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Storage Ideas for Small Bathrooms

Bathrooms tend to be catch-alls for every mismatched towel and half-used beauty product. If you’re trying to find more space in a small bathroom, there are a few tricks you can use to get the most mileage out of your small square footage.

Hang It Up

If you’re looking for extra space, look up. Hooks can be hung in two rows and in tight spaces that are too slim for a traditional towel bar or cabinet. Floating shelves have less hardware and so take up less room. If you’re considering bathroom remodeling Neptune Beach, ask to have extra shelves put over the doorway for storage. A ladder shelf can be placed behind the toilet to double as a towel rack. Hanging baskets along the walls are a nice touch because of their storage capacity and beauty.

Build It In

If possible, replace the mirror above the sink with a medicine cabinet. Every inch counts, and even two inches of shelving will help corral your toothpaste and make-up. There are larger hidden-style shelves that can be built into existing walls that are not as deep as a regular cupboard but still have storage capacity for bottles and rolled up towels.

Forego the Pedestal Sink

Pedestal sinks may seem like a good idea in a small bathroom, but if you’re lacking storage, it’s better to get a sink mounted in a small cabinet because of the room underneath. You can install a lazy Susan and over the door wire baskets to keep cleaning products and hair styling implements organized. If you’re stuck with a pedestal sink, find some attractive baskets to put around the bottom of the pedestal to hold extra towels or hair products. Make sure you line the bottom of the baskets with something waterproof.

If you’re still cramped in your tiny washroom, do what the college kids do and keep a shower caddy and a towel in your room. If everyone in the house does that, the number of extra items in the bathroom should be cut down dramatically.