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7 DIY Bathroom Ideas to Steal from Nautical Design

Think like a mariner and outfit your bath with space-saving storage solutions and accessories designed to keep things shipshape.

We’re all obsessed with Titanic-like bath mirrors, complete with storage shelf; for sourcing ideas, go to Design Sleuth: 5 Bathroom Mirrors with Shelves.
Above: We’re all obsessed with Titanic-like bath mirrors, complete with storage shelf; for sourcing ideas, go to Design Sleuth: 5 Bathroom Mirrors with Shelves.
For a while now we’ve been championing the idea of cleats as towel hooks. For sourcing ideas, go to Nautical Hardware: 7 Cleats for Home Use.
Above: For a while now we’ve been championing the idea of cleats as towel hooks. For sourcing ideas, go to Nautical Hardware: 7 Cleats for Home Use.
Janet uses a marine water bucket as a place to stash towels, etc. See more at Marine Canvas Water Buckets as Bath Storage.
Above: Janet uses a marine water bucket as a place to stash towels, etc. See more at Marine Canvas Water Buckets as Bath Storage.
I grew up in a New England house with wall-mounted soap dishes (a good way to minimize sink clutter). For sourcing ideas, go to Etsy or eBay.
Above: I grew up in a New England house with wall-mounted soap dishes (a good way to minimize sink clutter). For sourcing ideas, go to Etsy or eBay.
Such a good idea: a towel rack made from rope. Consult DIY: An Instant Towel Bar for Under $10 to re-create the look.
Above: Such a good idea: a towel rack made from rope. Consult DIY: An Instant Towel Bar for Under $10 to re-create the look.
In my own (very small) bath, nautical-style recessed cabinet pulls help keep things streamlined. For something similar, consider Baldwin’s satin nickel Recessed Cabinet Pull; $13.20 at My Knobs.
Above: In my own (very small) bath, nautical-style recessed cabinet pulls help keep things streamlined. For something similar, consider Baldwin’s satin nickel Recessed Cabinet Pull; $13.20 at My Knobs.
 Renata Bokalo and Roman Luba used long brass S-hooks on the back of their bathroom door towel bar. See more in Small-Space Solutions: 17 Affordable Tips from a NYC Creative Couple.
Above: Renata Bokalo and Roman Luba used long brass S-hooks on the back of their bathroom door towel bar. See more in Small-Space Solutions: 17 Affordable Tips from a NYC Creative Couple.

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N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published December 2017.

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