What can I do under the counter? To cover up my bathroom supplies?


Is there something else I can do? For under the counter there's a heat vent in the middle, so I can't enclose it off completely. Does anyone have any suggestions on what else I could possibly do?

q what can i do under the counter to cover up my bathroom supplies

This is a shower curtain material that I hot glued underneath counter.

q what can i do under the counter to cover up my bathroom supplies

This is what the curtain looks like now.

q what can i do under the counter to cover up my bathroom supplies

This is what it looks like without the curtain.

q what can i do under the counter to cover up my bathroom supplies

There's the heat vent that's in the middle of the wall underneath the counter.

  16 answers
  • I would get some pretty baskets to store everything on either side of the heat vent.

  • CJ CJ on Apr 01, 2021

    A shelf made to fit under the vanity could double your storage and baskets, as Ann suggested, to hide the bathroom items.

  • William William on Apr 01, 2021

    Stackable bins, shelves. You could build cabinets from the walls on each side up to the vent. You could install doors or drawers. Leave the center open where the vent is and maybe a small curtain or even a basket.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 02, 2021


    Close the area in using Louvre Doors for ventilation. Use a more gathered curtain with a built in pelmet. Good luck!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 02, 2021

    We have a similar situation in a small closet that contains the hot water heater and a furnace that blows air out of the bottom of it into the kitchen. It is ugly when exposed. What I did was hang a slinky cloth shower curtain and modified the length to cover the bulk of the system in there. This is great when nothing is running. When it is on, I tie up the shower curtain in a knot at the bottom. Although this is not the best solution, it works. I could also use a tension rod at the bottom of this as an alternative and just move it up or down.

    We used to have a louvred door there, but the air flow was decreased significantly.

    Have you considered building a tunnel for the air to flow into the room from the heat vent? And then customize the under the sink area with shelves, cabinets, racks, or containers.

  • Karen Karen on Apr 02, 2021

    Thank you so much for your input. I really appreciate it. It gives me a lot of good ideas. Have a happy, (He has risen day).

  • You could build (or have someone build) some cool custom shelves which might eliminate the need to have curtains.

  • Marie Marie on Apr 02, 2021

    We bought this aluminum sheet at Home Depot and my husband built a frame around it.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 02, 2021

    Add shelving and baskets if you don't want to continue using a curtain. Leave the air flow area open where the vent is located. Change the vent cover to something a bit decorative or paint a color to blend in more with the area.

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 02, 2021

    Hi Karen, hope these help you out, this link shows how to build a cabinet to put under, alter the sizes for your countertop length, don't build all the way to the floor to allow heat to escape, and possibly add shelving inside the cabinets


    or see pictures below, again adjusting to the sizes you need

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 02, 2021

    Hello. Could bifolding shutters be an option?

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Apr 03, 2021

    There are several storage containers that can go under counters that help you create drawers if you like

  • Dee Dee on Apr 04, 2021

    I would build a frame then go to Habitat for Humanity for vanity doors. Paint to match your bathroom.

  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 05, 2021

    Hi Karen: How about some short shutters? They are cute, can be painted or stained and will ventilate the area.

    • Karen Karen on Apr 06, 2021

      Thank you, for your input. I really appreciate it. I like that idea. I'm going to look into it.😘

  • Catherine Deirdre Rodden Catherine Deirdre Rodden on Apr 06, 2021

    I think I would put out the money to have two separate vanity units and then have the counter join between OR put a tabletop in between them. If you are handy, you could easily build a framed unit under the counter to install drawers and/or doors. As long as you are customizing it to your needs, you can get a vent extender or small piece of duct work to have the vent meet the front of whatever cabinet you build and still have a drawer under it.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Apr 30, 2021

    Maybe some shutters