5 Ways To Utilize Hidden Space In Your Bathroom
By Olivia Mungal
Have you ever heard the phrase “Out of sight, out of mind”? There’s more to it than meets the eye. Many of the items that accumulate in our bathrooms seem necessary and sit out in the open, causing clutter. Luckily, we can show you how to utilize a lot of hidden space in your bathroom to make it feel a lot more spacious and functional.
Find Your Niche
Making use of the space inside the walls is one of the best ways to maximize storage in a small bath. You can create pockets between your studs to hide unsightly toiletries or even your toilet plunger.
Recessed shelves or towers can even be added to showers to store shampoo and keep it out of the way.
Do you find your personal effects cluttering up your vanity top? Especially if your bathroom is lacking a vanity with available shelves, it may be a good idea replace your plate glass mirror with a practical medicine cabinet. You can have your medicine cabinet recessed into the wall to save space. Once the appropriate style is installed in your home, open it to conceal personal toiletries, hair brushes, tubes of tooth paste, and other eye sores that might otherwise get left out.
There are even magnetic organizers you can fit against the back of your medicine cabinet, so you don’t find yourself losing smaller items like tweezers, nail clippers, or hair ties.
Up, Up, and Away
The space above your toilet almost always goes wasted, but it presents the perfect opportunity for shelving. You can install recessed shelves, bathroom cubbies, or find bathroom furniture to hang over your toilet, but it makes a great place to put extra toilet paper or spare shampoo bottles.
What’s Behind Door #1?
If soggy towels are eating up your wall space, try installing towel racks on the back of the door. This will keep your towels off the floor and leave them able to dry properly without being an eye sore.
If you don’t want to make any permanent changes to your bathroom door, there are also plenty of towel hooks you can hang directly from the door itself so you don’t have to drill into your bathroom door.
Over and Out
Even if you don’t have exceptionally tall ceilings, the area above your door often goes forgotten. Installing a toiletries shelf over your bathroom door is simple and gives you plenty of extra storage space up and out of the way.