You know that sliver of awkward space in your bathroom? Pump up its storage capacity with these quick and easy solutions.

By Katie Bandurski
September 29, 2016

Make the most out of a small, narrow bathroom by using the walls to amp up storage space. These creative ideas will help you conquer crowded countertops, create a makeshift linen closet, or make up for a lack of laundry space. Each storage solution is easy to complete and budget-friendly. And no matter which projects you choose, rest assured that your bathroom is on its way to storing more.

Float Away

Keep valuable or fragile items away from a slippery sink with a shallow shelf. This floating ledge corrals perfume bottles and other breakables, and adds style to the space with chic accents. Mount the shelf so it's out of the way but still accessible. 

Hang On

Say good-bye to bulky towel racks. A simple hook works just as well. This sleek chrome version attaches to the wall with a suction cup. Designate a towel hook for every family member. For added elegance, mark each hook with a monogram. 

Take a Seat

Nestle a sleek stool and wastebasket between your double vanities. You are not only making use of an awkward space with this arrangement, but also keeping two bathroom necessities away from foot traffic. Look for narrow pieces that won't stick out past the vanities.

Brush Up

Makeup brushes can be tricky to store, especially since they need space to dry after cleaning. Wall-mounted containers attached with suction cups are the perfect solution. Look for similar pieces to hold hair dryers, straighteners, and other items that usually hog precious drawer space.

Cute Cubbies

A slim tower is the perfect spot to stash morning essentials. Place often-used and tall items on top for easy access. Then, slip shelf inserts into a middle cubby and roll towels for maximum linen storage. Colorful bins house unsightly items, like extra rolls of toilet paper.

For the Love of Laundry

It's easy to turn unused space in the bathroom into a mini laundry station. Stash detergent and stain fighters in a wall-mounted bin, then install a drying rack. A narrow lidded hamper fits in the space between two vanities.


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