Maximizing Space in a Small Bathroom

Bathrooms and an abundance of space are two things that don’t often go hand-in-hand. For many of us, especially urbanites, we’re well versed in the aggravations of having a cramped bathroom space. And that’s why utilizing every inch of it efficiently is crucial. It’s a delicate balance between having all your essential toiletries close at hand, and making sure your bathroom doesn’t look messy and cluttered. If you’re struggling with your humble bathroom size, use these tips to help maximize the space in your Toronto apartment.


Shelves are your best friends when it comes to small spaces. For your bathroom, use the area in between your sink and mirror, as well as any free wall that can accommodate a temporary shelf. If you have a cabinet beneath the sink, you can install temporary shelves there as well. They’re a perfect, simple way to add in some extra storage space for all those bits and bobs. Of course, the toilet tank cover is a storage spot of its own. Just place a nice wicker basket on top and you can store hair accessories or bath products for easy access.

Mason Jars

Speaking of toiletries and shelves, the last thing you want is to have loose cotton balls and Q-Tips lying around on your newly installed shelves. That’s where Mason jars come in handy. You can use these to contain and organize your items, and simply place them on the shelf, or get creative by embedding the lids to the bottom of the shelf and having the jars attached underneath. It’s creative and organized – a win-win!

Towel Racks

If your bathroom is really tight on space, and the idea of a towel rack just won’t work, then go to your local home décor store and buy a removable rack that can hang on the back of the door. You can hang up your bathrobe and towels without taking up any extra room.

Shelf Rack Beneath Sink

If your bathroom doesn’t have any cabinets and your sink is mounted to the wall with nothing beneath it, then go bold! These days you can find just about anything for apartment living, including cabinet shelves made to fit around the plumbing of your sink.

Hang Up Clunky Items

For any of your clunky items, such as your hair dryer, flat iron, curling iron, or brushes, get these out of the way by installing hanging devices on the inside of your cabinet doors. They keep those items out of sight and neatly tucked away for ultimate convenience.

So stop struggling with your tight bathroom space. There are a variety of ways that you can optimize what you’ve got. With the popularity of apartment and condo-based living, you can find just about anything you need to maximize space in your bathroom.

Looking for more apartment living and condo living tips? The Simplified Rentals team is always happy to help! Get in touch with us or give us a call at (647) 495-6892.

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