Space Saving Towel Rack

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Space Saving Towel Rack

Towels seldom get a second glance in our day-to-day lives, but when it comes time to utilize space they’re often the best place to start. Bathroom towels, in particular, can be bulky inhibitors to an interior’s flow, and many are stumped for ways to incorporate them into a room’s design scheme. Fear not, however; there are some easy and unbelievably chic ways to store your towels in style!

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These 34 towel storage ideas range from the simplest of shelving implements to repurposed vintage finds, with unique accents to compliment any household. (Those with apartments or smaller abodes will appreciate some of these trendy towel bars and hanging displays.)

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Individual units, tiered baskets, antiquated crates, and clever stands are just some of the ways you can free up space without sacrificing your personal taste.

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1. Door Service Mounted Towel Bars

2. Tiered Trio Ascending Towel Baskets


3. Newsstand Style Towel & Toiletries Rack

4. Woven Provincial Rolled Towel Basket


5. Above-The-Door Towel Cubby

6. Pantry Style Farmhouse Shelving


7. Bicycle Basket Towel Holder

8. Antique Rolling Toiletry Table


9. Repurposed Washtub Towel Storage

10. Railway Crate Repurposed Shelving Unit

11. Individual Dissembled Crate Shelves


12. Ship’s Deck Block Style Shelves

13. Open Wardrobe Towel & Linen Storage


14. Folded Towel “Laundry” Basket

15. Workman’s Ladder Wooden Towel Holder


16. Horizontal Bookshelf Style Towel Shelf

17. Country Window Repurposed Towel Rack


18. Barber’s Cabinet Bathroom Shelve

19. Versailles Jardin Scrollwork Towel Rack

20. Simple Shelving Towel Storage Ideas


21. Charming Chair-Mounted Towel Hang

22. Manhattan Hotel Stainless Steel Towel Stand

24. Spa Sophistication Glass Divided Towel Bars


25. Western Wash Basket Hanging Towel Holder

26. Tucked-Away Wall Unit Towel Unit


27. Treehouse Ladder Hanging Towel Display

28. Uptown Classic Wooden Block Style Towel Shelves


29. Neat & Wired Closet Shelving Unit


30. Vintage Office Multi-Size Basket Stand

31. Room Service Style Tiered Bathroom Stand


32. Gardener’s Helper Towel Shelving Unit


Towel Storage Racks For Bathroom

33. Vertical Antique Towel Bar Mount

34. Schooner Chic Suspended Shelves

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1 - Wall Mounted Rack 2 - Wire Basket 3 - Woven Basket 4 - Iron Baskets 5 - Spice Rack 6 - Storage Bench 7 - 3-Tier Tray 8 - Coat Rack 9 - Rustic Caddy 10 - Organizer Rack Chalkboard 11 - Countertop Stand 12 - Wooden Crates 13 - Bin Ladder 14 - Towel Holder Rack 15 - Coffee Mug Holder 16 - Organizer Rack 17 - Galvanized Caddy

Regardless of your bathroom’s size, you’d probably love to have an even bigger bathroom without paying for costly remodeling. Here to help you do that are these 42 brilliant bathroom storage hacks and solutions.

Try them out, and watch your bathroom transform into a spacious spa where everything is neatly organized and within arm’s reach.

If you’ve been hanging on to any old doorknobs, candlesticks, bottle caps, or tissue boxes, now’s the time to bust them out.

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1. Build storage shelves into the space between studs

Fun fact: The space between wall studs is 16 inches, on average. You’re free to do whatever you please with those extra inches, but the best thing you could do is build a small recessed cabinet for bonus bathroom storage.

Want more awesome built-in storage ideas?

Check out this roundup from Apartment Therapy.

2. Hang baskets on the wall

As A Beautiful Mess discovered through this DIY project, wire baskets don’t have to sit on your floors or in your closets. In fact, they can make pretty excellent floating shelves for toilet paper and towels.

You just need a few screws, drywall anchors, and washers to anchor them in place. Oh, and a drill would also probably help.

3. Or hang a “wall of baskets”

“Wall of baskets” sounds like a project that could eat up your afternoon, but this Simply DIY 2 idea is actually quite easy.

First, hang two parallel towel bars. Next, cut some ribbon and thread it through your baskets, tying them to the secured bars.

Finally, take whatever bathroom supplies are crowding your cabinets and store them in your four new mini storage units.

4. Rope together a tower of buckets

This bathroom storage hack comes from Glamour, so the buckets in question are actually some pretty pastel IKEA FINTORP utensil holders. Once you’ve acquired those, just knot an all-purpose clothesline on the sides so there’s about eight inches between each bucket.

Double-knot the clothesline when you get to the last bucket and cut off the excess portion. Then, hang the finished bathroom storage solution from a simple hook on your wall or door, and toss in your hair straightener, hairspray, makeup brushes, hair brushes, and other beauty supplies.

5. DIY a hair tool organizer

As you already know from our guide to decluttering your bathroom, file organizers and PVC pipes can make excellent hair straightener holsters.

Janel from Nellie Bellie has another great solution for excessive hair tools with her DIY hair tool organizer. It’s essentially a vertical wood plank with aluminum slots, but you also get to customize this one with brightly colored duct tape.

6. Invest in a wrap-around shelf for your pedestal sink

Pedestal sinks look super sophisticated, but they barely have enough space to stash a bar of soap. To help your sink live up to its full potential, pick up a curved organizer like this Under-the-Sink Pedestal Storage Rack from Amazon or this custom-cut cabinet from Improvements.

7. Or dress your pedestal sink in a skirt, and hide baskets behind it

On the more DIY side, you could sew a skirt that matches your bathroom color scheme, attach it to your pedestal sink, and then stow a few storage bins underneath, where no one will ever see them.

8. Stick organizers to the inside of your medicine cabinet

For about $11, you can snap up a 3-pack of StickOnPods, which are small adhesive organizers designed to store Q-tips, nail polish, and more.

Attach the StickOnPods to your medicine cabinet door, and watch your bathroom storage space instantly increase while keeping your cosmetics neat and organized.

Space Saver Towel Shelf

9. Convert bottle caps into toothbrush holders

Before you take out your recycling, save a 20L plastic bottle cap. Because once you’ve made a small notch in the cap with a boxcutter and slapped some velcro on its back, you have a new home for your toothbrush.

Hop over to Ohoh Blog for the full instructions.

10. Install an IKEA picture ledge above your sink

As HouseBeautiful notes, a slender picture ledge from IKEA can hold more than framed photos. Add one right between your bathroom mirror and sink, and rest your favorite perfume or cologne, hand soap and lotion, scented candle, and hair products on top.

It appears that this bathroom storage hack’s creator, Yasam Stil, went with IKEA’s MOSSLANDA, but feel free to shop the store’s entire picture ledge collection.

You can also skip the installation with a stick-on Command Picture Ledge.

11. Install a divided box above your sink

If the picture ledge is too slim for your bathroom storage needs, take a cue from Itsy Bits and Pieces and spring for a more substantial slotted box.

12. Make a magnetic makeup storage board

Cosmetics can easily dominate your entire medicine cabinet. But thanks to these instructions from Allie Grace, you can easily dominate DIY-ing a magnetic makeup storage board with just an old picture frame, a metal sheet, fabric of your choice, and a few other common supplies like magnetic stickers that you probably already have at home.

13. Install a second shower rod in your shower

Don’t have any ledge space for shampoo?

By installing another tension rod inside your shower and then adding hooks, you’ve suddenly got storage space for loofahs, caddies, and even shower caps.

14. Build a recessed shelf in your shower wall

Provided you’re not afraid to get down with a circular saw, carving out a recessed shelf in your shower for storing soap and other toiletries is a very attainable goal. Here’s a handy visual guide from Apartment Therapy.

15. Suction cup shaving cream, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner to your shower wall

Out of all the DIY bathroom hacks on this list, this one may be the cheapest and easiest. All you have to do is:

1. Lace hair ties through and around suction cups.

2. Stick the suction cups on your shower’s wall.

3. Slip your shaving cream, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner through the hair ties.

Clearly, it’s called a “dollar store craft” for a reason.

16. DIY a razor holster and attach it to your shower caddy

Don’t you just hate it when your razor slips off your shower caddy, lies on the floor, and endangers your feet?

Here’s how to give your razor a designated and safe storage spot:

1. Cut a piece of 1-inch-diameter PVC pipe into a 3-inch long piece.

2. Cut two ⅛-inch wide notches into the pipe.

3. Strap the pipe to your shower caddy’s side by fastening plastic tie straps around the pipe’s notches.

17. Store bath toys in a hollowed-out step stool

Parents, this one’s for you: Timothy and Laura Dahl of Built by Kids came up with an ingenious step stool that not only helps your toddlers reach the sink, but also serves as a roosting place for their rubber duckies, ships, and more.

Follow these simple steps to build your own bathroom storage booster or check out this storage step stool on Amazon.

18. Store shower and beauty products on a cake stand

Has your cake stand been collecting dust because you only bake cakes a few times a year?

Repurpose it into a stylish storage stand for your shower accessories or the hair products you’ve got lying around your sink, just like Cosmopolitan did here.

19. Or DIY your own bathroom supply storage stand

Don’t actually own a cake stand?

You can quickly DIY one using two plates and a candlestick.

20. Install multiple towel racks on the back of your bathroom door

Some people tap out after hanging one towel rack over their door, or sticking up two hooks. But what happens if you need to hang, say, at least five towels?

Be like Martha Stewart, who maximizes storage space on a bathroom door with a towel bar trio.

Space Saving Towel Holder

21. Upcycle an old drawer into a wall-mounted mini storage unit

A drawer from a discarded dresser can be an ideal shelving unit for your bathroom. Clean it up and pretty soon, it could be looking like this Pinterest perfect example.

22. DIY a full-length mirror medicine cabinet

If your medicine cabinet just isn’t working for you, no matter how many StickOnPods you use, consider upgrading to this tall (but slim!) mirror storage case from Shanty 2 Chic.

It gives you a full-length mirror (which will save you time getting ready in the morning since you don’t have to run back to your bedroom to check your entire outfit) plus a ton of storage shelves.

And with the right wood stain, it looks catalog-ready.

23. Store your body wash, face scrub, shampoo, conditioner, and more like shoes

Have a ton of bath products that, despite you already knowing how to organize everything in your apartment, can’t seem to find a home?

Solve that by hanging a plastic shoe organizer on the inside of your shower curtain.

If the traditional 24 pockets seems a bit much, you can find a smaller organizer with just six pockets from Camping World.

24. Make a space-saving towel rack out of rope

Some towel racks take up too much real estate in your bathroom. But definitely not this one.

Using just three eye bolts and a rope, On My Honor created this space-saving towel rack that lays almost completely flat against the wall while giving your bathroom a nice rugged look.

25. Or use an old wine rack to store towels

You’ll have to roll your towels for this bathroom storage idea to work, but wine racks can be great homes for your washcloths, hand towels, and even full-size towels.

26. Or mount retro doorknobs to the wall and hang towels on them

Doorknobs are like hooks, but with way more character.

27. Or upcycle tin cans into towel storage cubbies

If you really want to get crafty, this DIY Enthusiasts guide shows you how to transform old tin cans into a pretty floral towel rack.

28. OR repurpose wooden hangers into towel hooks

This bathroom storage hack is so genius yet obvious that you’ll be mad Ki Nassauer beat you to the punch. For this towel rack, you’ll need two wooden hangers and two dowels.

First, anchor the dowels to the wall. Then, screw the hangers — make sure they’re upside down — into the dowels and you’re all set.

You can now hang your big towels from the hangers’ inverted hooks and your hand towels from the hangers’ flat bases at the top. Genius? Genius.

29. Introduce your bathroom counter to a Lazy Susan

Provided you have enough counter space for it, a Lazy Susan is a great place to store the grooming products you use every day. And since they’re all together on one revolving stand, you just got back the time you sometimes waste in the morning rifling through your cabinets.

For even more counter space-spacing power, pick up a Cosmetic Organizing Carousel from Nifty Home Products. It’s like a Lazy Susan on steroids but without the dangerous side effects.

Swing Out Towel Bar

30. Put an expandable organizer under your sink

Thanks to its sliding shelves, a two-tiered organizer like this one from the Container Store fits easily around your pipes, and it gives you an extra adjustable shelf to store your bathroom cleaning supplies and sponges.

31. DIY corner shelves and put them in, yep, a corner

They may be small, but corner shelves can go a long way in a cramped bathroom. For added flair, think about repurposing old shutters. (Pinterest has some pointers on that.)

32. Craft a plush storage box from an old sweater and an old box

Thrifty & Chic lives up to its name with this DIY storage box. It’s recycled from an empty diaper box, old sweater, and a bit of lace and rope.

33. Build enclosed shelves and install them behind your sink or vanity cabinet’s door

This step-by-step guide from Remodelaholic shows you how to build enclosed shelves that screw into the inside of your sink cabinet or bathroom vanity cabinet.

34. Buy a strategically skinny bathroom floor cabinet

If you’re forced to shop for a slender cabinet due to size constraints, be smart about it.

Look for one with shelves that give you a deceptive amount of storage space, and maybe even a secret compartment on top.

Our top picks: the 22.75” x 6.25” free standing cabinet by Proman Products, or the OakRidge Slim Bathroom cabinet on Amazon.

35. Fit shelves over your porcelain throne

Space saving towel rack

Beautiful storage space is a terrible thing to waste, especially if it’s right above your commode.

Luckily, there are plenty of storage solutions out there, ranging from the UTEX 3-Shelf Bathroom Organizer and free-standing wooden cabinets to floating wooden shelves and pipe shelving that you can easily DIY or buy.

36. Wedge a small table over your TP holder

While redecorating an outdated bathroom, Southern Hospitality discovered that the right end table can also slide over the top of your TP holder and provide extra counter space for a small happiness-increasing houseplant.

Not sure what houseplant is right for you?


Check out our guide for choosing the best houseplants and planters for your apartment.

37. Store your plastic bags in a tissue box

This is one the best bathroom organization hacks for anyone who saves plastic bags and uses them to line his/her trash can.

Rather than let the bags scatter and overtake the space under your sink, bunch them all up into a recycled tissue box. Doing so not only keeps them organized but also dispenses a new bag one at a time.

Bonus points for attaching it to the inside of your bathroom cabinet, like how Melissa George from Polished Habitat did with one of her kitchen cabinets:

38. Store backup TP in a revamped oatmeal canister

It’s probably safe to say that you don’t want the Quaker Oats guy staring at you while you’re in the bathroom.

However, with a few handy tips from Practically Functional, you can upcycle an old oatmeal canister into a colorful TP container that you can tuck into a corner or on top of your John’s tank for fast access.

39. Suspend extra rolls with a fabric holder

The first advantage to this fabric Make It & Love It TP roll holder? It hangs extra rolls that would otherwise claim cabinet or basket space against your bathroom wall.

Space Saving Towel Rack For Bathroom

The second advantage? It places those rolls right under the existing one for quick and easy switches.

40. Store magazines on a hanger

If you’re into the “old school newspaper rack” style, layer your magazines and other preferred bathroom literature on a hanger and place it on the most convenient knob of your bathroom cabinet.

41. Store stuff in the sides of your tub

A couple years ago, this revolutionary bathtub with opening panels set the Internet on fire.

Unfortunately, the so-called Stowaway isn’t for sale, but if you’re feeling incredibly ambitious, you can try adjusting your bath panels yourself. Maybe just consult your plumber or YO Home!’s designer first.

42. MakeSpace

Many, many thanks to Peebles, Brian and @MakeSpace for the great pickup experience!

— optimushime (@optimushime) March 17, 2016

Let’s be real: The best bathroom storage hack is having someone else do all the work for you.

So schedule a MakeSpace pickup, pack the stuff that you no longer want eating space in your home, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Seriously. We’ll pick up your stuff, store it in our secure storage facility, and create an online photo catalog of everything so you always know what you have in storage. And when you need something back, we’ll deliver it to you.

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And while you’re at it, make your place even more spacious by learning these stellar storage hacks for every room in your home:

Top image via Flickr/GranitArchitects