Inspiration and DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas: Maximize Your Space

 
 

BATHROOM STORAGE IDEAS: MAXIMIZE YOUR SPACE

Towels, paper products, and toiletries take up a lot of space. So when it comes to bathroom storage ideas, you may want to think beyond conventional solutions. With some creativity and organization, it's possible transform a bathroom of any size into a practical space and a stunning room. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Start thinking about bathroom storage ideas before you finish remodeling.

Move the tub. Instead of putting the bathtub against a wall and wasting valuable shelving space, install it in the center of the room. A center tub is a striking design element, and makes perfect sense as a storage solution because it gives you access to all your walls. Surround the tub in colored tiles that are a few shades lighter or darker than the rest of your flooring, and you'll immediately draw the eye to the room's focal point.

Add slab shelves. Natural stone slabs can add an earthy flair to almost any bathroom. They are perfect for holding a variety of bathroom items, doubling as extra counter space wherever you put them. Natural stone is available in many beautiful variations that match up well with all kinds of tile.

Use the corners. Add shelving to any empty corners to get the most out of your space. Consider varying the material to make the shelves as decorative as they are functional. For example, tile that looks like wood can add warmth to your bathroom design. Or, choose glass tile to create a stunning mosaic effect. Incorporating these custom elements will help put a personal flair on your bathroom storage ideas.

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Build a nook. The space between wall studs is perfect for storage nooks. Before the walls are tiled, choose one or two spots for these built-in shelves. Narrow shelves are perfect for storing bottles, toothpaste and other tall, narrow items. Choose a tile color and pattern to make this design detail stand out. Both ceramic and porcelain tile come in a wide range of colors and styles, so you can get as creative as you want. If the rest of the bathroom is done in black or dark tile, try covering the nook with bright white or an eye-catching pastel tile. Change the tile pattern to make the spot even more distinct against the rest of the wall.

Implementing these bathroom storage ideas will help you maximize the space you already have. Good bathroom storage is functional and adds practical space, and taking time to think about its design will enhance the look and feel of the room.