Whether you’re single or living in a house full of kids, there never seems to be enough storage space in the bathroom. Discover 10 great ways to create extra space in a bathroom no matter what its size.
1. Built-ins are space-savers. Custom built-ins can provide maximum storage in a bathroom. Custom cabinets can be costlier than standard cabinetry, but it will be money well spent when every inch can be maximized.
2. Place the storage where it’s needed most. Come up with creative and beautiful ways to have storage where it needs to be. Plan ahead and place the correct storage unit in close proximity to the space where you’ll need it most. That wall behind the tub is a prime location. Spare the art and take a practical approach in one of the most functional rooms in your house.
3. Hanging options. When counter or floor space is limited, consider hanging your storage. Not only will you get extra space for stowing, but it can also look great. Hanging also allows you to bring in decorative elements that you wouldn’t otherwise have space for.
4. Mix in doors and niches. Bathroom storage can often get untidy. While open niches and floating shelves can be glamorous, cabinets with doors will provide secure storage that you won’t have to constantly organize. By having both doors and niches, bathrooms can still look beautiful while maximizing storage.
5. Think outside the (lower) box. Who said bathrooms can’t have upper cabinets? Use wall space to hang cabinets where you can store items not used every day, such as extra rolls of toilet paper.
6. Store everyday essentials at your fingertips. A small pullout dedicated to everyday essentials can keep other storage from becoming cluttered.
7. Every inch counts. You can utilize even the smallest wall for added storage. Medicine cabinets typically can be recessed to save space.
8. Think multifunctional. Combine functions of the bathroom if you have the space. Instead of having a laundry room, for instance, combine the bathroom and the laundry to create a larger space with more storage.
9. Vertical storage. Going vertical can use an otherwise dead space in a bath’s walls to store tall bottles and stackable tissue boxes. The beauty of tall units is that they can be treated the same as walls or doors to conceal their purpose.
10. Storage furniture. Benches in bathrooms are quite common, and it’s even better if one can do double duty. Many bathroom benches now come with storage for easy access to small items used on a regular basis. Being tidy and being chic at the same time is definitely a bonus.