Maximizing Storage Space In Small Bathrooms

Maximizing Storage Space In Small Bathrooms

Bathroom Remodeling
Small Projects and Repairs
By Alex Mikayelyan February 02, 2022

Got too many things in your bathroom and nowhere to put them? Well, you should rest easy knowing that you’re not the only homeowner with this sort of problem as everyone is looking for ways to optimize storage space in the bathroom. Luckily, there are a few tricks you can use to maximize storage without sacrificing the design or flow of your bathroom.

These little (and slightly bigger) projects can help you improve the storage efficiency of your bathroom. So, before you make remodel plans to increase the space of your bathroom, see if these additions can be of any use. 

Over the Toilet Storage

How Your Toilet Tank Opens Up Opportunities for Extra Storage

How Your Toilet Tank Opens Up Opportunities for Extra Storage

Notice that big white tank on the back of the toiler every time you flush? Ever wondered what it’s for? It stores the water in the toilet so whenever you flush it gets emptied out, then slowly refills for the next flush. It’s usually made of sturdy ceramic, making it quite durable, so you can lean back on it if needed, and it won’t break.

So, when you have a sturdy, solid surface, naturally you can use it for extra storage. Sure, you can build a little shelf right above the toilet tank and as long as it leaves you with enough headroom and allows plumbers to access the tanker if repairs are needed, it should be all set. But, for a simpler storage solution, drill a hook screw into the wall above the toilet, affix a big basket onto it, and you have yourself an extra bit of storage. You can put just about anything that fits into the basket and the hook will keep the basket from tipping over, from blankets to extra rolls of toilet paper. 

Sink Cabinet

How to Use the Space Under Your Vanity

How to Use the Space Under Your Vanity

Vanities come with plenty of space under them, especially in master bathrooms where the vanity comes with two sinks. Some vanities are closed off, which means the space under them is completely inaccessible. If you find yourself running low on space, then installing a slim under sink cabinet is a great way to make good use of what space you have. If the vanity is closed off, hire a carpenter to open it up.

Many contemporary bathrooms opt for more minimalist vanities, which is perfect since that means you won’t have a bulky, closed-off vanity in the bathroom, where it takes up too much space. By creating a sink storage unit, you can have an easy-to-access and ergonomic way to store all your hygiene necessities without taking up much space on the vanity itself. Put all your toothbrushes, razors, and other washing material in the drawer, where not only are they safe from being tipped over, but are also not exposed to dust and other air particles. A vanity cupboard for the bathroom is a more ergonomic and hygienic way to store everything you need for washing up. 

Bathroom Floating Shelves

Why Floating Furniture Works so Well In Bathrooms

Why Floating Furniture Works so Well In Bathrooms

A common mistake that many homeowners make when organizing their bathroom, or any room for that matter, is focusing solely on the horizontal surfaces. This can be the floor, tables, drawers, and in the case of bathrooms, the vanity. But there are some vertical surfaces that we tend to forget about and these are the walls. Many leave their walls completely bare, overlooking the possibilities of using wall-mounted storage units for their bathroom items.

Install wall-mounted baskets to store all kinds of bathroom essentials without taking up room on the floor. You also have better control over how high you need the storage to be, in case you wish to use one of the cabinets as storage for dangerous chemicals that you don’t want your kids getting their hands on.  

Washroom Corner Stand

Making the Best of Your Bathroom’s Corners

Making the Best of Your Bathroom’s Corners

Regardless of how you organize the interior of your bathroom, at least one corner is going to be left unused. This gives you the perfect opportunity to install a tall, thin bathroom cupboard where you can put your bathroom essentials without it getting in the way of the room flow. A big obstacle many homeowners come across in their bathrooms is putting up tons of cupboards and cabinets, only to find that the bathroom is running low on space for movement.

Bathroom and shower corner shelves are a great workaround since they create storage in areas with the least amount of traffic. Instead of installing a big cabinet on the wall, simply make use of one of its corners and maximize storage space, without it obstructing the flow of the room. 

Towel Ladder

A Simple Towel Ladder That Saves Space

A Simple Towel Ladder That Saves Space

If you have an old wooden ladder that you’re too afraid to step on or a few extra pieces of wood, then you can make yourself a towel ladder. Bathroom storage drawers can take up a lot of space, especially if you have a smaller bathroom that also includes a large bathtub. So, to make the most of what room you have, build the kind of storage that won’t take up much floor or wall space. In this case, the towel ladder is a great alternative to the conventional bathroom wall cabinet.

Having to make room on the floor or wall for some towel racks or drawers isn’t always an option. But leaning a slim ladder against a wall is far more ergonomic and is perfect for towel storage, as well as other items which you can neatly organize into baskets and place on the steps. So, instead of bringing in more bathroom drawers that are only going to clog up the already cramped bathroom interior, use a ladder to get the job done. 

Drawer Sections

How to Organize Your Bathroom Drawers to Optimize Space

How to Organize Your Bathroom Drawers to Optimize Space

A bathroom cabinet organizer is not unlike the one you will find in your kitchen drawer where you put your silverware and other cooking utensils. These organizers come with little spaces and sections that help you easily organize and keep track of all your bathroom necessities, preventing them from piling up or getting lost. A bathroom drawer organizer can help you optimize the space in your bathroom by keeping everything in its place.

These organizers are not only a matter of opening up space, however. They are also generally very convenient to have. If you’re running late and desperately need to find your razer, instead of digging through the cabinets and drawers to find what you need, simply look in the little slot that’s reserved for your shaving material. Need a new tube of toothpaste? Don’t run around the bathroom, looking behind every roll of toilet paper or bottle of liquid soap. The toothpaste has its own little section which allows you to easily find it. 

Bathroom Baskets

Why Baskets Are So Popular for Storage

Why Baskets Are So Popular for Storage

Baskets have been used by homeowners as storage for a variety of reasons. First and foremost they are very flexible and versatile. The flexibility comes from the baskets’ physical flexibility, in that they can fit in a variety of spaces without breaking, unlike more solid shelving options which would crack the second you stuff them into a slightly smaller crevice than their size would allow. Baskets are also versatile as they can be used in a variety of areas in the bathroom, from simply placing them on horizontal surfaces to balancing them on ladders and even hanging them from the walls and other vertical surfaces.

Unlike the more traditional solid bathroom shelves baskets are also quite cost-effective, which means you can purchase them in large quantities, save them for later use, or replace them if they get damaged without having to put a large dent in your budget. And best of all they come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and designs that can suit a wide variety of bathroom interiors. This way you don’t have to worry about sacrificing the look and feel of your bathroom while optimizing the storage. If your interior has a very unique aesthetic, you can easily opt for artisanal baskets that can be crafted to suit your bathroom’s interior.

Written by
Alex Mikayelyan

Written by Alex Mikayelyan