07.08.2020

What are bathroom accessories?

What gives our house individuality, makes it “atmospheric” and cozy? Of course, with love selected accessories! They not only help to withstand a certain style but also best express our tastes and preferences.

And that ‘s not all of their functions. For example, bathroom accessories are practical items of the environment, thanks to which we can take water treatments with maximum comfort. Their number varies depending on the size of the particular bathroom.

Some accessories, such as shower shelves, in small bathrooms successfully replace furniture. If there is hardly room for vertical foam and 3 sq. m sinks, simple and convenient corner structures made of chrome metal or plastic will accommodate everything from personal hygiene products to towels.

In the spacious premises, it is allowed, in addition to functional elements, to use objects of art, room plants, art objects, and so on.

 

Bathroom desktop accessories.

Bathroom sinks are often provided with a tabletop that allows you to keep everything you need at hand: soap, brushes, sponges, cotton balls, and other equally important little things.

So that they don ‘t lie in disarray, getting dirty and taking away our precious time to search, special table organizers have been invented. They are sold by a kit that includes:

Support for brushes

glass for rinsings

Liquid soap dispenser and/or soap

Set of capacities for head cheeks, cotton sticks, discs, sea salt, bombs, and other dry flavors

napkin holder casket

support for a bast

tray

Sometimes a trash can is added here, although they can hardly be called table accessories.

All listed items can be purchased piece by piece if desired, specially when vintage items or antiques are chosen for the classic interior. Ancient vases and cans of granulated glass decorated with agure Melchior weaving or faience soap with painting will create a unique atmosphere of connection of times and exquisite luxury.

If such a task is not set, it is much more convenient to buy ready-made sets of accessories for the bathroom, equipped with everything necessary and held in a single style.

Desktop headsets are made of:

ceramics

metal

glasses

wood

plastic (acrylic)

Accessories from ceramics

It is considered the most expensive option, but also looks impressive, especially if the items are decorated with stony volume elements. Much more affordable products with a laconic design in one color, or decorated with decol – a form of translation pictures fixed at high temperatures, and therefore resistant to any effects.

Minus ceramics in its fragility. Therefore, owners of close bathrooms, where it is not difficult to drop something on the floor or families with small children sets of this material will not fit.

Ceramic bathroom accessories further on in the photo:

 

 

 

Glass Accessories

This material should also be treated with special care and attention. Cracks and chips are easily formed on it, and in case of incorrect care, the surface of the products is dull, covered with dilutes or lime plaque.

On the other hand, glass bathroom accessories look great in interiors of any style – from Provence to minimalism and, thanks to their transparency, do not clutter space.

 

 

Accessories from a wood

Beautiful and noble material. Collections of accessories from it will become a decoration bathroom in the style of loft, ethnics, or minimalism. Bamboo products with high strength, moisture resistance, and low weight are particularly popular.

Tip: when water hits items made of wood, they need to be wiped with a dry cloth as soon as possible. The impregnation or protective layer protecting the accessories from rot should be restored periodically. It is recommended to do this every 3 to 4 years.

 

Metal accessories

Stainless steel sets are suitable for modern-style bathrooms. They are resistant to mechanical effects and will not break upon fall, but may deform from severe impact.

Kits are usually made of special decorative stainless steel, on which there are no scratches, fingerprints, and traces of water. The surface of the articles may be matte, polished or embossed

Attention: unscrupulous manufacturers can replace more expensive decorative stainless steel with a thin layer of chrome coating. Such material quickly falls into disrepair and in the slightest damage begins to rust. The cheapness of stainless steel accessories is a guarantee of short life and untidy appearance

Accessories from a plastic

Plastic kits are the most budget, but they don ‘t always look cheap. Bright colors, variety of shapes and factures set their “mood” to the interior while elevating it to us.

If soap or glass of plastic accidentally falls into the sink, or on the tile floor, they will not damage the coating or break themselves.

Such accessories do not need special care, enough to wipe them with a wet sponge to restore the previous appearance.

Quality plastic in appearance is able to compete with ceramics or glass. But bathroom accessories like this can ‘t cost too much and it needs to be taken into account.

Wall accessories

Suspension shelves, towel holders, dispensers, soaps, and denture supports are particularly convenient if the sink does not have its tabletop. It can be a model with a tumble or “tulip,” where the edge around the bowl is so narrow that it does not allow a large number of accessories to be placed.

The wall mount helps to save useful space in a small bathroom and makes it possible to create elegant installations in a spacious one. If you do not want to drill additional holes, it is better to choose several accessories attached to a single bracket.

The holders for personal care products should be located at a distance of 5 – 10 cm from the mirror and at a height of 95 – 110 cm from the floor. Between the sink and the shelf above it should be at least 30 cm. This will allow you to wash with comfort.  

Tip: it is undesirable to display all available cosmetics, personal hygiene products, and household chemistry on open suspension shelves. Insight should be only the most necessary, what we use every day. For the rest, there are closed storage sections, otherwise the bathroom will cause a sense of chaos.

Hooks for bath gowns are fixed in the immediate vicinity of the bath or shower cabin, at an altitude of 160 cm (calculated for an adult person). Towel holders can be placed next to, but below.

Towel holders

These bathroom accessories are made in two variants:

floor

wall

The first variety is suitable for spacious premises. The stand-alone device can be carried as needed, which is very convenient.

Wall models are divided into:

Hooks are the simplest but most popular option of holders. Although towels do not dry very well with this method of storage but take up little space, which is convenient in small bathrooms.

Rings and crossbars are not only practical but also stylish bathroom accessories. They can have a variety of designs – from classical to industrial. The jumper can be several, which accelerates the drying of towels if the family is large and everyone bathed in one period of time.

Shelves are comfortable and spacious. However, towels on them need to be stored already dry so that they are not heated. Two-in-one models are optimal – a shelf plus a crossbar, where textiles first get rid of excess moisture in a spread state and only then fold.

The rotary holders are compact and, in the disclosed form, allow several towels to be dried efficiently at once.

 

Wall models are divided into:

Hooks are the simplest but most popular option of holders. Although towels do not dry very well with this method of storage but take up little space, which is convenient in small bathrooms.

Rings and crossbars are not only practical but also stylish bathroom accessories. They can have a variety of designs – from classical to industrial. The jumper can be several, which accelerates the drying of towels if the family is large and everyone bathed in one period of time.

Shelves are comfortable and spacious. However, towels on them need to be stored already dry so that they are not heated. Two-in-one models are optimal – a shelf plus a crossbar, where textiles first get rid of excess moisture in a spread state and only then fold.

The rotary holders are compact and, in the disclosed form, allow several towels to be dried efficiently at once.

Toilet paper holder

Storing toilet paper can be aesthetic, too. Special paper holders will not only “upgrade” this personal hygiene product, but will also help to save it by dosed unwinding the roll.

It is practical, stylish, comfortable. Toilet paper holders are indeed a necessary attribute of the bathroom. They are placed near the toilet, and some models are attached directly to the drain tank.

Distinguish bondholders:

built-in

suspended

floor

In form, they are closed and open.

Floor models are particularly convenient in spacious bathrooms, where there can be a long-distance from the toilet to the wall. The height of the paper holder shall be 60 – 70 cm. It is not desirable to remove it from the plumbing appliance more than 30 cm

The shelf for a bathtub

This item belongs to the category of elite accessories. Thanks to it, lovers of long bathing can read the favorite book or use a laptop without leaving the bath.

And children have a place to fold toys during water procedures.

Bath shelves are made of wood, stainless steel, or plastic.

 

Bath and shower curtains

Polyethylene curtains are the most affordable option for protecting the environment from splashes flying during bathing. They are appropriate in the interiors of modernist style, loft, or minimalism.

Polyethylene is impractical – it easily breaks, quickly covers with lime plaque and molds. But with its help, it is possible to change the design of the bathroom often and without damage to the budget.

Much more functional than vinyl curtains. They are durable, easy to care for, and attract a variety of decorative solutions.

For Provence style interiors, art decor, baroque, or ampere it is better to use textile curtains. They are made of either cotton impregnated with water repellent compositions or polyester.

There are also fabrics containing both of these materials in different percentages. The most correct way to stop your choice is on such textile, as it is well retarded, quickly dries, does not count and does not lose color in conditions of high humidity

Bathroom  Ideas

Bath and floor mats

strong

waterproof

quick-drying

simple in leaving

not sliding

The last point is especially important because when the mat suddenly “leaves” our feet, the danger of falling and injury increases at times.

PVC coatings differ at the lowest price. These bathroom accessories are clean but do not look in interiors with exquisite design.

Long-haul microfibre textiles are very popular. They are beautiful, durable, equipped with anti-sliding lining, and cause pleasant tactile sensations.

The only minus of the material – it deforms on the floors with heating

Acrylic mats are ideal for bathrooms of any style. They can have a wide variety of colors, unusual texture, drawing, and other decorative elements.

Important: Colored mats in the bathroom need to be chosen with caution. Too light, much less white accessories will quickly get dirty in the area of the bath and toilet and over time will acquire an unpleasant, grey shade.

If you want exotic, you should choose mats from bamboo or sea pebbles. The product of small stones of rounded shape will not only remind about the long-awaited vacation but also effectively massages feet when walking on it.

Anti-slip mats for bath and shower will reliably protect us from falling or suddenly diving underwater while swimming. They are absolutely necessary if the family has elderly people or children.

Attention: silicone mats on suction cups are attached only to dry, defatted bath or shower cabin coating. Otherwise, they can peel off and slip off when wet.

Mirror to the bathroom

Important rules and tips:

It is recommended to select heated models that will not be stuffed.

The larger the mirror, the more convenient it will be to use it and the more spacious the bathroom will appear.

Articles with base silver have the greatest moisture resistance.

In addition to the main mirror, it is desirable to purchase a model with an increasing effect for comfortable shaving and cosmetic

Laundry baskets

Can be:

wattled

wooden

metal

plastic

textile

bathroom mirror

Laundry baskets

May be:

wicker
wooden
metal
plastic
textile