When it comes to remodeling small bathrooms, one of the primary challenges that homeowners face is that of storage. Because small bathrooms have limited floor space to spare, homeowners are often unable to use storage solutions that eat up a lot of space. This can be a problem, especially if you have a variety of bathroom items to store. So, how can you make sure that you will be able to squeeze everything inside your bathroom even if space is at a premium? Below are some storage solutions that you can use.
Wall-mounted cabinet: Using up every inch of space is essential in a small bathroom. Hence, in order to make use of an empty wall space, why not hang a cabinet with different compartments? This is an ideal storage solution that can help you store different bathroom items while keeping clutter off the floor. For instance, a deep wall cabinet fitted with solid-wood doors offer a space-efficient concealed storage for bulkier items such as towels and toilet paper rolls. Meanwhile, a wall-mounted etagere can be placed in the empty wall space above the toilet and used to hold smaller items. An alternative to an etagere is a carved-out wall cavity, which you can fit with shallow shelving or you can also customize crates to create a functional wall storage solution.
Full height slim shelving: Consider a slim shelving unit for storage in the bathroom. These extra narrow shelves can reach up to nearly ceiling height and can be as little as 8 inches from side to side, making them suitable to be placed between a toilet and vanity or a toilet and tub. They are also an ideal storage solution for toiletries as well as neatly rolled towels. Along with providing storage, they can also add visual interest to a neutral bath space.
Ladder-style storage: If you change your bathroom’s layout frequently, a free-standing ladder-style storage unit is a great option that you can place in a corner of the bathroom and move as needed. It can be painted and decorated to suit your personal style.
Utility shelving and containers: There are various utility shelving solutions that can be implemented in your bathroom to help maximize the available storage space. For instance, you can use wire racks over your showerhead to hold shampoo and soap. When it comes to these storage solutions, all you need is a bit of creativity so that they will not look out of place.
Corner furniture piece: If you have an old bedside table, you can repaint it and use it as a stand-alone storage unit inside your bathroom if placed in an empty corner. Not only will this make a good storage space but will also add warmth and casual elegance to your small bathroom.
Hooks or towel bars: In addition to towel bars or racks, adding hooks to your bathroom walls is a great touch. You can have them within arm’s reach of your shower or tub, as well as next to your sink. Aside from holding wet towels, they also work well for holding bathrobes and clothes, shower bags and even totes that are filled with bathroom supplies.