Top 4 Tips to Make a Small Bathroom Live Big

by Jane VanOsdol on April 21, 2011

If you live in a small home or apartment, you know how much you value your space. Making the most efficient use of your available space is important to keep you organized and the chaos to a minimum. The following tips may help you to live a little bigger in a small bathroom space.

  1. Choose efficient cabinets. While the stylish pedestal sinks are certainly a popular choice right now, if you have a small bathroom, you need to choose a vanity that has as many drawers and cabinets as possible. Storage is a premium. One option that may be a good choice for your home improvement project is the Sienna Caladium vanity, in the 30” white elegance model. This compact model has one cupboard and three drawers, providing you with lots of storage space for accessories. You can find it at Lowe’s for $229.
  2. Go vertical.  Take advantage of the vertical space in your bathroom. Two great choices to help you with this are the

    Custom shelving

    Louvre Bath Floor Cabinet and the Louvre Bath Space Saver. The floor cabinet is 65” high and a slim 13.4 “ wide, but it’s big on storage. It comes with three open shelves on top (two of which are adjustable) and the lower half is an enclosed cabinet, giving you plenty of stylish storage space for a little bathroom. Take advantage of the wasted space around your commode with the space saver cabinet, which fits around your toilet. This 62 “ high cabinet has one adjustable shelf and one enclosed upper cabinet. Both of these pieces are a steal at $59.99 each and can be found in white or a dark wood tone at Bed Bath & Beyond. If you have the budget, you can hire a home remodeling professional to build a custom shelf designed just for your space and to your specifications.

  3. Use your shower or tub space. If you have a tub in your bathroom, you’ll love the Neu Home Expandable Bathtub Caddy. This metal caddy stretches across your tub to hold all your bathing essentials like soap, washcloths, body gels, bubble bath and razors. Both ends are coated in vinyl so as not to scratch your tub. You can find this for only $17.99 at If you have a shower in your bathroom, look for a spacious shower caddy to hold all your supplies. One to try is the Oversized Brushed Steel Shower Caddy. You can find it for $29.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond.
  4. Hang a shoe bag. If you have a closet door in your bathroom, either hang a cloth shoe bag on the inside of the door, or install a piece of peg board on the inside of the door. Either way, you’ll have lots of extra storage for toiletries and small appliances like curling irons and blow dryers.

You don’t have to let a small space cramp your style. A few simple home improvements will soon have you living big in a small space!

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