10 Bathroom Storage Ideas to Suit Any Bathroom

Classic bathroom storage
(Image credit: Drummonds)

Need some great bathroom storage ideas to help you make the most of your bathroom? Be they spacious or compact, our bathrooms are an essential part of daily life so getting the right storage is imperative to the overall enjoyment of the room. 

Our bathrooms and en suites aren’t just functional any more, they offer a sanctuary for relaxation, so keeping mess out of sight with innovative bathroom storage ideas is paramount. 

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1. Get a Relaxed Look and Hang it All 

Bathroom storage with drawers

Aquo unit in Alaska Blue from Scavolini (Image credit: Scavolini)

Wall-hung vanity units are a bathroom storage staple for a reason. Providing clean lines and plentiful storage space, wall-hung units also sit clear off the floor for easy cleaning — all in all making them the go-to for family bathrooms. 

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2. Consider Modular Units for a Uniform Bathroom Storage Idea

Freestanding modular vanity unit

Clyde Single Metal Vanity Unit from £5,634 from Porter (Image credit: Porter)

This striking freestanding modular unit – complete with in-built sink, mirror, push-front oak drawer and shower enclosure – takes modular bathroom furniture to a whole new leveland is a great solution for bathroom storage. The matching marble-effect basin and rear wall panel, and brass detailing, lends a luxurious look that’s bang on trend. 

3. Build a Multi-purpose Design for the Best Bathroom Storage

Pipework as storage in bathroom

Village Rose Gold tile from Tile Mountain are £26.99/m2 (Image credit: Tile Mountain)

Boxing in pipework creates a sleek finish but this small bathroom takes this one step further. The tiered design adds additional spaces to place soaps and towels, while the mirrored cabinet above the sink doesn’t just hide away less pretty objects, it also reflects natural light — a trick that works wonders for making small spaces feel larger. 

4. Create More Space with Freestanding Units

Freestanding bathroom vanity unit

Double Reclaimed Teak Washstand by Indigenous is £542 (Image credit: Indigenous)

Using a bathroom storage idea to create the illusion of space is a great solution for smaller bathrooms - freestanding units with open shelving create a spacious and relaxed atmosphere. This reclaimed teak washstand also taps into a luxurious spa finish. 

5. Hidden Bathroom Storage Ideas

Storage under a bath

Argos Bath Panel, £80 (Image credit: Argos)

Make the most of every inch in your bathroom by including secret compartments in bath panels for less glamorous cleaning products or small children’s toys during bathtime. 

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6. Large Drawers Can be a Versatile Bathroom Storage Idea

Classic bathroom storage

(Image credit: Drummonds)

Deep drawers can be a saviour in a bathroom with limited worktop space and look great with twin sinks. A traditional neutral colour scheme adds to the elegance, while the drawers do all of the work hiding shampoos, cleaning products and other such clutter.

7. Mix and Match for Maximum Bathroom Storage Space

Matching bathroom storage

The Curve range  from Waters Baths of Ashbourne starts at £179 (Image credit: Waters Baths of Ashbourne)

Waters Baths of Ashbourne’s Curve range is a sleek solution to bathroom storage — their baths can be matched with open shelving, display units and seats made from a mixture of quartz and limestone with a premium matt finish.

8. Utiliise Awkward Spaces for Storage  

Open storage shelving units in bathroom

(Image credit: Frontline Bathrooms)

In older properties alcoves and recesses can be the bane of a sleek and modern renovation design, but in this bathroom, such a space has been transformed into useful storage and a characterful feature thanks to the exposed brickwork and timber shelving. 

9. Savvy Multi-purpose Fixings

Handy bathroom storage

Antheus Mirror Shelf from Villeroy & Boch costs £1,380 (Image credit: Villeroy & Boch)

Think vertically to make the most of smaller spaces with limited floorspace; wall-hung mirrors with in-built storage are ideal.

10. Build in Alcoves as a Sleek Bathroom Storage Idea

Built in bathroom storage

Tile Giant Seaboard Light grey and Seaboard Ivory 30x60cm available for £34.97/m2 (Image credit: Tike Giant)

If your new or renovated bathroom requires boxing in pipework for a concealed, modern look, consider adding an alcove for storing toiletries or displaying candles to make the space as relaxing as possible. 

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Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.