Designing a small space is always tricky. When it comes to planning sufficient storage in a small bathroom this becomes even trickier. But because there is a challenge involved in it, this can turn out to be a fun project. You will have to think of some ingenious storage solutions that do not create a cramped space.
Those living in bigger cities know that Malaysian homes are increasing suffering from space crunch. In many city apartments, bathroom sizes turn out to be less than 60 sq feet. Suburban houses fare only slightly better.
A family home generally has more than one bathroom, all of which cannot be equally expansive. However, you need to build enough storage in each of these bathrooms. Today’s ideas and inspirations will help you to resolve this concern more effectively.
This is one of the most common ways of dealing with spacial issues. Remove your bulky vanity unit and replace it with simple shelves.
Better still, use a wash basin with shelves underneath. You will easily manage to free up some space and add adequate storage at the same time.
This is not exactly a new technique. Moreover, it has not been invented to deal with space concerns in a small bathroom, but to keep medicines and toiletries neatly arranged in safe place.
Modern homes, however, can reuse this old storage arrangement to deal with a very contemporary problem. There is no fear of misplacing any item and you have the added satisfaction of creating a well organised bathroom interior.
Did you know that you can repurpose your old ladder as a smart storage solution in your small bathroom? Give it a fresh coat of varnish or paint and install it in one corner. Use the rungs for hanging towels.
You can do minor remodelling, like removing the rungs and attaching small shelves in their place. See how Danhaus Gmbh stylised this small bathroom with a trendy shelf.
The key is not to leave alone any space underutilised. You can easily manage to create stylish storage units in your small bathroom, if you only learn how to make optimal use of every square inch of available space. Build shelves over or above the toilet, bathtubs or wash basins.
See if you can use the space above the bathroom door or windows. However, make sure you don't unnecessarily clutter the area when you do not require additional storage space.
Worried where to hang your bathrobe or towels? Why not use simple hooks? Mounting hooks behind the door, beside the basin, above the bathtub or in any one of the corners can be simple yet practical solution for storage problems.
Wall mounted shelves or cabinets can be another great solution. Use only minimal designs and give them a chic feel by installing LED lighting underneath or painting them in bright tones. Seidel+Architekten used both techniques in this stunning small bathroom.
To increase the storage capabilities of your bathroom, use fancy storage baskets or bags. Storage baskets made of wicker, cane or jute look stylish for any space. You will easily be able to place them in an empty corner or under the bathroom sink. In case of a real space crunch, you can even hang them from the ceiling.
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