My HomeEclectic Bathroom, London
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Boost your basinOr you might prefer the idea of an extra surface beside the basin when it’s time for pampering. The black tray table in this room is a stylish addition between the wall-hung pairing and can be folded away, if preferred, when not in use.Find a range of lap trays and tray tables in the Houzz Shop
Go for a classic bathroom and kitchenA key piece of advice from Miller is, “Spend your money on upgrading your kitchen or bathroom. You can get good-quality bathrooms and kitchens at a reasonable price nowadays. Also, a lot of people now demand a dishwasher, even in the smallest of properties.”“Tenants are fashion-driven,” says Fazaipour. “So even if a bathroom or kitchen is well looked after, if its style is dated, it could put potential renters off. Stick to classic fittings and don’t go really fashionable. Classic white bathroom furniture is best, and a similarly neutral style for kitchens.”Winter dresses an untenanted bathroom to stop it looking too bare. “Add good-quality soaps and a basket containing rolled-up towels. Mini cactuses look lovely, too,” she says. “Don’t forget to make sure there’s a toilet roll on the holder. If you’re going to go for a lived-in look, you really need to carry it through.”
Bring in a table topOccasional furniture is increasingly popping up in bathrooms, as these spaces move away from being solely functional rooms to places where we can spend time and indulge ourselves. This little tray table slots perfectly between the two basins, not only holding toiletries, but helping to define the area. It could also easily be moved over to the side of the bath to aid a long soak (scented candle, glass of wine…). Glass shelves above the basins and a handy basket in the corner complete a selection of open storage that works beautifully without dominating the space.
Find a flexible friendA tray table can provide useful, versatile storage in a bathroom to keep everyday items close to hand, and is easy to fold up or move when not required. This can work particularly well when guests are staying over, offering them a temporary surface space to place their own toiletries on.