Bathroom storage space is a highly valued commodity in most homes. There are so many everyday items that are convenient to have handy when you’re using the bathroom, from linens, such as towels and washcloths, to medicines, hair care products, straighteners, beauty and hygiene items… the list goes on and on.
Filling up your existing cabinet space to the brim is easy, but what do you do when there’s no space left?
Once the cabinets are full, your countertops will probably be the next place you start putting things, which just creates more clutter. Overflowing cabinets can take time to maintain and your bathroom might start to feel a little disorganized.
The solution may seem obvious at this point: Get your neat, clean bathroom back by adding more cabinet space.
If you’re not sure how to squeeze more cabinet space into your bathroom, take heart. There are some clever ways to add more storage capacity without sacrificing style:
1. Over the Toilet Storage
Hang a long, slim, 8-10 inch wide cabinet or shelving unit on the wall above your toilet. This way, you take advantage of space that would otherwise be lost. These cabinets can house anything from medicine to towels and washcloths.
Many cabinets designed for this space include a small shelf underneath where you can place decorative items. Other units may also feature small towel racks which can be great for hanging an extra hand towel or washcloth.
2. A Larger Vanity
If you have the space, upgrade your vanity to a larger one. Here are some tips to make sure you get as much cabinet space as you can when you make the switch:
● Opt for a Vessel Sink.
Vessel sinks don’t drop down into the vanity like standard sinks which rob you of precious drawer or cabinet space. Instead, vessel sinks sit on top of the vanity, like a dish or bowl. They do require a special, taller type of faucet, but it’s easy to arrange and handle the plumbing for this. Pipes can run along the top and down the back of the vanity, ensuring that you’re able to take advantage of as much storage space as possible.
● Try a Dresser.
Dressers are popular as vanities. Join the trend with your own antique bureau or dresser turned vanity. Simply add a few holes for the plumbing, and you’ll have a great vanity that also offers ample storage space.
3. Countertop Tower
If you have lots of countertop space, transform it with a countertop tower. These space saving cabinets can help keep your countertops clear and organized. You can even design these towers to include hidden outlets where you can plug in hair dryers, straighteners and other electronic devices. Small, but mighty, countertop towers are perfect for holding hair care, beauty, cosmetic, and hygiene products and tools that would usually clutter your counter.
If you’re creative, finding additional cabinet solutions for your bathroom is easy. Some ingenious home owners even install shelves above the bathroom door where they can store extra rolls of toilet paper and towels.
● Recessed Cabinets.
Recessed storage and medicine cabinets are other popular solutions for bathrooms that are short on space.
By sneaking in additional cabinets into your bathroom, you’ll get that storage space you so desperately need. Now, when you open your bathroom door, you won’t see clutter sprawling across your countertops. Instead, you’ll see a neat, organized, attractive space.