Small Bathroom Storage Solutions

Find unique ideas and clever solutions for creating extra storage in the bathroom.

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Contain It

Use baskets, bins and trays to stay organized (especially in a kid's bathroom). An inexpensive cutlery tray can be used to hold to make up, combs and tubes. Plastic shoe boxes are great for stashing ointments – and if they leak, you can easily rinse out the box. Keep hairbrushes and combs in tall, narrow vases.

Not Enough Counter Space?

Install a ledge-style shelf over the sink and underneath the mirror. It won't take up a lot of space but it will provide extra surface for laying out cosmetics and toiletries when you're getting ready.

Shallow Can Be Suitable

Don't think you have enough space to install a shelf? Think again. Even a narrow shelf can help alleviate storage issues. Bottles and jars only need a few inches of shelf space. Place hooks on the underside of the shelves to hang towels and washcloths.

Make it Reflective

If you are building a DIY shelving unit, consider using clear glass shelves with mirrored backs. It will make the room appear more open and less cluttered.

Look for Character

Comb antique markets and yard sales for unusual ways to stash your stuff – try bushel baskets, old milk boxes, cookie tins and tool boxes.

Great Creative With Wall Storage

A wooden barrel is sliced into four pieces, dividers are added then they were hung on the wall to hold towels, toilet tissue and products.

Hang Furniture

What was once a small side table with storage is now a handy medicine cabinet.

Use All Your Vertical Space

Fill open wall space with floating shelves. They're readily available at big retailers, inexpensive and easy to install.