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Smart bathroom storage solutions for your renovation

As we are now at the start of spring, a season often associated with transformations and new beginnings, it may feel like the perfect time to progress with those long-awaited bathroom renovations. A place of solitude where homeowners can relax after a busy day, our bathrooms provide us with a private space to unwind and decompress. But where do we start when renovating our temples of tranquillity? Amidst the excitement of choosing tile patterns and colour palettes, a crucial aspect to consider when renovating your bathroom is storage. Smart bathroom storage solutions offer a myriad of benefits, including increased tidiness and organisation, aesthetic advantages and utilisation of space. 

To help you get started with your renovation and enhance both the functionality and aesthetic of your bathroom, we’ve shared 5 important tips and storage solutions to ensure you’re utilising your space in the best way possible…

Assessing your space and needs first

Before diving into the world of bathroom renovations, it’s important to take a step back and assess the space you have to work with and consider what you need from your new bathroom. By analysing the existing layout, you can identify ways to enhance aesthetic appeal as well as functionality. As a guide, we recommend 76cm as a comfortable width for a toilet and at least 60cm of empty space in front of fixtures - and don’t forget to leave enough room for your doors and shower screens to open freely! 

Once dimensions have been considered, it may be time to evaluate how much storage space will be needed for bathroom essentials such as towels, toiletries and skincare/grooming products…

Maximising space and hidden spaces

Particularly important for bathrooms on the smaller side, another recommended step in your bathroom renovation is maximising the space you have at your disposal, and unlocking any hidden spaces that may not have been utilised previously. In order to create a bathroom that is well-organised and clutter-free, it’s essential to use every available inch of space in a way that looks luxurious and sleek. 

Consider implementing recessed shelving or vertical storage solutions, such as tall cabinets, that utilise unused wall space above eye level. Not only does this provide a stylish and contemporary storage solution, it also creates the illusion of height and spaciousness in your bathroom!  

Vanity unit

Seeing a rise in popularity within recent years, vanity units have been a stylish storage solution since the 1950’s. Available in a variety of styles to suit all sizes of room, vanities provide additional countertop space ideal for daily grooming routines, as well as extra room for bathroom essentials such as toothbrush holders and soap dispensers. Vanity units can also significantly contribute to the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom. From sleek modern designs to a traditional classic look - vanity units provide extra storage space as well as elevating the overall visual appeal of your bathroom. 

Under sink storage

Often an underestimated area, our bathroom sinks can provide a particularly effective storage solution that doesn’t take up valuable floor space. Ideal for concealing everyday essentials such as cleaning supplies and extra toiletries, under-sink storage solutions can be fully customised with pull-out drawers or trays - ensuring everyday items are easily accessible and well-organised.

Wall-mounted cabinets

Coming in a variety of sizes and styles and making further use of wall space, wall-mounted cabinets are a versatile storage solution in bathrooms big and small. Offering a practical and aesthetically pleasing place to store bathroom essentials, wall-mounted cabinets can become a focal point within the bathroom. From mirrored glass doors to open shelving and unique finishes - wall-mounted cabinets are fantastic for showcasing decorative items as well as organising toiletries. 

Wall-mounted cabinets also simplify those tedious spring cleaning tasks compared to freestanding storage solutions and make it much easier to scrub the floor underneath and around the cabinet. 

At NEI, we take the time to create a bathroom that lets you experience a little bit of luxury in the comfort of your own home, and getting started with your new bathroom project has never been easier! Download our bathroom ebook for more integrated storage solutions as well as handy tips, tricks and inspiration from our bathroom design experts. Or, book your free consultation and visit our Aberdeen showroom to get started with your renovation journey.


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