Top Ways to Maximize Bathroom Space

Do you have the problem that so many of us do when it comes to our bathroom and storage? If you are like the rest of us, in that we tend to stash extra bathroom goods (everything from first aid supplies to toilet paper in other rooms/closets around the home)? If so, when it comes to finding what we need in a hurry we have to rack our brains to figure out where we had so conveniently put the item in the first place.


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Consider placing a basket or other storage device under the sink where wasted space would exist. Although this is open storage (i.e. no cabinet to hide the clutter) it does add valuable space to a bathroom without much cabinetry to offer, if any.

If you have the ability to hang shelving or it already exists in the bathroom space then USE IT! You can go different ways with shelving…the first is to utilize it for commonly used bathroom items that you don’t mind having on display. The other way to use shelving is for it to be strictly decorative items that serve no real function but are aesthetically pleasing.

Utilize cabinetry to set the stage and statement of the bathroom. For instance in this bathroom the candy apple red cabinetry brings in a modern feel to the space and adds in clean lines and much needed storage space.

Carefully add in a splash of color and potentially a pattern or two as well. Take inspiration from a painting, wall color, drapery or shower curtain to liven up the bathroom space. For some reason so many of us are guilty of using one color in a bathroom (usually more neutral) and accenting with a solid color through towels and other miscellaneous items. Typically most of us stumble into the bathroom first thing after waking up in the morning so to have a cheerful and tranquil bathroom space that welcomes us to take a hot shower and re-energize for the day can really set the mood for the day.

One note of caution is to carefully choose the color of a bathroom, especially if it is on the smaller side as some color choices can make the room feel even tinier. You can always use white or other neutral colors and then add in colorful accents to make it a more tranquil and spa like retreat.

Through these simple and proven tips you will be able to maximize your bathroom’s storage space and do it all on a budget.h