Wednesday, May 1, 2013


1. Not so many bathrooms have enough space to hang towels. Stacking towel bars behind  closed doors is a great way to use the small space in your bathroom efficiently.  

2. Combs, brushes, and toothpaste take up considerable space when laid horizontally on a  shelf. Flat-backed, self-adhesive cups on the inside of the cabinet door hold them more efficiently. Before pressing the cups in place, line them up between the shelves. To ensure the door can close, put thin items on the shelves in the spots where the cups will take up some space.

 3. Clear off bathroom countertops by storing toiletries in a hanging organizer. To make   one, just stitch a few seams in a hand towel

4. Keep bathroom items neat and accessible with cubbyhole shelves for large items and   surgical jars for small toiletries and accessories.

5. Uniform plastic bottles not only look better than the usual shampoo and soap containers, but they also fit more neatly in storage devices, such as the hanging wire basket installed in this shower stall.

6. Bathroom drawers are second only to junk drawers in their potential for messiness. It's too easy to toss grooming products in there pell-mell. Wooden boxes and trays help categorize the items and are available in various sizes and materials, so they can be mixed and matched to fit any sort of drawer.

7.  For a guest bathroom, mount a streamlined hair-dryer unit to the wall beside the sink.

8.  Vintage planters are a playful spin on more traditional bathroom accessories. Displayed on a metal-and-glass table, they hold bottles of shampoo and liquid soap, sponges, bar soap, and hand towels. Tuck a new toothbrush, soap, and a washcloth into a planter and put it in the bathroom cupboard.

9.  Place spare rolls of toilet paper in a clear glass vase; it will be easier for you to know when you need to refill the them.

10.  A wooden flea-market cupboard makes a great towel cabinet. Use the top of the cabinet for extra storage. Keep your regular supply in the glass-fronted cabinet. Having all towels visible makes it easy to keep track of your inventory. Open shelves on the sides hold glass jars full of cotton balls and soaps.

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