Our house is a good size at 2,500 square feet, yet it has three tiny bathrooms that are all lacking in storage space. I’m always looking for creative small bathroom ideas to maximize storage space . We remodeled the kids bath earlier this year and will post the reveal once the finishing touches are completed this winter. When we completed our huge main living area remodel a few years back, we took out one bedroom, a bedroom closet and the hall closet. We lost a lot of storage space, yet it really opened everything up and I don’t regret it at all.
I want to start working on our guest bathroom this winter and really want to have a pedestal sink. When we took out the hall closet with our main living area/kitchen remodel, guess where some of the contents went?….under the guest bath sink! I’ll have another storage shortage by putting in a pedestal sink, but I love them, it’s not a bathroom that gets used often and they’re inexpensive compared to a full vanity!
Here are some of the ideas I’ve found online to help me with my guest bath planning (that’d we’d actually use!), help Madi with storage ideas for her bathroom 3 girls share, and hopefully will inspire our readers for their projects. <3
Rolling Utility Cart
I LOVE rolling carts! They are so versatile and can be used for extra bathroom storage, as a nightstand, for desk storage or for craft/project storage. And if you truly don’t have space in your bathroom for one (maybe you share a bathroom with multiple people?), do what Madi does and she stores her bath products, make up, etc on the rolling cart in her bedroom and wheels it into the bathroom as needed.
She’s in the middle of a move, but will post how she organizes it after she’s fully moved in 🙂 Well, it used to be my rolling cart until she was short on bathroom storage and it mysteriously ended up at her place;). We bought it at IKEA for only $30! Ours is gray, but they also have cream and aqua–just cover with spray paint if you prefer a different color! You do need to assemble it yourself, but it was easy to do.
You can find the IKEA cart for a little bit higher if you don’t have IKEA near you.
Magnetic Board for Makeup
I keep a bookshelf in every single room for a reason, it adds instant storage for small spaces. While many bathrooms don’t have built-ins or are short on space (and people don’t typically put a narrow bookshelf in a bathroom-however, they technically could!), what you can do is add a couple extra shelves to the wall, get free-standing shelves, a ladder and also use a bath caddy to store shower supplies.
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Command hooks are AMAZING! They can hold heavier loads without having to put screws in the wall and “usually” can be removed without peeling off the paint. When you have a bathroom with tight storage, the best option is to create easy storage options on the walls themselves. Command hooks are perfect to hang a flat-iron or curling iron, for towels, a bathrobe, bathroom artwork or for hanging little baskets you can fill with supplies like bath toys, makeup, nail polish, or wash cloths.
The least expensive command hooks come in white plastic, they do have silver metal looking ones as well if you’re putting them in a spot where you want a nicer look.
Photo credit: WatchMeDIY.com
Tension rods cost a little less than command hooks, it just really depends on what your budget is and your living situation. Tension rods work just like shower curtain rods and you keep twisting between two points until the tension is great enough to hold the rod in its spot. These are perfect for making an easy bathroom curtain or could hang in a window with little baskets.
Small curtain rods are also a great option to hang galvanized containers or baskets, if you’re fine with screwing the rod into the wall.
Utensil Drawer for Bathroom Storage
My sweet hubby has a very nice wooden utensil drawer for his toiletries he bought off of Amazon. It’s honestly the BEST way to organize bathroom drawers! I am now wondering why he didn’t order one for me when he bought his….
Photo Credit: Good Housekeeping
Whether it’s acrylic containers, bbaskets galvanized tubs, using storage is a must-have for organization in the bathroom!
Depending on your situation, you might not be able to add a medicine cabinet. However, if you’re a home owner instead of renter, the extra space a medicine cabinet creates is amazing!
Some varieties are built into the walls themselves, others just hang above the vanity like a mirror.
Back of door storage
Don’t forget the space on the back of your bathroom door! Whether it’s hanging door hooks specific for that purpose, adding command hooks or adding a curtain rod, it’s an easy way
Here’s a similar look for less on Amazon:
Give every item a home and put things away where they go
This is one of my husband’s tips. His mama was very organized, and the key to her success was having a home for every single item in their house. If it doesn’t have a designated home, how do you know where to put it? That’s right, you don’t and your stuff ends up getting throw all over.
Photo Credit: Bliss at Home
Make Do With Less
This is honestly the best way to have enough space in any size bathroom! Just make do with less stuff and only keep what you honestly need and use. Going through your bathroom contents monthly is a great way to stay organized and keep up on expired make-up, empty boxes, or other products you no longer use.
We hope you enjoyed our small bathroom ideas and found some new ways to decorate your own space. <3 Jen and Madi