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How to Maximize Space in a Small Bathroom

Standing in the shower while brushing your teeth has its quaintness, but it can also be a hassle. Get creative with your petite bathroom and turn scrunched into spaciousness.


  • Step 1: Check your use of space Check your vanity for poorly appropriated space. If your home or apartment is lucky enough to have a vanity with cupboards, organize so you utilize the space well.
  • Step 2: Get organized Get organized. Start collecting storage bins or creating cinch bags that match the decor in your bathroom. This way you can neatly and stylishly keep all of your barrettes, make-up, and other bathroom items together.
  • TIP: Be kind to the environment by recycling coffee tins and other containers -- paint them or cover them in decorative paper with hot glue to use as convenient storage bins.
  • Step 3: Hide bulky items Get the big items like towels and baskets out of sight. Tuck them in a cabinet or a closet. Alternatively, put smaller, daily use items, like tooth brushes, toothpaste, and floss, close at hand -- on the sink or a small shelf nearby.
  • Step 4: Install a shower shelf Install a shower shelf or use an over-the-shower caddy to organize your body washes, hair products, and soaps. This will keep the edges of your bathtub free and clear.
  • Step 5: Redecorate Redecorate completely to give the appearance of space. Paint the walls in cool colors and keep woodwork and counter tops within the same hue family. A single, vertical stripe gives the illuison of height.
  • FACT: The first hotel in America to have indoor plumbing was the Tremont Hotel in Boston. It was 1829 and a 26-year-old architect, Isaiah Rogers, wowed the country with this lavish addition to a luxury hotel.

You Will Need

  • Cupboards
  • Storage bins or cinch bags
  • Cabinet or closet
  • Shower shelf or caddy
  • Paint
  • Coffee tins (optional)
  • Colored paper (optional)
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

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