Boost storage space in a small bathroom
There is a thousand things in every bathroom and no matter how often you use some of them, you want - and need - them there. A space that is often unused is that below your bathroom sink. Instead of a classic bathroom cabinet, a custom-made drawer may be a home for soap, towels and other small things you use frequently.
Another overlooked but in fact very usable space is hiding behind your mirror. If you move it just a few inches away from the wall, there will be enough space behind it for all soaps, cremes, razors, and other things to be hidden from plain sight. Now take a look at your toilet: there's always space around it. You can put a narrow cabinet near it and you'd be amazed how many things you can fit into it. And if your bathroom is really, really small, just put a basket on the floor to keep your stuff near, in one place.
One of the usual bathroom elements is a double sink with cabinets. That's a good solution that works well in any bathroom, but we can add a bit of flare here: instead of having closed cabinets, leave the space open, add a small pedestal and voila! You just converted an ordinary bathroom into something much more visually attractive. There is another solution if your sinks are separated. This is a perfect opportunity to put a nicely-designed stand between them which can hold a lot of stuff. Both solutions work well, it's on you to say which one suits your needs best.
While redesigning a small bathroom, you have to think outside the box. For example, a cabinet doesn't have to have classic doors that open toward you, it can be opened aside which is much more appropriate for a small space. And as with any design, the devil is in details. And in recycling, our eco-friends would say. So, if you have a crystal vase you use once a year you can put some make-up, brushes and other smaller things in it and convert it into a nice, unique holder. ■
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