Buying Bathroom Accessories

Shopping for bathroom accessories can be a lot of fun. After all, you can really let your personal touch shine through the details. Just be sure to take function into account when you're making your choices. Planning ahead will help you ensure your bathroom ends up beautiful and comfortable.

Know your style

If your bathroom has a contemporary look, traditional fixtures will look out of place, and vice versa. Also, if you don't have a lot of space, be careful not to choose accessories that will make your room feel even tighter.

Make a list

When you get to your supply store, you may find yourself overwhelmed by all the options. If you know what you need up front, you'll be less likely to forget an essential item, and it'll make sticking to a budget easier, too. Group your items in categories to be sure you've covered all the bases.

  • Hanging and storage

    Items such as towel bars, towel rings, hooks, and vanity shelves fall into this category. Hanging and storage items help reduce clutter and allow you to hang wet towels without looking haphazard.

  • Holders, dispensers, and levers

    Toilet paper holders, soap holders, toilet levers, and toothbrush holders make up this group. They help you manage your consumable items, allowing them to remain accessible and sanitary.

  • Mirrors

    From vanity to full-length to magnifying mirrors, frameless to framed, options abound. After all, you want to leave your bathroom making sure you look good.

  • Toilet seats

    If you want to go a step beyond the standard piece that comes with your toilet, you may want to a consider toilet seat that provides a bidet function, a soft- closing toilet seat, or a heated seat. Obviously these aren't necessities, but if one of these options fits into your budget, it's a nice luxury.

Don't get hung up on the brand

Look into every item and its function, making sure it does what you want and fits your style and budget. Choose each accessory according to what you want, not the name it bears.

Have fun

This is the part where you get to put your finishing touch on your bathroom and really make it your own. Enjoy it!