Good Questions: Tub Alcove Alternatives?

Good Questions: Tub Alcove Alternatives?

Maxwell Ryan
Feb 21, 2007

Hello AT,

We just moved into a fairly modern apartment near Bondi Beach in Sydney Australia. (Jealous much?)

Australian apartments don't always come with built-in closets (they call 'em built-in-wardrobes here) so we need more storage space. What can I do with this tub alcove?...

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There's a shower in the bathroom and we're not interested in the bath at all. It's 28" X 60". There has to be a way to use the space. Has anyone done anything with their tub alcove? (Other than piling magazines in the tub, which is what we do now.) We rent, so nothing drastic.

Cheers! Melanie

Dear Melanie,

The thought of filling in that alcove and losing the tub is killing us! You are clearly spoiled down there in Australia ;-).

That said, we invite others to jump in and say what they might have done to use this space differently. If we didn't want the tub and were trying to create storage, we'd have a piece of plywood cut and painted that would perfectly fit on top of the tub and give you a nice, solid "bottom" to your new "closet".

Then we'd install a shelving unit painted white on top of that. The one that comes to mind immediately is the Lack/Expedit series from IKEA.

Anyone else??

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