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3 Quick Tips for a Small Bathroom

A tiny bathroom can be luxurious with the right pieces

Original Article: Katherine Lopez and Paula de Guzman Photography: Marc Jao (Main Photo) and Kurt Alvarez. Dakila Angeles, and Louie Aguinaldo (Products)

If you would be asked to describe your ideal bathroom, what are the non-negotiables for you? There are those who'd prefer to have a small shelf where they can keep extra toilet paper and bottles of shampoo, while there are those who would appreciate a simple rack where they can place a few reading materials.

But what if you were granted with only a small bathroom? Can you still spruce it up with the details and accessories that you like? You can achieve a clutter-free bathroom that you would love to use with a few tricks and pieces. Be guided by these handy hints:

Choose cabinets and built-in shelves

Do you keep your cleaning materials and extra supplies in the bathroom? Keep these essentials in place with a sturdy cabinet.

Cabinets with Built-In, P8,000, Mandaue Foam Furniture Store

Add a medicine cabinet

Are you always faced with a messy counter when preparing for work each morning? Avoid stress by organizing your must-haves inside a cabinet. It provides sanitary storage for toothbrushes, first-aid, meds, and toiletries. You can also choose one with a mirror for dual purpose.

Medicine Cabinet, P590, True Value

Invest in storage baskets

You can easily store towels and other bathroom accoutrements in these. If you have curling irons and other similar products in the bathroom, you can also use these as organizers.

Spring Maid Storage Woven Basket (set of 3), P1,190, True Value

RL Tip: “Add miniature plants to absorb odor. They can also be a nice decor in the loo,” shares interior designer Rochelle Granali.

This snippet originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Minor edits have been made by the editors. Log on to for more details.

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