13 Storage and Organizing Ideas to Optimize Your Bathroom Vanity
1. Open shelves. Keeping stacked towels on open shelves is a common design feature for several reasons.
Using an open shelf in the middle or lower section then gives you flexibility to tuck towels and baskets around the plumbing to maximize available space.
Open shelves are not necessarily used only under a sink, though. They can break up a vanity pleasingly in other ways.
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You can use this trick to take a premade vanity box and extend it to fit your wall by adding floating shelves next to it and then finishing the whole thing with a single top.
Notice how the one pictured here includes pullouts within the cabinet. These pullouts can then house baskets or loose items, whichever you prefer, to fit in many objects or a few large pieces. The fact that they roll out will make seeing and reaching for pieces stashed in the back easier.
To make sure you can still reach into the main compartment easily, you’ll want this upper compartment to be fairly slim, but this size works fine for many daily-use products and tools.
In general, each drawer you add to your vanity will increase the cost but also the functionality, with interior drawers usually costing a bit less than full proper drawers because they don’t need their own proper drawer front or handle.
So you’ve got your perfectly designed set of drawers and compartments — or you have the vanity your bathroom came with and you have to make the best of it. There are still many more ways to take your storage up a few notches.
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