You recently installed granite countertops in your bathroom. Or maybe you’re planning on having granite installed soon. Either way, you want to do all you can to preserve the beauty of its surface.

Although granite is a tough stone, this doesn’t mean you want to treat it too harshly. One way to ensure this is to have separate storage space for your bathroom items.

In many bathrooms, you’ll find the countertop overcrowded with beauty products, razors, curling irons and so on. While these alone won’t damage the surface, the look of the bathroom becomes less appealing.

So, if you’re looking to improve the design of your bathroom, then you’ll need to make things more organized. In the following guide, we’ll give you some tips and ideas for doing just that.

1. Place Everything Under the Sink

Bathroom with open melt-shelves beneath the sink

Your bathroom vanity should have a cabinet where you can place things beneath the sink. If not, you can always build an open shelving system you can use for your wash cloths, towels, beauty supplies and so on.

This will give your bathroom a spa-like feel that would fit perfectly if the rest of the space has the same vibe. Like a large curbless shower stall with a see-through or non-existent door.

2. Give Your Drawers a Makeover

Bathroom with drawer organizer

Consider adding an alternative dresser to your bathroom just for your makeup, razors, combs, brushes and other items you use on a regular basis.

The key is to install an organizer inside the drawer, so everything isn’t muddled together in chaos. If you’re always losing things in your drawer, you’re more likely to place it on the countertop to make it quicker to locate.

Before you know it, you’ll have a crowded countertop space once again.

3. Install Pegs Along the Walls

Bathroom with pegs for hanging robes and towels


There are also other products you can buy, like a wall shelf with pegs at the bottom you can use to store goods. Hang your towels and bathrobe, so that your bathroom appears neater. This is also a good option if you run out of space beneath your bathroom vanity.

4. Install Wall Units on Your Cabinet Doors

Bathrooms with racks in the doors of the cabinet

Your bathroom vanity is designed to hold a lot of the products and items you have in your bathroom. But what happens when they become overcrowded with items?

Next best thing is to add storage space to your bathroom vanity. You can install rack units to the inside of the doors, so you have an additional place to put your shampoos, soaps and curling irons.

5. Get Creative with Wall Crates

Wall with wooden crates used as storage units

Maybe you have crates lying around from an old shipment or know a local business that does. You can paint them to match the color of your bathroom. Then use them to store the items you need space for.

It’s an affordable way to use up your vertical wall space and avoid crowding up your granite countertops with unnecessary products.

6. A Desk in an Unexpected Place

A bathroom with a desk in the bathroom

Obviously, you’ll need to have a bathroom with enough space in it to pull this off. If you do, you can place a desk with shelves inside of your bathroom, turning it into a space where you can get made up.

Plus, it has plenty of space to store the items in your restroom. Paint it a color that will match the palette of your bathroom design.

7. Use Bowl Bins

Bathroom with wooden bin units to store items


You can either make your own makeshift wooden bowl bin by taking plywood and attaching half bowls to them. Then hang this on your wall. There are different styles of wooden bins you can use to creatively.

Wood makes the perfect addition to a bathroom that has an earthy feel or neutral earth tones.

8. Place a Cubby in the Corner

Bathroom with a wooden cubby


If you’re not really into DIY crafts and building, then you can always buy storage that’s already made. In this case – a cubby. Place this against the wall in a corner, so you have a place for your lotions, shampoos, soaps and washcloths.

9. Install a Rack Over the Toilet

Wall rack over the toilet

There’s usable vertical space all throughout your bathroom. One area you don’t want to overlook is right above the toilet. You can install a shelving unit right above it to hold your toiletries and any other excess items that require storing.

Find a Quality Granite Countertop for Your Bathroom

Now that you have a few ideas for safeguarding your granite counters from mess, it’s time to buy one. At KNC Granite, we have a great selection of stone slabs for your taking.

You can visit our local showroom to have a peek at our granite countertops firsthand. This will enable you to see exactly what you’re getting before you buy. The slab you pick is the slab you get.

Our licensed and insured contractors will fabricate the countertop specifically for your home. A free design consultation is available to ensure you get the perfect size.

All of our products are backed with a brand warranty. And the turnaround for fabrication and delivery is speedy. No waiting around for weeks like you would if you ordered from a big box store.

The brands we carry include Caesarstone, MSI, Silestone and Cambria. The areas we service include those in Virginia, such as Arlington, Bethesda, Alexandria, DC, Baltimore and Rockville.

Contact us today to learn more and to schedule your free estimate!