I spent some time this past week making space in our bathroom. No, we didn’t knock down a wall. But Hubs and I did discover a pretty clever way to make some much-needed storage space in our master bathroom. Specifically, I wanted a simple organization solution for my hair dryer and curling iron that would save space and be cost effective.
After wasting countless hours
on the timesuck otherwise known as Pinterest doing careful research, I realized that most hairdryer organizers don’t actually give you more space. Sure, they make cabinets or countertops tidier, but I’d still have to store the organizer on a piece of prime real estate somewhere in my cabinet. That’s when I realized it was time to make space where there was none.
It sounds like a magic trick of some sort, but I promise all I had to do was get to know my bathroom vanity better. Most cabinets have false drawers–specifically one right in from of the sink–to accommodate the sink bowl and plumbing. Some kitchens have snazzy panels that tip forward to allow for storage of cleaning items like dish sponges, but I didn’t want the bathroom vanity panel to tip. I wanted it to open.
So I found Euro Hinge for Sink Tip-Out Trays and a prefinished shelf board at Menards, and I put Hubs on a mission – to build a secret hideaway for diamonds and rubies
millions of dollars my hairdryer and curling iron. And you know what, it worked! There was no damage to the false panel, and we did not permanently secure the board, so it’s complete removable. But why we would ever want to go back?
As an added bonus, this under-sink storage trick only cost us about $15. It might sound a bit steep, but it’s cheaper than most of the organizers I researched and it saves me even more space. I can happily report that this is one of the best improvements we’ve made to our home…even though no one notices it besides me.
Note: Before you tackle a project like this, it’s really important to look at the plumbing and sink bowl to ensure that you have space.
So Tell Me…Would you like to know more about building a hairdryer hideaway? Do you have any cool storage solutions?