Useful Design Ideas: How to Make the Most of Your Bathroom Accessories

If you are in the process of re-designing your bathroom, or maybe you are figuring it ll out from scratch, once you are done with the essentials that set up the base such s the tub, the shower area, the toiler seat and the sink, it is time to think about the accessories. They are essential too, both when it comes to adding to the functionality of the space and the appearance as well.

Toilet Paper Holder

Toilet Paper Holder

When it comes to this essential bathroom accessory, you need to think about the toilet seat as well since these two go hand in hand. The recommended position of the toilet paper holder is on the left or right side of the toilet. If you don’t have available space on the wall beside the toilet, then you can consider the floor mounted type of holders. Remember, struggling to reach for your TP shouldn’t be an option. If possible, mount the holder anywhere in line with the front edge of the toilet bowl or go a bit in front of the bowl, but not too much. As for height, 60-75 cm is considered ideal.

Towel Bar / Towel Ring

Towel Bar - Towel Ring

More and more people opt to include both of these for more functionality instead of going just for one option. That being said, if you place your towel ring away from the sink, you risk dripping water on the floor each time you wash your hands. Towel bars, on the other hand, are usually placed a bit further from the sink, so you can use them to dry out your towels.

Robe Hooks

Robe Hooks

Despite the name, this bathroom accessory is generally used for hanging towels. The height of the hooks should depend on your own height and whether you have children. They need lower hooks so that they can easily reach the towels and be able to hang them back, instead of putting them on the floor. The styles robe hooks that can be found in are various, including a type on which you can spread your towels out for easier and faster drying.

Makeup/ Shaving Mirror

Makeup - Shaving Mirror

Most of these types of mirrors come with built-in lighting that has to be hard-wired. What this ultimately means is that you need to plan the installation of these makeup/shaving mirrors ahead of time so that the wiring can be placed properly. The mirror is supposed to be placed just below eye level. These mirrors come with a movable part, so they are quite adjustable and easy to use.

Bathroom Art Work

Bathroom Art Work

By including art pieces into your bathroom, you will instantly enhance the overall look and vibe of the room. The general rule says that your artwork should be placed at an eye-level, but when it comes to art your should stick to your vision. Simply make sure that the size doesn’t overwhelm the place and it doesn’t block or get blocked by other bathroom items.