Monday, 5 August 2013

5 easy ideas to organize – and maximize – a small bathroom

(NC) The bathroom serves a variety of uses from a functional space to a serene sanctuary,from a storage facility, to a grooming salon. And, whether you enjoy it yourself or share with the family, every bathroom is in need of one major thing – organization. To keep it feeling more serene and less insane, here are five easy ideas to help improve your organization, maximize space, and even add a bit of style:
• Take Back the Tub. From shampoo and shower gel, duckies and boats, the bathtub often needs to store a variety of items. While shower caddies or shelves are an ideal solution, you can also make your own. Reuse your straight shower rod – but install it across the back wall of the tub. Next, use shower rod hooks to hang a variety of plastic baskets to create instant storage for each member of the family.
• Maximize with Dual-Function. Dual-function products are perfect for smaller baths, since they offer added benefits, without taking up more space. Update your current toilet paper holder, towel bars and in-shower shelves with newer versions that integrate a grab bar. Moen, for example, offers stylish grab bar designs featuring a paper holder, a towel bar and two shelf designs – all in a variety of finishes to help you update these bathroom basics while adding storage, safety and style.
• Shelves for Storage. Don't limit the vertical surfaces of your bathroom for mirrors and décor, especially if you don't have a closet. Try installing wall shelves. There are a variety of options – from smaller, decorative shelves that can hold perfume and toiletries – to larger hotel shelves that provide the perfect storage location for towels.
• Hidden Helpers. While space underneath the vanity offers room for storage, this hidden area is a glutton for disorganization. Remove everything and toss any items you don't need. Next, use baskets or bins to create a place for everything. Don't forget that the back of the doors can also be an added location to install a hook or shelf.
• Hotel Inspiration. Take note when you're in a hotel at the many amenities they offer and incorporate them into your bathroom for added functionality and organization. Did you love using the wall-mounted mirror? Enjoy the convenience of storing the hair dryer on the wall? Moen tells us they have a variety of bath accessories like the Arris wall-mount magnifying mirror that allows you to obtain hotel luxury at home – so install and enjoy.
With a few simple projects, your bathroom can achieve maximum use of space, style and organization. More information is available online at

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