Just about everyone has a too-small bathroom. If you’re lucky, it’s an “extra” one that you can use as a powder room or seldom-used guest bathroom. But for most regular folk, that bathroom is an important one.
The experts advise pedestal sinks and consoles to give the room an open feel. Which is a great idea, provided you don’t need anything more than minimal storage space. If you do need that space (and badly!), consider a small vanity – many measure under 18″ – to provide much-needed storage in the same amount of space that a pedestal would consume.
This diminutive model is sleek, stylish, and, most importantly, sensibly outfitted with a deep drawer and bonus shelf for maximum space:
Close that bottom shelf to stash even more inside (especially if [your name] and “neat freak” will never, ever, be uttered in the same sentence):
Frosted glass doors hide the contents of this compact vanity while contributing to much-needed airiness in a narrow bathroom:
Maximize every inch of available space with a storage powerhouse like these; they look (and act) like larger vanities, just compressed to fit your space:
Who said practicality can’t be pretty? Not this beauty:
If your bathroom has the proper structure for a wall-mount, that may be your perfect solution. Just be aware that wall-mounted vanities physically cannot provide the same amount of storage space as floor-mount vanities of similar widths, so if a wall-mount meets your storage needs adequately, go for it! The style will give the room an illusion of openness thanks to the cleared floor space.
This rounded model may seem like it sacrifices space for style, but its cleverly designed doors conceal a surprising amount of cabinet space:
A pale finish can make a cramped bathroom seem bigger:
Can’t decide how you want to mount it? This versatile piece has optional legs for wall or floor mounting:
Or, if you prefer the sleek minimalism of a pedestal but can’t afford to give up the space, try a vanity with a nearly invisible integrated handle to hide that desperately needed cabinetry as well as possible:
How do you store your stuff in a space-challenged bathroom?
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