How Can You Improve Storage Space During A Bathroom Remodel?

13 June 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Storage space is a surprisingly overlooked aspect of many bathrooms. If you have a relatively small bathroom in your home, you know that having enough storage room can often be a struggle. However, even large bathrooms can sometimes lack adequate and easily accessible storage. Spending the time to plan out your storage needs during a remodel can help you avoid this frustrating situation. 

Everyone's needs and storage preferences will vary, but a remodel is the perfect time to think about what you want from your bathroom's storage space. These three tips will help you find ways to make the most of your space and enjoy your new bathroom even more.

1. Add Recessed Shelves

Recessed shelves are an excellent way to add additional space if you have room for them. Interior walls where you don't need insulation are an excellent place to install these features. Studs in most American homes are 16 or 24 inches apart, so there's plenty of room to install narrow shelving units for small items. These shelves can also add visual interest and coordinate with your bathroom's décor.

Don't neglect your shower or tub as another location for recessed shelving and storage nooks. These areas provide space where you can keep items such as soap and shampoo, helping to keep them tidy and out of your way. A shower with recessed storage also tends to make a room feel higher-end and more customized.

2. Don't Oversize

If you're working with a smaller room, pay attention to the size of the items you select during your remodel. While a large bathtub or vanity might seem appealing at first, make sure you understand the other compromises it may require. Installing oversized fixtures or features can mean sacrificing functional storage space in the rest of the room.

A good rule of thumb is to look at your current bathroom and determine if you're happy with the amount of storage space available. If you are, avoid choosing fixtures during your remodel that will cause you to downsize elsewhere. If you do take this approach, consider adding built-in storage or other options to compensate.

3. Utilize Vertical Space

Vertical space and wall space are both easy to overlook in a bathroom. Wall shelves or tall storage cabinets are excellent options to extend the amount of storage space you have available. While ceiling-height storage may make some items more difficult to reach, you can easily use the upper shelving to store infrequently used supplies or decorative items.

Of course, there are many other ways to add more storage to a bathroom or make your storage options more flexible. The most important thing you can do is keep your storage needs in mind during your remodel. By focusing on this functional aspect of your bathroom, you can enjoy the benefits of a beautiful remodel without losing the practical space you need. 

Reach out to a bathroom renovation contractor for more information.