Not enough storage space in your bathroom? Check out these tips to help increase your storage space, easily and inexpensively!
Install a bigger medicine cabinet:
If you have a medicine cabinet, rip it out and install a larger wall-mounted cabinet. It may stick out into the room a bit, but in turn, you will get thousands of cubic inches more of usable storage space.
Think vanity, not pedestal:
While pedestal sinks make your bathroom “feel” bigger and more spacious, it is not the most ideal storage choice. Instead, install a vanity and set your sink into it, or even on top of it. Vessel sinks are a fun way to incorporate the idea of a pedestal sink, yet the utility of a vanity. Try looking for a vanity unit with deep drawers instead of doors. This allows you the ability to actually see what it is you’re rummaging around for.
Hang hooks behind the door:
You can find a number of different racks that are designed to hang behind doors. Some racks install over the door top, while others hang on the hinge pins. It’s important to keep in mind that while hooks are great for robes and clothing, towel bars are best for hanging wet towels. For even more space, use a classic back-of-the-door shoe bag – fill up the compartments with extra soap, shampoo, supplies etc.
Use space over the toilet:
The wall space above the toilet almost always goes underused. Shelves or shallow cabinets are a great way to fill this void in your bathroom. There are hundreds of organizers made especially to go over the toilet! Some mount to the wall, while others are stand-up units with legs that go on either side of the toilet tank. Just make sure to leave enough room between the bottom shelf and the top of the toilet tank for repairs and maintenance.
Store in the shower:
Hang your shower organizer near the back of the shower area. You may have to install a hook into the tile – use a punch to nick the tile, and then bore an anchor hole into it with a bit drill. While you’re at it, add a couple extra hooks for hanging other items in the shower. Hooks in the wall will be able to hold more weight than your typical organizer hanging from the showerhead.
If you’re dealing with an attic bathroom, check out our guide on Attic Renovation to Change Your Home!