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DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas

Is there such a thing as a bathroom with too much storage? Most bathrooms are small with very little storage. To help, here are a few of our favorite DIY bathroom storage ideas.

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RoomSketcher DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas
Trine Bretteville

To overcome a lack of floor and closet space in a bathroom – think vertical! Take advantage of available wall space to create more storage. Here’s how:

Mirror, Mirror

The best place to start is above your washbasin. Swap your mirror out with medicine cabinets with mirrored fronts instead. These can be simple wall-mounted cabinets or recessed cabinets. Medicine cabinets are great for keeping the small items you need close at hand. If you have a fixed mirror, add a medicine cabinet to the side, or add a pair!

RoomSketcher DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas Wall Mounted Vanity Cabinet Storage Baskets

Reconsider Your Washbasin

Pedestal sinks are lovely to look at, but they lack bathroom storage. Consider replacing your pedestal sink with a wall-mounted vanity cabinet instead. A wall-mounted vanity cabinet will have a similar lightweight look, but it will add storage. Wall-mounted vanities have become very popular because they are so practical. Look for a vanity with storage drawers, cabinets, or a combination of both.

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Create a Storage Wall

Review your walls and look for opportunities to add shelving. In the bathroom design below, we added open shelving on the wall above the toilet. This is an ideal place to add storage and is often overlooked. We used a basic set of open shelves to keep the look light. One of our favorite DIY bathroom storage ideas is to combine open shelves and cabinets to create a storage wall. It’s practical, offers a variety of storage, and it’s interesting to look at.

RoomSketcher DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas Wall Mounted Shelves Medicine Cabinets

Stack Your Towel Bars

Use the wall space above your towel bar to add a second towel bar. Or forgo towel bars altogether and replace them with a row of hooks.

RoomSketcher DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas Wall Mounted Shelves Medicine Cabinets Towel Hooks

Don’t Forget the Door

Use the space above your door to add an additional shelf. This is a good place to store towels and extra items that you don’t need every day. You can make it decorative with brackets. Metal towel and hat racks will also work well. The back of your door is also another great place to add towel bars, hooks or even a set of hanging baskets to keep small items.

RoomSketcher DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas Wall Mounted Shelf Baskets

Try These Ideas in Your Bathroom

These DIY bathroom storage ideas were created using the RoomSketcher App. The RoomSketcher App is a fantastic and easy-to-use floor plan and home design software that you can use to design your bathroom online. Simply draw your floor plan, furnish and decorate it, and see your design in 3D – it’s that easy!


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