Go up and over If you don’t have room above the basin for a cabinet, you might be able to find some wall space elsewhere. The area above the toilet, for example, can be utilised for storage that goes right up to the ceiling, as here. This space is a cloakroom, but the idea could be just as effective in a bathroom. A cabinet has already been constructed to hide the cistern, so the designers have simply made the most of the protruding ledge to build shelving above it.
Tuck in a ledge If you need to conceal a toilet cistern, take the opportunity to build a shelf above the false wall. Here, the designers have created a wall across the length of the room with a handy ledge for storing toiletries. Don’t forget that narrow shelves are fine in a bathroom, as items you need to store are often quite small.