If you feel like you just don't have enough space in your bathroom, you can expand your storage space by adding more cabinets to your bathroom. Three of the most straightforward ways to add more cabinets to your bathroom is by adding a medicine cabinet, vanity, over the toilet shelf, or a corner or wall cabinet to your bathroom.
Medicine cabinets are cabinets whose door also functions as the mirror in your bathroom. Old medicine cabinets were very small, as they were designed to sink into the wall and fit between the studs in your wall. New medicine cabinets, however, are not designed to be recessed into the wall. Instead, they are designed to hang on the wall, extending outward.
Newer medicine cabinets may take up a little outward space in your bathroom. However, they provide you with a lot more storage space as an exchange for not being recessed into the wall.
You can add significant storage space to your bathroom by changing out an old medicine cabinet for a new one, or by switching out your mirror for a medicine cabinet.
Another way to add storage space to your bathroom is with a vanity. You can get the most storage space out of a vanity if the plumbing for your sink is as close to the wall as possible. If the plumbing is close to the wall, you can have a vanity custom made or modified to go around your plumbing. This can be a great way to give yourself some extra storage space in the forms of drawers and cabinets.
Over The Toilet Shelf
Next, make sure of the space above your toilet. Your toilet already extends out from the wall, so make the best use of the rest of that vertical space. You can add shelves above your toilet. The shelving can be open, or it can be enclosed cabinetry.
Due to the need to ensure that you don't hit your head on the cabinetry when you get up from the toilet, this type of cabinetry can't be as deep as regular bathroom cabinets. However, it can provide you with ample storage space for items such as towels, toilet paper, and extra bathroom supplies.
Depending on the set-up of your space, you may also want to consider a corner or wall cabinets. If you have corner space or wall space that is not being used in your bathroom, turn that space into a usable area by adding corner cabinets. Corner cabinets or wall cabinets can be as deep as space allows, and can provide you with a space to store items such as towels and bathroom accessories like blower driers and other larger bathroom tools.
Examine your bathroom and take into consideration all the space that you are not using or that you could be using more effectively. Add cabinets or shelves where you can to optimize the storage space in your bathroom.
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