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10 Small Bathroom Vanity Ideas That Pack in Plenty of Storage 

10 Small Bathroom Vanity Ideas That Pack in Plenty of Storage 

Bathroom storage space is like time - no matter how much you have, it never feels like quite enough! And that counts double for your ‘cozier’ sized bathrooms. Every day seems like you’re wrestling with the space you have. 

And the reason for this is that they’re just so damn important. You need the space. More so, perhaps, than anywhere else in the house. Between the morning grooming routine, your bathing, and *the rest*, your bathroom has many demands placed upon it, regardless of what size it is. But fret not! This article not only gives you some handy tips on how to make the most of what you’ve got but also a hand-picked selection of our very best small bathroom vanity ideas to help you on your way.

Small bathroom ideas 

First, a few questions to consider before we dive into our tips. Ask yourself: 

  • are you taking full advantage of the space you have at the minute? 
  • is there anything you can do more efficiently? 
  • what do you use it for mainly? If it’s just a guest bathroom, then what you actually need it for is much less taxing than if it’s the one your kids use all the time, and you can organize it as such. 

Now you have established the functions it needs to serve, it’s time to get creative. Here are Bath Cabinet Depot’s Top Ten Tips to make the most out of what you’ve got!

1. Use the walls 

If you are running tight for space on the ground, then use your walls! Not only does it provide extra storage options, but you can accessorize with furniture pieces to create an excellent sense of space (especially if you haven’t gone crazy filling the floor).

2. Avoid deep drawers and cupboards

This goes back to what we said about considering what you actually use your bathroom for. No matter what your use, toiletries and/or cosmetics are the usual suspects, and these can get lost rattling around deep drawers, so what looks to be generous storage options are actually going to waste. Narrow drawers (or more shelves, but closer together) truly maximize the space better, and you’ll spend less time rooting around for your razor too! Bonus!

3. Mount a towel rack 

This adds to the point above about using the vertical space you have. Not only will racks give you an easy-to-reach spot for your towels and toiletries, but they’ll save you clogging up those precious square inches in the drawers with these chunkier items.

4. Hang basket shelves

The same principle applies: easy-to-reach, and it opens up the storage options for your drawers and cabinets. The fact that basket shelves are so cheap and easy to install is the cherry on top.

5. Buy a small, moveable table 

You can use it to rest your little bits and pieces on and shift it around as you require. Storage plus portability = a winner!

6. Get creative with your containers 

Funky glasses, mugs, jars. There are a host of household items you can repurpose that not only add value with their storage potential but can also add a quirkiness to the bathroom’s aesthetic.

7. Use behind-the-door space

Adhesive hooks can be used to give space not only behind the bathroom door but even the doors of your vanity itself. Maybe even a wire rack below?

8. Use a shower organizer

You’ve likely used them in the shower, hanging your shampoo and conditioner, but no one said that’s all they can be used for. Again, using a hook or a peg, suddenly you’ve opened up the space on your walls and maybe even giving the room itself a spacier feel by taking some of the storage load away from your floors.

9. Don’t shy away from bigger bits of furniture 

Now this one might seem a bit counterintuitive - “I’ve got no space, so what’ll I do? Buy a bigger vanity” - but bear with me! A striking, well-chosen piece can make an even bigger statement in a confined space, along with the obvious storage benefits. The key here is: go minimal with your other pieces, this way, you don’t spoil your visual statement with clutter.

10. Invest wisely!

Interior designers say roughly one-third of your bathroom budget should be on your storage options. A carefully selected vanity not only gives the room a focal point but provides lots of storage options for your clutter beneath their sleek exteriors. Which leads us very nicely on to…

Bath Cabinet Depot’s Small Vanity Ideas that Pack in Plenty of Storage 

Okay, so the title isn’t the catchiest, but don’t judge this book by its cover - there are plenty of options here to help maximize the space in your bathroom, whatever the size!

1. Austin 24" Single Sink Vanity in Walnut

Design Element Austin 24 Single Sink Vanity in Walnut

The Austin 24” single sink vanity by Design Element combines classic rustic charms with modern features. The cabinet is made from 100% reclaimed wood which is both durable and environmentally friendly. Each Austin vanity has its own unique history. The rectangular white porcelain sink and soft closed doors bring modern features to the vanity, while the included antique pewter metal hardware provides the perfect finishing touch. Faucet and drain are not included. *Due to the nature of reclaimed wood, each vanity may have distinct markings, knots, slight cracks, and uneven surfaces. These imperfections only add to the rustic beauty and will not hinder functionality.

  • Cabinet made from 100% reclaimed wood
  • Walnut finished cabinet
  • Porcelain integrated countertop and sink
  • Antique pewter hardware
  • Soft-close doors
  • Spacious open lower shelf
  • Backsplash is not included
  • Faucet and drain not included
  • Assembled
  • Reclaimed wood will have a natural surface imperfection
  • Cabinet Dims: 35.3"H x 24.0"W x 18.5"D

2. Marian 24" Single Sink Vanity in Grey

    Marian 24" Single Sink Vanity In Gray

    The Marian 24” Single Sink Vanity by Design Element provides the perfect finishing touch to your bathroom remodel project. Constructed of solid hardwood structure with manufactured wood panels, this vanity will maintain its beauty and functionality year after year. The porcelain countertop and integrated sink with overflow perfectly match the styling of the cabinet and is extremely simple to maintain. Opening the 2 soft-closed doors reveals ample storage space. The included satin nickel hardware provides the perfect finishing touch to the gray cabinet. Faucet and drain are not included.

    • Solid Hardwood Structure
    • Gray Finished Cabinet
    • Porcelain Integrated Countertop and Sink
    • Brushed Nickel Hardware
    • Soft Close Doors
    • 2 functional soft closing doors
    • Backsplash is not included
    • Faucet and Drain Not Included
    • Partial assembly required
    • Cabinet Dims: 34.0"H x 24.0"W x 17.5"D

    3. Klein 24" Single Sink Vanity in Blue

      Klein 24" Single Sink Vanity In Blue
      The Klein 24” Single Sink Vanity by Design Element provides the perfect finishing touch to your bathroom. Constructed of solid hardwood structure with manufactured wood panels, this vanity will maintain its beauty and functionality year after year. The porcelain countertop and integrated sink with overflow perfectly match the styling of the cabinet and are extremely simple to maintain. There is ample storage space for this vanity despite its small size. Hidden in the flip-down drawer is a unique and useful storage box and a second fully functional drawer constructed with dovetail joinery sits on soft-close glides. There is also an open shelf at the base of the cabinet. The included satin gold hardware provides the perfect finishing touch to the blue cabinet. Faucet and drain are not included.
      • Solid Hardwood Structure
      • Blue Finished Cabinet
      • Porcelain Integrated Countertop and Sink
      • Brushed Brass Hardware
      • Soft Close Drawers
      • 2 functional soft-closing drawers
      • Backsplash is not included
      • Faucet and Drain Not Included
      • Partial assembly required
      • Cabinet Dims: 34.0"H x 24.5"W x 18.5"D

      4. Volpa USA Boston 30" Modern Bathroom Vanity in Glossy Black

        Volpa Usa Boston 30 Modern Bathroom Vanity in Glossy Black

        The Boston collection is the perfect bathroom vanity to add style and functionality to your bathroom or powder room. Crafted from premium Canadian manufactured wood. Not only does this cabinet include one fully functional soft-closing drawer and two soft-closing cabinet doors, but it also arrives fully assembled, making it easy to complete your bathroom renovation. A combination of cabinet space and one bottom drawer gives you the ultimate storage space for your bathroom essentials and toiletries. The final detail is the full-size brushed nickel hardware which brings the whole look together.

        • Click-to-Release undermount drawer glides make it easy to remove the drawer(s); no tools necessary!
        • Hardware pull dimensions, spread: 128mm, overall: 8 inches
        • Large open back for plumbing accessibility
        • Cabinet surface has moisture and scratch resistant capabilities, easy to clean and maintain
        • The cabinet is fully assembled for easy installation.
        • Features soft-close door hinges with dual-adjustments capabilities (up & down, forward/backward), letting you adjust the doors after the cabinet has been installed
        • Cabinet Dims: 34.88in H x 30.00in W x 20.00in D

        5. Mason 30" Single Sink Vanity in Gray

          Mason 30" Single Sink Vanity In Gray

          The Mason 30” Single Sink Vanity by Design Element provides the perfect finishing touch to your bathroom remodel project. Constructed of solid hardwood structure with manufactured wood panels, this vanity will maintain its beauty and functionality year after year. The porcelain countertop and integrated sink with overflow perfectly match the styling of the cabinet and is extremely simple to maintain. Each of the 2 fully functional drawers is constructed with dovetail joints and soft-close glides. The included satin nickel hardware perfectly complements the gray cabinet. Faucet and drain are not included.

          • Solid Hardwood Structure
          • Gray Finished Cabinet
          • Porcelain Integrated Countertop and Sink
          • Brushed Nickel Hardware
          • Soft Close Drawers
          • 3 Functional Drawers
          • Backsplash is not included
          • Faucet and Drain Not Included
          • Partial assembly required
          • Cabinet Dims: 34.0"H x 30.0"W x 18.5"D

          6. Volpa USA Capri 36" with Pre-installed Undermount Sink

            Volpa Usa Capri 36 Modern Bathroom Vanity in Black with Quality-crafted and made in the USA, the Capri collection features a white Micro stone countertop and ceramic undermount sink. Crafted from premium Canadian manufactured wood, this vanity’s best advantage is attention to detail and quality materials. Built for extra durability and low maintenance, the cabinet’s clean lines and a sophisticated profile are accentuated with soft-close glides and hinges, click-to-release drawers, and full-size hardware. You have plenty of storage space with one large cabinet area and one bottom drawer. A perfect choice for your renovation, the Capri will fit your bathroom’s modern design and create a fresh look for your home. Vanity’s base arrived fully assembled. Faucet and drain not included.

            • Up to 100 lbs capacity, click-to-release undermount drawer glides make it easy to remove the drawer(s); no tools necessary!
            • Hardware pull dimensions, spread: 128mm, overall: 6.63 inches
            • Large open back for plumbing accessibility
            • Cabinet surface has moisture and scratch resistant capabilities, easy to clean and maintain
            • The cabinet is fully assembled for easy installation.
            • Features soft-close door hinges with dual-adjustments capabilities (up & down/ forward/backward), letting you easily adjust the doors after the cabinet has been installed
            • Made in the USA
            • Includes: Cabinet, white micro stone top, ceramic under-mount sink, and hardware pulls
            • Cabinet Dims: 35.00in H x 36.00in W x 22.00in D

            7. Volpa USA Boston 36" Modern Bathroom Vanity in Glossy White     

              Volpa Usa Boston 36 Modern Bathroom Vanity in Glossy White

              The Boston collection is the perfect bathroom vanity to add style and functionality to your bathroom or powder room. Crafted from premium Canadian manufactured wood. Not only does this cabinet include one fully functional soft-closing drawer and two soft-closing cabinet doors, but it also arrives fully assembled, making it easy to complete your bathroom renovation. A combination of cabinet space and one bottom drawer gives you the ultimate storage space for your bathroom essentials and toiletries. The final detail is the full-size brushed nickel hardware which brings the whole look together.

              • Click-to-Release undermount drawer glides make it easy to remove the drawer(s); no tools necessary!
              • Hardware pull dimensions, spread: 128mm, overall: 8 inches
              • Large open back for plumbing accessibility
              • Cabinet surface has moisture and scratch resistant capabilities, easy to clean and maintain
              • The cabinet is fully assembled for easy installation.
              • Features soft-close door hinges with dual-adjustments capabilities (up & down/ forward/backward), letting you adjust the doors after the cabinet has been installed
              • Cabinet Dims: 34.88in H x 36.00in W x 20.00in D

               

              You can also check our article on Choose the Best Bathroom Vanity for Your Home.

              Conclusion

              Hopefully, we’ve given you a little food for thought there with those small bathroom ideas. Whether you are trying to squeeze the most out of the square inches you do have, or you want to make a proud feature of your small but perfectly formed bathroom vanity, you no longer have to make that trade-off between style or storage; now you can have both!

              Here is the rest of our selection if you are still mulling over your options: Small Bathroom Vanity Storage Options.

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