April 2021-SIDLER, INSIDE REFLECTIONS – Small, Cramped Bathroom? Functional Storage Options!
DO YOU HAVE A CRAMPED AND SMALL BATHROOM SPACE?
Let’s take a look at 8 storage options for your small bathroom space!
Some homeowners live in smaller homes or living spaces for a number of reasons whether, it is to downsize or due to affordability, or wanting to live a more minimalist lifestyle. And there are homeowners who live in larger spaces with more than one bathroom. Whatever the size or configuration of a living space; this can influence the size of your bathroom.
For example in a smaller living space, the bathroom size will be much smaller and a tighter fit for room. In a larger home with more than one bathroom there will often be one small sized bathroom or a half bathroom. In both scenarios, this creates a cramped bathroom space with little room to store all of your bathroom necessities and toiletries.
So, we are going to explore some design elements you can add to your bathroom to create both storage options as well as, keeping the smaller footprint from looking cramped.
VERTICAL STORAGE AND UTILIZING WALL SPACE
One of the best ways to maximize storage space without overwhelming your bathroom is to utilize tall, narrow storage units.
You can add free-standing units equipped with shelves, cabinets or drawers, which can all provide ample storage space for most of your bathroom essentials without taking up a lot of floor space. Your open wall space in a bathroom is prime real estate to implement storage as well. You can install built-in storage surface mounted or recessed into the wall such as linen closets or have large wall-to-wall vanities with cabinets and drawers.
Or install a mirror that has storage functionality. Utilize the wall space and install a tall (5 feet tall) mirrored medicine cabinet, which can be surface or recessed, mounted. You get a ‘two for one’ functional addition to your bathroom with both a full-length mirror….