Feb
28
2013

Bathroom Ideas: Maximizing Bathroom Storage

Posted 4 years 264 days ago by Jim Grace

For anyone remodeling a bathroom, one of the top areas of focus is storage. Whether it’s the master bathroom, kids bathroom, guest bathroom or hallway powder room, the battle for space between storage and your towels, personal toiletries, rolls of toilet paper and multiple other products seems never-ending!

Bathroom Storage Ideas

With some careful planning and consideration, even the smallest bathroom can go bigger on storage. Here’s a quick look at 3 bathrooms and some bathroom storage ideas for each:

The “Getaway Spa” aka Master Bathroom

Combine Open & Closed Storage Areas – display what you want and hide the rest in cabinets and deep drawers.

Use Kitchen Accessories in creative ways – appliance garages hide items on your bathroom vanity top or a spice drawer to organize smaller bathroom toiletries and items.

Store items where you will use them – place towels within arms reach of the tub or shower. Store flat or curling irons hidden behind sink fronts for convenience.

The “Enter at Your Own Risk” aka Kids Bathroom

Mirrored medicine cabinets – control (and hide) it all: toothbrushes, deodorants, mouthwashes, you name it!

Drawer organizers – organize bathroom storage by child, toiletries or bathroom supplies…you decide!

Wall cabinets – keep dangerous items such as prescriptions and cleaning products out of reach. Add a top wall hinge for easier access.

Pull outs – wastebaskets for trash, hampers for clothes hide messes and make for easy removal on trash or laundry day.

The "Tiny Water Closet” aka Hallway Powder Room

Create storage – replace a pedestal sink with a space saving vanity or add a shallower depth cabinet above a toilet to create bathroom storage for cleaning supplies, hand soap, toilet paper and a few extra guest towels.

Go afloat – use floating shelves where space permits to open up space and give a little room to decorate and personalize.

There are many more bathroom ideas to consider that give more bathroom storage to any space. Whether it is the master bathroom, family bathroom or guest bathroom, having an organized space is more attractive, easier to keep clean and more enjoyable to use.

This post was developed using content from the article “Get the Most Out of Bathroom Storage” by Merillat.