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Bathroom Storage Ideas

POSTED ON Saturday, March 30, 2019 IN Bathroom

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Take spring cleaning to the next level by upgrading your storage

Winter has come and gone. Well, maybe it is holding on a bit longer than anyone would like, but spring fast approaches, nonetheless. And with the arrival of spring comes the annual tradition that homeowners everywhere partake in, either consciously or reflexively: spring cleaning.

Where to start? Your bathroom is as good as any place to let the cleaning commence. But perhaps this spring you want to take it a step further and make some changes to how you organize that space. Better storage can make a world of difference in your bathroom, especially if you don’t have as much space to work with as other rooms in your home.

The trick is to reduce clutter, rather than create it. But how? The good news is that you have plenty of storage solutions that can add function and style to your bathroom.

Bathroom Sink Cabinets

What is the first thing you notice when you walk into a bathroom? Generally, the bathroom sink cabinet, otherwise known as a vanity, is among the first things to grab your attention. Not only can it make for a lasting first impression, but it also serves an important functional purpose.

Bathroom sink cabinets can set the tone for the rest of the bathroom, at least in terms of aesthetic, but our focus here is on the additional storage possibilities. Enclosed cabinets allow for you to keep your everyday toiletries and other bathroom accessories out of sight. If you have a large enough vanity, they can even be used to store larger items, like linens and towels.

The extra storage provided by bathroom sink cabinets can be especially appealing to homeowners with children. The more people you have using a space, the easier it is for that space to become cluttered with the accumulating items of each person.

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These cabinets can be customized based on size, styles, and colors. If you don’t have a bathroom sink cabinet or are not satisfied with the one that you have now, you’re missing out on the benefits of a practical storage space that can keep your bathroom neat and clean.

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Linen Cabinets

Linen cabinets open up your bathroom to a world of possibilities in terms of organization.

Unlike the aforementioned bathroom sink cabinets, which are purchased together with a corresponding sink, linen cabinets are a standalone item. They can be made in different sizes to accommodate the extra storage space needs of even an average size bathroom.

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Linen cabinets can be tall or wide and open or enclosed, but their essential purpose is to store and maintain the freshness and cleanliness of your towels, sheets, and other linens. With that said, they can ultimately store whatever you need, from household supplies and cleaners to toiletries and other items. It may also depend on the combination of shelves and drawers.

Fortunately, there are a number of linen cabinet styles from which to choose, both in terms of functionality and aesthetic. More traditional bathroom linen cabinets are made from wood and can feature detailed carving and molding for an ornate look and feel. Modern bathroom linen cabinets tend to favor utility over style, with a sleek design that emphasizes straight lines.

No matter the style of linen cabinet you decide is ideally suited to your bathroom, they are almost certain to be an extremely useful addition to the space.

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Medicine Cabinets

The purpose of bathroom storage is help you clear the clutter from your counters. Medicine cabinets can alleviate the amount of space available on your counters and in your other storage spaces. These offer ideal storage space for the items you need to keep on hand in the bathroom, including toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, and more. Medicine cabinets also act as another mirror for your daily routine, where you can shave or apply your makeup.

Tiffany Bathroom Storage with Medicine Cabinets

Central to the appeal of medicine cabinets are their versatility. There are a number of different styles to choose from, depending on your personal needs, the style of your bathroom, or the amount of space with which you have to work. For bathrooms where space is scarce, a corner medicine cabinet can provide the most efficient use of that limited space. It works especially well when paired with a specialty vanity tucked underneath in the same corner.

Open shelf medicine cabinets provide a more contemporary design, incorporating your toiletries and accessories into the look and feel of the space rather than concealing them. Opening shelving, in general, is a growing trend among homeowners look to add a touch of style.

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Wall Cabinets

No inch is off limits when it becomes to maximizing the space in your bathroom. When there is no more room on the floor for storage, look to the walls.

Sometimes referred to as “floating cabinets,” wall cabinets are mounted to the wall with no legs, thus creating the appearance of a “floating” storage unit. Wall cabinets have only grown in popularity in recent years, in large part because they can add personality to the space, regardless of the existing color scheme and layout of your bathroom.

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With different compartments on the interior, wall cabinets can store and conceal a variety of bathroom items and provided an organized look in doing so.

There are different types of wall cabinets to suit your needs and help save space. Recessed wall cabinets are particularly adept at the latter. Curio bathroom wall cabinets, with glass in the doors to showcase the interior shelving, provide a more stylish and decorative touch. You can also choose between wood and metal wall cabinets, depending on your preference.

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Floating Shelves

Like open shelving, floating shelves are a popular storage solution for today’s homeowners, regardless of whether they are working with a small or large bathroom. Standing shelves can often look outdated and cluttered, and you should not have to compromise the style and decor of your bathroom for the simple sake of additional storage space.

Floating shelves are a contemporary type of storage that can enhance a variety of different spaces in your home, but are particularly suited to the bathroom, where horizontal surfaces and square footage are frequently on the small end of the spatial spectrum.

Designed to appear attached to the wall but without requiring the use of brackets or braces, floating shelves are simple but effective. They also serve a dual purpose, as a functional storage unit and an artful addition to your decor. Whether you choose to use them for storage, display, or organization purposes, they can be sleek, sophisticated, and even fun shelving.

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It not might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of bathroom storage, but a laundry hamper can be an effective tool for organization.

Long gone are the days of laundry chutes. You need somewhere to put all your dirty clothes at the end of the day, especially if you’re sharing a home with multiple people.

Laundry hampers help create a bathroom that is clean and sanitary. Rather than having dirty clothes strewn all over the bathroom floor, encouraging the growth of bacteria, stuff them into a hamper where they can be safely stored until you’re ready to do a load of laundry.

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be an annual tradition. What if you were able to keep your bathroom clean and organized all year round? There are storage solutions that can make that a reality for your home. To get started on finding that extra storage space for your bathroom, visit our nearest showroom to talk to a designer and see our products up close and in person.


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