Thursday, December 15, 2022

5 Hacks for a Lack of Bathroom Counter Space

Double vanity in white in a modern style in a minimal bathroom.

Your bathrooms is home to scores of products that can leave a disorganized and unsightly mess on the countertops. Oftentimes, bathroom counter space is precious and limited, meaning it can therefore become cluttered quite quickly. 

Here are 5 clever hacks that will get the stuff off your counter and give you more bathroom counter space.

1. Arrange toiletries on a pretty tray

The space between the two sinks of your double vanity is an overlooked space for bathroom storage. Use a nice looking tray to organize items like cotton swabs, hairbrushes, make-up, and other smaller items. A tray creates boundaries, so things that wouldn’t otherwise have a dedicated home can be contained.

Choose a tray that matches your fixtures and finishes. Finding one that’s easy to clean and moisture-proof is also a smart idea.

Wall mounted towel rack with beige towels on top.

2. Install wall-mounted holders

To free up space around your sink, opt for toothbrush holders and soap dispensers that attach to the wall. This will instantly give you back free space on your vanity counters while looking chic and stylish. A simple canister to hold hair-styling tools can contain a variety of things easily.

A wall-mounted holder for your water glass ensures it's handy but not in the way.

Three door medicine cabinet with mirror front and shelved inside.

3. Hang a medicine cabinet or wall shelf

Another way free up your counters is to hang a medicine cabinet or shelf.  Medicine cabinets can be particularly innovative, as some models come with dimmable LED lighting, handy electrical outlet hookups, and defogging technology. 

A medicine cabinet is great for storing items that don't fit in drawers. Bottles of moisturizer, spare rolls of toilet paper, and extra washcloths all fit nicely in medicine cabinets or a mounted shelf.

Wood trimmed medicine cabinet and storage shelves in a robin egg blue bathroom.

4. Add a vertical layer to your vanity

A creative solution for messy counters is to create an all-new layer for bahtroom storage. Just like over-the-toilet storage, a shelf over your vanity can add storage without cluttering up your countertop.

Adding a shelf above your vanity is something you can easily do yourself. Use salvaged wood or get a simple shelf from your home improvement store. 

5. Integrate a new linen tower 

Add a freestanding linen tower to help you better organize your bathroom counter space. Linen towers come in a variety of shapes, styles, and heights to fit in hard-to-place bathroom corners. They can add visual interest, as well as allow you to keep all your linens in one place. 

Ready to free up more counter space and declutter your bathroom vanity? Shop for other storage solutions to help make your bathroom more organized and tidy here.