Most people could use some more storage space in their bathroom, but you may shy away from adding more traditional shelving that creeps in on an already cramped space.
Recessed shelves, cabinets, and niches are built right into your home’s structure so that they are flush with the wall. In this way, recessed storage takes advantage of space that would otherwise be left unused.
Glamorous, elegant, and practical all at the same time, recessed storage is an excellent storage solution for your bathroom.
Here are four easy ways you can use recessed storage:
A recessed cabinet in the form of a medicine cabinet, or even a narrow linen closet, can be a great way to save space and add attractive storage space. Use all of the space between the support studs in the wall to make your cabinet as wide as possible.
Recessed cabinets are perfect for placing above the vanity because you can mount a mirror on the door, or you can use a recessed medicine cabinet in the same way. Full-length mirrors can also be used on taller cabinets for an even more dramatic effect.
Do you prefer open-concept storage? Why not include some recessed shelves? One popular place to put this type of shelf is on either end of a shower-bathtub combination. The end of the tub opposite the shower is usually dry enough for storage of items that can withstand a little bit of moisture.
Another great space for recessed shelves is just above your toilet. This wall space is rarely used for other purposes and, unlike shelving over your toilet, recessed storage keeps your bathroom feeling open and spacious.
Rather than protruding shelves and hanging baskets in the shower, why not include a recessed storage niche? Recessed niches offer a sleek design that’s attractive and functional within the shower. Opt for a series of niches or shelved niches to make sure you have enough space for all of your shower items. That way, you can avoid clutter along the rim of the bathtub or your shower floor.
Toilet Paper Niche
Many toilet paper roll dispensers are recessed. However, you can go a step beyond that and include a small additional shelf for holding extra rolls of toilet paper. This streamlines your storage, meaning you don’t have to stash your extra rolls on top of the toilet.
Many bathrooms feature a wall dividing the shower from the rest of the bathroom. Others feature a small divider wall that separates the toilet. These walls are the perfect place for installing recessed shelving. There, you can store everything from bathroom products to towels, linens or even a small hamper.
Recessed storage is the perfect solution for adding storage space to your bathroom without making it feel smaller. If you prefer a very sleek look, you can even opt to cover your recessed storage with doors or mirrors.
Are you ready to add more storage space to your bathroom that’s both functional and attractive? Recessed storage is the way to go. Now it’s time to look at all the places in your own bathroom where recessed storage could be added!