Return to the Bathrooms Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
What's in your drawers?

Posted by sapphire69 (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 5, 13 at 13:20

Hi Everyone!

I am in what I hope to be the final stage of my master bathroom creation and I think I may have gone overboard with the storage. The vanity is a converted desk with four drawers and a flip down, I have two medine cabinets flanking the mirror, there's a built in cabinet on the other side of that wall and, in addition to a few wall shelves, I will have a hall closet specifically designated for the master. As I started to think about what would go where, I realized I may have more storage than stuff! I went online to see what kinds of things people are keeping in their vanities so I figured I'd ask the folks here what they store in their drawers. Pictures would also be helpful!

Thanks!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: What's in your drawers?

there is no such thing as too much storage, IMHO.


 o
RE: What's in your drawers?

That's what I was thinking but I'm looking at my vanity drawers and my medicine cabinets and between the two, there's going to be some emptiness. I'm a reformed product junkie so I don't have nearly as much stuff as I used to. I was just looking for pictures of vanity drawers to see what kind of things people stored there versus in a closet. I guess if I ever get married, there'll be plenty of extra room for his stuff!


 o
RE: What's in your drawers?

This bathroom is not the main bathroom for the family baths. It is a guest bath. these pictures are taken before I really used the room much. Some of the things in the last picture are not working well for me. I have the need for a better first aid setup and have not got that resolved. After I get the main bathroom finished I will return to this bathroom and organize the last pictured cabinet better, but for now its ok.

Our upper pullout (thats pulled all the way out). Good place to keep meds and vitamins for us. The lower shelving is where I keep all the handtowels (top shelf) lowest shelf I have a felt basket that I got at Target last year that is my laundry basket. LOVE it. Doesn't scratch the shelf when I pull it out, and is breathable.
tower pull out photo IMG_3917_zps381ee201.jpg

Cabinet by the toilet. good place for TP and personal hygiene products on the top shelf. On the bottom shelf, towels and wash cloths.
tub cabinet pullout photo IMG_3893_zps2cc06f1f.jpg

These little drawers have little cup dividers that I bought at Lowes. They hold things like dental floss, sunscreen, chapstick, hair brush and combs. Bottom is my drawer and I put could put a bit of makeup in there if I wanted.
vanity and tower, left of door photo IMG_3874_zps1a00f42f.jpg

Last, this cabinet I painted. It can hold a bunch of stuff. I love that it is shallow. My room isn't real big and this fits so nicely.
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m623/enduringdesign/Bathroom Remodel 2011-13/Bathroom Reveal East 2013/IMG_3918_zpsc7cdc3dd.jpg

Inside photo IMG_3919_zps18dd5c66.jpg


 o
RE: What's in your drawers?

OMG that sink, love it.


 o
RE: What's in your drawers?

Thanks, enduring, for the pictures! You also reminded me that I didn't include first aid items so that will take up some of the space. I have been waiting to decide what I will store where before I purchased any organization products but you've given me some good ideas!


 o
RE: What's in your drawers?

You will find that the inevitable "creep" of "stuff" will occur over time. I started out trying to keep my drawer/vanity storage as "spare" as possible--loved how it looked, neat, fairly empty, with few items cluttering it up. However, real life; necessary objects that need storing, product samples (that I rotate in as others are used up)--all contribute to filling up the space. Better to have too much storage space, than too little! :)


 o
RE: What's in your drawers?

You might be right, cat_mom! As I was looking through some of the pictures online, I've seen a couple of things that will wind up in my vanity drawers that I didn't initially think about. Hopefully, I won't get so much creep that I have to expand my storage!!


 o
RE: What's in your drawers?

Sapphire69, I am glad I could be of help. My storage will be needing an update once my main bathroom is done.

Hey Lee676, I made that sink and backsplash out of soft remnant soapstone. The counters I fabricated too. I had my cabinet maker make the great vanity to my concept design. Thanks for the complement :)

This post was edited by enduring on Wed, Nov 6, 13 at 19:19


 o
RE: What's in your drawers?

You're more than welcome!

Wow, even more impressed now that I know it was a DIY project. I've done all sorts of hacks trying to get things the way I want in the kitchen or bath, but it never even occurred to me to fabricate my own sink....


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Bathrooms Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here