10 Clever Bathroom Storage Ideas

05 Jul 2022 by Caroma

Take it from us, you can never incorporate enough storage space into your bathroom design. Bathrooms are traditionally one of the smallest rooms in the house, so once you’ve allowed space for all your services, there’s often little room left for bulky storage cupboards. Inevitably, in a family bathroom, you’re going to need storage for each family member’s toiletries, toilet paper rolls and perhaps even a linen press. That’s quite a bit of storage for a small room!

1. Under bench organisation – if you have a wall-hung vanity or floor-standing vanity with cupboards and drawers, we recommend maximising the space within them by the use of clever storage solutions, such as a lazy Susan to easily reach products at the back, hooks inside doors for hairdryers and appliances and dividers in drawers to keep items tidy.

2. Under bench shelf – while sleek benchtops without storage have been a popular feature in modern bathroom design, they’re not always the most practical in terms of storage. It you’re in need of more storage space, perhaps consider adding another similar shelf underneath your bench top to store folded towels or other items in baskets.

3. Baskets – they’re so multi-functional! Baskets can sit under a sink with rolled towels in them, on shelves to hold toiletries or beside the toilet to store the paper.

4. Ladder – if you don’t have adequate hanging storage space, a ladder can be a fun, decorative way to add more storage. Leaned against the wall, they’re perfect for hanging and displaying towels.

5. Shaving cabinet – the classic medicine cabinet has gone out of vogue in recent years, replaced by decorative mirrors. But they’re making a comeback and a great way to combine storage, a mirror and lighting in one, plus they can be recessed into the walk and you wouldn’t even know they are there.

6. Niche – a niche can be a great inclusion to a bathroom, either in the shower or on a main wall – or both! Because they’re recessed, they use otherwise dead wall space.

7. Floating shelves – they’re easy to retrofit to existing bathroom walls so can be a good solution if you need more storage but aren’t planning on renovating. You can attach as many as you like above each other, depending on how much shelf space you need, then add baskets of toiletries, folded towels and a nice potted plant for good measure.

8. Freestanding cupboard – if you’ve got the space for a cupboard, but don’t want to go down the built-in route, a repurposed free-standing cupboard can look great in a bathroom.

9. Built-in bench seat – a bench seat in a bathroom?! If you’ve got the room, why not? It makes for a handy seat to take shoes off, throw clothes on and you can add storage inside it for bulky things like toilet rolls.

10. Bar cart – repurpose a bar cart to a bathroom cart for additional storage. If it’s on wheels you’ve got the added bonus of being to pull it beside the bath to hold your candles, book and glass of wine.

10 Clever Bathroom Storage Ideas

10 Clever Bathroom Storage Ideas

For over 75 years GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens brands, such as Caroma, Fowler, Stylus and Dorf have been a part of life in Australia. A wholly owned subsidiary of GWA International Limited, GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens is a Brisbane-based, Australian managed company with diverse interests in the building products industry and related companies.Clever thinkingOur reputation for innovative thinking stretches back to our founding fathers. In 1837, the Fowler brand began manufacturing sanitaryware. Dorf was established in 1948 by Keith Hooper, an admirer of Henry Ford. He decided to switch the letters in the word ‘Ford’ to create the innovative tapware brand we know today.Caroma was founded in 1941 by Charles Rothauser and his wife Roma when they developed the first one-piece plastic cistern, winning the first of many awards for Caroma including the FH Edwards Laurel in 1956. In 1980, Caroma introduced the world’s first dual flush toilet, which continues to save millions of litres of water each year.Caroma and Dorf remain to be some of Australia’s most widely recognised brands and continue to provide innovative solutions for everyday Australians and professionals alike.Unmatched Sustainability RecordOur Research & Development team, under the leadership of Dr. Steve Cummings, is recognised globally for its water saving achievements.Over the years, our products have saved Australia and the world billions of litres of potable water, the world’s most precious resource.As the leading manufacturer of Australian bathroom products, GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens has always made sustainability the focus of product performance.Long before it became fashionable to think of the environment, GWA was developing water saving and energy efficient technologies. We’ve pioneered an impressive list of industry firsts including:- Commercialised the dual flush button system.- The 6/3 litre dual flush cistern.- The 4.5/3 litre dual flush cistern with Smartflush® technology.- Industry first WELS 5 star rating for toilet suites with the new Profile toilet suite with integrated hand basin.- Industry first WELS 6 star rating for urinals with the new Cube® 0.8L electronic urinal suiteAlways SolvingToday, our Research & Development team is dedicated to continuing our reputation for innovation with a focus on developing the latest water-saving technology. Every product we make is designed and built to respond to society’s changing needs and an ever-increasing desire for efficiency and environmental consciousness. Our products meet relevant Australian Standards, WELS certification and Codes of Practice for new build and retrofit applications.Ever EvolvingAbove all, bathroom and kitchen products need to be desirable, practical and functional. At GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens, we’re committed to leading the way in developing groundbreaking industry innovations to ensure we continue to provide these benefits to the Australian people for years to come.


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