Remember back when the airlines served petite and adorable little meals that were still, somehow, really dissatisfying ? Living with a bathroom that has limited storage can be like that. It may look good and appear charming to visitors, but having to schlep your hairdryer back and forth from the bedroom every day gets annoying.

If you’re opting for a delightful pedestal sink at the expense of a built-in cabinet with extra storage potential, don’t say we didn’t warn you. For a guest bath, fine, let your relatives balance their toiletries on the sink rim. If this is your everyday bath — the one that sees all the real action — add cabinets, put in shelves, make good use of the walls (for towel racks) and don’t forget to add solid doors complete with sturdy hanging hooks. You can never have too much storage.

TLC. Top Ten Mistakes in Bathroom Design, [Online]. Web address: (Page consulted on April 30 2011)