So much attention is given to the prominent features in a bathroom. Heated marble floors, dual-head chrome shower heads, ultra-efficient water fixtures, and beautiful lighting are important, but there is more to the perfect bath than what you can see.
Storage and organization can make or break an otherwise beautiful bathroom. While planning whether you want a hammered copper vessel sink or spa jets in the shower, give some thought to how the room will function. Organization isn’t always a glamorous part of the bath, but a well-organized room will make you love it even more.
Here are four organization options that can make the time you spend in your bathroom easier and we've got lots more bathroom ideas on Pinterest.
Medicine Cabinets Offering Bathroom Organization Ideas
Why are medicine cabinets always so shallow? Everything that you might like to store there isn’t necessarily small, so it makes better sense to have ample depth instead of the typical tiny spaces and skinny shelves.
A mix of storage components around the vanity gives you more options. You can add a cabinet in a side wall as well as behind mirrors, but think of how useful open shelves and drawers would be if you had them, too.
While this might look like a pricey built-in, the same look can come from stock cabinets and special trim molding to tie it all together.
Bath Towels Where You Use Them
Which is more convenient? Bath towels in a closet wherever the closet happens to be? Or towels stored right beside the place where you’ll use them?
Bathroom linen closets aren’t always in the smartest spot in the room. A closet at the end of the tub, or close to it, means you can pull out a fresh one just before you use it instead of walking across the room.
It’s not a huge inconvenience when towels are several steps away, but good bathroom organizing ideas mean storing things as close to where you need them as possible.
The closet where they might be now is probably useful for something else, too.
Bathroom Organization Ideas for Small Personal Items
Some things, you just don’t want on display. If your bathroom is too small for a traditional vanity, you don’t want to store personal hygiene products in full view or across the room in another cabinet.
Inside most walls, there is enough space to create storage. This is the same space that a traditional medicine cabinet uses — it fits between the wall studs. Using this space, you can create or add as many storage cubbies inside the wall, and you won’t lose an inch of floor space.
If you have more room but still love the look of a pedestal sink, a small cabinet beside it can give you the private storage you need.
Better Organization with Easy Care Clothes Hampers
Dirty clothes are in every home, and laundry is often a chore. But you can make catching and carrying those clothes simpler with canvas bags.
Plastic and other hampers certainly do the job of holding dirty clothes until laundry day. And some of them are easy to carry to the laundry room, too. But baskets can’t beat the convenience of a setup like this one.
Bags hang inside a bathroom cabinet, and are hidden from view when the drawers are closed.
With canvas bags, you can store dirty clothes, lift the bags off the hooks to transport them on laundry day, plus you can wash the bags to keep them fresh and clean. No more hosing or wiping out the hamper. Just pull the bags out of the dryer, and you’re ready to use them again.
If you don’t want to invest in a new cabinet just to have a new hamper, try a wicker hamper with a removable bag.
Bathroom organization shouldn’t be an afterthought. The more planning you do in advance, the better organized your bath will be. With everything right where you need it, there’s less chance for a prescription bottle to tumble out of a too-small cabinet, and you won’t have to track wet feet across the floor if you forget to grab a clean towel before getting in the shower.
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