When you are renovating your bathroom it is easy to choose a stunning, contemporary and minimalist design but storage is paramount. This, often small, room plays one of the most practical roles in your home so functionality needs to be at the forefront of your thoughts as well as the design.

Under basin drawer storage for the bathroom

Under basin drawer storage for the bathroom

When talking storage, we don’t mean a plastic box in the corner of the room full to the brim of spares toothpastes. I mean built in storage facilities that store all spare toiletries. With continual advances in design there are now fantastic ranges of built in cabinetry for the bathroom in a range of styles, colours and materials so you don’t have to compromise on the overall look.

Under basin storage is a particular favourite of mine. The picture above shows a great example of having a large drawer under the basin without enclosing the area. The space between the floor and the unit ensures the illusion of space is maintained.

This type of drawer is available as a deep fill drawer also so you can be sure all standard bottles will fit in comfortably. Closing the drawer on bottles, textiles and equipment will keep the overall sleek lines of the room.

Of course, some bathrooms suit a display better than others so how about recessed shelving? This is a great way to add depth to the walls (literally) and can be handy to place tall bottles or candles on. In a recessed shelf you will also be able to get some mood lighting installed. The lighting in a recess will be softer and create a romantic atmosphere. This feature is practical and beautiful.

In any case, however you choose to store your bathroom essentials, ensure you communicate your likes and dislikes with your designer so they can help you plan the space expertly.

Recess shelf for storage in bathroom

Recess shelf