by Staff Writer
A change in your bathroom storage situation can have a massive impact on the cleanliness and style of your room, and it's not hard to do. If you want a quick way to give your bathroom a fresh look, think about new bathroom shelving. It isn't necessary to rip your bathroom apart to give it a great makeover. All you need is a vision, a tape measure, and new bathroom shelving.
Choose where your shelves will go: Be sure your new bathroom shelves can be installed in your bathroom before your purchase it. If you want to use wall-mounted shelves, make sure that your bathroom has drywall with studs. Most bathroom shelves are screwed into studs, which are normally set 36 inches apart. If you want to use a free-standing shelving unit, you'll just need enough floor space for the shelves.
Measure your space: Decide how much bathroom storage you need in your bathroom and what will fit. What do you need to store? Maybe you just need one small wall shelf for a jar of cotton balls and a few products. Or maybe you need a shelf large enough to keep all of your clean towels.
Measure twice. Buy once: Get out a measuring tape and calculate the area where you can put bath shelving. Remember that standard shelving has one foot between shelves, but some more advanced shelves can be adjusted to your preference, so you do not have to be exact -- just close.
Begin visualizing: Now that a certain amount of space has been allotted to the project, you can decide what look you're going for. This is your chance to flex your interior design skills, so let them loose! Consider material. You'll see shelves in metal, wood, and plastic.
Take your time browsing: Take a look at all your bath shelving options; think about the pros and cons of all the choices that catch your eye. This is the most important part, the decision. Take one final look at your choices and requirements, and then choose the bathroom shelving that will get the job done.