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Sleek, Stylish and Simple Bathroom Storage Ideas

14th Mar 2013

Many homes suffer from a similar problem: not enough bathroom storage space. Even if you are blessed with a sizeable linen closet or a large vanity cabinet, this isn’t enough space to store every half-empty bottle of shampoo or bulk package of toilet paper.

If you’re struggling because of a lack of space and find it difficult to move things around to increase the storage area, then you could probably consider a complete bathroom remodel. You could look up the Cost for a bathroom remodel and find a service that is within your budget. This can be a great option as it allows you to redesign your bathroom and even change the layout in order to optimize the space available.

Nevertheless, if you find yourself on a tight budget and do not prefer a full bathroom remodel, that is completely understandable. There are alternative options available. Instead of remodeling the entire space, you could focus on updating your storage solutions. Adding new storage spaces or opting for Stylish Vanities can be a practical and budget-friendly approach. Look for vanities that are not only trendy and sophisticated but also provide ample storage space to meet your bathroom requirements. You might consider those with good-quality drawers and a generous amount of open shelves for added functionality.

Moreover, you can consider expanding your bathroom storage creatively by reusing old items or repurposing things you already have at home. Here are a few sleek, stylish, and simple bathroom storage options that won’t cost you a penny.

Pegboard Organizer

For years, men used pegboards to organize their garages and storage sheds. Creating a stylish pegboard organizer for your bathroom begins by disguising the board’s drab brown color with a coat of semigloss paint. Once the pegboard is dry, cover it with a thin layer of polyurethane to preserve the paintjob. Hang the board on your bathroom wall and use to keep your makeup brushes, hair accessories and other items organized. To ensure a professional finish and proper installation, consider taking the help of an expert (such as this local handyman in Vancouver) to do the pegboard work. They can assist you in customizing the pegboard and hanging it securely on your bathroom wall. If you have multiple women or teenagers in your home, Consider getting a personalised pegboard organizer for each.

Repurpose an Old Drawer

Everyone has an old dresser, armoire or entertainment stand collecting dust in the attic, basement or garage. Save one of the drawers from the landfill, and use it to create an attractive and practical bathroom shelf. Again, the process of repurposing the drawer begins by covering it with a fresh coat of semigloss paint. Once the paint dries, secure the drawer either horizontally or diagonally to a bathroom wall with heavy-duty screws. The drawer is ideal for storing extra hand towels or displaying a row of scented candles. If you have several drawers available, consider hanging an entire row on a wall and use them to organize your towels or overflow bathroom products.

Unused Shoeboxes

Pull the shoeboxes from the back of the closet and dust them off because there’s finally a purpose for that unused cardboard. Grab your kids and give them a variety of paints, brushes and other fun embellishments, like stones and glitter. Ask each to paint and personalize a shoebox however they choose. Once the paint is dry, organize and store the kids’ bathroom necessities in their personalized shoeboxes.

Create a Towel Tree

Many households struggle with a potentially devastating issue: children haphazardly throwing their wet towels on the bathroom floor. If you’re constantly reminding your kids to hang up their damp towels after showering, there is a fun and stylish option that will end that. Visit local secondhand stores or thrift sales and search for a coatrack. If the rack is faded or outdated, cover it with a fresh coat of semigloss paint. Once the paint dries, place the repurposed coatrack in the corner or near the shower. You’ve added a stylish element to the bathroom while eliminating any excuses your kids have for not hanging up their damp towel.

Proudly Display Your Toilet Paper

Nothing is more embarrassing for a guest than running out of toilet paper. Instead of subjecting your in-laws or a party-goer to the shame of asking for an extra roll, turn leftover oatmeal containers into fun and stylish toilet-paper cozies. The process is simple and can be a fun afterschool activity to occupy the kids. Wipe out the inside of an empty, round oatmeal container before decorating the outside with paint, stickers or wallpaper. Once the paint or glue dries, stick an extra roll inside and proudly display it on the back of the guest bathroom’s toilet.

It doesn’t cost a fortune to create an organized, stylish bathroom. All you need are tools, paint and imagination to turn almost box, drawer or container into an elegant, fun and functional way to keep your bathroom neat and tidy.

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About the Author: Barbara Jenkins is an interior designer and blogger. Barbara is working on a series of bathroom organization and storage DIY videos at the moment.

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