You reach under your kitchen sink only to knock over three cleaners in your search for the sponges. Sound familiar? Too often, we don’t take advantage of that under-the-sink storage space. Here are 16 brilliant ideas for under sink storage ranging from ways to use vertical space to interesting installations and fixtures.

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Under Sink Storage Ideas to Implement in Your Home

Under this sink, you’ll find a pull-out drawer with two trash cans, and above that, an area for paper towels and a drawer for dish towels. It’s elegant and functional.

 via Houzz

Make the space under your kitchen sink a little prettier with these tips and organizing ideas. Divided baskets are a great idea!

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via Clean and Scentisble

If you’re a fan of open shelving, you’ll love this vanity for the bathroom. Once you add your baskets and towels, you can’t even see the plumbing!

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via Better Homes & Gardens

And find out how to build your own open-concept bathroom vanity with these building plans.

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via Southern Living

The vanity in this mini bathroom houses a compact washing machine. Brilliant! The site is not in English, but they do offer a technical description in English found here. If you’re great at DIY, you may want to try to replicate this!

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via Kitchoo

Modify the faux-drawer under your kitchen sink to create the ideal place to store sponges and dishwashing brushes.

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via My Design Chic

Here the faux drawer in the bathroom cabinet was altered to house the hairdryer and curling iron. What a great way to use that space!

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via Studio Gray House

Alternatively, hang a basket on the back of the cabinet door to put your hair styling tools.

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via A Bowl Full of Lemons

Imagine how convenient this setup is: a chopping block right over trash cans.

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via The Farm Chicks

Tired of dealing with clunky trash bag boxes? Install wooden dowels underneath your sink to hang the rolls of trash bags from. Smart!

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via Simply Organized

Add baskets to the cabinet door to hold cleaners if you’re using a cabinet interior for something else, such as towels.

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via Designed to Dwell

This crafty blogger turned a dresser into a bathroom vanity. Love all that handy storage space!

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via An Oregon Cottage

Rather than cabinets, opt for drawers under your kitchen sink. It’s much more practical; you won’t have lots of empty space like you normally do in the tops of cabinets.

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via Attic Mag

If you have a traditional under-the-sink setup, though, you can make it tidier by taking advantage of the vertical space. The bar for hanging cleaners is a brilliant idea!

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via Jen Thousand Words

Two-tiered organizers help you do the same thing.

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via Iron and Twine

Don’t be afraid to add a floating shelf under your vanity if you need a little extra storage space. If done correctly, it won’t ruin the look at all!

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via Three Scoops of Love


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