Making More Bathroom Space
Bathroom storage ideas are something that many persons do not consider until they notice that their bathroom space is becoming quite cluttered. When you come home from a long day at work, the first thing that will most likely come to your mind is soaking in a nice bath. You will certainly not be pleased if you go into your bathroom and see all your towels and toiletries scattered all over the place.
There are many persons who want a stylish bathroom; however, what these persons do not know is that you need to organize the functional section of your bathroom, in order for it to be stylish. To help you with the process of organizing your bathroom, you will need to make use of some great bathroom storage ideas.
Listed below are some great bathroom storage ideas, which you can use to get your bathroom, organized:
Empty Your Space
The first thing you need to do is to empty your bathroom of all the toiletries and other items. Once you have cleared the bathroom of everything, you can now evaluate the space that you have available. You should also take the time to think about any shelf covering or painting that needs to be done.
Attack the Problem Areas
The best bathroom storage ideas will not work if you do not take the time to attack the problem areas.
Under Sink Areas
This is one of the most difficult spaces in the bathroom to organize; however, bathroom storage ideas that can help you with this area include: Pull Out Bins, Shelf Organizers, Shelf Expanders and Lazy Susans
Your bathroom drawers can also be a very untidy area of your bathroom. Bathroom storage ideas for this area are Drawer Dividers, Glasses, Bowls and other miscellaneous glassware.
In order to organize your medicine cabinet, you need to store only the medications that you currently use. Get rid of all medications that you no longer use, or that are expired.
There are a number of bathroom storage ideas that you can use to organize your linen closet. The easiest of these ideas is to add more shelves.
Look for Additional Space
Bathroom storage ideas enable you to add style to your bathroom by being creative. Places that you can look for additional space in your bathroom are: around the tub, the bathroom door, above the toilet, over the windows and doors and an empty wall.
Bathroom Storage Ideas
Why does it seem like there is less storage area in your bathroom than in any other part of your house? Two reasons. First, because the bathrooms are small! There really IS less storage area! And second, because there are so many things that need to be stored in the bathroom. Whether it’s towels, shampoo, soap, makeup, or Q-Tips, there are tons of bathroom toiletries and accessories that you need to worry about.
Here I’ll be discussing the three main areas of the bathroom that get underutilized. These are the walls, the back of the bathroom door, and the space above the toilet. These should give you some pretty awesome bathroom storage ideas that you can then take away and make your own.
Throughout most of your house, you probably think of the walls in decorative, rather than in functional terms. That’s because, in the rest of your house, space isn’t at the premium that it is in your bathroom. But let’s think about ways to make the walls into a storage solution. First off, if you don’t have a medicine cabinet, get one. Medicine cabinets are a great way to kill two birds with one stone and get you some additional storage space quickly.
Next, install a couple of towel holders. Not the cheap kind that only holds one towel – make sure you put in good ones. Finally, if you have room and your budget allows for it, install some shelves that you can put boxes and toiletries on.
The Back of the Bathroom Door
You might have seen someone that you know who uses the back of their bedroom door to store their shoe collection. Well, I bet you never thought of doing the same thing with your bathroom door. But you can! One option is just to put some towel hooks on the door. This can be done for only a few dollars and for a few minutes of your time with a screwdriver or a drill. Another option is to install bags or cubby type spaces similar to what people oftentimes do with their shoes on their bedroom doors like I mentioned before.
The Space Above the Toilet
Wait a minute, you’re probably saying. Above the toilet is just a wall with a cheesy picture. How do I store anything there? Take that crappy picture down first of all. Then, install shelves or cabinets in its place! One solution is to simply install an over toilet vanity that sits right on the floor. Another is to put in recessed cabinets or shelves if your bathroom is small. Finally, a third choice would be to just put on traditional shelves which you can probably get at Lowe’s for $15.
Other Storage Ideas
Bathroom Storage Over the Sink
No, not shelving or cabinets, but right there over your bathroom sink. How many people have a double vanity and only use one side? Lots and I’m one of them. When the sink on one side of the vanity broke, my husband and I realized we didn’t use that other sink that much. But we did need more counter space.
It turned out to be the perfect bathroom storage solution. We removed the sink and made a redwood and tile-line tray. That alone gave us lots more room, but as an additional storage option, we added a small cabinet. Now make-up, combs, brushes, and even toothpaste are nearby and stylishly contained.
But just because you don’t need that extra sink, doesn’t mean the next resident won’t. Always keep the sink and faucets so they can be replaced otherwise you have to spend some cash to put the room back to normal.
Find More Bathroom Storage in the Kitchen
No, I’m not talking about stashing your extra bath towels and hot rollers in the kitchen (although I have read about folks who store their shoes in an unused oven). No, what I’m talking about is using kitchen storage options in the bathroom.
Some of the best storage options are made for the kitchen, like under shelf wrap rack than can be used inside a vanity shelf to help small options or hand towels. Or how about a clear plastic container that not only lets you see everything in one glance, but it’s big enough shampoo bottles, brushes, combs, and all those other daily necessities.
My all-time favorite bathroom storage option, though, is a pull out kitchen cabinet shelf installed in the vanity. It’s great storage for those extra bath towels or cleaning products (and you don’t have to get down on your hands and knees to dig into the back of the shelf)!
Maximize Bathroom Store Wherever You Find It
If you’re ea little iffy about moving those storage options into your bathroom, no worries. There are still lots of ways to find more bathroom storage. Just maximize everything and like the idea of removing the bathroom sink, think outside the box.
Hook are great storage options, but they can be used for more than just hanging up a wet towel. How about hanging up your most-used necklaces so they’re close at hand when you finish applying your make-up. If not necklaces, then how using the hooks for belts, neckties or even a small basket to contain even smaller objects. In addition, don’t let a door go to waste. Utilize over the door, multi-tiered towel rack or jewelry organizer for even more storage.