Last week we began our bathroom renovation by choosing a style, picking a finish and adding a fresh coat of paint for a new summer look. Now it’s time to select the accessories
Bath accessories are the perfect way to update your bathroom without spending a fortune on expensive remodeling. While a new toothbrush holder or soap dispenser many not seem like much, upgrading your bath accessories can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your bathroom. Clean, geometric designs will add a sleek and stylish touch, and a unified set of bath accessories helps create a professional, finished look. You’ll be pleasantly surprised what a few changes can do!
These are usually used in guest baths, towel rings are normally placed next to the sink. Keep in mind that many of the new towel rings on the market feature stylish designs, making them a beautiful focal point in a small bath. Be sure to hang the towel ring at a comfort level for those normally using the bath, including children or seniors. A good rule of thumb is to leave at least 18 inches below a towel ring so a hand towel can hang freely.
Standard towel bar lengths are 18 and 24 inches. Hang the bar at a comfortable height of 48 inches above the floor, making sure to leave sufficient space below the bars for towels to hang freely. If the towel bar is hung in a children’s bath, hang the bar at a height of 36 inches. In either case, be sure to think about the location of electrical switches and outlets when hanging your towel bars.
If you want to add a fashionable element to the bath, double towel bars are the perfect choice. In addition, double towel bars are ideal for a family bath, as a number of towels can be hung on the accessory.
Today’s bath accessory collections include a variety of paper holder options, including traditional wall-mounted, spring-loaded styles; pivoting paper holders and free-standing paper holders. Determining the style for your bath is a matter of taste.
Tooth Brush Holders/Cup Holders/Soap Dish vs. Shelves
To make sure your bath looks organized and clutter-free, use your best judgment in determining the correct number or accessories for your bath. A general rule is two-to-three counter accessories, such as a tooth brush holder, cup holder and soap dish.
If your bath is small, or features a pedestal sink, you should choose mounted styles, or perhaps a glass shelf. Shelves can be a handy, space-efficient alternative to cabinets and are also a good place to display decorative items, such as candles or potpourri.
After all these tips, what do you think? Leave us a comment or share with us the new look of your bathroom. We would love to see those before and after pictures.