Pros and Cons of 5 Shower Storage Options

How do you organize your shower?

When you think of storage for your home, you often think of the kitchen, a storage room, or perhaps the bathroom closet. But what about the storage in the shower itself? With several bottles, razors, cloths or loofahs and so on, shower storage is important and there are a number of options out there. Here are a few that you might consider as well as the pros and cons of each.

Suction Cups

Suction cup storage involves a shelf affixed to the wall through use of suction cups. Sometimes loofahs are even sold with suction cups attached to them so that they can be hung on the shower wall. Suction cups are affordable, so this type of storage is typically very accessible. The biggest con is that with the wet, humid shower, suction cups tend to slip. Even high quality suction cups aren’t likely to hold up forever.

Hanging Showerhead Baskets

Overhead shower storage is defined by a shelf which is attached to the shower head pipe. These are affordable, easy to install, and convenient. They’re completely out of the way of the shower head’s spray. However, if unbalanced, the multiple shelves could come tumbling down. It’s often best to ensure that there are also suction cups to help keep this type of storage affixed to the wall.

Tension Rod Baskets

Like the idea of hanging baskets for storage? Tension rods are sometimes installed in the corner of the shower and hanging rods allow for a few baskets which can hang down from them. This allows you to choose where you would like your shower storage to be, how many baskets, and so on. It’s also still fairly inexpensive. However, it is more difficult to install than suction cups, and if the tension is too strong, it could even harm your ceiling.

Built-In Cubbies

If you’re looking for security and stability, it’s hard to beat built-in cubbies. These shower storage options are built into the walls. This is probably done specifically for your home, so they fit the aesthetic of the bathroom as well as the storage you need. However, the permanence sometimes scares people off, as the storage you have could fluctuate over time. It also involves professional remodeling and thus can be an investment, if perhaps a worthwhile one.

Built-In Shelves

Similarly, you could opt for built-in shelves. These may be more attractive as they extend outward and have that floating shelf sort of look. However, they can make the shower feel cramped. Otherwise, the pros and cons are similar to those of built in cubbies and nooks.So which option is the best choice for your home? Consider the pros and cons. When you have an answer, contact MBC Remodeling today to learn how we can help.

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