Small bathrooms are hotbeds for clutter. Cut back on your Sephora products all you wantwithout the right organizational tools in place, a cramped bathroom can become your worst enemy. For anyone struggling to control the chaos, a clever IKEA hack can be the saving grace your sanctuary needs.
These 10 clever DIY solutions are reminders you dont need to renovate to get a whole new look. Whether your weakest link is under the sink or your tiny shower needs a luxe-looking facelift, these ideas make the most of the Swedish retailers cult-favorite products.
The Sleek Vanity
When this IKEA Hackers contributor was quoted $1,000 for a custom vanity, they decided to trim down the side panels of the Silveran cabinet (which was on sale for $88) so it would fit the depth of their existing sink. Next, they painted it with Benjamin Moores Mopboard Black and added wood legs to elevate the furniture.
The Wall Unit
The Skadis pegboard isnt just for officesadd on a bunch of ready-made accessories, such as shelves, containers, and letter holders, and you can use it to store everything from foundation bottles to moisturizer to toothbrushes.
The Over-the-Door Hanger
Designated for mattress support, the wood slats of the Lury bed base can find a new purpose on the back of your door. Casually drape washcloths over the ledges, as DIY-er Kristina Steinmetz has done, or add baskets to house products. All she needed was two wall hooks.
The Towel Rack
The Raskog cart can double as a mini mobile catchall for essentialsno serious upgrades required A Beautiful MesssElsie Larson organized hers by using the top shelf for small, everyday items like lip balm; the middle for bins filled with nail polish; and the bottom for spare towels.
When Helena Nord had to replace all the storage in her bathroom due to water damage, she decided to take advantage of the rooms height. The L-shaped design she came up with uses basic white cabinet fronts and maximizes every square inch around the sink and newly poured concrete countertop. Now she doesnt have to bend down all the time to grab toiletries.
The Sink Shelf
Disguise unsightly pipes under your bathroom sink and transform an awkward nook into a functional storage spot with two of IKEAs genius corner shelving units. Suddenly, having a pedestal isnt so bad.
Originally intended as a part of Ivar shelving units, this pinewood side piece takes on new life as a makeshift ladder in German blogger Antonia Schmitzs tiny city bathroom, where it serves as a beautiful place to display makeup brushes and plants.
The Elevated Doors
Superfront might be the greatest thing to have ever happened to IKEA. Specializing in fronts, knobs, and legs, the global brand is on a mission to elevate iconic pieces, like the Pax wardrobes or Hemnes cabinets, with simple aesthetic upgrades. Finished in a white block pattern, this two-drawer vanity isnt necessarily a lesson in making room for storage, but it is a lesson in bringing style to what little room you have.
This story was originally published on November 13, 2018. It has been updated with new information.