Bathrooms are small but they need to address many, many varied needs. There are, of course, the obvious functional needs of a bathroom. But then there are so many more needs a bathroom may serve – it can be a space for relaxation, a space to create yourself each day – check to see if a tie is on straight, or to try a new lipstick. When my kids were very young, it was the only place where I asked for (and occasionally received) a moment of privacy. It’s also where we store and use a huge range of items – cosmetics, towels, medicine and first aid, ice packs, scales, bulk packages of bar soap, and anything else that doesn’t make sense elsewhere in our homes and lives. Some bathrooms are designed for a single adult, but often a bathroom is a shared space for couples, siblings, and even pets.
Bathroom storage – like every other item in your home – should be carefully considered for its ability to add value to your space. In addition to storing many of the details of your life, good bathroom storage incorporates and adds to the visual quality of a space. This is good design.