Making the Most of a Small Bathroom Vanity

Making the Most of a Small Bathroom Vanity

AUGUST 4, 2016

by Andrew Schneider Bathroom Decor Specialist

Small bathroom vanity cabinets are as practical as they are beautiful, and they typically have doors and drawers for storing various bathroom items you use on a regular basis. Once all of the allotted cabinet space is filled, it's time to start thinking about some good storage ideas for small bathrooms. There are several creative ways to make the most out of your small vanity space, and with a few organizing tips, you can easily avoid the bathroom clutter trap.


White Medicine Cabinet

Medicine Cabinets Do Double Duty

A contemporary medicine cabinet has two separate functions that blend beautifully together on your bathroom wall. It provides you with an extra mirror for grooming, and best of all, it contains interior shelves that can be used to store a lot more than medicine. The best type of medicine cabinets for small vanity spaces are ones that offer additional shelving. Instead of the traditional two shelves, these cabinets typically have one or two extra shelves that you can put to good use.

White Wall Cabinet

Wall Cabinets Offer Shelf Space

If you prefer a cabinet without an attached mirror, there are plenty of modern- and traditional-style wall cabinets that work nicely as a bathroom shelf unit. Wall cabinets with glass doors are snazzy looking, and you'll never wonder what you put in there thanks to the modern see-through design. Smaller cabinets with up to three shelves take up very little space. These easy-to-install cabinets often have natural or white wood finishes that complement a bathroom's decor.

Contemporary Storage Basket

Organize With Contemporary Storage Baskets

Many sink vanities have bathroom storage drawers, and one large cabinet space for storing a variety of things. One ingenious way to get a lot more usefulness out of vanity cabinet space is to use storage baskets for under the sink organizing. The neat thing about storage baskets is they come in various colors and sizes, and you can stack them on top of each other. Storage baskets offer you a great way to separate certain items, and they make it so much easier to find things.

Modern Bathroom Sets

Clean Up Counter Clutter

Counter space is limited when you have a small vanity; to keep the counter free from clutter, opt for a chic bathroom set that captures the essence of your bathroom's aesthetic appeal. A contemporary bathroom accessories set typically includes sturdy holders for a cup, bar of soap, box of tissues, toothbrush and toothpaste. It also comes with a matching liquid soap dispenser, an accessory that gives bathroom users a germ-free way to wash their hands.

Space Saver Bathroom Cabinet

Create Bathroom Wall Storage

When it comes to small vanity storage solutions, the bathroom space saver is hard to beat. Look for bathroom storage furniture that offers over toilet storage in the form of cabinets and shelves supported by elongated legs. This style of space saver slides right over the toilet, instantly expanding the storage space inside your bathroom. Some bathroom space savers come with doors and shelves, while others have shelves only.

Spice Racks

Be Creative With Spice Racks

Sometimes it's fun to think outside of the typical room accessory box, and one of those fun ideas is to use spice racks for bathroom storage. Wall-mounted spice racks work best for this purpose. Mount a single spice rack on the back of one or both vanity cabinet doors and place grooming items inside; this is a solution that keeps often-used items within easy reach. Alternatively, consider using spice racks for bathroom wall shelving.