There are a lot of “tools” often stored in the bathroom – hair items, linens, blow dryers, shaving kits, cleaning products, and beyond. It can become a bit cluttered and chaotic in this relatively small space. The good news? There are many options for a well-organized bathroom. We explore some storage ideas here.
Doors & Drawers
Like the kitchen, there are many organizational options for your vanity cabinets and drawers. Drawer dividers keep everything in its place. Deep drawers allow you to store bottles and other tall items vertically. They also accommodate double drawers. Other options include pull-outs, hideaway hampers, and “garages” with outlets for that curling iron or blow dryer.
Vanity towers offer additional storage without taking up floor space or increasing vanity size. If you opt for a recessed vanity tower, you do not have to sacrifice counter space either. Customize your vanity tower to tie in with the room’s style and your specific storage needs – glass or mirrored doors, closed cabinetry, shelving, roll-outs, drawers, and beyond.
Not only are built-ins a practical form of storage, but they also give a timeless look to the bathroom. Built-in cabinetry and shelving allow you to maximize your space and seamlessly insert storage into sometimes wasted space. They are especially useful in small bathrooms.
Medicine cabinets are a great place to stash frequently-used items – toothpaste, vitamins, contact solution, aspirin. Whether the cabinet is recessed or wall-mounted, it’s versatile enough for any bathroom design style.
Open vanities offer a spot to store and display guest towels and toiletries. In smaller bathrooms, you can use the open shelving for items that you would normally have on the countertop, such as a tissue box. Beyond the additional storage, an open vanity can also give the illusion of more space.
The linen closet, whether in or just outside the bathroom, has been a staple in many homes. There are numerous ways to tailor this common form of storage to fit your specific needs. Opt for cubbies to keep towels and washcloths contained. Consider adding drawers to ensure easy access to linens in the back of the closet. Use a series of shelves and drawers to accommodate the various items you plan to store.
Recessed shower niches offer extra space to neatly store shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and soap. They also provide an opportunity to show some creativity with decorative tile, granite, glass, and other materials to add detail and texture to the bathroom.