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Let’s face it, in life we have to work with the space that we have. Nothing is more stressful than trying to fit all of your bathroom needs into one space. If you have a grand suite…pat yourself on the back because a good space can be hard to find. Have a tiny john? Do not be discouraged. You can make it work! Here are three space solutions for a compact bathroom.
Problem #1: Not Enough Storage
The biggest problem in a small bathroom is ample storage. Pedestal sinks are a great space saver, but do not provide room for stow away items. So how can you maximize your bathroom’s storage without making it feel to cramped?
Solution: Utilize Your Wall Space
Utilize your wall space with shelving for towels and toiletries. With shelving, there are so many placement options. Install shelves side by side to achieve a linear extension of the space. To lengthen the room, space each shelf ontop of each other. Whatever you decide, shelving units are an excellent choice for bathroom walls as they are minimal and do not consume too much space.
Problem #2: Too Many Bottles
If only we could be satisfied with one shampoo and conditioner bottle. Unfortunately, various hair and skincare products entice us so much that we don’t have enough space to store them in the bathroom.
Solution: Shower Baskets
Corner shower baskets are the perfect accessory to house toiletries without consuming too much space. Use a small basket for soaps and other minute items. Larger baskets are perfect for haircare products and other big items. If your space permits try incorporating horizontal baskets that combine space for both soap and beauty products. Another classic shower accessory is the over the shower head caddy. This linear unit functions as easy access storage for most of your shower needs.
Problem #3: Not Enough Wall Space
Do you have such cramped wall space in your bathroom that shelving is not an option? Or do existing units like surface mounted medicine cabinets and over the toilet compartments close in your bathroom space?
Solution: Recessed Storage Units
Most medicine cabinets have a depth of four inches. Rather than mount them on the wall try recessing them for hidden storage. By removing surface mounted units you take away any bulkiness from the room. Some cabinets are the perfect fit above sinks and vanities while others are taller to house bathroom linens. Please note: Be sure to have a professional diagnose the inside of your walls to see if you have space for a recessed cabinet.