When you are living in a small space, designing your bathroom becomes a huge challenge because you have to do it in a way that you will be able to make the most of the bathroom, especially when it comes to storage purposes. It even becomes more worrisome if you have a washing machine and dryer and yet you do not have a laundry room or space to conveniently keep these appliances and make use of them.
Open storage provides easy access to toiletries
In this case, your bathroom becomes the safest bet. No matter how small your bathroom might be, yours is not a hopeless case because with the right space saving ideas, you will be able to create roomy and functional storage units under and beside most of your bathroom fixtures including sinks, cabinetry and bathtub. Here are some of the creative ideas that will help you save space in your bathroom.
Create more storage under your bathroom sink
Install Under-Sink Shelving:
This idea entails open shelving being installed under the toilet sink to accommodate washed and dry towels, toiletry units for every member of the household and a towel rack for wet towels. Even the first aid box can fit into such shelving. One good thing about this type of shelving is that it does not necessarily have to take up any floor space. There are also already made roll-out under-sink drawers that are removable and helps you keep your bathroom organized in a minimal space.
Pullout under counter storage is great for accessories
Try adding shelving under your sink
Find hidden areas for your washer & dryer:
Knowing that yours is a small space, it is necessary that you get very creative in making out spaces for your appliances to be conveniently stored. For the washer and dryer, the space under a sink can be retrofitted to hold the two appliances. In order to achieve the best result with this idea, it is better to buy smaller washing machine and dryer so that they can easily fit into the space created for them.
Don’t have space for a washer and dryer?
Bathtub storage is functional & beautiful:
Having a bathtub in your small bathroom means taking up more space but if your tub is such that comes with empty surrounding areas by both sides, then it can ultimately serve as storage for most of your toiletries. Even washed and dried towels can be folded and kept in the spaces beside the bathtub. There are also customized designs that come with recessed handles by the sides of the tub which if pulled down, exhibits out-of-sight chrome baskets where you can keep a good number of your toiletries, bath supplies and other items needed in the bathroom.
Bathtub storage is essential and functional
Have it at the back of your mind as you remodel your bathroom that the more storage ideas you are able to create from the fixtures in your bathroom, including sinks and bathtubs, the more convenient your bathroom will be. Apart from being functional to the core, these designs are also aesthetically pleasing and will help you enjoy you bathroom that much more!
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