Are you short on space? Cleverly hide your everyday items with these unique bathroom storage ideas! From a pony wall to an oversized niche and even secret compartments, these are the best ideas to make the most of your bathroom space!

In planning our master bathroom remodel,  one of our goals was to maximize our storage in accordance with our needs.  With only so much wall space, we had to get creative when it came to finding places to stash stuff!

Shower pony wall

One of the best things we did was add a pony wall to our shower. Pony walls are simply short walls, often around 3 feet (although mine is 41″ tall). In bathrooms, pony walls are a great way to add privacy or create a visual barrier.

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bathroom with white pony wall framing carrera marble shower next to freestanding tub

Oversized Shower Niche

Not only does the pony wall help with privacy upon entering the bathroom, but it also provides a spot to hide a bench and a niche.  I somehow manage to accumulate a ridiculous amount of shower stuff, so I really need this oversized niche!

Shower pony wall with oversized carrara marble bench and shampoo niche
Oversized shower niche in carrara marble subway tile with quartz bench seat

Pull out hamper

Another of my favorite hidden storage areas is our hamper.  We had a small area in our water closet for a cabinet, so we used the bottom half as a pull-out hamper.  I still need to make a liner for it, though…

white marble bathroom built-in with pullout hamper in the water closet area

Bathroom Vanity storage

The entire vanity is made up of trim panels that match the cabinet doors.

White French master bathroom two sink vanity with makeup area and sconces and hexagon carrara tile floor

While the upper parts of the cabinets might look like just another panel, they actually open for extra storage.  Obviously, these areas aren’t easily accessible so I’ll only store things that I don’t need access to often in these cabinets.

Hidden cabinet storage on white bathroom vanity

And since I like to watch TV while I put on my makeup, we added USB outlets to the bottom cabinet for an iPad!

Bathroom vanity with ipad storage in drop down hidden panel

Hair Dryer Storage

I hate to put my hair dryer away every day so this next idea is purely for practical reasons.  Two drawer fronts actually form one pull-out.  Inside is a holster for the hair dryer and brush, along with shelves for extra storage.  The electrical goes through the back so that it’s always plugged in and ready,

Believe it or not, but the “holster” is actually a commercial style flatware cylinder that I ordered from Amazon!

Bathroom vanity drawer with electrical box and hair dryer holder built in holster style

built in shoe organizer

Over in the dressing area, we wanted another cabinet by the door but there wasn’t enough room for a cabinet door to open.  Instead, we opted for an open cabinet and used it for shoe storage.

Bathroom with dressing area with built-in shoe storage

Our bathroom doesn’t quite give us enough storage for all of our clothes, so we decided to put our long clothes in another closet.  We added two bars to our built-in closet so that we could maximize space for our day-to-day items.

Bathroom with built-in closet with two bars

I finally moved into the bathroom over the weekend.  It was a good opportunity to do a little Spring cleaning and get rid of some stuff that I’d been holding on to.  This is such a treat after spending 13 years with a bathroom that was outdated and didn’t function well!

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27 Comments

  1. Leah Nolan says:

    Could you link the pullout hamper? I love this idea! I’m basically shamelessly copying all of your tile… imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

    1. Hi Leah! I’m so honored that you would copy my tile! If you haven’t already, you can read about my experience 2 years later here: https://www.tidbitsandtwine.com/marble-tile-bathroom/

      As for the hamper, it was custom-made so there isn’t a link. It’s basically a really tall drawer. But to be honest, I think I’d recommend a tilt-out version over the pullout one. I love our hamper but once it’s full of clothes, it’s a bit hard to pull it up and out. I think if I could tilt the hamper the angle would be better….

      Good luck with your project!

      :) Kim

  2. Love your bathroom. The pull out drawer for the hairdryer is great! How wide is that cabinet? Thank you!

  3. Gorgeous! What tile did you use inside the niche – it’s beautiful! Thanks!

  4. Elizabeth Robinson says:

    HI Erin, I’ve been trying to figure out the quartz color you used on the vanity/shower bench. I saw on another post that it was Vadara Quartz but what color? We are using the Carrara Venato for our flooring and shower but I’m having the hardest time picking a countertop. Thanks so much for any help!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      I think you’re right – I never listed it! It’s Sereno Bianco from Vadara Quartz. Good luck with your project. You can see more pictures of the quartz in my reveal post because I also used it for my vanity tops.

      :) Kim

  5. Hi! I’ve pinned this as I just LOVE your shower tile. We are redoing our master shower and this has been what we’re trying to match? Do you happen to know the name of the tile? Gorgeous bathroom all around.

      1. Thank you SO much!!! You just made our tile shopping so much easier. Now I can return all our samples!! :)

  6. Beautiful bathroom! I’m
    Modeling mine after yours! :)
    Do you Know what grout color you used for the marble. Is it true white?
    Thanks
    Melinda

  7. Hi! Please share what you used on the top of the pony wall?

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Abby! I used the same quarts that is on the bathroom counters for the top of the pony wall.

  8. That is a gorgeous bathroom! I was wondering the height of that pony wall as it seems to accommodate the niche perfectly. ( P.S. I have serious bathroom envy!)

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Judy! Thank you so much for your kinds comments. Funny that you should ask because I was just finishing up a post for next week giving all of the key measurements for remodeling a bathroom, including the height of the pony wall! To answer your question, though, it’s 42″ tall. Next Thursday’s post will have this info, plus more about how high to hand a shower head, where to place sconces, how deep a niche should be, etc. Stay tuned! :) Kim

    2. Jami Carlson says:

      Hi Judy-
      Can you tell me where you got the glass shower doors? Did you have to have them made?
      Thanks!
      Jami

      1. Tidbits&Twine says:

        Hi Jami!

        The glass was custom from a local glass company who measured, fabricated, and installed.

        :) Kim

  9. I was wondering if you could share the dimensions of your shower. I absolutely love it and we are trying to achieve the same look and feel of the slower.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Alissa,

      I am SO sorry! My site stopped notifying me of new comments and so I didn’t see your question until just today. It’s probably too late to be of help, but to answer your questions, the interior dimensions of my shower are 51″ x 46″. The bench is 11″ deep. Again I’m so sorry that I didn’t see your question and respond sooner. Good luck with your project!

      :) Kim

  10. You share here most talented ideas for the bathroom. I like your idea and I will do some of my bathroom. Thanks for sharing this post.

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  12. This bathroom turned out so well. I love some of the details you included. Great job.
    Karen

  13. Really clever use of storage. I love the blowdryer & curling iron drawer, no more tangled cords! I have read that one should never leave the blowdryer plugged in all the time. Not sure why.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      That’s interesting! I hadn’t heard that before but will definitely look it up. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I especially
    I’ve all the little details you thought of…..hidden niche, hairdryer storage and plug in, Ipad station…just genius! Of course the bathroom is beautiful, but the function is just as great.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much, Sandie! I am having a lot of fun organizing and putting things away now that it’s a functional bathroom. :)

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