Bathroom Storage Tower
Sorry Ive been absent for a couple of days, but the projects Ive been working on are of such awesomeness that Im sure youll forgive me.
This one Im SO EXCITED about because it looks fantastic! Save for a few small giveaways, youd probably never guess that my bathroom storage tower was a DIY job, its too cute so I wanted to share how to make your own!
First up you need to see the before:
This is our master ensuite; double sinks, laminate counters and builders mirror (complete with floss shrapnel all over it).
I picked up that cute copper rack at HomeSense last year, and while it is holding a lot of stuff it isnt holding enough and our counters are always covered with other bits and bobs.
Ive eyeballed photos like these:
Some of the bathroom storage towers online are quite elaborate with detail work and glass cupboards and drawers and many take up the entire depth of the counter top.
I like my elbow room, so these thinner cabinets were more what I was looking for.
That doesnt look too hard does it?
I drafted up some plans:
This can be made from a 2 foot by 4 foot piece of 3/4 mdf. Youll still need another shelf or two, but hopefully you have some scrap wood lying around so you dont have to buy another full sheet.
I measured my builders mirror (which by the way I actually like for all the space it gives and light it reflects) to determine the height of my bathroom storage cabinet (44 tall). I went slightly deeper than the copper shelf that it was replacing (8 deep) and a bit wider as well (14 wide) just enough to store all of our things and keep Hubbys floss shrapnel on his side of the mirror.
Bathroom Storage Cabinet:
(from 3/4 mdf)
- 2 pieces 43 1/4 by 8
- 1 piece 15 by 8 1/2
- 4 pieces 12 1/2 by 8
Before assembling your bathroom storage cabinet youll want to cut a notch out of the bottom of each 43 1/4 board this is so that your cabinet will fit around the back edge of your counter top. To make life easy, I measured the height of my counter back and the depth and then cut straight lines with my jig saw. (*Remember that you will be adding a 3/4 base to your cabinet, so reduce your height measurement by 3/4 I didnt do this and youll probably notice my screw up below). If you are a better wood worker than I am, you could use a scribe tool to get a perfect line marking the depth and any curves of your backing before cutting. (Look at photo 3 to see how the cabinet back is sitting on top of the counter backsplash).
Building the cabinet frame was the easy part; I used pocket hole screws in the top and bottom for a clean finish.
If you are using mdf for your bathroom storage cabinet please remember to pre-drill your holes first. Another tip to save you from the frustration of splitting the boards is to clamp the board before you drill your screws in; with the board clamped tightly it cant split. Its a tad tedious, but SO worth it. Glue each piece and then attach with 1 1/4 course pocket hole screws.
If you have a drill press and want adjustable shelves, you can set the depth and distance for each hole and repeat down the sides before assembling.
I had some shelf brackets on hand, so I decided to pre-drill holes at the height I wanted each shelf. I did this by marking the depth of the shelf bracket and then putting a piece of painters tape around my drill bit at that depth. When drilling your holes, you know to stop when the tape meets the wood.
Glue and nail your centre shelf in place to give your cabinet rigidity and to make it square.
All of that is easy-peasy youll have it whipped out in no time.
The tough part comes with trimming your bathroom storage cabinet out.
My friend Sherri (Details Renovations) came over and taught me how to cut and attach trim starting with the facing. I purchased 1 1/4 wide poplar to trim out the sides and top of my cabinet. For an even more professional look, trim out the front of your shelves with the poplar as well.
Next up we applied quarter round to the base of the cabinet.
This quarter round is 1/2 tall, so it allowed for a small reveal on the front of my cabinet. Sherri explained that when applying any trim work, you want to have a small section 1/8 to 1/4 exposed for a crisper look this gap is called the reveal. Quarter round was cut on a mitre saw at a 45 degree angle measured directly from the cabinet base for the best fit. Attach one side, line up the next so you have a perfect corner then mark your cut line and cut. Repeat until you have worked clockwise (or counter-clockwise) around the cabinet base.
This was my first time using an air nailer, so there are a few mistakes where I shot right through the base of the cabinet but if you have one, or can borrow one, I highly recommend it. It attached everything quickly and easily without splitting the trim. Definitely on my birthday wish list.
This next part is not for beginners crown moulding is a bitch!
Sherri patiently walked me through the measuring and cutting and explained spring angles and gussets etc but it was a shit-show of confusion.
Instead she suggested that you trim out the top of your bathroom storage cabinet with casing or baseboard so that you can get the custom-built look but short-cut by only having to cut 45 degree angles. It would have been SOOO much easier.
Fill in any nail holes and seal the edges of your trim work with DAP moulding and trim sealer (link below) then sand smooth when dry.
If you are using mdf, prime your cabinet with an oil-based primer like Kilz. MDF is like a sponge, so a latex primer will soak in where an oil-based primer (while a bit of a pain to clean up) will stay on the surface and give you a smoother finish in fewer coats.
My bathroom cabinets are stained, but because I built the storage tower out of mdf, I couldnt stain it to match instead my besties at Clancys Rainbow selected a colour from the countertop that would also go with my walls (they never lead me astray).
Two coats of Benjamin Moores Advance formula (for durability) in Briarwood (HC) and its gorgeous!
I probably should have staged it with rolled towels and pretty perfumes but Im guessing that, if you go to the effort to build a DIY bathroom storage tower, you probably have actual necessities that you want to store in it.
I opted for reality.
A great use of vertical space, with a tiny footprint creating more storage and organization without losing valuable bathroom real estate.
My favourite part, beyond the trim work (thank you again Sherri), is the mirror shining through the back keeping everything light and bright.
I take it back, the best part is the price tag:
Awesome-sauce or what?! You totally need to build one!
Have a great one!
25+ Most Stunning Bathroom Counter Storage Tower Designs Inspiration
There is almost no end when we are talking about the bathroom storage ideas. We never get enough of adding the extra storages here and there since our daily dose of toiletries keeps gaining day by day.
One thing that mostly becomes an obstacle in providing the storages inside a bathroom is about the space. This kind of room is commonly built inA�a narrow space which makes you have to think several times how to appropriately build some storages.
Therefore, you will always find some creative storage spots which are so useful to keep your bathroom look as neat as possible. Then, of course, those storages don’t take up much of your bathroom space a lot.
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Today, bathroom counter storage tower is almost everyone’s favorite since it provides huge space to store your toiletries and ideal for every bathroom size. Moreover, this kind of bathroom storage also brings the decor of the room into a whole new style.
As the name implies,A�bathroom counter storage tower is installed on top of your bathroom’s vanity counter. Therefore, it doesn’t take up even an inch of the floor space to keep the bathroom look and feel inviting.
Though theA�bathroom counter storage tower is ideally built during the remodeling or newly constructing process, you can still install one to your beloved existing bathroom. There are a lot of contractors which are professionally capable toA�add aA�bathroom counter storage tower everytime you need to.
Since the purpose of installing theA�bathroom counter storage tower is not only about providing extra storage but also to enhance the room’s decor, choosing the beautiful one is a must. You have to carefully pick the design ofA�bathroom counter storage tower which suits your bathroom best.
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Here, we have someA�bathroom counter storage tower ideas which can be an ultimate reference when you are going to install one in your very own the bathroom. They look so admirable that’ll give another style to your bathroom decor.
So let’s just keep scrolling to see what we have picked just for you!
15+ Bathroom Counter Storage Tower Ideas
Bathroom Counter Storage Tower with Double Doors
If you are kind of person who needs huge space to store your bathroom stuff, this counter storage tower can be your top choice. It’s designed in large size with double doors for more convenient access.
Below the door, you can find an open storage which you can use to display some of your toiletries.
White Bathroom Counter Storage Tower with Drawers
This one is a bright chic white counter storage tower with double drawers behind its single frosted glass door. Here, you can slightly display your toiletries through the door.
The drawers are made in a very simple design which matches well with the overall look of this storage tower.
Single Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
Installing the counter storage tower in the center position is not a problem if you have a large vanity. Here, the tower is built on the side of vanity, creating a seamless look which is so inspiring.
The tower doesn’t only work as an extra storage space, but also a divider between the sink and toilet area. It’s totally a simply great inspiration to try.
OpenA�Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
For you who love to display your beloved toilet stuff, a bathroom counter storage tower can also become your choice. This one is a doorless tower with the spacious open rack which looks neatly beautiful.
By this kind of counter storage tower, you can also display some catchy decor stuff.
Bathroom Counter Storage Tower with Multiple Spaces
This one has it all, an open storage, double doors, and double drawers for maximum convenience in arranging your toiletries. It can be a good solution for you who don’t have large space to add aA�bathroom counter storage tower.
CornerA�Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
AnotherA�bathroom storage tower which is installed in different position. It’s placed in the corner between a double vanity to create a clean and sleek look.
Bathroom Counter Storage Tower with Mirror
An inspiring bathroom storage tower with mirror door which provides an additional spot to make yourself up. Moreover, it also makes the bathroom space look much larger and brighter.
MinimalistA�Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
If mostly a the height of bathroom storage tower takes up to the ceiling, this one is designed in a simpler way. The tower is built in minimalist design, a great solution for you who don’t really have a large bathroom.
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Chubby Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
As an additional storage, aA�bathroomstorage tower is commonly built in sleek and slim design so it can cope with the limited space available in a bathroom, yet in this idea, such rule doesn’t work.
Here, the tower is built in much wider design which makes it look chubby. Inside, the space is definitely spacious enough to keep your toiletries in place.
With its wide style, this tower still looks beautifully neat with its single mirrored door and elegant finish. This idea can be a solution for you who have a short bathroom.
Bathroom Counter Storage Tower with Planked Door
ThisA�bathroom storage tower comes with the planked door which makes it look more decorative. Then, its design is totally worth to copy with its top and bottom open storage spaces.
ThinA�Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
A sleekA�bathroom counter storage tower with a super slim design which is so admirable. The tower has 4 doors with counter-to-ceiling design, so it still provides adequate space to store your toiletries.
Bathroom Counter Storage Tower for Electronic Devices
AA�bathroom counter storage tower is surely a space where you can store almost everything, and here, it is used as an outlet for some electronic devices. Hairdryer, curler, electric toothbrush will be neatly arranged inside the tower without any annoying cables scattered around your vanity.
TallA�Bathroom Counter Storage Tower with Mini Drawers
A gorgeous whiteA�bathroom counter storage tower with glass door and multiple drawers. This design is a good one for you who prefer to have some small drawers rather than a single large one.
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SideA�Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
This one is aA�bathroom counter storage tower which is built in particular position. It’s not only installed on the side of the vanity, but the doors are not the front facing ones too.
The design totally benefits the space available around the bathroom, a great inspiration for you have the bathroom with a very limited space.
Twin Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
If you have a single large vanity, installing the twinA�bathroom counter storage tower on its two sides can be one idea to consider. Just like this one, which not only provides convenient additional storages but also enhances the sink’s overall look beautifully.
Wide OpenA�Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
An inspiring idea for you who need aA�bathroom counter storage tower only for decorative purpose. A wide sleek tower counter-to-ceiling storage with glass shelves and mirror back which looks absolutely stunning.
The tower indeed doesn’t provide a lot of space to store your toiletries since it’s designed to display some decor items. It creates a wide impression to this bathroom gorgeously.
Double Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
An extra large bathroom vanity with doubleA�bathroom counter storage tower on its center. It looks superbly stunning to create a glamorous touch to the bathroom decor.
Deep Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
This one is not a realA�bathroom counter storage tower since it’s just an addition to the covered storages behind the mirrors of this vanity. But, the design is totally worth to copy to display your bathroom’s decor items.
UniqueA�Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
A simple minimalist bathroom storage tower with a unique open shelf to store some rolled towels. Here, the open shelf is divided by wood slat which is attached in cross style.
Notice the background of the shelf which gives a slight farmhouse touch to its overall look.
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Bathroom Counter Storage Tower with Single Door
This one is a simple vanity with the single door with a mirror which looks dazzlingly elegant. There’s no drawer or open shelf here which makes it fit any minimalist decors.
Twin Decorative Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
A contemporary bathroom counter storage tower for you who prefer something more decorative. The door is designed with the custom pattern which adds another style to this white bathroom vanity.
Double SideA�Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
Another inspiring side bathroom storage tower and this one comes with double doors which provide lots of space to store your bathroom stuff. The doors are attached to its side and front side, so you can use it conveniently.
Then, below the doors, an open shelf is also available for a more additional storage space.
Mini Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
A small bathroom storage tower is just enough of you already have lots of spots to keep your toiletries. Here, a mini tower is placed in the center of a double vanity which looks so chic.
Though the size is quite small, the tower has two doors and one drawer, convenient enough for easy-to-access bathroom storage.
FarmhouseA�Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
A catchy storage tower with farmhouse style that will enhance the attractiveness of your bathroom. The tower is built in large size, so you can even put some baskets to give a more stylish touch to its overall look.
GlassA�Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
This one is a nice combination of transparent and covered storage to give another style to your bathroom decor. This tower has two covered storages and one large storage with glass door.
Large DecorativeA�Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
Again, a storage tower with the decorative pattern on its door which is totally worth to copy. It’s painted in the all-white finish to create a clean and sleek look.
It can be a nice idea for you who want toad a bathroom counter storage to your existing white large bathroom vanity.
Simple TwinA�Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
A mesmerizing twin storage tower with elegant design. The frosted glass door of the two towers creates a minimalist touch to its natural finish perfectly.
Multiple Bathroom Counter Storage Tower
Building a bathroom tower cabinet with multiple storages is always a great idea in which you can put a lot of your toiletries in one integrated spot. But you have to make sure that it looks neat and doesn’t take up the space of the vanity.
This storage tower can be your ultimate inspiration to build the one with multiple spaces to store your bathroom stuff. It has some open shelves on its front side and the covered ones on its two sides.
With such design, the tower still looks nice on a double vanity which also divides its area.
So those are some inspiringA�bathroom counter storage tower designs that you can try to copy. They don’t only increase the space for you store your toiletries but also create a very mesmerizing touch to your bathroom’s overall look.
Choosing theA�bathroom storage tower as the extra space to store your stuff is always a great idea, they are adorable yet so affordable to build. With such design, theA�bathroom counter storage tower will become a catchy focal point in every bathroom.
The main consideration in deciding theA�bathroom storage tower to install in your bathroom is by determining the design of your vanity. It’s important to match theA�bathroom counter storage tower with your existing vanity to create a nice harmonious look.
Keep in mind to choose the cabinet’s finish which also flows well with the vanity’s color. Or, pick the shade which can go well with the color of your existing vanity.
Well, happy remodeling your bathroom then!
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Confession…I didn’t have any original plans to build this bathroom wall cabinet for our vanity when I first started painting for our master bathroom makeover last month. In fact, we were on a really tight budget. But, what began with just a simple coat of paint on the walls quickly spiraled out of control as my champagne taste on a beer budget style got the best of me.
Lucky for us though, I always find a way to DIY in style and still manage to save.
My original plans for the big empty space where our wall-to-wall mirror used to be called for some simple open shelving.
But I am so much happier with our DIY bathroom wall cabinet. And I dare say, it looks like it was meant to be there the whole time. I’m pretty darn proud of this little space.
I’ve gotten so many questions when sharing our progress on Instagram that I figured it was probably time to put together a post on how to create your own bathroom cabinets, so let’s dive in.
diy bathroom cabinet supplies
Total Cost for our DIY Built in bathroom cabinets
(We already had all tools and basic supplies on hand so this cost only includes the actual cabinets, trim, door pulls and paint)
Bathroom cabinet plans
First things first. Make sure you have enough room on and around your bathroom vanity to install a wall cabinet.
how to plan for your bathroom cabinet
There’s a few key considerations you need to keep in mind when planning to install wall cabinets on top of your bathroom vanity.
1) How much wall height do you have to work with?
We’re fortunate to have some pretty high ceilings in our bathroom, so height for us was really a non-issue. Which meant we were able to use two wall cabinets stacked on top of each other with room for crown molding on top.
But for most standard ceiling heights, which are around feet, you’ll need to calculate just how tall you can build your DIY bathroom cabinet.
I did a rough estimate in my head though had we been working with 8 foot ceilings and I think we still could’ve gotten away with using both cabinets due to the lower height of our vanity.
Our vanity is a bit older, standing at around 30 inches high, but most of the standard ones built today are around Just something to keep in mind. Remember, measure twice, cut one J.
2) How much counter space do you have in between your sinks?
At 8 feet wide, we had a massive amount of countertop to work with. So much so, that it felt like a complete waste of space and always ended up a dumping ground for cosmetics and hair products. Which is exactly why I knew my DIY built in bathroom cabinets were a genius storage solution.
If you don’t have dual sinks, you can also flank a single sink with cabinets on either or both sides. for a beautiful custom look.
3) does your countertop allow for a cabinet to sit on top?
Installing a bathroom countertop cabinet requires that the cabinets sit flush against the wall. This means you won’t want any backsplash behind them, which means you won’t be able to achieve this look with typical cultured marble bathroom countertops that have built-in backsplash.
how to build a bathroom storage cabinet
choose your location
Once you’ve selected the location to install your cabinets, make sure they’re level on your countertop. You may need to use wood shims underneath of the base before you screw them into the wall.
prep your cabinets
Remove your cabinet doors from their hinges. This makes it easier to handle and install the cabinet box frames.
Attach your first cabinet as the base. By making the base cabinet level, you’re ensuring that the stacked cabinet on top will also be level.
Just like installing kitchen wall cabinets you’ll want to locate a stud(s) in your wall in order to secure them with screws. *I didn’t take step by step photos, because a) it’s pretty self-explanatory and b) I was busy in the garage painting cabinet doors while hubby was doing the actual install.
Stack your next cabinet on top and repeat the installation instructions by securing it into the wall studs with screws. *Don’t worry about any gaps, that’s where the lattice trim comes in handy.
trim it out
Attach your crown molding. I’ve yet to do a post on how to install crown molding, but in the meantime The Sawdust Girl has a great tutorial for how to add it to cabinets.
*We didn’t need to use any filler block in this step because there was plenty of cabinet face frame to install our crown directly to the cabinet.
Cut 4 lattice strips to the appropriate length to cover both side seams where the cabinets join and attach them using construction adhesive.
clean up the edges
Use wood filler to cover the seam in front where both cabinets join and sand once dried.
Caulk along all edges where the crown molding joins on the corners and along the edges, as well as the top, bottoms and sides of the lattice trim. This covers the seams and creates a more finished appearance.
Then, all thats left is to touch up your new cabinet trim with paint along all caulk and wood filler seams. And finally, re-attach your doors and enjoy DIY bathroom cabinet.
You’ll notice that I painted our cabinets and crown molding before we installed them, but then had to touch up the paint after the final finishing steps.
This was by design, because it’s much easier to paint cabinet frames when they’re not attached to the wall. I would definitely recommend this if you’re planning on using unfinished cabinets like we did here.
And if you need tips on cabinet painting, I share all the secrets I learned and my mistakes along the way.
I’m still blown away at this transformation and so glad I ditched the idea of open shelving in this space. Having the extra storage in our bathroom is a lifesaver and it really makes our builder grade vanity look like a custom piece. Be sure to check out the full bathroom reveal here!
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