Utilize Your Single Bathroom Vanity


The struggle for more space in the bathroom is never-ending. Whether you live alone or with your partner, roommates, or family it always seems impossible to fit everything you need into a single bathroom vanity. While we know you would love to just tear down your small bathroom and build a monstrous master bath with storage for all, we also know that this dream is not typically very practical.

What you should focus on instead is making the most of the space that you do have in your single bathroom vanity. Maximizing the functionality of single bathroom vanity can be accomplished in two cost-effective ways: you can purchase a vanity that provides more functional storage space or you can update your existing vanity to allow for more practical storage space.

There are more options in modern single vanities available to homeowners now. These vanities can range in price from moderate to extremely expensive. We will focus on the moderate range and explain some of the options and benefits of these vanities. Your most basic option will be the one door single vanity that you see in most bathrooms. This model provides open space under the sink but lacks an organized system for storing bathroom necessities.

A more practical alternative that is still cost-efficient is a single bathroom vanity that has one slim door and three to four small sliding drawers. The drawers provide space for you to tuck away all small personal bathroom items and group them. For example, you can use a drawer for makeup, one for personal hygiene, one for oral hygiene, and one for hair accessories.

You will then still have some space for larger items such as a hairdryer or backup toilet paper in the door of the vanity. Another great option that offers both practical storage way out and modern clean design is the more open shelf system vanity which generally has one large open shelf and two smaller shelves with basket storage. Again, you can separate bathroom products into categories and with this single bathroom vanity, you can update the style of your bathroom.

If replacing your single bathroom vanity is not an option, there are several ways to maximize the storage capabilities in your existing vanity. Usually, the lack of storage in a single bathroom vanity is a result of minimal surface space. Add height and dimension to your single bathroom vanity by purchasing plastic or wire shelving. With just a couple of units of shelving, you will gain two or three more levels of storage in your vanity.

To create an organized system purchase various size baskets to place on these shelves. When shopping for baskets keep in mind that they should easily move on the shelves, consider plastic baskets with wheels. Also, look for baskets that are easy to clean. Bathroom products, such as makeup and lotion or soap, can spill. Find baskets that can be wiped clean.

When looking for ways to maximize the storage space in your single bathroom vanity think about what you will be storing. Purchase storage containers that will accommodate your personal supplies. If you have a lot of small personal items, consider buying plastic containers with many dividers. If you are more concerned about hiding large items, like electronics, look for baskets with lots of space or adjustable height shelves. With some creativity, a single bathroom vanity can provide just enough storage space for you.

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