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Small Bathroom Storage Ideas

Small Bathroom Storage Ideas: Making Every Inch Count

Ah, the eternal struggle of living in a space where everything feels just a smidge too cramped. Especially the bathroom. Whether you’re living in a vintage apartment or a contemporary house, you’ve probably had that sinking feeling when confronted by a small bathroom. But don’t throw in the towel yet! Here at Specialty Remodeling Inc, we’ve seen it all, and we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves. By the end of this read, you’ll see that a small bathroom doesn’t mean you have to compromise on storage or style.


  1. Utilizing Wall Space: When the Floor Says No, the Walls Say Go!

Have you ever looked around and thought, “If only I could use some of this empty wall space”? Well, you’re in luck, because wall space is prime real estate in a small bathroom. Consider installing floating shelves. They are nifty, elegant, and incredibly practical. You can put your decorative items on the top shelf and use the lower ones for your daily essentials. If you’re feeling a tad more adventurous, recessed cubbies between wall studs can do wonders. They’re like secret compartments for your toiletries. Remember, in this game of maximizing storage, every nook and cranny counts!


Floating Shelves

  • Purpose: Maximizes vertical storage without impeding floor space.
  • Material: Wooden, metallic, or glass.
  • Tips: Place them above the toilet or on any free wall. They’re perfect for storing towels, toiletries, and decorative items.

Wall-Mounted Cabinets

  • Purpose: Keeps essentials out of sight and maintains a clean look.
  • Material: Wooden, metallic, or plastic.
  • Tips: Install cabinets with mirrored doors. This serves a dual purpose – a mirror and storage.


  1. Over-The-Door Hooks & Racks: Beyond the Obvious

That space behind your bathroom door isn’t just for, well, the door. Over-the-door hooks and racks can be lifesavers. From hanging your robes to towels, or even a handy pouch for hair products, these tools maximize space in ways you might’ve never imagined. And the best part? Installation is a breeze. No muss, no fuss!


  • Purpose: To hang towels, robes, and clothing.
  • Material: Metal hooks or plastic racks.
  • Tips: Choose over-the-door hooks that match your bathroom’s aesthetic. Some come with multiple hooks or even shelves.


  1. Under-Sink Cabinets and Drawers: The Hidden Potential

Let’s face it, that space under the sink is usually a chaotic mess. But with a little love and organization, it can be turned into a storage goldmine. Consider fitting custom cabinets or drawers that curve around the plumbing. Throw in some dividers, and you’ve got a home for everything from cleaning supplies to spare toilet rolls.


  • Purpose: Capitalizes on underutilized space beneath the sink.
  • Material: Wood or metal.
  • Tips: Opt for modular under-sink organizers which can be adjusted to fit around plumbing.


  1. Over-The-Toilet Storage: Rising Above the Rest

It’s time to look upwards again. Over-the-toilet storage units are sleek, efficient, and an absolute godsend for small bathrooms. Opt for ones with a mix of open shelving and closed cabinets. This way, you can show off those plush towels and hide the less appealing essentials. It’s all about balance!


  • Purpose: Maximizes unused vertical space.
  • Material: Usually made of wood or metal.
  • Tips: Look for units with both open shelves and cabinets. This provides a mix of visible storage and concealed space.


  1. Corner Shelves and Units: Embracing the Awkward Spaces

Those awkward bathroom corners can be a goldmine of storage space. Ever thought about triangle-shaped corner shelves? They’re stylish and can snugly fit into corners, offering layers of storage. Additionally, rotating corner units can give you multiple shelves with a single spin.


  • Purpose: Fills otherwise unused bathroom corners.
  • Material: Tempered glass, wood, or metal.
  • Tips: Glass corner shelves are subtle and work well in smaller bathrooms, making them appear spacious.


  1. Magnetic Storage: It’s Like Magic, but Real

You’ve got metal scissors, tweezers, and nail clippers – all scattered somewhere. Enter magnetic strips: your small items’ new best friend. Attach a strip inside your medicine cabinet or on the wall, and voilà! You’ve got easy access to all those tiny tools that seem to play hide and seek.


  • Purpose: Store metallic items like tweezers, scissors, and bobby pins.
  • Tips: Attach a magnetic strip inside the cabinet door or on any wall. This keeps metal essentials organized and within reach.


  1. Shower Caddies: Elevate Your Shower Game

A well-organized shower caddy is the unsung hero of bathroom storage. Gone are the days of toppling shampoo bottles. Get a caddy that has adjustable shelves to accommodate tall bottles and one with hooks for loofahs and razors. Trust us; your showers will feel ten times more luxurious.


  • Purpose: Organizes shampoos, soaps, and other shower necessities.
  • Material: Plastic or rust-proof metal.
  • Tips: Opt for adjustable caddies that can fit bottles of different heights.


  1. Collapsible or Rolling Carts: On-the-Move Storage

Having a movable storage solution can be a game-changer. Collapsible or rolling carts are versatile and can be tucked away when not needed. They’re perfect for storing extra towels, skincare, or even those bath bombs you’ve been saving for a rainy day.


  • Purpose: Provides mobile storage solutions.
  • Material: Metal or plastic.
  • Tips: These can be tucked into tight spaces when not needed and easily moved around.


  1. Storage Ladders: Climbing to Neatness

For a touch of rustic charm, consider a storage ladder. Not only is it visually appealing, but it offers several rungs to hang towels, robes, or baskets of essentials. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to move and adjust.


  • Purpose: A stylish way to display towels and toiletries.
  • Material: Wood or metal.
  • Tips: Choose a ladder with deep steps to securely hold items.


  1. Pull-Out Hampers: Where the Used Towels Go to Rest

Instead of tripping over dirty laundry, invest in a pull-out hamper. They can be sleekly integrated into cabinets or under the sink, ensuring your used towels and clothes are out of sight until laundry day.


  • Purpose: Conceals dirty laundry.
  • Material: Fabric, plastic, or wicker.
  • Tips: Integrate a pull-out hamper inside a cabinet or under a counter.


Wrapping Up

We understand that tackling small bathroom storage can seem like a Herculean task. But with a bit of creativity, some elbow grease, and the right solutions, even the tiniest of bathrooms can be transformed into functional masterpieces.

And if you’re thinking, “I could use some professional help with this,” well, you’re in the right place. Specialty Remodeling Inc is here to bring your visions to life, ensuring that your bathroom is not just beautiful but also practical. Whether it’s installing cabinets or custom shelves, our team of experts has got you covered.

Ready to revamp your small bathroom? Call us or set an appointment with us, and let’s turn those storage dreams into reality!