What To Do With That Small Bathroom?!

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Is your bathroom small? It’s the worst, isn’t it? I bought my DREAM HOME back in July and the master bathroom I found out used to be the walk in closet… explains SO MUCH!!!!!

Unfortunately, small bathrooms are very common, and are usually the smallest rooms in the house (besides linen closets…which I will TOTALLY write about soon). I can almost bet that it almost always feels cramped and tight in there. Although the square footage doesn’t change, a change of organization and storage space can make a drastic change to how your bathroom feels.  Here are a few tips and tricks to make your bathroom space feel more functional and spacious.

  •  Medicine Cabinet
    If you have a regular mirror, replacing it with one that includes a medicine cabinet and provide further storage space. You can really get creative here… I have seen some Pinterest worthy ideas where they actually build a medicine cabinet into the wall between the studs and put a hinged mirror on the exterior as the door.  Cool huh?! Sign me up!!! I’m all about hiding the things that dont need to be seen in a bathroom… you know what I mean? 🙂

  • Shelving

    I get excited when I talk about shelving.  I literally could not talk enough about how much I LOVE floating shelves on wall.

    If you have free space above your toilet, vanity, or other another empty part of the wall, install shelving units. Purchase a few decorative baskets to maximize shelf space.  This is another area where you can Pinterest to your hearts content and get some really creative ideas.  A shelf with a bar below it and you can hang a few baskets to hold things or stagger the shelves so you can maximize the space and add wall decor to complete the look.  So many viable options with shelving, its basically a no-brainer!

    Photo by Jonny Caspari on Unsplash
    Photo by Jonny Caspari on Unsplash
  • Hooks
    With a few decorative hooks, in a style of your preference, you can declutter by placing a couple on the back of the door to hang towels or robes. Perhaps one or two right next to each end of the shelving unit you just installed.

    I have been to several of the “home” stores recently and one of the big things I am seeing are the Knob-style hooks.  They look like doorknobs or big buttons that you hang things on.  This is cool especially for an eclectic or shabby chic decorative style that serves as dual purpose.  It is functional because you can hang things on them and its decorative because it is on the wall so when not being used for hanging, you have something cool to look at!

  • Towel Racks 
    A rack installed inside of you shower can save you space and convenience, also adding an additional shower bar above the original will work nicely. Another idea is installing a few racks a couple of feet above each other or right next on another. If you have an excessive amount of towels, store some of them away in the bedroom closet or get one of the layered towel racks that hang behind the door.  You can get 4 or 5 towels nicely put away but still reachable when needed by using the space behind the door!

  • Vanity with Cabinet
    I have come across plenty of pedestal sinks in small bathrooms, but if you want save some space, add some storage, and upgrade the look of your bathroom at the same time, a vanity cabinet will definitely do the trick. This provides space to put things like toilet paper or cleaning supplies away and out of sight.