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Storage, there’s never enough of it or so it can seem.  Right now, many of us will be looking ahead to spring and thinking about our spring cleaning, so why not take this one step further and look at how you can maximize storage to minimize clutter and stress?  As the bathroom is often the smallest room in the house, having effective storage here is key to both functionality and tranquility so Krish Thomas of clearwells.co.uk gives some tips on how to make the most of this space.

Tip 1 – Switch out your bath for a shower

Krish Thomas explains “I know this is a big-budget tip and I do have other tips for those on lower budgets but I’m going to throw this one out there because really if you want to maximize storage space in your bathroom then showers are the way to go.  In fact, you may even find that switching to a shower can actually improve the functionality of your home in general by allowing you to remodel it at a low cost so that it fits your modern lifestyle rather than the lifestyle of the time when it was built.  These days, the quality of electric showers is high enough that you can have a good shower anywhere you can get a cold-water feed and that’s largely thanks to our partner Vidalux and their Pure E range of electric showers, which have really raised the bar in bathroom technology.”

Tip 2 – Keep bathroom tiling to a minimum

“If you have a bath or standard shower” says Krish Thomas “then you’re going to need some level of tiling, but try to keep it to a minimum so you can make the most of vertical space for storage.  One of the big advantages of shower cabins, such as the ones sold by our partner Vidalux is that they are self-contained so they don’t need tiling behind them, this not only makes them easier and therefore cheaper to install, but also solves one of the classic problems with tiling, which is deciding where the tile should start and stop.  In many bathrooms people feel the need to tile more of the wall space than they really need to so that they can achieve a balanced look in the room.  The problem with this isn’t just the expense, it’s the fact that it limits what you can easily do with the wall and hence curtails your options for convenient storage.”

Tip 3 – Go for the gaps

“In small spaces like bathrooms, you need to make every bit of space count without making the room feel full to bursting.” continues Krish Thomas.  “One of the best ways to do this is to fill in unused spaces in an attractive yet functional way.  For example, put a shelf right over the door and use it either for display or for a basket full of items which are bulky but light, such as toilet paper.  Get a shower stool and it can double up as a step stool to help you access that valuable vertical storage.  One of my favourite pieces by Vidalux is a shower stool which has metallic legs and a synthetic wood top.  It can be stored in the shower and if you don’t want to use it for showering, just take it out and you have a seat ready for you to sit on afterwards when you’re getting dressed.  You also have a spare seat or even little side table for any room in the home, plus a useful step stool.  Likewise look at the spaces beside the toilet and the sink.  Are you really making the most of them?  What about under the sink?  Even if you have a pedestal sink, you don’t want to replace, you can still fit in extra storage underneath it.  There are special storage units for under pedestal sinks and they can be a great place to hide unsightly necessities.  Invest in pieces which can serve more than one purpose, for example, bathroom cabinets with mirrored doors which can be used for shaving or applying make-up.  Remember that keeping a bathroom clutter-free over the long term means ensuring that people can find what they need easily without having to rummage so instead of trying to hide everything behind closed doors, look for attractive containers you’re happy to display and put your everyday times in them – hidden in plain sight!”

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