A bathroom remodel project is a serious undertaking. Renovating the space comes with perks, including a boost in the resale value of your home. Still, often, clients of Ken Spears Construction forget to consider storage solutions during their bathroom remodel.
You spend a lot of time in your bathroom; it’s important to take full advantage of the space you have available in the room. Sufficient storage is important and skimping on storage can make your bathroom less functional. When you have the storage that you need, you can put away cosmetics, toiletries, towels, and medications when they are not in use.
Before you begin your bathroom remodel, think about how you use the bathroom. Is this the barely used guest bathroom, the busy kid’s bathroom, or the master bathroom? Which room you are remodeling will dictate just how much storage space you will need and what kind of solutions you should employ.
If your goal is to create a clean or minimalistic look, you will need to up the amount of storage you use and choose solutions that can be hidden into the room’s design. If you are designing a more traditional bathroom look, accessories and supplies won’t interfere with the feel of the design. Declutter your space and think about those items that are necessary. What storage will you need for those things?
There are several ways to increase the storage space in your bathroom. With the proper storage solutions, you can keep your bathroom organized and avoid the clutter that would hide the beauty of your renovation. As you begin your bathroom remodel, keep these storage solutions in mind.
Pull Down Shelves
Pull-down shelves on sliding tracks can be installed on the bathroom wall, leaving more space for cabinets and other design touches. They are easily accessible when you need them.
Hanging wall baskets can fill empty wall spaces for needed storage.
Wall Cabinets with Mirrors
You can decide just how much storage your wall cabinet provides. A full-size mirror on the face of the cabinet is a bonus. You can store towels and other needed bathroom items in deep shelving behind mirrors. These cabinets take up little space and offer a considerable amount of storage.
Shelving and Hooks on Cabinets, Doors, and Walls
Bathroom doors are an excellent choice for hanging towels and robes. Choose an upgraded door made of sturdy wood to support the weight. Hooks installed into the wall can serve the same purpose.
Storage Spaces in the Shower or Bath
Your tub or shower can house a cabinet or nook to offer additional storage options and keep your bath washes and shampoos close but out of sight. Positioned just right in the tub area, a niche in the wall comes in handy.
Build in a Bookshelf or Etagere
Maximize your storage with a bookshelf or etagere. With six shelves of space, you can use it to organize your bathroom and display decorative touches. Ken Spears Construction can build recessed shelves into the space between studs.
If your bathroom cabinet has the space, consider adding a shelf to offer more space. You could also install a floating shelf for easy access to things you use often or for decorative touches. Floating shelves are helpful when you’re working with a smaller area. Just above the toilet, add a shelf for toilet paper or bins of bathroom necessities.
Install a Linen Closet
Even if placed in a small space, having a linen closet is essential. It’s the best place to store towels, tissue paper, and more.
Add an Alcove
An alcove built into the wall can offer extra storage space without taking up the space of an entire bookshelf.
Use a Sliding Door on the Shower
Swing doors interfere with the space of your bathroom when open. Install a sliding door on a rail to conserve space to use the area for other storage.
Use Your Vanity Space
While a floating sink makes for a nice look, it doesn’t offer storage. Choose a vanity with the right amount of storage for your needs. Don’t forget to consider drawers and open shelf storage within the vanity cabinet.
Storage solutions are never a problem for Ken Spears Construction. Their team of experts can assemble the perfect design for your bathroom remodel, ensuring that you have all the storage you and your family require. Partner with Ken Spears Construction to remodel your bathroom in DeKalb and Kane Counties. Our professionals have been providing quality home renovations following a comprehensive process for over four decades and look forward to helping you!