Clutter free counter solutions - need advices and ideas
We have 72" long and 30" tall ugly and hideous oak vanity in our master bath. It is installed along the 84" wall.
I found this (84" long and 36" tall) vanity for our remodeling. I fell in love with the beautiful quartz counter top - exactly what I wanted, sleek contemporary look, undermount sinks, single hole faucets:
It will fit perfectly into our space.
The vanity we have now has 4 tiny and inefficient drawers and two double doors. The entire countertop is covered with our stuff - tooth brushes, charges, hair dryer, creams, lotions, etc. I organized it a bit with shelves and trays, but my dream is to have a completely clutter-free counter. With the new vanity, I will have more room - it is taller and longer than the current one and has more drawers.
Here is what I have planned so far:
To install an outlet in one of the compartments with doors and to hide the hair dryer, curling iron, and possibly the tooth brush charger.
To install a wall mounted soap dispenser.
To keep tooth paste, creams and lotions in the top drawers.
To install roll-out baskets into under-sink cabinets for an easy access.
We have a recessed cabinet (as ugly as our current vanity) on the side. I plan to replace it with hand-made concealed recessed cabinet using picture frame as a door.
Now, i am a sucker for extra storage. I was thinking about installing recessed medicine cabinets instead of mirrors, but I am afraid that the mirror finish is not very durable and I will have peeled mirror corners in a couple of years.
I do not think I will use the mirror that comes with the vanity I chose - I am not crazy about it.
What else can I do? Some flat medicine cabinets between two mirrors? I do not like open shelves - this would assume the same cluttered look.
What do you think? This forum already gave me some brilliant ideas. I would really appreciate your thoughts. If you have pictures of such solutions, please share!