Trendy and Efficient Spaces
The move towards luxurious and trendy bathroom spaces has created dramatic changes in the way we perceive and use storage and furnishing being used today in our homes. Hiding behind a façade of elegant finishes, these hard working furnishings have evolved from the mundane to resemble high quality components that are chock full of convenience, comfort and storage capacity. Adding to this trend of custom fittings is the increasing use of freestanding storage components in our baths.
Good organization begins with having ample space for your belongings. There is nothing more frustrating than having to dig through a pile of things you don’t want in search of something that you desperately need, especially if you are in a rush in the wee hours of the morning.
When Over Capacity is an Issue
While most modern homes do provide standard cabinets to file away your essentials, as your family or needs grow you may soon find that your accumulation of accessories and devices has out grown your designated space to store them.
Free standing furniture as opposed to built-in units gives you the flexibility and growth potential to accommodate your ever expanding need to keep things neat, organized and tidy in your home. These component pieces not only allow you to fill your bath with color, shape and textural diversity but you can also rotate these components in and out of your bathing space as the seasons change or the mood strikes your fancy.
Storing Things Where you Need Them
Another plus with moveable furnishings is their portability, so you can invest in expensive and luxurious components that you can take with you when you move to a new dwelling. Another plus is that you can take advantage of unused space above toilets and in the corners by purchasing customized units to fit specific areas that are more useful for your needs by keeping essentials where you need them.
A small cabinet unit fitted with casters can be rolled into place next to the tub laden with towels and accessories for use and then tucked out of the way under a pedestal sink until needed again. This way you can display attractive pieces and keep less appealing but necessary items out of sight but within reach.
Creating Order from Chaos
Clutter is the enemy. Not only does it potentially make your bathroom unsafe, it just plain looks bad. With so many toiletries and devices competing for space in the everyday bathroom you need to take control of cosmetics and cleaning supplies before they take over your bath. A good solution is a combination of open shelves, close drawers and cabinet units.
In order to make things work you need to take inventory of what your requirements are to accomplish your everyday tasks and categorize them into the type of storage needed, then and only then can you start looking for the best components to furnish the space with the best conveniences.
Ease of Maintenance
The ergonomic experts tell us that the best height for storage units is between hip and shoulder height. Tall matching chests with deep drawers offer exceptional storage for towels, linens and bathware. Despite the multitude of furnishing available on the market all bathroom furniture has to be able to withstand the humid atmosphere of the room. Whether fabricated from wood, metal or synthetics they must be made of high quality materials with durable and moisture resistant finishes that are easily maintained by the homeowner.
Another element that makes freestanding furniture so appealing is that these pieces can be chosen as much for their looks as for their ability to be rearranged. Change the style of the room on a whim by making a bold statement that is as fundamental to the space as is the convenient stowing capabilities the units offer. And if you are renting you can take your style wherever you go.
Combine and Rearrange as You Please
Here you can experiment with various models that can be easily moved or replaced if they don’t quite work out. In large baths these components can be used to fill empty areas or in smaller powder rooms they can combine function with high style. You now have the ability to pool various influences from around the globe to create an interesting and eclectic mix that can be stacked and rearranged to your heart’s content.
Whether for display or storage, free standing furniture in the washroom is a trend that is here to stay. You can even go the extra mile and get custom component furniture built by a professional craftsman to meet your needs even further. But with so many manufactures offering furnishings that are specifically designed for moist warm conditions it should not be an issue finding a unit that will adequately expand your storage requirements.