5 budget-friendly storage solutions for your small bathroom

5 budget-friendly storage solutions for your small bathroom


One of the biggest struggles with a small bathroom is the lack of storage space for all our beauty, skincare, bath and health products.

However, with a little bit of creative thinking, you can definitely make the most out of every inch. Unlike other home improvements, these bathroom renovation ideas are budget-friendly and might even be able to give you a return on your investment.

1.  Vertical floating shelves

Floating shelves are budget friendly, easy to install, functional and aesthetically appealing. They can also increase the value of your property when you sell since they appeal to prospective buyers. With a small bathroom, it’s important to make use of the vertical space. Hence, stack your floating shelves on top of eachother.

You can build your own floating shelves for under $20 each. If you buy a shelf that comes with a hidden cavity bracket, installation should be relatively easy. Even a smaller floating shelf can hold up to 10kg depending on the type of wall you’re installing it on. For example, a 250 x 250 x 38mm shelf can hold 10kg when installed on masonry.

5 budget-friendly storage solutions for your small bathroom

2.  Lazy Susan

A Lazy Susan or any other organiser that can spin might be the answer to your space-saving needs. For added space saving, find a rotating organiser that also has multiple tiers. Not only will this save space, it’ll save you from having to dig around behind your draws to find that one product you’re looking for. A rotating organiser can also save you time on your morning and night routines.

3.  Secret cupboards

Secret cupboards are another great storage solution for any small bathroom. Of course, the most obvious place to hide a cupboard is behind the mirror. You might consider installing one behind the sink mirror or even adding an entire full length mirror for more storage. Sliding shelves are another way to hide storage.

These additions can cost you a little extra coin initially. However, having a variety of storage solutions can definitely increase the value of your property. With the bathroom being one of the focal points in a home for many potential buyers, having enough storage in a small bathroom is crucial.

5 budget-friendly storage solutions for your small bathroom

4.  Tension rod

Tension rods offer another solution for making the most of vertical space, particularly inside cupboards and under-the-sink cabinets. They’re both cheap and easy to install on your own. You can use tensions rods to hang cleaning supplies such as spray bottles or hair tools like hair dryers and curling wands.

5.  Custom unit

A custom unit would definitely be a large investment in the short-term. However, similarly to floating shelves and secret cupboards, they can pay for themselves if you intend to sell your home. A custom unit will likely allow you to make a return on your investment since they offer buyers a lot of value.

In most cases, you’ll want to hire a professional who can look at your bathroom and determine how to make the most of the space available. Make sure to do your research and find someone who has experience with storage solutions for small bathrooms in particular. Consider what types of items you’ll want to be storing in the unit when deciding on size.

A small bathroom doesn’t have to mean no storage space. There are a range of creative and budget-friendly storage solutions that can help to keep your bathroom functional and organised. Though some of these solutions may cost you more initially, they are definitely worth your while.

Guest author: James Pointon is a Commercial Manager at OpenAgent.com.au, an online agent comparison website helping Australians to sell, buy and own property.