From vanity updates to newfound niches, 10 ideas to hide and organize
Believe it or not, a bathroom can be one of the most efficient spaces in your home. With only enough room for essentials, it’s far too easy to cross the line into crowded sink tops and cluttered shower ledges. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Carefully plotting your bath storage with key features like the ones below can help maximize space and minimize clutter before it spirals out of control.
In order to make her small studio bath feel bigger, Kristen went with a classic pedestal sink instead of a vanity. For storage, she added a hutch and curated a display of toiletries and towels.
Swapping out an oversized tub for a standard soaker allowed Karen and Kevin to use the space for a larger vanity with plenty of open storage underneath.
Nancy and Aram took advantage of the unusual dimensions of their bathroom, which was long and narrow, and installed a floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinet with a litter box nook for their cat, Floyd.
The small footprint of Maria and Eric’s bath required non-bulky storage that aligned with the minimalist design. The solution: recessed shelving behind the door.
Going a step further than the traditional medicine cabinet and vanity setup, Lauren and Ross installed a recessed cabinet opposite the sink that blends into the wall.
To combat clutter, Laura and Matthew opted for a two-drawer vanity that’s deep and plentiful in eye-popping red.
Discovering unused space behind the walls in Meg and Brett’s master bathroom allowed them to create a large recessed cabinet that doesn’t intrude on floor space.
Lia and Chris’ floating vanity leaves enough room for baskets to be tucked underneath, providing easy access to everyday items like towels.
As a showpiece for their one-and-only bath, Erin and Brian chose red balau wood for the custom medicine cabinet, mixing open shelves with concealed storage.
This post has been revised and updated from its original publication on March 20, 2017.
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