Whether you have a powder room in need of a remodel or a small master bathroom, you may be wondering how you can maximize the storage space in your small room. With the help of your contractor and a few creative touches, you can create the storage you need without making the room feel cramped and overcrowded. Here are just a few options to consider as you plan your bathroom remodel.
Wall-Mounted Linen Cabinets
For small bathrooms without a nearby linen closet, a wall-mounted linen cabinet provides handy storage for towels, washcloths, and other essentials. These cabinets come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can select the one that works with your available space. A tall, slim cabinet is ideal for rooms without much extra space on the wall, as they can be positioned in between the tub and vanity or in a corner of the room. If space allows, consider installing one on either side of the vanity for extra storage options.
Custom Corner Vanities
A custom corner vanity frees up floor space in your bathroom while giving you a way to add a larger vanity unit to the room. Work with your contractor to create a vanity that features under-cabinet storage, and hang towel bars on the wall next to the vanity for easy access while washing hands. You can also give your room the illusion of being larger by adding a tri-mirror above the vanity. The center mirror can be a medicine cabinet, providing additional storage space, with the mirrors on either side providing a beautiful finishing touch to the space.
Your medicine cabinet might not provide all of the storage space you need, particularly if your vanity doesn't offer a lot of counter space. Installing open shelves on the wall around your medicine cabinet can provide the storage you need while creating a unique look on your wall. Have your contractor install shelves that match the color of your vanity, and consider running them up toward the ceiling for a dramatic effect. Use the lower shelves to store soap and soap dispensers, toiletries, and other personal items, and use the higher shelves for candles and decorative items. You can also use this idea of you don't have a medicine cabinet or mirror above your vanity.
During bathroom remodeling talk to your contractor about your storage concerns, and use these ideas to create the space you need in your small bathroom. You'll be able to keep all your bathing and personal essentials close at hand without cluttering your bathroom.