Lack of bathroom storage is the most common complaint that people have with their bathrooms. If you don’t have a linen closet in your bathroom, your storage space is going to be limited to your medicine cabinet and your under the sink cabinets. And if you have a pedestal sink, you won’t even have the cabinets. What should you do?
There are several ways to solve your bathroom storage problems. Shelves, cabinets, racks and hooks can all be used effectively to increase your storage space. But what type of storage is best for you? Read on to find out the pros and cons of each of these types of bathroom storage.
Racks and Hooks
Using the back of your bathroom door for hanging extra towel racks and hooks is a great way to give yourself a little extra space. Hooks can be used to hang towels, robes, and other clothing. You can buy small shower caddies to hang from the racks that will give you a place to store some of your extra soap, air freshener, or bathroom cleaning products. Hooks and racks won’t give you a ton of extra bathroom storage space, but they are inexpensive and easy to install. They are a great solution for those who only need a little bit of extra space.
Bathroom Storage Shelves
Shelving is a good solution for those who need a lot of storage space, but don’t have much extra room in their bathroom. There are several types of shelving you can buy. Hanging shelves, freestanding shelves, and shelving that fits over the back of your toilet will all provide you with lots of extra storage space. Hanging shelving will take up the least amount of room, but will also give you the least amount of storage space. Shelving that fits over the back of your toilet will give you more storage space than hanging shelving, and it also makes great use of all of that wall space above your toilet that isn’t being used. Freestanding shelving will give you the most amount of storage space, but will also take up a significant amount of space.
Bathroom Storage Cabinets
A bathroom storage cabinet is a good alternative for those who need a lot of extra storage space, and have room to spare in their bathroom. Bathroom storage cabinets are extremely versatile. They come in just about every shape and size you could imagine. A full size storage cabinet will give you a lot of storage space, but it takes up a lot of room, and it can make your bathroom feel crowded. Smaller storage cabinets won’t make the room feel quite so crowded. If you have a pedestal sink, you might consider replacing it with a vanity that has a storage cabinet underneath. This process can be expensive and time consuming, but be worth it in the long run. You will get more bathroom storage without taking up a lot of space.
No matter what type of bathroom storage you choose, it can be matched to your bathroom décor. Bathroom storage comes in all types of wood, wicker, and plastic and metal. If you have a copper sinks in your bathroom, for instance, you can find beautiful metal shelving units that will blend in with your sinks.
Tip of the Day:
Don’t worry if you can’t find the perfect color shelves or cabinets. Usually a few coats of paint can take care of it. Keep in mind, if you are taking a dark colored cabinet or shelf and painting it white to match your white bedroom furniture it may take several coats of paint to completely cover the dark color. A quick coat of a quality primer will help cover the dark color and will ensure that your paint will wear well, especially in a humid environment like a bathroom.