Big Ideas for Small Bathroom Storage

Don’t be discouraged by your small bathroom. With a bit of creativity, the options for finding inexpensive storage solutions are plentiful.
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March 23, 2015
By: Michele C Hollow
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Minimal Space

This under-the-sink storage unit is mounted to the wall, takes up little space, and holds oversized towels and toiletries. It’s decorative as well as functional. Design by Sean Murphy for

Toilet Paper to the Ceiling

A transplanted New Yorker, now living in California, pays homage to New York City’s subways with this tiny powder room. From Olive Juice Design, the homeowner wanted space to store toilet tissue. The recessed shelf offers plenty of storage from floor to ceiling.

Storage Step Stool

Bright colors pop on a white background. The colorful ABC six-piece towel set from Kassatex Bambini for Wayfair, works perfectly against the porcelain sink and white storage units. The step stool, which is perfect for kids to reach the sink, can hold bath toys, soaps, bubble bath and other products.

Hidden Storage

Don’t forget about the inside of your cabinet doors to hold extra storage. This Kraftmaid vanity storage rack doesn’t take up too much space, and it holds a lot. It’s perfect for hair dryers and other items you want within easy reach.

Within Reach

Neat and near are towels and toiletries in this bathtub with built-in shelving units from MTI Baths. Built-in storage is ideal for small bathrooms.

Easy to Spot

These inexpensive handmade tags let you know exactly what’s inside these decorative bins, which were designed by DIYer Marty Walden of Marty's Musings.

New Uses for Old Items

This red lantern was too pretty to throw out. So interior designer Jill Valeri of The Welcome Home Interior Design Solutions polished it up and found that it looked good enough to display in her bathroom. Bonus? It can even hold a few extra rolls of toilet tissue.

Keep Kids Occupied

This adjustable bath storage basket from Kid Co. will keep you and your kids entertained while they are in the tub. It's lightweight and easy to clean. Plus, it holds lots of toys, bubble bath, soap and a washcloth.

Repacked and Repurposed

This French wine barrel from Premier Copper Products originally came from a winery in Napa, CA. The barrel has been disassembled, cleaned and reassembled by a master woodworker. The base is ample enough to hold cleaning products and toiletries.

A Place for Makeup and More

Wonder where you placed that lip gloss? Everything, even small items, are easy to find in this handy vanity drawer storage from Kraftmaid.

The Perfect Cube

It’s boxy and small enough to fit in tight quarters, yet this shelving unit from Closetmaid holds a lot of bathroom essentials.

Cutting the Clutter

This DIY wall-mounted bathroom magazine rack was built by Jessica Bruno of Four Generations One Roof. She built it in only a couple of hours to keep her husband’s magazines off the bathroom floor.

Storage for Odd Spaces

This child’s bathroom is long and narrow, which makes it perfect for these cabinets from Kraftmaid to hold lots of towels, toiletries and toys.

A Closet to Show Off

The overall bathroom may be small, but the closet holds so much that you will want to show it off. The shelving is built to fit and can be adjusted, so it can fit in a variety of spaces, both large and small. Courtesy of Closetmaid

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