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Traditionally speaking there are two bathroom storage options, back-to-wall and modular furniture.

Each striking in appearance there are obvious differences in design and requirements that will help anyone thinking of incorporating fitted furniture into their refurbishment to make a clear and concise decision on what would best suit their needs.

Back-to-wall furniture, also known as ‘fitted furniture’ is designed to conceal the cistern and any pipe work, WC & basin, in a semi-recessed setting in order to create a clean design which is relatively maintenance free.

This hotel inspired look is traditional in appearance and is typically displayed as a run of fitted furniture along the full length of a wall.

As well as the built-in semi-recessed fixtures, additional bathroom storage can be added to the design in the form of base units and head height units. Similarly, some may integrate the back-to-wall design but tile the concealment rather than incorporating furniture, creating a cleaner and more elegant look but without the luxury of storage.

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Another option is modular furniture, a modern day twist on the back-to-wall design.

A more economical alternative, modular furniture tends to be wall hung, giving a floating effect, whereby a singular vanity basin unit will be fitted alongside a separate, but matching, storage cupboard.

Although free standing modular units are available, the idea of a wall hung design is to open the visible floor space giving the illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is.

As with all fitted furniture and bathroom storage options modular furniture come in a wide selection of colours, shapes and sizes, with some designs lending themselves perfectly to overly small spaces in the form of corner units – ideal of cloakrooms & downstairs WC’s!

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A counter argument to consider when deciding whether or not you require furniture for storage is that typically if you have space to fill then you will fill it.

An alternative to a traditional enclosed solution would be a bespoke niche - a luxury design must have, niches are a modern, minimalistic and offer an eye catching storage solution.

Acting as a purpose built shelf, niches are usually found within the shower and/or bathing area of your bathroom to house beauty cosmetics.

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The trick when making a fitted furniture / bathroom storage related decision is to know exactly what you are looking for otherwise you could be inundated with choice, which isn’t always a good thing.

Firstly, ask yourself the following questions:

1) What you are looking to store & therefore how much space is required

2) How big is your bathroom and what solutions are available that will fit.

3) What look & feel are you wanting to create? Personal preferences with regards to design.

If you’re wanting to explore your options for incorporating fitted furniture & bathroom storage within your refurbishment with the help of an experienced professional then get in touch.

Alternatively you can book your free design & quote online for a surveyor to visit your home at a time and date convenient to yourself to discuss your options as well as visiting either of our bathroom showrooms located in both Leeds and Harrogate, at any time within our opening hours.