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5 Essential Bathroom Furniture

Keep your private space organized with these must-haves

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Aside from picking the right layout and fixtures for your bathroom, having the right set of furniture is also important. Interior designer Peaches de Guzman-Grey shares with us this list of items that can help keep your bathroom clutter-free:

Main photo by Jun Pinzon | Production by Dagny Madamba.

Shelves

To keep the bathroom organized, add storage shelves by the toilet or lavatory. You may store reading materials, scented candles, and other essentials there.

RL Tip: Open shelves are ideal for storing items with various heights. Keep your bath towels stacked in a pile, to keep the space clean.

Open Shelf, P3,199.75, Howard's Storage World

Mirror

“Installing full-length mirrors may also be considered for your bathroom as it doubles as it creates an optical illusion—making the space appear bigger," Peaches suggests. A wall-mounted mirror may also come in handy when you put on makeup.

Rectangular Mirror, P1,399.75, SM Homeworld

Table

Adding a small table with a stool can create a vanity area that can accommodate your everyday essentials such as hair and skin care products. However, if you have a compact bathroom, consider adding a sink with a countertop, to save more space.  

 Side Table, P4,200, Mobler

Stool

A versatile stool can be used as an aid for stability—especially if you have kids or elderly people at home. Use a wooden low step stool that is water-resistant to prevent accidental slips.

Photo from etsy.com

Medicine Cabinet

If you live in a small space, try installing a medicine cabinet above your sink where you can store daily essentials.

RL Tip: Choose a multipurpose cabinet with mirror.

Photo from mysocalledhome.com

Additional accessories (optional items)

Speakers

How about listening to your favorite tune while having a bath? Consider adding an iPod dock or speakers in your private space. You can place it on top of a shelf so it won't get wet.

Speakers, Altec Lanseng

Television

If you love watching movies, you may also install a TV inside your bathroom. Make sure you ask your interior designer as to where you can place it and ask inputs from your electrician, too.

Space designed by interior designer Joy Ejercito. Photo by Mark Francis Jesalva.

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