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Keep surfaces clear“Storage will keep the endless bottles of lotions and potions every bathroom seems to harbour out of sight,” Eva says, “making surfaces quicker to clean.”She suggests choosing a basin with drawers underneath, and pairing it with slim, mirrored wall cabinets above. These don’t have to be large to be effective. In fact, she suggests, they just need to be “a toilet roll deep” to ensure they’re both practical and discreet.
Packets of pillsGet rid of any drugs that are past their use-by date. Don’t store them for ‘just in case’ – they’ll simply add to your bathroom clutter. Instead, return them to your pharmacy to dispose of securely.
Make it super simpleFor a lighting solution that’s beautifully pared back, try an illuminated mirrored cabinet like this one. The lights sit above the mirrored doors to provide plenty of brightness, and their slimline design is neat and attractive.
StorageAs with any room, plan your storage as part of your space layout from the start. Wall cabinets or vanity units with shallow shelves are always useful in a bathroom: shelves 12cm deep will accommodate toilet rolls as well as most other bathroom supplies. A shelf depth of 45cm deep is ideal for storing towels and other items of bathroom linen. Shelves shallower than this will work too, you’ll just need to fold your towels accordingly.Adjustable shelves will be handy for housing a variety of contents, from short medicine bottles to super-tall cleaning bottles. Under-sink drawers provide handy storage, too. With the flotsam and jetsam stored beautifully out of sight, your only task now is to set about enjoying your very own oasis of calm.What is your number one want when it comes to bathroom design perfection? Share your thoughts in the Comments below.
Choose floating furniture To keep your bathroom clutter-free, it’s important to have plenty of storage, such as a wall cabinet and a cupboard or vanity unit. To minimise the impact of these, go for a floating unit, like this one, which will give the illusion of more floor space. Getting rid of unnecessary clutter will also allow other light-enhancing strategies to work their hardest. For a wall cabinet, choose mirrored doors to bounce light around the room.