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How to Make Small Bathrooms (Seem) Larger
A small bathroom can make anyone feel like they’re all knees and elbows – you can’t comb your hair without sending shampoo bottles flying everywhere.
The ideal answer to the problem is a bigger bathroom, but for a lot of us the money tree turned out to be a myth and our DIY skills don’t include knocking walls down and reorganizing complex plumbing systems. So, what can we do?
<strong>Tip #1: Your shower is a storage space.</strong>
No one is saying use less product – that’s just not the American way. This is a storage issue that can be improved with a shower caddy. <a title="Shower Caddies" href="http://www.atgstores.com/shower-caddies-shelves_619.html" target="_blank">Shower caddies</a> allow you to store more of your stuff in the shower, <em>even if you don’t use it in there</em>. Lidded lotions and potions of all kinds can be stashed in a caddy; not just soaps and shampoos.
<strong>Tip #2: Tightly roll up your towels.</strong>
It might sound weird, but it can save you space. Roll up fresh towels and store them upright like fluffy straws in a basket and you’ll be surprised how much space you can save. Stacks of towels take up more surface area and inevitably get misaligned, which takes up even more space.
<strong>Tip: #3: Add DIY shelving and towel bars.</strong>
Getting things up off the counter (or the floor) will help open up the space. No one said you could only have one <a title="Towel Bars" href="http://www.atgstores.com/towel-bars_495.html" target="_blank">towel bar</a> or <a title="Towel Rings" href="http://www.atgstores.com/towel-rings_497.html" target="_blank">towel ring</a>, and adding a high <a title="Bathroom Shelves" href="http://www.atgstores.com/bathroom-shelves_496.html" target="_blank">shelf</a> for additional storage can give you a spot to stow things that are used infrequently.
<strong>Tip #4: Clean it.</strong>
It may be an optical illusion, but cleaner bathrooms just look bigger. Organization helps, of course, but making everything sparkly gives the space more depth. Plus, the clean surfaces and fresh scent will make you feel better, which will help offset the claustrophobia.
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