By: Natasha Pottinger

Maximizing Space in a Small Bathroom

Tags: House decor, bathroom decor, small spaces, storage

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Wondering where to stash your bulk-bought paper goods? Are cleaning supplies competing with cosmetics for cabinet real estate? Employ these tips to maximize bathroom storage:
 
1. Use baskets. A square or rectangular basket (or crate) can be nailed to a wall to display decorations, plants, or toiletries. Place more than one in a vertical row to create
a stylish look.
 
2. Create an under-sink space. Pedestal sinks provide a storage challenge. Solve it by installing a round wrap-around cabinet or making a "skirt" (apply with velcro) to hide stored items underneath the sink.
 
3. Add hardware. Rather than one hook on the bathroom door, screw several towel bars to it. Over-the-door racks require no installation and often have 4-5 hooks for both robes and towels.
 
4. Hang a shoe organizer. Shampoos, lotions, and body washes can be cumbersome for a caddy. Instead, use a plastic/mesh shoe organizer hung on your shower rings. It'll hold far more and won't tip.
 
5.Place hooks in unorthodox areas. Most hardware stores sell hooks with a sticky, easy-to-remove adhesive that won't damage your walls or mirrors. These items hold a fair amount of weight and leave no residue when detached. Adhere to your shower wall(s) and hang your loofahs, washcloths, or squeegees to drip dry.
 
With a few changes, your bathroom can become a more organized and welcome retreat.