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6 ways to be creative with bathroom storage - and still keep everything within reach

Here’s how to tidy up that stack of toiletries once and for all.

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WHETHER YOU SHARE your space with one person, five people, or no-one at all, accumulating toiletries, towels and toothbrushes is inevitable in every bathroom.

With all that clutter, it can be quite easy for what could be a tranquil space to start testing your patience. If this sounds like you, then clever storage solutions will be your friend.

This week, we’ve found 6 fresh and clean ways to tidy up those essentials – while still keeping them close by and easy to access.

1. Small wonder: For bathrooms tight on space, using every nook and cranny as a storage opportunity is a clever move. We like how @yamazakihome has incorporated this slim storage cart in between the washer and the sink. Find this exact design by Yamazaki Home at Amara.

2. Seeing double: A makeshift storage solution that doesn’t require a screwdriver or a hammer is a winner in our book. Here @krommezolder takes two corner units and makes sure they’re right at home underneath the sink – all for an impressive €50, too. Find these handy units at IKEA.

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3. Playing dress up: Throw in a curveball and bring in pieces you’d usually find in other parts of the house. We love how @lauraamie27 has space for this kitchen dresser, so she can show off some cute accessories while hiding away the other not as aesthetically pleasing essentials. Look to Neptune for a whole range of dressers.

4. Bespoke out: Michael Caine may have said the secret to a happy marriage is two bathrooms, but @misschrisycharms‘ space might just be the next best thing. With storage fitted to the length of the room and separate sinks, both parties will have room to breathe. The joinery experts at Abington.ie have some smart solutions on their site.

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Building a house can be expensive but combining high and low end items is the perfect way to achieve balance while trying to stay on a budget. In the bathroom for example, we combined higher end tile and lighting with lower end mirrors and a bathtub. But it all works so well together you would never even know what was high and what was low. This method is applicable in fashion, home decor, travel, basically everything! ... ... ... ... #bathrooms #bathroomsofinsta #homedecor #decor #hexagontile #tile #interiordesign #tileideal #ikea #ikeamirrors #ikeacanada #shiplap #highlow #parklighting #homehardware #hgtvcanada #styleathome #instahome #goldhardware #moen #bathroominspo #albertagirl #style #decorate #whitehome #whitehomestyle #bathtub #target

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5. All the cage: If you can’t build out, the build up. This @afwonline stacker keeps everything close by, and makes it easy to see what might need to be added to the shopping list, with this tiered unit. A potted plant adds some colour and freshness. Find similar storage pieces at Woodies.

6. New perspective: Play with your walls and think about storage in the early stages of the design process, like @prosto.w.szarosci who uses the opportunity to add in a recessed shelving unit. It fits seamlessly with this room’s configuration, saving space and adding interest. Check out specialists like Cleary Bathroom Design for options in Ireland.

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