5 Small Bathroom Storage Ideas: Go Vertical
Small bathrooms suck. Everyone has one whether it’s your only bathroom, or maybe your kid’s bathroom. There’s never enough space. It’s even tougher when you’re dealing with an older home that has a foot print of 5′ x 5′!
So, I’ve been on the hunt for some space saver ideas. I need solutions that:
- don’t take up visually pleasing floor space
- don’t require a contractor
- don’t require DIY time and energy
- don’t overwhelm the room (like a bulky, obtrusive cabinet above the toilet)
- and are easy on the wallet.
Well folks, the answer is this: Go Vertical. Check out these 5 solutions that meet my strict requirements…
1. The Ladder. This idea is old news, but still effective. Most people would buy a towel bar but those don’t hold many towels in a narrow space. A ladder gives you options for probably ONE MILLION towels! Yes, one million. See? Stack those babies up there.
Note: not a good idea if you have raggedy old towels from back in your college days.
2. The TP Basket. What’s on your toilet? Flowers and little knick knacky mumbo jumbo? Remove mom’s pretty little face from the back of the toilet. She doesn’t belong there. Replace her with a basket of TP. Double bonus: you won’t be left hangin when you take a seat and notice there’s an empty roll left on the TP holder.
Note: Think about what you’re saving with this scenario. More floor space (no TP caddy), under sink space, hall closet space or linen closet space. Ahhh!
3. The Vertebrae Shelves. These shelves hold everything. Throw on some towels, baskets, trays, whatever. Just make sure it’s organized and matching or this could be a big ole mess.
Note: A similar shelving unit can be found at Ikea at a decent price. See it here. I’ve even seen where someone has sawed that in half to make two skinnier shelving units.
4. The Hotel Towel Rack. I like this idea because not every bathroom will have room for a ladder or wall shelves like those previously mentioned. This towel rack holds a couple of towels plus some storage above. Neat.
Note: don’t put a giant tea pot on top of the rack. That’s just seems dumb.
5. The Hooks. This shelf with hooks will not only hold 5 towels, there’s room for bits and pieces up top.
Note: Also good for holding robes and clothes you plan on wearing after your shower.
I really like these ideas because they don’t require much effort. Just go buy it and hang it (or place it). You may also have to purchase matching towels or baskets to make this work, but the total cost won’t come close compared to buying new cabinetry or minor renovation. Plus you’ll have fluffy new towels. Yay!
Do you have any awesome ideas that we MUST know? Do share!