Last night, just as I was drifting off to sleep, I heard the distinctive sound of my cat lapping up water … from the glass on my nightstand. As much as I like having a drink of water beside the bed, I think the cat may like it more. Whether you're trying to outsmart a cat or provide a nice touch for an overnight guest, bedside carafes are the perfect solution.
For being such a tiny little room, the bathroom certainly requires a lot of stuff. Whether you're starting from scratch or updating a rental's bathroom, there are a number of tricks to help make the most of your space. From shower caddies to curtain rods, we've rounded up some essential resource guides to help you get started.
Shower curtain rods – they're all the same, right? Wrong! Shower curtain rods come in a variety of shapes, sizes and convenience. Double, curved, circular — we have a roundup of some unique curtain rods that'll fit a variety of showers.
One of the challenges of a small bathroom is where to stock all the essentials — extra toilet paper, beauty items and the like. An over the toilet storage tower or etagere is a great solution for cramped bathrooms. The space above the toilet is just sitting there unused anyway – why not make use of it?
As the old saying goes, part of keeping your home tidy and organized is having a place for everything and everything in it is place. This notion holds true in every room of the house &mdahs; even the shower stall. The simple shower caddy not only keeps your shampoos and other bathtime accouterments neatly corralled, it also puts everything at eye level when you need it most.
In the past, whenever I've moved, the bathroom's one of the few rooms in the house that is always refurnished. By the time I moved everything feels so tired and used, and bathroom styles and colors vary so widely from house to house, so I never want to spend a ton of money. Whether you're moving into new digs, or gearing up for your first bathroom, these essentials will get you started without breaking the bank — everything is under $40.
When considering storage for a small space like the bathroom, one of the most important factors is proportion. Tempting as it is to install wall to wall storage, going oversized will make the space feel even smaller. Wall cabinets are a compact and attractive solution to use the dead space over the toilet as storage.
Chances are, when you move into a dorm, it's your first time on your own. It can be really exhilarating to shop for homewares and contemplate making your dorm your own, but it can also be overwhelming to a first-timer to know precisely what you'll need. Tack onto that the fact that you're limited to standard-issue furniture, cinder block walls, and a Twin XL, and it can start to feel impossible to make a dorm feel like home. So we've compiled ten essentials that will help you feel prepared and comfortable in your new digs.
The last time we looked at mosquito netting for bed canopies was way back in 2008. We looked back at Maxwell's list and many of those sources have since moved on. Whether you want mosquito netting to create a romantic bedroom or for more practical purposes, here are 5 great sources for the canopies.