Design Advice

Creating More Bathroom Storage

In a space like a bathroom, it can sometimes feel like there’s not enough area to store everything that you need; especially if you’re in a house full of people. There are tons of ways to create extra space regardless of the size or layout of your bathroom. Here are just a few of the ways you can create more bathroom storage so you can make the most out of your space.

19Where Do You Need It Most?

Not everywhere in your bathroom will you need storage so it’s important to think about the vulnerable spots where you’ll need it most. Do some planning and put the storage in arm’s reach of the areas you’ll need to have these items accessible to you. The wall behind your bathtub is one such spot, so skip the art and use this space for practical items.


Custom built-ins can be lifesavers when it comes to bathroom storage, and can give you much more than you anticipated. Custom cabinets can be included in any type of home renovations, and will end up being money well spent once you make the most of every inch of your bathroom. There might be spaces that are a touch too small or laid out in a way that makes it difficult to include standing storage or shelving, that would be be used as custom shelving built into the wall itself.

Hang It Up!

It’s normal for space on your counters of floors to get taken up quickly, even shelves so consider hanging up some of your items instead. You can think of ways to make this hanging also an artistic statement, part of the whole aesthetic of your bathroom in addition to freeing up some extra space for storing items

9Store Upwards

The space in most bathrooms will be limited to some degree, so think of creative ways you can make use of the height of your bathroom when the width starts to get a little bit tight. Every bathroom has lower cabinets, but who’s to say you can’t have upper cabinets as well? Make use of that wall space along the top half of your bathroom for upper storage that extends beyond a medicine cabinet. You can use it to store items you use on a daily basis like toiletries and skin care, and keep the lower shelves items like cleaning supplies.

Multi-Purpose Furniture

It’s not uncommon to see some extra furniture in bathrooms, as the current trend is leaning more and more towards creating a living space vibe in these areas. That being said, it’s important for these items to do double and even triple duty so it’s more than just a pretty addition to your bathroom space. Benches are already very common in bathrooms, but try to go with ones that offer storage options for some small essentials that can be accessed quickly and easily.