhodes brochure (opens in new tab), you'll have a good idea of what furniture, accessories, and storage is on offer. 

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