If your shower has no built-in shelves of any kind, there is a good chance that you are going to add some kind of shelving to it. One option is to simply place a floor-standing caddy in a corner of the shower. It is much simpler than incorporating shelves into the wall of the shower itself. Some of these are made of metal, while others are made of plastic or wood. The style you choose should depend on the style of the bathroom and your budget.
When it comes to shower caddies, there are basically three types to choose from. The kind that sits on the bathroom floor, the kind that that hangs on the shower head, and the kind that is placed in the shower. Whichever one you choose should obviously be rust resistant, and for that reason plastic is a good choice. If you intend on keeping bars of soap on your caddy, try to remember to rinse it off often, as soap scum can accumulate on it over time.
I’m not crazy about the look of any of these, but they do look practical:
Plastic corner shower caddies pictured:
Left: Zenith Bathtub and Shower Pole Caddy, White by ZPC Zenith Products Corporation
Middle: Axis 5.3″ x 27.6″ Bathroom Shelf by Better Bath
Right: Zenith Corner Bath and Shower Caddy, White by ZPC Zenith Products Corporation
I love the look of black and white bathrooms. They tend to have a style that is both retro and contemporary at the same time. Especially when the floor is tiled with hexagonal tiles. If you also love that look,then a black cabinet would probably look better than a white one. Since white bathroom furnishings are so common, they don’t tend to make much of an impact, decor-wise. Black is a bolder choice that gets noticed.
Two nice examples – I love the muted gloss paint:
Black over-the-toilet storage pictured:
Left: Zenith Products Matte Black Spacesaver
Right: Elegant Home Fashions 7619 Madison Avenue Wall Cabinet Dark Espresso