Bathrooms, along with closets and pantries, never seem to have enough storage space. Between your morning makeup routine and nightly shower, your bathroom serves many functions in a limited space. But that doesn’t mean you need to sit back and do nothing about it – and we’re not even talking about a full remodel. Just use a little imagination after figuring what you really want at the ready, then follow these proven tips for increasing bathroom storage space.
Mount a towel rack. A wall-mounted rack or storage unit with individual open cubbies is ideal for storing extra hand towels, washcloths, and small bathroom essentials. Try rolling larger towels so they fit inside the small slots.
Float the vanity. Besides helping the bathroom appear larger, mounting a vanity above the floor frees up some space for small items like a scale or pair of slippers…or even nothing at all.
Hang basket shelves. The raised sides keep lotions, small towels, and makeup products contained, while the open tops provide easy accessibility. To install these basket shelves, stick nails through the basket’s weave and hammer into the wall.
Gain vertical storage with a classic tallboy. Tallboys are a great way to add shelving and cabinet space while using very little floor space.
Use back door space. The backs of doors make excellent storage options for towel racks, robe hanger, shelving for diapers and wash cloths – many options and all without replacing any existing storage space.
Add shelves next to the mirror. No counter space? No Problem. Use shallow shelves for bottles and brushes over the sink. Floating shelves are wonderful for small spaces like bathrooms because of their compact size and modern hardware.
Try a towel ladder. Blanket ladders aren’t just for blankets! With multiple rungs and simple frames, these trendy, low-profile organizers resemble traditional ladders. Where towel rods or hooks may only be able to manage two or three towels at a time, towel ladders can comfortably accommodate anywhere from three to eight towels.
When you think about it, most space-gaining options also are designed to improve your bathroom’s appearance and functionality. At Anthony’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we bring a lot to the table, too. From new toilets, replacement sinks and faucets, tub to shower conversions, walk-in tubs, and so much more, we can help improve the look, feel and safety of your bathroom. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation and bathroom upgrade proposal.