6 Space Saving Ideas for Small Bathrooms
Storage space is always hard to come by in the bathroom, which might explain why it’s the only room in the house that is in constant disarray. If you’re always finding damp towels on the floor, knocking things off of the counter top, or struggling to find that one moisturizer that really works, then these six space saver ideas for the bathroom might be the solution you’ve been waiting for.
A Shelf Over the Door
One ingenious space saving idea for the bathroom is to install a shelf above the bathroom door. There’s usually a good foot of space above the door frame that never gets used anyways, so why not use it for some storage? Use it to free up space on your existing shelves and cabinets by keeping extra toiletries and less commonly used items above the door.
Spice Racks for Make Up and the Essentials
Another clever DIY storage idea for small bathrooms is to use spice racks as small shelving units, perfect for makeup, conditioners, lotions and other essential beauty and health products. You can purchase a few spice racks for less than $5 from IKEA, or if you’re handy with a hammer you can build your own.
Multiple Towel Rods
You can never have enough towel rods, especially when you have a big family sharing a small bathroom. This space-saving idea will help keep those wet towels off the floor by providing multiple rods for hanging and storage. The back of your bathroom door has plenty of space for additional towel rods. These can either be nailed directly to the door or added by using an over-the-door towel rack. You might also consider adding a second shower rod for towels and hanging organizers, after all those shower head organizers never live up to their full potential.
The Lazy Susan
A lazy Susan gives you easy access to a variety of spices and ingredients in the kitchen, so why not take that same concept and transplant it to the bathroom? You can place one of these makeup carousels on top of or in your bathroom’s vanity and stock it with makeup or any other toiletries that tend to get scattered across your counter top.
Above the Toilet Shelving
This particular bathroom space saver might seem obvious, yet very few homeowners take advantage of it. You know that empty expanse of wall right above your toilet? You can easily add a cabinet, or at the very least a shelf, without taking up a lot of space. You can use the extra storage space for towels, lotions, extra bars of soap and more.
Add Pull Out Shelves
Pull-out shelves are a compact way to add even more shelving space to your bathroom. You can find standalone units like these that tuck away in a corner or add them to your existing cabinet or vanity as a pull-out drawer. In either case, you’ll save more space in your bathroom with minimal effort.
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