When designing a remodel for a bathroom I mostly discuss the layout and style. Believe it or not, I end up bringing up the need for additional storage. We all know that we accumulate more items to store that go in the bathroom than any other room in the house, especially if married with children. We have our toiletries, our linens, our household cleaning products, and for a period of time, we may even have the kid’s stuff in there too.
Here are some things you can do to help create more functional storage.
When you do a remodel of your bathroom, your vanity is the best place to start in thinking about storage. If you currently have a limited number of drawers, upgrade to a larger/taller vanity that can accommodate more storage. Taller vanities are more trendy now than before, so it’s a great upgrade.
Above the Counter Storage
Along with the new vanity, you can increase your storage options by adding an above counter tower. Towers are also very trendy, but add a great deal of function and storage for your bathroom.
Sometimes available wall space is hard to find in a bathroom, so you may have to get a little creative. Floating shelves work the best. But don’t forget that during a remodel we can build in a unique shelving space in a corner or small area of the room to help you with your storage and style needs.
If your bathroom has enough floor space, you can add a nice furniture piece that will act as a storage unit. You can also purchase a prefabricated system that you can put together yourself. There are many systems out there for you to choose from. If you have an attached master closet you might want to add a new closet system that can take some of the overflow from the bath area. This would be great for your towels and linens.