Today, I’m excited to welcome my first guest blogger, Nick Brough from ModoBath.com. Having an organized bathroom can make all the difference in your daily routine. Whether you are building a new home, remodeling your current home, or want some new inspiration, Nick has some great ideas.
The Importance of Creative Bathroom Organization
Organization can often be difficult to accomplish in your bathroom if you don’t know where to start. There are many facets of a bathroom in terms of both design and layout, so it is important to understand how your bathroom functions and how it can be improved on. A combination of both creativity and organization will help to improve the overall quality of your bathroom, while simultaneously increasing the level of comfort. This guide will highlight some of the best ways to get creative with organization in your bathroom.
Step 1: Use Baskets to Organize in an Elegant Way
This can be one of the most beautiful and easy ways to effectively organize your bathroom space. Baskets can be used in essentially any area of your bathroom, making them one of the most versatile methods of organization. For example, if you have extra countertop space on your vanity, try using a basket to store items that are just laying around. These items could range from hand towels to soaps, to daily lotions and medicine. Keeping them contained in a basket helps create a less cluttered look. Baskets can be hung from the ceiling, mounted on the wall or placed on the floor. Depending on the layout of your bathroom, this is perfect for allowing your creativity to flow. It is also important to note that you should always have both a laundry basket and a waste basket in your bathroom to ensure that clutter is limited and laundry is always where it should be. In addition to that, baskets come in several different sizes, shapes, materials and textures, giving you essentially an infinite amount of possibilities when searching for the perfect storage solution for your bathroom.
Step 2: Use Drawer Dividers in your Vanities & Cabinets
This one might seem obvious, but it is often overlooked. If your drawers are filled with loose items, this is definitely something to consider. Many people tend to organize their toiletries by drawer, but that’s usually the extent of it. Let’s say you have a vanity that has two levels of drawers, one drawer above the other. Your top drawer should have your most important or most used items, separated by the appropriate number of dividers for easy access to each item. These common items can include dental products, hairbrushes, makeup or other similar items that are used daily. In the drawer underneath, keep your less used items. This can include anything from toilet paper to cleaning supplies. Of course, this will vary depending on how big your drawers are. You may not need drawer dividers for your bigger items, but smaller items that can be easily lost will require them for optimal organization.
If you are purchasing a new vanity, you should consider vanities that already have dividers included with them such as the Ambra 60 at Modo Bath.
Step 3: Install Corner Bathroom Shelves
This is another overlooked aspect to organization that can probably be one of the most effective. Corners are usually empty in a bathroom design, especially up towards eye level. This is the perfect opportunity to include a number of small shelves to hold some of your items that you might need more access to. For example, if your toilet is in the corner of your bathroom, incorporate 2-3 shelves, one on top of the other, to store items such as small towels, toilet paper, soaps or any other items you may want easy access to in that area. You can also use these shelves as decorative pieces as well, by placing some kind of plant life on them for a natural accent to your bathroom.
Step 4: Vanity Accessories
The incorporation of vanity accessories is important for any bathroom when it comes to organization. One of the best aspects of vanity accessories is the amount of creativity you can express when going through the process of incorporating them. For starters, include a toothbrush holder. There are so many different possibilities. You can have a cup-like toothbrush holder, a wall mounted toothbrush holder or you can even make your own. For example, try a mason jar or even a handmade piece of pottery to add a personal flare to your vanity. Of course this isn’t limited to toothbrush holders. Explore your options and decide which accessories you want to experiment with. It is not uncommon to include DIY accessories, in fact, it should be encouraged. The more creative you can get with any given aspect of your bathroom, the more comfortable and happy you will feel on a daily basis.
Step 5: Use Your Doors
The doors in your bathroom can be used for much more than their primary purpose, and organization is a big one. One of the most effective ways to do so is to include shelves on the back of doors, or something like this on the inside of cabinet doors . This will not only create additional storage space, but it will give you any additional compartments to store specific items. This is convenient for any items you may not need all of the time, but still need easy access too. This could be anything from cleaning supplies to medicine.
It is important to understand that creativity is essential in any bathroom design in order to fully appreciate and enjoy your bathroom experiences. A personal touch in tandem with beautiful fixtures and creative organizational accessories goes a long way when it comes to relaxing in a comfortable environment. In the end, you will be enjoying a comfortable and well thought out bathroom.
Thank you Nick for sharing all of your fun ideas and tips with us. For more bathroom ideas check out ModoBath.com, they have some amazing inspirational pieces!
Ready to help you get organized today,