Photo By: Elizabeth Swartz Interiors; Crown Point Cabinetry
Photo By: Bob Narod; Design By: Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
Photo By: Jeff Troyer Associates
Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: K_Souki Design Studio
Photo By: Taggart Sorensen
Photo By: Mark Williams Design Associates; Erica George Dines
Photo By: Harmony Wells, designHARMONY; Cory Holland, Holland Photography
Small Bath With Cute Storage Boxes
When faced with a tight bathroom, designers have to get creative when planning storage. "This was a small space with little room to spare for storage,” says designer Kari Arendsen. “I found these cute storage boxes and hung them from the wall to save space and keep floor space clear. Also the choice of a high contrast application on the walls is helpful to make a space feel larger than it really is."
Small Bar Adds Counter Space and Storage to Cottage Kitchen
One thing this cute cottage kitchen lacked was adequate storage space and counter space, so designers created some. They added a small bar to the space. This addition added another several feet of counter space, as well as some much needed storage.
Traditional Nursery With Organized Closet and Dark Wood Crib
This traditional nursery features neutral walls with a soft yellow personalized spot with shelves over the dark wood crib. The closet is well-organized with storage boxes and shelves, drawers, and built-in racks to hold those cute little baby shoes.
Toile wallpaper reflects the classic style of the mantel, while the bright green shade modernizes the space. An open bookcase houses books and toys, while chalkboard boxes provide hidden storage for smaller toys.
Bright Country Bathroom With Book-Page Wall Decor & Skirted Sink
Careful attention to design ensured that this already-small bathroom would not feel closed in. Wine boxes add beautiful, warm color and create easy storage. A skirt for the sink provides extra storage underneath, and the pages of an old book are taped to the wall for inexpensive and effective decoration.
White, Minimalist Bathroom With Mirrored Medicine Cabinet
This double, two-sided mirrored medicine cabinet is sleek and durable--perfect for a busy family on the go! It complements the simple design of this small bathroom that keeps clutter to a minimum. A small wood vanity contains ample storage space to store products and other bath paraphernalia.
Design challenges for this bath included incorporating a lot of storage in a relatively small bathroom, removing a drop-ceiling and integrating good lighting without the benefit of a natural light source. Two large storage towers provide plenty of space for toiletries while double sconces and recessed lighting illuminates the room.
“Innovative storage solutions were key to making the most of every room in this waterfront cottage,” says designer Elizabeth Swartz. “This included the use of some wonderful hardware, such as this Hafele pull-out unit in the master bath to organize even the smallest of spaces efficiently.”
White Kitchen With Island and Floor-to-Ceiling Buffet
Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath boldly broke a design rule by locating the sink flush with the window’s right edge, keeping the faucet centered on the window. The result was establishment of a wide drawer base to the sink’s left, perfect for nesting bowls, pots, pans and small appliance storage. A floor-to-ceiling buffet concentrates dish storage, completing the L.
This traditional white tile shower features a blue patterned accent trim near the large mounted shower head. The white tile extends from the ceiling to the white bathtub. A small indented cubby provides built-in storage for soap and other bath accessories.
Small Transitional Bathroom With Painted Wood Paneling
Despite its small stature, this guest bath has a ton of storage: a floating cupboard, medicine cabinet and a vanity with drawers offer plenty of room for towels and travel-sized products. Meanwhile, a quartz topper and white-painted wood paneling infuse the space with some history and charm.
This jewel box of a kitchen makes use of every inch, here hanging a storage cabinet above the sink. The opaque glass cabinet doors are practical as well, allowing you to see what's inside. The kitchen walls are the same tiles as the bathroom to create continuity in such a small area.
Gray and White Contemporary Bathroom with Open Shelves over the Tub
Don’t ignore small spaces! A shelf is the perfect solution to storage scarcity in smaller bathrooms. Place one over the tub for towels, candles or shower gel or near the toilet for spare toilet paper and hand towels. Designer Karina Bryant of K_Souki Design Studio has a set of shelves wired for music or a TV hookup for bath time relaxation in her home, built by Imery Group.
Every inch of this small Manhattan loft is put to use, with stairs featuring built-in storage units below and a built-in nook that houses the main bath and shower. The apartment is crafted like a piece of furniture, with hidden and transforming spaces for things and people.
When renovating a bath in a historic home, designer Mark Williams had to work within a small footprint. “Baths were not as luxuriously proportioned back then so we had to get creative with storage solutions,” he says. “We built in a large piece—designed to look like an armoire—but is actually linen storage above, and a hamper below. The antiqued mirror insets in the upper cabinet doors make the whole space feel larger.”
Designer Harmony Wells chose a tall cabinet to solve several problems in her clients’ small bath. “Because the space only had 8-foot high ceilings, we wanted to draw the eye up. The floor-to-ceiling custom linen cabinet makes the room feel larger and lighter,” she says. Wells designed the piece with an open-and-closed combination of storage. “This makes the unit less busy, visually, and keeps the overall scale on the smaller side, so it doesn’t compete with the shower.”