Storage Ideas For Small Bathrooms
Is your bathroom small? It’s the worst, isn’t it? Well, unfortunately, small bathrooms are very common and are usually the smallest rooms in the house.
I can almost bet that it always feels cramped and tight in there. Although the square footage doesn’t change, a change of organization and storage space can make a drastic difference to how your bathroom feels.
Tips And Tricks
Here are a few tips and tricks to make your bathroom space feel more functional and spacious.
- Medicine Cabinet
If you have a regular mirror, replace it with one that includes a medicine cabinet which will provide you so much more storage space for things that you would normally place in drawers. There are so many different design styles to choose from that you will likely not even know it is a medicine cabinet. Wait until you see all the options available!
If you have free space above your toilet, vanity, or other another empty part of the wall, install shelving units or a shorter depth cabinet if you are like me and don’t wish to visually see products. You can hide away products on open shelves, by purchasing a few decorative baskets to maximize the shelf space while still keeping everything nice and tidy in a small space.
With a few decorative hooks – which will become your best friend in small spaces, select them in a style which you love and goes well with your bathroom decor. You can de-clutter by placing a couple of the hooks on the back of the door to hang towels or robes. Add one or two right next to each end of the shelving unit you just installed and add a couple of decorative hanging items as art work to give a little personality to your space.
- Towel Racks
A rack installed inside of your shower can save you space and convenience. Also adding an additional shower bar above the original one, will work nicely. Another idea is installing a few racks a couple of feet above each other or right next to another. If you have an excessive amount of towels, store some of them away in the bedroom closet. There are several options of towel racks that pull in and out, so once today’s shower towel is dry, you can simply throw it in the hamper and push the towel rack flat against the wall when not being used.
- Vanity with Cabinet
I have come across plenty of pedestal sinks in small bathrooms which is a great option if the bathroom is just being used for guests, but if you are getting ready in the morning and need a place for your makeup, hairdryer, etc, you’ll want more space than a pedestal sink can give you. To save some space, add some storage, and upgrade the look of your bathroom all at the same time, a small vanity cabinet will definitely do the trick.
A couple other ideas for making a small bathroom look larger, is to hang your shower rod higher than normal giving the impression of height, using white or light colors of shower curtains and towels to give a spa feeling and changing out your lighting to give a more natural light feel to the room.