Bathroom Accessory Basics

Update your Bathroom With Stylish Accessories

Bathroom Accessories

Replacing your bathroom accessories is one of the quickest and most simple ways to update your bathroom's style. These include towel bars, soap dishes, vanity shelves, tissue holders, robe hooks, toothbrush/tumbler holders, toilet tank levers, toilet seats, towel rings, mirrors and more! Organize your bathroom essentials beautifully with a stylish medicine cabinet or a beautiful high-quality bathroom vanity.

Choices Are Plentiful

Lighting Showplace offers a wide variety of new and innovative design options for the bathroom. In addition to the popular chrome and polished brass finishes, we have new unique styles in oil-rubbed bronze, contemporary designs in brushed chrome, dramatic wrought iron finishes, brilliance stainless, pearl nickel and more. Our selections provide something for everyone's design style.

How to Choose

How do you ensure that your bathroom doesn't look cluttered? Take accurate measurements to establish the number and type of accessories you will need. Next select the finish that will coordinate with your decor, and your current faucet & fixture style.

For instance, a master bath with two sinks will require more accessories than a small guest bath. An 18-inch towel bar or a 24-inch towel bar, a towel ring, a robe hook and tissue holder are good places to start. Towel warmers are a wonderful and surprisingly inexpensive addition to a master bath. Well-positioned towel bars provide storage close at hand and also offer a design element to hang colorful, coordinating towels.

There are other accessories that will help you to create order and keep counters clear. These include tissue holders, vanity shelves, soap dish or a mounted toothbrush and tumbler holder. Remember to choose an accessory that matches the style and finish of your faucets for a completely coordinated look.

Proper Accessory Placement

Towel Rings

Most often used in guest baths, towel rings are typically placed alongside the sink. Keep in mind that many of the new towel rings 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 typically 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.

Towel Bars

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 enough 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 consider the location of electrical switches and outlets when hanging your towel bars.

To add a stylish element to the bath, double towel bars are an ideal accessory. In addition, double towel bars are perfect for a family bath, as a number of towels can be hung.

Toilet Paper Holders

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 for example, a free-standing paper holder is ideal in a bath where you don't want to drill into tile or cabinetry.

Please follow the manufacturers mounting instructions for accurate and level placement. Some manufacturers offer installation templates to streamline the procedure.