Clever Bathroom Storage Solutions

by Jennifer Malise

6 smart ideas to help decrease clutter and increase space

Even a small bathroom can be home to a large amount of storage space. The key is to get creative and use every nook and cranny you have to help store your essentials. Carefully plotting the layout and layering in key features like the Sweeten renovations below can help maximize space and minimize clutter—making a beautiful and functional bathroom.

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Scandinavian white bathroom with storageHomeowners Eric and Maria needed to make the most of their bathroom’s small footprint. Their Sweeten contractor installed a recessed wall unit behind the door, creating almost-hidden additional storage.


For more storage, Angela had her Sweeten contractor utilize the space between the shower and wall, creating a series of shelves. Here, she is able to store extra towels and other toiletries.


Peggy and Jack enlisted the help of a designer, who was recommended by their Sweeten contractor, to re-envision their bathroom. They wanted to make sure they were thinking of all the storage possibilities. The designer recommended leaving the tub in its place and moving the toilet so they can fit a larger vanity. Plus, the six inches of space behind the shower wall allowed the couple to add double-storage niches.


Recessed cabinet in bathroom for extra storageFor Lauren and Ross, their bathroom was in need of a major overhaul. They wanted a hotel-inspired vibe that included more storage. So they had custom a shower niche put in as well as a large in-wall cabinet—perfect for hiding toiletries and other essentials.


bathroomA freestanding storage cabinet has the look of a built-in in Katherine and Chris renovated bathroom. The blue-stained ash wood matches the sink vanity.


Before the renovation, Katherine and Gus’s bathroom had impractical storage niches above a pedestal sink. They upgraded it with double mirrors, featuring storage ledges for a more modern storage interpretation.

Looking for more bathroom storage ideas? Find inspiration in the shower.

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