Bathroom Storage Ideas
Even a small bath can store more with smart storage solutions like these.
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A recessed tile-lined niche in the bathroom shower provides storage that doesn't get in your way but is easy to reach. This shower niche wraps around a corner for a bit of extra room for shampoos, soaps, a razor, and other necessities.
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Equip your vanity cabinet with slide-out tiered shelves and you'll never dig around blindly again. Line the trays with rubber shelf liner cut to size for a pretty finish. Caddies and acrylic boxes keep small items sorted. A simple hook and hanger keep a small tote upright and within reach.
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Why store towels in a hallway linen closet when you can keep them less than an arm's reach away? This built-in shelving unit extends from the tub deck to the ceiling for storing towels and toiletries so bathers can easily grab one and step out. Baskets on the lower shelf keep clutter out of sight.
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The backs of cabinet doors are full of unused storage space. Attach shallow caddies to the back of a cabinet to add storage for everything like hand soap, cotton balls, and cleaning supplies. Label each shelf to make sure toiletries stay separate from other bathroom supplies.
Storage in a Small Bath
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A recessed, mirrored medicine cabinet remains a sensible storage solution, placing daily needs right in front of you. Opening the door to this cabinet reveals a pretty mirrored interior with glass shelves -- the mirrors reflect light and brighten the inside so it’s easier to see the contents.
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Go vertical with storage. Use a vintage ladder or one specifically made for bathrooms to hang towels. The height of the ladder will break up the monotony of the room and provide more storage.
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If you have the space, a freestanding cabinet -- or two -- is your best stand-in for a linen closet. Save money by looking for unfinished cabinetry at home centers, or snag a great piece at a yard sale. Keep everything neat and tidy within the cabinet by storing elements in separate bins, baskets, or containers.
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Recessed, open shelves occupy often-wasted wall space in this soaking tub alcove. Lining the recess with white-painted tongue-and-groove boards make it a charming cottage-style asset for the bath.
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Open shelves provide easy access to needed items and are cleverly tucked into a sliver of space between the shower and a wall. Baskets corral like belongings, and labels on each shelf ensure everything goes back to its rightful place.
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Avoid countertop clutter by placing toiletries and other everyday bathroom essentials in baskets on shelves. Group supplies in each basket for a specific task, person, or time of day.
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Borrowing a bit of space between wall studs at the end of this vanity countertop brings storage to your fingertips. Leaving the bottom of the recess open creates a handy parking space for a few extra hand towels. The cabinet above harbors shelves for baskets of bathroom belongings.
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Keep soiled towels and clothing off the bathroom floor with a hidden spot for laundry. This cabinet door tilts out to reveal two hampers -- one labeled for laundry and another for dry cleaning. Handles on each hamper make transporting them a breeze.
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Keep supplies for specific tasks in one easy-to-transport carrier. Store it on a shelf and lift it out when you need it. Here, mani and pedi supplies fit into one portable mail sorter.
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Ordinarily reserved for kitchens and dining rooms, a colorful hutch adds a splash of personality and plenty of storage to this bathroom.
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Strategically located in a bathroom, a wooden chair offers a simple, warm welcome and a place to sit, as well as a spot for resting a small stack of towels. Position the chair near the bathtub or shower so the towels are within arm's reach.