Whether you are limited on space in your bathroom or elbow room is in abundance, there are plenty of clever tricks to make the most out of what you do have. Some of us spend a lot of time in our bathroom, and there’s no reason it can’t be functional, comfortable and still match your style.
There is no shortage of ideas, from storage to seating to technology, so here are 10 ideas to start:
Utilize extra wall space without much effort by installing an extra medicine cabinet or custom shelving unit in the wall between studs to boost storage. Add molding to match the character of your bathroom.
Make the most of the space behind cabinet doors by installing a towel rack or small storage shelves. Or cut one shoe organizer in half and hang one on each side door, like this Pinterest example.
Rack it up
Repurpose a coat rack in your bathroom as a towel rack. A vertical solution that can hold many towels at once. Take a seat If space isn’t an issue, create a comfy seating area with an ottoman or padded stool and side table, or [build a custom vanity http://pinterest.com/pin/72620612713731332/] between storage units for a defined space.
Slide and pull
Install custom pullout shelves in vertical cabinets or [sliding drawers within cabinets under the counter to keep your accessories orderly and accessible while not taking up much space.
Hang boxed wall art or custom boxes with hinged doors to hide blue tooth-enabled wireless speakers on your walls to add some music to your day.
Make use of the space above your toilet with traditional kitchen solutions. Install horizontal rods and hang baskets or small containers for your extra necessities like this Pinterest example.
Think upwards! If you have a pedestal sink, place tall, slender cabinets on each side to maximize your space. Build a shelf over your door for items you don’t use all that often, or mount a flatscreen TV bracket on the wall near the ceiling to conserve counter space.
If your bathroom has light sconces, replace them with movable arm lamps that will give you light exactly where you need it.
Bring the heat
Towels take up a lot of space. Get them out of your cabinets and make better use of your space with a hydrotherm heated towel rack that doesn’t require any power.