Guest post by Elena Meadowcroft
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The bathroom is one of the rooms in your home that tends to get cluttered no matter how hard you try to keep things organized. Many older homes don’t even have what we traditionally call a master bath – instead, you are greeted with a modest tub, toilet and vanity setup cramped into a small, often linear space. Not exactly a spa oasis, is it? If your home’s bathroom is on the tight end and you are struggling to come up with sufficient storage space, there are a few things you can do to help the situation
You have a few options when it comes to making your small bathroom more user-friendly.
Option one is the priciest one and involves shifting a few walls to make a bathroom bigger while making some other room (usually a closet) smaller. You will need permits, budget and possibly some help from bathroom remodeling professionals.
Option two is to leave the walls where they are, but make a few adjustments in design or layout to make your bathroom visually bigger and provide ample storage space for all your needs. Your small bathroom has potential – you just need to see it!
Niches are your best friends
When there’s barely enough space for two people to brush their teeth, overhead cabinets and shelves might not be the best storage solutions. Whenever possible, construct built-in niches or shelf units between the wall studs to house frequently used items, such as towels, toilet paper or hair and body care products in your shower.
Consider a vessel sink
Have you ever seen a vessel sink? It not only adds beauty and elegance to your bathroom, but also gives you more storage room. Because vessel sink sits on top of the vanity, it doesn’t take up the drawer space underneath, which makes your bathroom vanity more usable.
Keep the design simple
Niches are neat and useful, but there are many other storage possibilities you might want to explore.
Keep it organized
One of the biggest challenges with small bathrooms is keeping them free of clutter. This is difficult, because there are so many things we keep in our bathrooms from towels and hair dryers to skin care products and medicine. If you want your bathroom to look its best (and its largest), remember these space-saving rules:
Use these tips to find more storage options in your small bathroom or get even more out of your large master bath.
Elena Meadowcroft is a professional content writer who works with and blogs for businesses like Maryland Re-Bath, bathroom remodeling contractors, to help bring their knowledge to the interested readers.