We all have dealt with them, the dated, or completely bland and neutral bathroom, that lacks personality and most importantly, storage. This post is about 5 easy ways to add bathroom storage to your home.
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I have owned three houses in my life and all of them were built in the 1960’s and 1970’s. I honestly think that most bathrooms from that time were designed all by the same man who was small in statue so he obviously didn’t think about space planning. He just made the toilet, tub, and sink fit into the littlest room he could think of, and he obviously didn’t use products like cotton balls or hair products because there was no room for storage.
Just kidding of course, but this does seem to be the norm for houses built in that time.
Then you have the new style of bathroom design with a lot more room and storage, but it is all builder grade with no personality. Honestly, I would love to have the second option more because then you wouldn’t have to work around pink or purple tile (yes I had that too) until you can afford to gut the whole room.
If you are like me and waiting for that large amount of money to show up so you can gut your bathroom – or two – then you need to get a little more creative about how to make the bathroom you do have look better and function more effectively.
Adding more storage options, is the often the answer.
Every bathroom needs storage, even a small powder room.
Even if you are lucky enough to have a bath cabinet, you can probably name many things that you still just can’t fit into that cabinet. With some clever storage options, you can find a way to make even the smallest bathroom work better for your family.
If you have floor space available you can easily add a small cabinet or storage shelf.
|Elegant Home Fashions Cabinet from Home Depot.com|
This clear glass shelf not only functions well, but with the see through glass shelves it actually appears to take up less space. You can easily add small baskets for added function or display bright colored accessories and towels to make it a focal point in the room.
|Stuart Storage and Linen Cabinet at Potterybarn.com|
|Peppercorn Freestanding Linen Tower by Wayfair.com|
Wall shelves help to solve the problem of no floor space for storage.
Most of us don’t have that much luxury in our small bathrooms, so next we have to look to the walls for added storage space.
This wall shelf from Wayfair even has small hooks to hang small baskets for even more storage.
This wall shelf from Pottery Barn is not only slim and modern, but glass shelves are easy to clean.
Your local home improvement stores like Lowes can also have some beautiful options for wall storage as well.
This is a simple one from Home Depot but when it comes to wall hooks, you can get as creative as you can imagine. Anthropologie and Target probably have the most creative and fun wall hooks I have seen lately.
Amazon has some fabulous selections in bath hooks as well.
And last but not least – baskets!
Some bathrooms just don’t have the option for additional furniture or wall storage, or even hooks. So what is your next option, baskets of course.
Baskets can be used on the floor for towel storage, on the counter for products and accessories, on the back of the toilet, or even hung from a hook if you have the space.
And there are lots of options in style, color, and size for baskets.
|Brook Farm Braided Basket from JCPenny.com|
|Room Essentials Branch Weave Basket from Target.com|
|Room Essentials Wire Baskets from Target.com|
|Chalkboard Basket from Pier1.com|
|Cecilia Shelf Basket from Pier1.com|
Every bathroom could use some improvement in storage and function. And thankfully there are lots of options out there for you to choose from to make your bathroom work smarter for you, and are pretty too.
“A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the Lord.”