Five Ways to Add Storage to a Small Bathroom

Bathrooms in New York City apartments can be small. Some are barely large enough to fit a person and many don’t have common storage spaces like medicine cabinets, drawers or other such spaces for your toiletries, toothbrush and various personal items. Lucky for those of us living in such spaces, there are storage solutions. Here are some you can utilize to organize your bathroom:

Add Storage to a Small Bathroom


The Door

Over the door hooks, hanging bars and shoe organizers can all be used to arrange towels, toiletries, toilet paper, and other goods. There are many options to look for online and in retailers—one good place to check out is The Container Store.


Over the Toilet

The space above a toilet is hardly ever used and often goes to waste, which is why you should take advantage of it. Shelves, ladders and specifically designed over the toilet storage, such as this one from Pottery barn, could give you a place to store bathroom necessities.

Add Storage to a Small Bathroom



Bathroom walls can easily be turned into storage with shelves and cabinets. If there’s no good wall space to install wall storage, maybe consider the space above the door and use that space for items that you might not need on a day-to-day basis.

Add Storage to a Small Bathroom


The Shower

Shower caddies are amazing and could turn the space you use once a day into one that also holds necessities. Be it hanging or a corner one, you can use these handy organizers for your shampoo, conditioners, soaps and all your other bathing knick-knacks.


Floor Space

If you have some floor space to spare, you can bring in a small cart for toiletries, towels and reading material like magazines. You can also use the floor space for a basket or box to store toilet paper and towels in.

Add Storage to a Small Bathroom