May 1, 2018
The beautiful bathrooms in Southshore have plenty of storage space to accommodate necessities, but let’s face it – bathrooms are usually the smallest rooms in your house and sometimes we need more places to stash essentials!
If you’d welcome a little extra storage in a powder room or master bath, but still want to keep things sleek and streamlined, the bloggers at Better Homes and Gardens, Style Caster, MakeSpace.com, HGTV and Good Housekeeping, offer several tips and helpful hints for all of us!
Tight, But Usable, Space
For awkward nooks and crannies that go unused in a bathroom, Better Homes and Gardens shows you different ways to create organized storage. From hooks, and narrow lidded hampers to slim towers with diagonal slip shelving, you can create more space for things that belong in the bath.
A narrow bookcase like this 19-inch wide cherry tower from Overstock.com is a perfect option for tight spots with five shelves for all sorts of bath have-to-haves.
And who knew these were a thing? Wrap your pedestal sink with a storage cabinet from Improvements, in white or cream (or paint to match your décor).
Shelving for Essentials
If your powder room needs a standing vanity to store a few essentials for guests, the easiest solution might be a skinny shelf under your mirror and over the sink.
For bathroom storage that doesn’t scream I-made-it-myself (especially if that’s not your forte!) look at Style Caster’s recent post for 15 bath storage ideas. From trendy baskets near the tub and inconspicuous shelving for plants and pretty soaps, these additions get your things off the counter but still within reach. And consider a small tray for arranging toiletries together, which automatically make countertops look more organized.
Don’t forget about the inside of your cabinet doors for extra storage. This compact Kraftmaid vanity storage rack holds and hides hair dryers and other items you need to access. And at DIY Crafts you can download free plans for easy-to-make cabinet door storage bins that look like part of the door!
A trip to your local Home Depot, on South Gun Club Road in Aurora, can yield a magnetic tool bar for the inner part of a cabinet door, that will hold metal nail files, clippers, eyelash curlers, bobby pins and more!
Blogger Marty, at Marty’s Musings is one of those organized DIYers who comes up with creative ideas just by looking at a blank wall. Her wooden shelves and bath bins marked with handmade tags, were designed to provide to-the-ceiling storage to keep all her essentials separate from her girls’.
Some of our favorite and most clever ideas came from repurposing items meant for the kitchen. Check out this great-looking drawer pull that looks as good or better than a more expensive towel bar, courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens. Or, East Coast Interior Designer Jill Valeri uses a tall and classy red lantern, repurposed to hold TP – a pretty, new use for an unexpected item!
Make Space has 42 more creative storage ideas for the bath that you can plan for later or tackle right away for immediate extra space. Like Ikea spice racks that come naked but can be painted to match your bath and will keep multiple bottles and containers out of the way. And there’s an Ikea store in Centennial, about 20 minutes from Southshore.
And if you’re the type who tosses things into drawers willy-nilly, another Kraftmaid product (for the kitchen!) can be a huge help. These inserts are actually for organizing your spices, but they work just as well for cosmetics.
Beautiful Baths in Southshore
Oh, those beautiful master baths in the master-planned community of Southshore! Home buyers fall in love with those master suites and you will, too, when you visit this amazing development in Aurora. Stop by and explore the spectacular model homes, from Toll Brothers, Century Communities and Richmond American Homes. The new designs are available in ranch and two-story models and priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.