Of the various problems that you may encounter inside a small bathroom, one of the most annoying may be the lack of storage space. The good news and the bad news join together in this case. The bad news is that you have probably been complaining about the lack of storage space in your small bathroom when it was right there in front of you the whole time. The good news, of course, is that it is still right there front of you. Only now you will recognize what a potential goldmine of hidden storage space you actually have to use inside that small bathroom.
- Bathroom Door
More good news! The typical small bathroom will still have a door that are the same dimensions of the average bathroom. Even better news is that most bathroom doors are plenty sturdy enough to be utilized for the purposes of extra storage. A lightweight plastic or fabric organizer can fit quite nicely over the back of a bathroom door without adding significant labor to opening to and closing it. Look for an organizer that can hang over a door with enough pockets to store items currently taking up valuable space elsewhere in your small bathroom. This storage idea is also a good idea not only for storing bath products, but for using even a small bathroom as a place for storing other items taking up space elsewhere like shoes or toys.
- Above the Sink
You can likely utilize the space above the sink in a small bathroom to much greater advantage than you already do if you are willing to take on the effort of engaging in a little minor bath remodel. The space above some sinks is occupied by only a mirror. Replacing that with a mirrored medicine cabinet means losing nothing and gaining valuable storage area. If you already have a medicine cabinet, invest in a larger model.
- Inside the Walls
Take home improvement to the next level by literally increasing the size of your small bathroom by holes in the drywall and installing recessed cabinets. Since recessed cabinets are flush with the wall, they won’t stick out, thus providing the advantage of additional storage area at no cost to the existing space that you would get with wall-mounted cabinets.
- Beneath the Sink
You probably already have cabinet space beneath your sink unless you’ve got a pedestal sink. If you do own a sink without cabinet space, force that space into action by locating items beneath it. If you’ve got cabinets beneath the sink, utilize it to greater advantage. Most cabinets beneath the bathroom sink are repositories of toilet paper, scrubbing brushes and bathroom fixture cleansers. Consider what else you could store beneath there and organize it so that you take full advantage of every inch of space. If necessary, transfer any items currently taking up space beneath the kitchen sink that you don’t use on a regular basis to some other storage area. When it comes to finding storage space in a small bathroom, it sometimes comes down to paring things down to only the essential items used just about every time you visit the bathroom.
- Over the Tub
The area surrounding the tub is very often a vast expanse of completely unused space in a small bathroom. The situation doesn’t have to become a full scale home remodeling effort just to install shelving or cabinetry or cupboard units on the wall rising above your bathtub. If your bottles of shampoo and conditioner are constantly falling off the edges of the tub, the effort it takes to install storage accommodations on the walls above the tub will be be more than worth it.
- In the Shower Curtain
If you have small bathroom and are cursing the darkness of not having enough storage space, here is a single small candle to give you some light. When you head to the bath products store to buy a shower curtain next time, forget about those pretty images on the curtain which are eventually going to be marred by mildew anyway. Instead, find a shower curtain equipped with pockets. Same principle as the organizer hanging over the door except for being much more convenient while you are actually using your small bathroom for showering.
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