Gramercy ParkContemporary Bathroom, New York
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19. Location: New York, USAFeatures: Rather than closed cupboards or drawers, the owners of this New York family bathroom have chosen open nooks for their vanity so bath toys are easy to access and dry out quickly.
Carve out a home for toysIt’s easy to fall into the trap of ‘decorating’ your bathroom with your kids’ toys. Foam letters stuck to the tiles, brightly coloured storage bags, and novelty hooks hanging over the bath may function as storage of sorts, but they can look cluttered and create a space that’s not relaxing at all for you. Family rooms like this require a simple solution for tidying toys away and storing them neatly (over and over again), and this wire basket on a recessed shelf under the basin does a great job. The toys are still within easy reach, but the wire baskets allow them to be piled in rapidly after bath time and any water to drain away. Swap your child’s colourful storage bag for a stylish adult alternative – hanging baskets, for instance, or wicker containers placed on a high shelf above the bathroom door if you’re short on space.
Go bespokeIf your child or children insist on a wide selection of colourful plastic bath toys, you might need to go bespoke in your quest to find a way to contain them. Here, wire baskets holding a huge collection of toys slide neatly into niches under the basin. Wire baskets are a great storage choice for bathrooms, as they drain easily and the air can circulate around the contents.
Your bathroom will feature rubber ducksBathroom ducks may not be toddler specific, but now there will probably be more of them, and there will also quite possibly be bright plastic frogs, fish, boats… You get the picture. As with elsewhere, the key is storage. Here, toys have been gathered neatly together in wire baskets and tucked under the basin, ready for tomorrow night’s bath-time shenanigans.