Even though you have small bathroom, it doesn’t mean that you need to cut down the number of your cosmetics or cleanser you have. With a little trick, you could have extra space. Some of them require a lot of efforts, while the others need simple fixing only. Which option is preferable for you?
After you finish placing the whole furniture inside the bathroom, there is no more space for your extra towels, soap, shampoo and other toiletries. Where should you put them? First, check for any vacant wall space. Some corners close to shower head or sink with pictures could be a potential spot also. Take down the paintings or pictures then pull out the nails.
Now you are going to make a niche. It is basically a nook on the wall, often rectangle shaped. Some people make it curved, so you won’t have any sharp edges. All the surfaces inside the niche is covered with tiles. It will prevent water absorption and help you to clean up the niche. Any items placed in the niche will be able to be seen clearly, so don’t need to rummage the whole space.
2. Slimline Cabinet
How many of your toiletries or cleaning agent have big size? If you look carefully, these necessities are packed in small to medium package. However, people often waste space by pushing a normal size cabinet to tiny bathroom. It might seem to be a solution, but you need more than just a storage option. Considering the tiny size of your bathroom, you need the slim one.
This kind of cabinet is sold online and in furniture shop. You would be surprised to see how slim it is. Some brands make customized product, so you could ask them for specific measurement. The perfect spot to put the slim cabinet is next to the sink. Arrange the items neatly. For bigger package, try to move it to smaller bottles. You could also try to use the width to accommodate it.
3. Curio Cabinet
People love cabinet for several reasons. It is classy, functional and efficient. If you consider these benefits while buying bathroom furniture, then you might immediately pay for it. You forget about the space it occupies. Those who are really keen on cabinet style storage should look at curio cabinet instead. With its slim shapes, multiple nooks and safe drawers, your items will get a neat home.
Upper portion of curio cabinet consist of open shelves. The top ones usually have the smallest space, while the middle to lower portions have bigger area. On the bottom, you will get two to three drawers. Having a curio cabinet in bathroom could satisfy both transparent and secure arrangement lovers. Some of them have glass door to protect the items inside.
Those who want cabinet might have one more reasonable reason; they don’t want to drill any more nails to the wall. The debris should be cleaned after installation and the floating shelves will leaves mark after replacement. For all these reasons, people still want something that resemble a cabinet but doesn’t require additional space like any regular cabinet.
To answer this demand, you might choose etagere. It is normally installed on top of the toilet, expanding the storage for you. The design of etagere is varied; some have sliding doors on top, while others only delivered as open shelves. Choose one that will fit to your requirements. If you wish, find a service to make customized etagere for you. The cost might be higher, but the product is better.
5. Dangling Basket
In your small bathroom, you don’t have any space left on the floor. Installing cabinets or shelves on the wall are out of option, as the walls are fully occupied already. Unfortunately, some of your items desperately need a room. What could you do to make a space for these items? Putting them out in the other rooms are not a wise decision, either.
Have you ever considered installing a dangling basket? It only requires a hook on the ceiling and the basket itself. Since the basket looks like a strain, the wet toiletries will be able to get dry while placed inside. Be careful with your items, though. If you want to put heavy objects, make sure to drill the hook to truss part, not only the thin wood area.
6. Mirrored Storage
What is bathroom without a mirror? This item is a must have property in bathroom. People often install the mirror either above sink area or bath tub. In small bathroom, mirror also plays key role to make the space look bigger. This is why many tiny bathrooms install medium sized mirror on the wall. In addition to this function, you could make hidden storage cabinet, too.
Adding several inches in the back of the mirror won’t make big difference to the shadow projection. In fact, you don’t have to come closer to the mirror just to have a clearer look. The space between you and the mirror will be reduced, thus you could stand still and get better view.
The width of this mirrored storage is not too deep, but enough to keep bathroom supplies. Instead of having the swing door style, you could get the sliding door. It will be easier to operate and offer better visual, as swinging door requires a handle.
7. Mason Jar
Believe it or not, people often mention that they need more space when they actually need storage system to sort their belongings. In bathroom, there are plenty of small items. If they spread everywhere, you might not be able to find it when needed. Therefore, mason jar storage will help you to provide proper storage area.
For the jar, you can use empty jam jar or any other used glass jar in the kitchen. Only buy mason jar if you care a lot about unity of size and shape. Start working on the items immediately. Make sure each group has their own glass jar. Then, arrange them nicely on the sink or drill them to the wall.