Timeless DesignContemporary Bathroom
Paul Craig - www.paulcraig.co.uk
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Hide some shelvesThe key to bathroom storage is to remember how shallow the space can actually be. The main items to store are toiletries, which don’t take up much room at all – so it’s possible to squeeze in storage wherever you have a spare area. Here, a narrow cupboard has been fitted along a wall with ample shelf room for items. The designers have made the most of the cupboard by fitting a full-length mirror inside, and it can all be neatly closed out of sight.
Reflect a littleThis slimline cupboard opens up to reveal a mirror. Rather than storing toiletries on shelves inside the cupboard, the designers have fitted narrow shelves on the door instead. It’s a great way to utilise the space, allowing for a full-length mirror as well as storage. Another great tip to keep little necessities in order is to fix a self-adhesive magnetic sheet inside your cabinet door and add little magnetic hooks or containers for your most-used items.
Double up with smart furnitureHere, a floor-length mirror is also a tall medicine cabinet. This slimline design is great for small spaces and has enough storage for most households’ bathroom needs. It’s a good idea to choose a design with a mirror on the inside as well as the outside, so you can use it when applying the make-up or creams stored in the door.
Match function with styleMeeting the demands of older family members doesn’t mean your bathroom has to look and feel solely functional. A seat in the shower may become essential, for example – if so, as already suggested, incorporate one into the overall design scheme of your bathroom, as above. If you need to install support rails, too, brands such as Hewi and Ideal Standard offer design-conscious ranges. While catering for your little ones is important, Kimberly cautions against installing too many items specifically for young children. ‘Remember that everything changes,’ she says. ‘Your children will grow up quickly.’TELL US… What problems have you come across when sharing a bathroom with other family members and how have you solved them? We’d love to hear your experiences and tips in the Comments below.
Organise your cupboards It sounds very simple, and in reality it is a simple strategy, but it needs to be reinforced periodically. Sort through your cupboard and group like with like, keeping things you use more often in places that are easier to access.Keep any extras, maybe things you buy in bulk, out of the bathroom in a bigger storage space to keep your cabinet clutter-free. It will help you use things up first before starting the next bottle.