Maximize Storage Space In A Small Bathroom With These 7 Tips

Are you tired of navigating the tight quarters of your small bathroom, where finding space for a spare towel feels like a feat of modern engineering? You’re not alone. The challenge of maximizing storage space in small bathrooms has become an everyday struggle for many homeowners.

But don’t worry! We have some practical solutions to help you reclaim every square inch of your bathroom’s real estate. Whether you’re battling cluttered countertops or struggling to find a home for your ever-growing collection of toiletries, we’ve got you covered.


When you don’t have much real estate to expand outward in your bathroom, go upward! Wall-mounted shelving can go above your toilet or your sink, which takes advantage of often unused space in the bathroom. Cabinets and shelves can be varied in size and depth, so consider what items you’ll store. If you’re not confident about mounting cabinets securely to studs in your walls, consider calling a professional when installing wall-mounted cabinets.


Floating shelves are a simple and elegant solution to increasing storage space in a small bathroom. These shelves provide a sleek, minimalist look as well as valuable storage space for towels, jars, and candles.


Tall narrow cabinets (like linen towers) let you maximize your vertical space while minimizing your footprint. These cabinets provide plenty of space for towels, toiletries, and cleaning supplies. Every bathroom is different, so the one-size-fits-all cabinets you find at the store may not work for your bathroom. Fortunately, the cabinet specialists at Big C Lumber can help you create a custom cabinet that perfectly fits your bathroom!


When space is tight, take advantage of your bathroom door! Multi-purpose hook racks on the back of your door can accommodate robes, towels, or other items you want to get off the floor.


Sometimes you just need a bit of organization to get more storage space. Wire baskets are a great way to store large items, like hairdryers and curling irons, in a convenient space. You can store frequently used items together (while keeping cords from getting tangled) to easily get to them instead of digging through drawers.


Speaking of organization, it’s a good idea to occasionally declutter your medicine cabinet and drawers to get rid of any old medications or toiletries. While you’re decluttering, sort your items into categories like skincare, haircare, and dental care and place them in separate containers. You’ll be surprised how much space you gain simply by tossing out things you no longer need or use!


If you already have shelves in your bathroom cabinets, look to see if they’re adjustable. Adjusting the shelves to accommodate larger (or smaller) items can help you get the most out of the storage you already have. If you have space to add more shelves, consider purchasing additional shelves to install in your cabinet. Use the lower shelves to store small items (like bottles and jars) while using the upper shelves for taller items.

By incorporating one or even all of these tips into your bathroom design, you can maximize your storage space and minimize clutter. With just a few simple changes, you can create a more organized and efficient space into one of the most important rooms in your home.

Need help designing your bathroom to be more efficient? Big C Lumber can help! Our team of designers has more than 25 years of experience in creating cabinets to fit your space. Find your local Big C Lumber to get started with your cabinet project today!