Cover photo // Lovely little laundry room
Last week I shared a post about DIYs and tricks for living in small bedrooms–this week, it’s bathrooms! I love small-space living inspiration, and I am always impressed by the ideas people come up with to maximize space. In this post, I’m sharing small-space bathroom solutions, and most ideas link to tutorials on how to make things yourself.
Instead of using a standalone shelving unit, considering floating shelves, whether they are mounted in corners or in the middle of a wall. Storage shelving built in to walls also saves space, and storage cabinets that double as mirrors when closed have multiple uses. Check out the DIYs below for some ideas!
Floating corner shelves // 4Men1Lady // Full tutorial included.
Built-in shelving unit // Unexpected Elegance // Plans for a built-in bathroom shelving unit.
Bathroom mirror storage case// Shanty-2-Chic // Download the full plans to make your own.
It’s amazing how quickly a bathroom can be cluttered by toiletries, especially if multiple people share a space. Try lifting commonly used toiletries up off the sink by mounting them to the wall or creating storage space in unexpected ways. (I love the first DIY below and think it would also look cute with pots, like this DIY I did, except for with no plants!)
Mason jar organizer // The DIY Playbook // An easy way to hang things that can’t be easily hung!
Toilet paper holder & shelf // DIY Show Off // DIY toilet paper holder out of scrap wood.
Many people have their laundry space in a bathroom, which creates even more need for a flexible design that uses as much of the space as possible. If you hang most of your clothes to dry, consider hanging a drying rack from the ceiling. You can also save space by using surfaces for multiple things: the top of your washer and dryer can be used as an area to sort laundry, fold clothes, and even iron with a magnetic ironing pad.
Ceiling Drying Rack // A Diamond in the Stuff // Drying rack made out of a crib spring.
Magnetic ironing board pad // Houseables (see here) // A roll-up, magnetic ironing pad.
A post about small-space bathroom solutions wouldn’t be complete without thinking of my kitties! We don’t use litter box covers, but I have always wanted to give one a try. Not only do they hide the litter box, but they help to contain any mess and can create additional surface area. Check out the DIYs below for tutorials on how to build your own or repurpose a piece of existing furniture!
DIY litter box cover from scratch // A Design Story // Instructions to build one!
DIY litter box cover from a cabinet // Laura Makes // How to make one from your own cabinet.