One Step to Simple Storage

Ladders propped against a wall make an easy—and impromptu—towel rack. Here are five examples of this storage solution. For more ideas, visit Remodelista.

Above: A bath originally seen in Living Etc.

Above: A tall ladder propped next to a sink provides ample towel storage opportunities; photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo. To see other ladder options, check out Storage: Rustic Ladders.

Above: A bath in the south of France, via OWI. A ladder can also provide a quick holder for bath tissue, as seen on Low-Tech Toilet Roll Holders.

Above: A simple bath in France by interior designer Nathalie Vingot Mei, via Desire to Inspire. Check out the Hotel Berge in Germany for more inspiration on ingenious bathroom storage.

Above: A rustic ladder provides storage opportunities for necklaces and strands of beads. One can also be used in the kitchen, as seen on Ladder Pot Rack.

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paul m.
paul m.2 years ago


katarzyna phillips

wow! i'd love to have a house that had a bathroom HALF the size as what's shown in the pictures!

Edvanir L.
Edvanir L.2 years ago

I live in NYC, and my bathroom is so, so small. It's hard to decor it!

Val M.
Val M.2 years ago


Sheri P.
Sheri P.3 years ago

neat ideas! i don't have room in my bathroom for a ladder, however...

Camila K.
Kamila A.3 years ago

you might have trouble finding one that looks like these in a store, but you can probably find some old branches and twigs, etc, to create one.

Bhakti Pandya
Bhakti Pandya3 years ago

Looks pretty nice.

Abbe A.
Azaima A.3 years ago


Laura M.
Past Member 3 years ago

Wow, I really like how that looks!

Sandi C.
Sandi C.3 years ago

If I put ladders out my cat would have a field day climbing up where she couldn't reach before.