How to make the most out of your tiny bathroom

tiny bathroom

Hubs and I are trying to sell our house. It has a lot of great things going for it but it also has a lot of features that quite honestly stink.  First of all, we’re right on the road. When we park our cars in our driveway, the cars are practically still in the road (not really but close enough!). Another drawback is our bathrooms. We have two of them but they’re both on the first floor and oddly enough right next to each other. The bigger bathroom of the two isn’t terrible. It’s a decent size and it has a nice closet that’s pretty good for storing items. Our second bathroom is the complete opposite. It’s tiny and to say that it has little for storage space would be an understatement.

When I think about potential buyers, if we ever have any, coming to look at our house I dread what they will think about the bathroom. I knew I needed to do something to make the bathroom look more functional and give the illusion of having more space so I started thinking of ways that I could make the most out of this bathroom. Everyone knows selling a house is all about illusions right?

Lights, Camera, Action!

The first thing I did was changed out the light bulbs to the brighter high efficiency lights to brighten it up a bit (this tiny bathroom also has no windows). This is one of the easiest things to do to make any room look more inviting, as long as the lights aren’t so bright that they blind your guests.


In our bathroom, we have a small section that’s less than two feet wide with four shelves for our main storage. This space looked atrocious before I made some changes to it. I honestly wish that I had taken a “before” picture so you could see the atrociousness for yourself. It made the storage space seem non-existent.


To make the most of the storage space, I did something very quick and simple. I got rid of things that I hadn’t used and then organized, which is my new found hobby. This is my pretty little space now. I used two fabric collapsible cubes that I got from Wal-Mart for $5 each- I absolutely love this pattern. Inside the cube on top I put boring things like my feminine products, extra soap, washcloths, and other nonsense. The cube on the bottom stores my little one’s bath things. Much more exciting than feminine products! I could have gotten two more and just did all of the shelves this way but I figured two is a good place to start and I kind of like seeing the towels displayed all rolled up like that. I may be a little OCD but I couldn’t keep two different colored towels up there so I had to replace it with two more of the light blue towels. Don’t judge! 🙂

I don’t know about you but I’ve always had a problem finding a good spot to hide the toilet paper in the bathroom. There isn’t room under the sink and I did have it on the floor in the small section pictured above but this space is at the other end of the bathroom from the toilet if you see where I’m going with that. Do you want to know what the perfect solution is?


You guessed it… another basket. How cute does this look?! I love the look of this basket and it was much cheaper than others like it- I even got one for our other bathroom as well. As you can see, I put it on the back of the toilet because… well you know, it’s right there.

If you are thinking about making some changes to make the most of your small bathroom, just know you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Start simple and then let the magic happen!







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Hi! My name is Deidra and I'm here to help make your life easier. :) I live in a tiny town with my husband, baby, and Golden Retriever. It doesn't get much better than this!

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