Take that Small Bathroom to a New Level

An existing vanity can be re-configured to maximize drawer space. Deep drawers tend to be most common. What happens is that everything is placed in the drawer and nothing is organized.

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  1. Many newer homes and apartments have small bathrooms. The majority of the available space is configured in an open floor plan to make it appear bigger. This is the case in most cities, as well as the suburbs, to accommodate a growing population. Rather than simply live with a small bathroom, take it to a whole new level by maximizing space, getting creative with decor, and adding extra lighting.

    Fixing the Lighting

    Some small bathrooms may not have overhead lighting. Wall sconces may be the only source of light. That is fine for most daily activities, but will not be enough light to shave well, or apply makeup.

    That problem can be fixed with bathroom vanity mirrors that are lighted. These are not bulky mirrors with light bulbs attached to each side. The lighting is built-in for a soft light that is still bright enough to chase away shadows.

    Maximizing Available Space

    An existing vanity can be re-configured to maximize drawer space. Deep drawers tend to be most common. What happens is that everything is placed in the drawer and nothing is organized. Brushes are on top of makeup, which is on top of the nail clippers. It is all one big mess that people have to dig through each day to find what is needed.

    There are a multitude of ways to organize that drawer. One way is to add a top tier open shelf that can slide in and out of the main drawer. Smaller items can be placed on the higher space, while larger items can be kept at the bottom.

    Taking the deep drawers out of bathroom vanities and adding three or four slender drawers can also maximize space and help keep the bathroom organized. Clutter will be eliminated because those many small items will not be setting on top of each other.

    Bathrooms without a Vanity

    Some smaller bathrooms are equipped with a slender pedestal sink. This is where creativity helps. Open shelves can be installed under the sink to store essentials. Baskets can be used to hold larger items, such as extra towels, toilet paper rolls, and replacement shampoo.

    Attach a simple plywood shelf just above where the baskets end. Place smaller decorative baskets on the shelves to store smaller items, such as toothpaste, razors, or cosmetics. Use baskets of the same style, or mix and match them for a colorful look.
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