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31 Bathroom Storage Ideas: Maximizing Small Bathroom Spaces

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A variety to practical bathroom storage ideas and ways to maximize space in a small bathroom without the need for major construction and that do not involve tearing down walls.

Some of these are a given, but they are listed in case other’s haven’t come across such ideas. Click through for storage ideas for small bathrooms.

Maximizing Small Bathroom Spaces

Freestanding Storage

Wasted floor space. If you happen to have a tiny nook somewhere in your bathroom that you can spare use some of the following:

  • Rolling Shelf/Cart: A rolling shelf or cart is a versatile and mobile storage solution that can be easily moved around to fit your needs. Use it to store towels, toiletries, or even as a portable makeup station.
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  • Book Shelf: Consider adding a bookshelf outside your bathroom door to hold items like folded towels, decorative items, and even a small potted plant.
  • Cabinet: A tall skinny cabinet can offer storage for items you use the most. Look for one with multiple shelves and possibly drawers for optimal organization.
  • Ladder Towel Rack: Ladder-style towel racks are not only great for hanging towels but also great for draping baskets or storage containers. This adds both style and functionality to your bathroom.
  • Ladder with Basket Storage: Take the ladder concept a step further by using one with built-in baskets or grab some baskets here. It’s perfect for stowing away extra toilet paper, cleaning supplies, or towels.
  • Small Stool: A small stool can serve as a versatile addition to your bathroom. We have the first one below to hold my favorite Turkish towels.
  • Tiered Storage: Tiered storage stands provide multiple levels of shelving, making it easy to keep your bathroom essentials organized without taking up too much floor space. Use a shelf for each person.
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  • Mirror with Shelf: Upgrade your mirror to one with an integrated shelf. It’s a great spot for toothbrushes and small toiletries.
  • Medicine Cabinet: Don’t underestimate the utility of a medicine cabinet. It offers a concealed storage option for medications, beauty products, and more.
  • Rotating Tier Rack: A rotating tiered rack can maximize the use of corner spaces in your bathroom. It’s ideal for storing small items like cosmetics, toiletries, and accessories.
  • Wall Cabinet: Install a wall-mounted cabinet above your bathroom sink or toilet to take advantage of vertical space without sacrificing your precious floor space.

No Bathroom Niche?

If your bathroom lacks a designated storage niche or closet, don’t worry. There are still plenty of creative solutions to explore.

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If your bathroom happens to have a walk-in shower, the above shower shelf is a nice piece to incorporate to add extra storage.

  • Shower Caddy on Shower Head: Utilize your shower head by hanging a shower caddy to keep shampoos, soaps, and other bathing essentials organized and within reach.
  • Vertical Shower Caddy: If you have limited shower shelf space, consider a vertical shower caddy that attaches to your shower wall. It’s perfect for housing all your shower products.
  • Shower Curtain with Storage: Invest in a shower curtain with built-in pockets or compartments to store everything from razors to bath toys. It’s a discreet way to add extra storage to your bathroom.

Take Advantage of Wall Space

Maximizing your bathroom storage also means making the most of your vertical surfaces.

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  • Hooks: Install hooks on the wall or the back of the bathroom door to hang towels, robes, and even small baskets. , peg rails
  • Baskets: Hang decorative baskets on the wall or place one like this basket on the floor to store towels, toilet paper, and other bathroom essentials. It’s a functional and aesthetically pleasing option.

Use Doors

Don’t forget the back of your bathroom door as a potential storage area.

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  • Hanging Organizer: Hang an over-the-door organizer to store toiletries, cleaning supplies, or even hair accessories.
  • Hanging Rack: A hanging rack with hooks can be used to hang towels, robes, and other items you want to keep within easy reach.

Use Trays

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  • Bath Tray: Place a bath tray across your bathtub to hold a book or bath essentials for a relaxing soak.
  • Simple Tray: Place a simple tray on your sink to organize small items like brushes, combs, and lotions.

Take Advantage of the Space Above the Toilet

The area above your toilet can provide valuable storage space.

  • Towel Holder: Install a towel holder or rack on the wall above the toilet to keep towels within reach. I search high and low and found the first towel holder above. It holds our towel and has a tiny shelf on the top for whatever you need. We simply place 3 rolls of toilet paper on it.
  • Wall Shelf: Add a wall-mounted shelf to display decorative items or store extra toilet paper, toiletries, and towels.
  • Storage Ladder: Use a storage ladder to hang towels or baskets filled with bathroom supplies.
  • Put a Basket on the Toilet: Place a decorative basket on the toilet tank to store magazines, spare rolls of toilet paper, or other small items.

Under the Sink Space

Make the most of the space under your bathroom sink with these clever storage solutions.

  • Sink Skirt: Hide clutter under the sink with a sink skirt that adds a touch of elegance to your bathroom decor.
  • Tier Shelves: If you rather not have a sink shirt, some tiered shelves under the sink cabinet to maximize vertical storage space for cleaning supplies and toiletries.
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  • Sink Organizer: Consider using stackable or modular organizers to keep cleaning supplies and personal care products neat and tidy. It doubles the amount of storage. I have the first tiered shelves below and they come with liners.
  • Adhesive Hooks: Attach adhesive hooks to the inside of the cabinet door to hang hair dryers, curling irons, or even cleaning brushes.
  • Hanging Cabinet Door Organizer: A hanging organizer attached inside a cabinet door can store smaller items like makeup, razors, or dental care products.
  • Lazy Susan: Use a lazy Susan turntable under the sink to access items more easily.
  • Spray Bottle Holders: Install hooks or holders on the cabinet door to secure spray bottles and cleaning solutions.
  • Bins: Utilize plastic bins or baskets to separate and organize items under the sink, making them easier to access.

As you explore these storage ideas for small bathrooms, keep in mind that a combination of these solutions can work wonders in optimizing your bathroom space. Whether you’re working with a tiny half-bath or a compact full bathroom, these creative ideas will help you declutter and create a more organized and inviting space.

Remember, maximizing your bathroom space doesn’t always require a sledgehammer and a complete overhaul. Sometimes, it’s the little changes that make a big difference. So, go ahead, get creative, and transform your small bathroom into a well-organized oasis.

As a bonus tip:

  • Organization is the key to maximizing any space. No matter the size of your bathroom, it’s essential to find storage solutions that work for your needs.

Okay so that’s it! I know this list was probably huge but I wanted to include as much helpful contact as possible. I hope this list is helpful for those looking for bathroom storage ideas for a small bathroom or any size bathroom really.

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