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Space Saving Bathroom Accessories

Looking for small bathroom ideas that help you save space and create better storage solutions? Maybe you’ve set yourself on having a freestanding bath and nothing will change your mind, so you want to find ways to save space elsewhere in the room. At Soakology we want to help you make your freestanding bath dreams into a reality, which is why we’ve compiled our top tips and tricks to keep your small bathroom feeling spacious.

Space saving bathroom storage

There are a few necessities that bathrooms can’t go without, and if your bathroom is shared with all the family, storage is undoubtedly one of these. When a whole family with a range of different ages are sharing the same bathroom space, there should be enough room for all the different paraphernalia that comes with this. From somewhere to hide away baby bath toys when you’ve got guests, to creative spaces to fit spare toilet roll, storage is a big concern for bathrooms that are limited on space.

If you’re taking up a fair share of your bathroom floor space by installing a freestanding bath, then installing other bathroom fittings that make the most of the space around them is a good idea. Adding in storage solutions that are raised off the floor will also help to keep your small bathroom feeling open and roomy. Adding hooks on the back of the bathroom door or unutilised wall space, is a cheap and easy way to do this. Here at Soakology we have a range of bathroom hooks available in different finishes to suit every bathroom style. Beslagsboden have a line of strong, self-adhesive hooks that are perfect for hanging hand towels and robes without the added mess of drilling. 

Product Shown Beslagsboden Design Double Hook

Beslagsboden Design Double Hook

Another good hack is to mount shelves in clever spaces, such as corners and in the shower. Glass shelves are a fantastic choice for small spaces as the transparency makes them less imposing on the space, maintaining a light and airy feel. Keep things neat and tidy with this glass corner shelf from Bathroom Origins. 


Basins with storage underneath or sinks with integrated cupboards should be one of the first things you look at if you’re limited on space. Whether you’re creating a contemporary or traditional bathroom, we have a wide selection of vanity units available in many styles and sizes. Geberit offer lots of modern, space saving vanity units and the Geberit Icon cloakroom vanity is also wall mounted. This is an ideal choice as the empty floor beneath creates the illusion of more space in the room.

Geberit Icon Vanity and Basin

 Another option is to choose a corner sink, which will transform a tiny nook. A corner vanity unit is an ideal solution for small bathrooms, like this traditional corner vanity unit from Burlington. 

 Burlington Corner Vanity Unit and Basin

Burlington Corner Vanity Unit

Sometimes your bathroom may be so small that any storage is located in another room entirely. If this is the case then you could opt for something like this corner cloakroom basin instead. Having a wall-mounted, floating sink means you can use the space underneath to store such items as bins and toilet brushes.

Burlington Arcade Cloakroom Basin

Product Shown Arcade Cloakroom Basin


If you’re looking to combine a shower with your new freestanding bath, then finding a way to do so in a small bathroom can be slightly tricky. If your bath is going to be located close to a wall, then you can mount your shower fitting on the wall. However, if you’re planning on placing your freestanding bath in a central location in the room, then you could opt for a shower attachment to partner your taps for a handheld shower experience. The Britton Hoxton mixer tap has a slim profile for the desired, minimalist look and comes in three elegant finishes; chrome, matt black and brushed brass.

 Britton Hoxton Bath Filler

Product Shown Britton Hoxton Bath/Shower Mixer

Alternatively, you could devote a corner of your bathroom to a shower area and make your entire bathroom into a wet room. Creating a wet room requires tiling and waterproofing the whole room but would mean you have more options of ways to clean yourself, without compromising on your ideal freestanding bath style. We have some sleek walk in shower and wetroom solutions from Merlyn and Kudos, including this stunning, industrial style, black framed shower panel.

Merlyn Black Framed Shower Wall

If you still wish to combine both these bathing styles then our Burlington Hampton shower bath is made to tuck into corners, making the most of your space whilst still looking like a traditional freestanding bath.

Burlington Hampton Shower Bath

Image shown Burlington Hampton Shower Bath (link above)

Above toilet storage

Don’t rule out storage above your toilet. Over-toilet storage fits neatly above and around your toilet, or you could extend the counter space that your sink rests on to extend over your toilet, too. So long as this option doesn’t make using the toilet uncomfortable, there’s no reason why this area can’t be utilised as handy space saving bathroom storage, perhaps with one of our slimline mirrored cabinets. 

 Bathroom Origins Docklands Open Shelving Mirror

Product Shown Bathroom Origins Dockside Mirror with Open Shelving There is also the option of a wall mounted toilet, which gives the illusion of more space as well as making it easier to clean your bathroom floor. 

 Small bathrooms and freestanding baths

There’s no reason why you should have to go without a freestanding bath simply because you have a smaller bathroom. In fact, a smaller bathroom can look chic and inviting with the addition of a freestanding bath. The Clearwater Formoso Petite bath is small yet spacious and would make a beautiful statement piece in smaller bathrooms. However, it’s important that you have sufficient space for all the other essential components that make up a bathroom, including plumbing and the wastes.

Clearwater Formoso Petite Bath

 Product Shown Formoso Petite Freestanding Bath (link above)

For further information on our space saving bathroom accessories, and ways to increase the likelihood that you could install a freestanding bath, then contact us today on 0330 882 803 to talk to one of our friendly team members.