5 super-smart bathroom storage solutions

The bathroom is meant to be a relaxing space, and what could be more calming than knowing everything is in its right place?

Bathroom storage solutions can sometimes be tricky to implement, especially when space is tight and it seems as though half-empty shampoo bottles are materialising out of thin air.

But there’s more space in those tight corners than you think. Here are 10 ways you can put your bathroom space to better use.

1. Get Hooked

Want instant storage space in the bathroom without committing to any major structural changes?

Simple. Add hooks. Perfect to fling discarded robes or towels before or after a bath, hooks are best placed within easy access to your wet areas or behind the door.

2. Give cupboards a growth spurt

If you’re looking to implement a more comprehensive storage solution – and you’ve got vertical space to spare – consider installing some floor-to-ceiling cupboards or shelves.

Any wall that’s devoid of fixtures or fittings will do. Store less-frequently used items up the top and everyday items at chest-level.

Open shelving is great for displaying all the prettier bathroom supplies – think bath salts and candles. Picture: Getty

3. Rethink the sink

If floor space is scarce, a pedestal sink can make the room feel larger because it doesn’t close in the space.

But if you’re low on storage, that empty space under the sink can seem regrettably underused.

4. Make your mirror work harder

Hanging containers can add a decorative element to your wall, as well as providing storage for your essential bathroom items.

This mirror comes attached with four containers to store your toothbrush and other toiletries. Picture: Ikea

A mirror with in-built containers? Even better. Keep your toothbrush, hairbrush and most-used cosmetics right where you need them – in front of the looking glass.

5. Let your shelves float

We love floating shelves to solve storage issues – and these work especially well in the bathroom.

You can get creative with your display, mixing clean, folded towels with some of the more attractive beauty essentials and – if you’ve got a room – a lovely overhanging plant.

Choose shelves with inverted brackets to wrangle loose items, like piles of hand towels.

Article repurposed from 6 super-smart bathroom storage solutions by Alice Bradley. Author at realestate.com.au.