Maximizing the Space of Your Small Bathroom

Many people forget all about their bathrooms when it comes to redesigning their home and storage, but the truth is that a small bathroom can get really crowded, really fast! If you have clutter lying around and if there is no good place for your belongings, you will find that your bathroom becomes a less welcoming space. Consider these five tips to get your bathroom back on track:

Hanging Storage: Even if you don’t have a lot floor space, you will find that you may have a lot of wall space. Put up hooks or look into hanging solutions. For example, look for storage shelves or containers that you can hang over the top of the bathroom door. Similarly, inside the bathroom itself, consider hanging a caddy off of the shower head for your bath supplies.

Building Up: If you can’t build out, build up! You will find that you can create some wonderful storage options that are mounted over the top of your toilet tank. This is a fabulous place for things like towels and other bathroom supplies, and at the end of the day, you will discover that it can double your storage space.

Better Furniture: Choose the bathroom furniture carefully. For example, if you are considering a major bathroom redesign, stop and consider how you can get more bang for your buck. Double bathroom vanities are a great choice when you are invested in making sure that you have plenty of storage, as are tall, skinny storage units with shelves or drawers in them.

Reduce Functionality: A small bathroom is typically a secondary bathroom, so decide what you want to use it for. If it is a secondary bathroom, you’ll find that you can remove much of the clutter to the main bathroom. For example, you do not necessarily need to keep your makeup in the secondary bathroom, and you may not need to shave there, either.

Reduce the Footprint: Look at the things on the bathroom floor and see if you can find models that are more narrow. One great example is a tall and narrow laundry basket. Choosing the right one means that it can fit right behind the bathroom door!

Take a few minutes to consider what you can do for your small bathroom and how you can open it up. Your bathroom’s functionality and comfort should be a priority, so look for ways to make it more suited to your needs.


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