I really love the master bathroom at our new house. For one thing, it is attached to the bedroom rather than to the hallway- meaning it is just for us and not shared with the kiddos! The shower has great pressure and the bathroom has been re-done fairly recently- so the tile is lovely and clean and new! But one thing that has been a serious challenge is the lack of storage space, which makes it pretty hard to get organized in this bathroom! Here are some bathroom storage ideas we used to tackle this problem!
I love this sink. It is simply beautiful. But where do you put stuff?
How is a girl supposed to dry her hair, apply makeup, or even brush her teeth with no counter space and no drawers or cabinets beneath the sink?
And don't even get me started on the lack of double sinks. Most marriage vows mention “for better or for worse, in sickness and in health” but don't talk about having to share a sink- because most marriages can't survive such a thing. (okay, kidding-kind of…)
Creative Bathroom Storage Ideas
So my “lovely to look at but tough to live with” sink needed some help. Enter these fabric storage bins This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. ! These are similar to the ones we are using in our own bathroom, where I corral together like items. Makeup in one, hair products in another, medicines in one, and soaps and shampoos in another, etc.
I re-purposed a bookcase to hold all of these awesome bins.
But that bookcase doesn't fit into the space next to our sink. And I really need some of those storage containers to be close by- for the items that Steve and I use every single morning.
So I found this awesome ladder-style shelving unit This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. that works perfectly! And I think this all looks a little spa-like and makes me feel very pampered in my new bathroom.
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There's only one thing that still needs to be addressed. This bathroom also came with a bidet. I had to explain to my kids that this “thing” is actually not a sink on the floor, but is used for butt washing. Which of course makes them all beg to use it. So- Perhaps removing it will be on a future renovation list!
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I don’t think you should get rid of it but could you camoflauge it in some way? put a pretty table over it with a skirt around the bottom, build something around it, set up a decorative room divider/screen thingy, do something inventive with wicker baskets? when (if) you ever go to resell your house, that would make your house memorable. (“you know the house I liked the most….the one with the bidet in the master bath”)
Could you put a second sink where the bidet is?
We’ve thought about that…. but we think it might make the layout of the room a bit weird. I think we are probably going to end up living with it the way it is for awhile- other projects will likely take priority. But at some point I want to figure it out!
Kris C. says
OMG, that’s too funny…a sink on the floor! I just have to laugh cuz that’s the exact reaction MY kids would have: “Can I try? No, I wanna try? My turn next!!” I can see your dilemma: new, upscale fixture vs. endless parade of wet bottoms traipsing through bedroom. Maybe in time the novelty will wear off?
p.s. Love the bathroom. Those containers are amazing (tho must’ve cost a small fortune!)
And you know how we’ve all heard that you should close the lid of the toilet before flushing because water supposedly sprays everywhere when a toilet flushes? The very idea of spraying bidet water everywhere just frightens me! Especially when I think of my kids doing it!
The containers did cost more than $200- which is far from my usual frugal ways. But it’s way cheaper than installing cabinetry- and I really wanted it to look good. Like something I planned to have rather than something I was stuck with. I am sure that I am could have figured out a much less expensive DIY solution- but I was too overwhelmed by the move in total!