Monday, 18 November 2013

Bathroom Organization and Storage Ideas

Does your bathroom suffer from a general lack of storage space? If so, you aren't alone. This is one of the most common design flaws in bathrooms. Homeowners will spend all of their time and energy focusing on the aesthetics of a bathroom without taking into account its storage options. Ultimately, this negatively impacts its function and style. The good news is that you can take some simple steps to better organize your bathroom while increasing its storage options; here's how:

Shadowbox Cubbyholes

One of my personal favorite storage solutions for the bathroom are shadowbox cubbyholes. Just as the name suggests, these are stylish three-dimensional shadowboxes installed on the wall (usually about 8-12 inches on each side). Rather than leaving them plain, or filling them with decorative accessories, you should consider using them for storage. Each shadowbox cubbyhole offers valuable storage space that can be used to hold towels, candles, cotton balls, or practically anything else you can think of.

Space Saver

With a name like "space saver," you can rest assured knowing this accessory will open up more storage space in your bathroom. So, what exactly is a space saver? While there are dozens of different kinds available for sale, ranging in material, size, construction and design, they are all centered around the same basic purpose -- to utilize the untapped space surrounding the toilet. Space savers are basically a shelving unit that slides in over the toilet, allowing for tons of extra storage space.

If you're going to purchase a space  saver for your bathroom, it's recommended that you choose a model that flow with the surrounding color palette and elements. Since space savers naturally create somewhat of a new focal point for the room, you'll want to ensure it matches and flows cohesively with the rest of your decor.

Install a New Vanity

Of course, you can always choose to install a larger, more accommodating vanity to increase the storage space in your bathroom as well. Some homeowners choose basic sink-only vanities with no storage options. While these models are naturally attractive with their rustic, vintage look, they aren't practical in today's age. A better solution is to install a vanity with a large cabinet area underneath the sink.

These are just a few of the many storage solutions available for the bathroom. Regardless of which one you choose, keep in mind that clutter will negatively affect both the function and decor of your bathroom. Rather than tossing dirty clothes or other items on the floor, try to get into the habit of placing them up.

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