Bathroom Accessories Buying Guide

Choosing bath accessories may seem like adding the final touches to an updated bathroom, but because there are so many options in a wide variety of styles, it can be overwhelming. For instance, you can accessorize with everything from towel bars and toothbrush holders to foot baths and toilet paper holders. Here, we offer guidance on a few of the most useful accessories for your bathroom -- the ones that provide heavy-duty utility while adding style and panache.

Types of Bathroom Accessories

Types of Bathroom Accessories

Choosing bath accessories may seem like adding the final touches to an updated bathroom, but because there are so many options in a wide variety of styles, it can be overwhelming. For instance, you can accessorize with everything from towel bars and toothbrush holders to footbaths and toilet paper holders. Here, we offer guidance on a few of the most useful accessories for your bathroom -- the ones that provide heavy-duty utility while adding style and panache.

Bathroom Shelves

Bathrooms shelves are available for use in the shower and in the bathroom proper. Some designed for shower use can be mounted on the shower wall -- sometimes in a corner configuration -- or hung from the showerhead or over the door. Others mount with a spring-loaded pole. Shelves designed for other areas of the bath can be wall-mount or freestanding and come in a variety of configurations, including over-the-toilet and corner installations.

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$122.99

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$82.35

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$9.68

Make the most of your limited bathroom space with Better Homes and Gardens Marilyn Double Stackable Canister. With these canisters..., you can conserve counter, cabinet and drawer space. They are also an ideal choice for keeping toiletries like Q-Tips, wipes and cotton balls clean and easy to find. You can save even more space by stacking the storage canisters vertically. Such a display also enhances bathroom decor. The stacking bath canisters are designed to store two different items in the same jar. They are made from highly durable PET plastic that resists moisture and humid conditions. These canisters come with aesthetically pleasing finishes, so you'll have little difficulty coordinating them with other bathroom accessories. read more

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$18.68

Better Homes and Gardens Collapsible Fabric Storage Cube, Set of 4:Make more of your space and stay organized with the Better Home...s and Gardens Fabric Storage Cube. Generously sized, this cube can hold a variety of objects, such as magazines, trinkets, small toys and more. This fabric storage bin can be used in the office or classroom. It can also be used in a kitchen, bathroom, child's room or craft room. Made of 100 percent durable polyester, this cube comes in a wide variety of colors to help match any color scheme and coordinates with the Better Homes and Gardens Cube Organizers. read more

Laundry Hampers

Hampers can be freestanding, either as a furniture piece in the bathroom or a portable design to transport laundry to the washer. Hampers can also be built in to cabinetry, typically configured as a tilt-out or pullout unit. Whether portable or built-in, some hampers have two or three compartments that allow you to sort laundry by color -- or by person. Portable hampers may have wheels, handles, or a curved shape to fit more comfortably on a hip.

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Bathroom Scales

Bathroom scales come in three types: analog, digital, and body composition. Analog scales use a spring-base dial or a counterbalance bar with movable weights, the latter being more accurate. Digital scales use a battery and display weight as a digital number. Body-composition scales use a small electrical pulse to measure body density; they monitor weight as well as muscle mass.

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Asstd National Brand
$14.00

This low profile bath scale is great for home fitness. weighs up to 330 lbs. tempered-glass platform great for home fitness powere...d by long-life lithium battery 4 precision load cells 5-year limited manufacturer's warranty Plastic/glass/resin. Imported. read more

ESCALI
$47.00

This attractive designer bathroom scale features blue accents and a unique circular window set within the square white platform. p...lastic and glass measures up to 400 pounds (180 kg) in 0.2 pound (0.1 kg) increments large, high-contrast digital display... read more

ESCALI
$99.00

Conveniently track your weight and body mass index when you connect this SmartConnect scale to your mobile device. The sleek, mode...rn design fits nicely into any bathroom or kitchen, and the results can inspire a healthier lifestyle. measures up to 440... read more

Asstd National Brand
$14.00

This easy to use bath scale operates without batteries. zero adjustment dial on front weighs in pounds and kilograms great for hom...e fitness 5-year limited manufacturer's warranty Plastic. Imported. read more

Shower Chairs, Seats, and Benches

Shower seats are designed for people who prefer not to stand in the shower. Available in different configurations, they range from a simple bath bench to a wheelchair style that can roll directly into a shower. Some seats are designed with a molded plastic seat and aluminum legs that can be used in water without rusting; the legs are often capped with rubber suction cups to keep the chair stable in a shower or tub.

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Bathroom Rugs

Bathroom rugs come in rectangular, oval, circular, and oblong shapes, and they're classified by how they are used. A bath mat is a rug designed for use near the shower or tub; its purpose is to soak up water that might damage a floor as well as to help bathers avoid slipping on a slick, wet floor. A contour rug is shaped to fit around the base of a toilet. And a toilet lid cover, essentially a rug that fits snugly over the lid of a toilet seat, both protects the lid from scratches and carries out the bathroom’s color scheme and decor.

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Better Homes and Gardens
$11.97 $8.17

Better Homes and Gardens Extra Soft Chevron Bath Rug:Durable and colorfast100 percent nylon pileSkid-resistant latex backingMachin...e washableAvailable in sizes 20" x 30" (50.8 cm x 76.2 cm) and 23" x 38" (58.42 cm x 96.52 cm)Various colors available read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$14.97 $14.33

Add substance, safety and style to nearly Better Homes and Gardens Soft Prism Bath Rug Collection. This regal rug features an intr...icate print that adds depth and dimension to almost any existing decor. The washable bath rug is made from supremely soft nylon fibers. The rug features a skid-resistant latex backing to ensure secure footing. The nylon bath rug has a durable weave to withstand the rigors of everyday use. The colorfast design can be machine washed as needed for effortless maintenance. The rug is available in your choice of colors, including a light shortbread, a warm linen, a vibrant teal and a rich brown color. The largely neutral color palette makes it easy to pair the piece with most tile shades. Choose from two different sizes, including 20" x 30" or 23" x 38". read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$10.77 $9.93

Bring style and comfort to a bathroom with the Better Homes and Gardens Graphic Cotton Stripe Rug. It coordinates easily with towe...ls and accessories in the collection, each sold separately. This Better Homes and Gardens bath rug is made of 100 percent cotton for a soft feel. It is also machine washable for easy care. This attractive rug has a unique striped design, as well as a plush look and texture. It will complement a wide range of existing decors. read more

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$9.97 $9.21

Turn your bathroom into a luxurious getaway with this Better Homes and Gardens Thick and Plush Bath Rug. This soft and durable bat...h rug is made from Polyester and features a non-slip latex backing. It's machine washable for easy care. read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Bathrooms aren’t always the largest of rooms. Here, spouses or siblings might be elbow-to-elbow during the morning rush, so the best accessories are designed to be compact but hardworking. Before you purchase accessories, take careful measurements of available space. Knowing what will fit in your bathroom’s footprint will save you time and help you avoid returning purchases.

Bathroom Shelves

In-shower shelves will often be wet, so look for those with rust-resistant finishes such as stainless steel or coated wire. For shelves in the bathroom proper, options include wood, metal, stainless steel, glass, chrome, laminate, and wicker. Shelves designed for corners allow you to turn that oft-unused space into usable storage, and tall tiered units can store lots of towels, lotions, and pretties.

Laundry Hampers

Freestanding and portable hampers come in a wide variety of shapes, styles, and materials. If you use a hamper to help sort laundry, look for one with compartments. If you take laundry to another location or do laundry frequently, consider a hamper with handles or wheels, and think about its size; laundry can be heavy. If your laundry is often damp, pick a model that allows air to circulate, preventing mold and odors. Cloth hampers are lightweight and breathable; plastic hampers are inexpensive and easy to clean; wicker hampers are stylish and breathable; and wooden hampers are designed to be part of your bathroom’s overall design, but the wood can warp. If someone in your family has allergies, choose a smaller plastic hamper with a lid and removable fabric liner.

Bathroom Scales

Counterbalance analog scales -- like you see in the doctor’s office -- provide the most accurate and consistent readings. Digital scales are easier to read than analog scales, particularly if you choose one with a large LED screen or one that provides an audible weight reading. Some digital scales track weigh-ins and remember data for each individual user. Body-composition scales calculate your ratio of fat to muscle, although they have some issues with accuracy. If you’re pregnant or have a pacemaker, avoid these scales, as they use an electrical pulse. Scales have a weight capacity, so choose one that accommodates all of its users. Make sure you can stand on the scale comfortably -- an extra-wide platform is safer. And your weight reading should not change as you shift your position.

Shower Chairs, Seats, and Benches

Showers chairs have a weight capacity, so be sure to choose one that accommodates all users. Also make sure the model you choose fits within your tub or shower base. Choose a chair with a style and seat width that fits you comfortably. Most chairs are adjustable; when sitting, your feet should be flat on the floor with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Models with a backrest and armrests can be more comfortable, and folding chairs are easy to remove from the shower.

Bathroom Rugs

Before shopping for bathroom rugs, measure your bathroom’s floor space and consult the dimensions as you shop. If your bathroom is small, you might need only a bath mat near the shower and a rug in front of the sink. Most rugs are made from cotton, nylon, or polyester. While cotton is comfortable and absorbent, nylon and polyester are more durable, making them better candidates for high-traffic bathrooms. Rugs are constructed in two ways: In the first, a rug is manufactured much like carpet, then cut into appropriate sizes and coated with a nonslip backing; in the second, fibers are sewn directly into the rug backing, which assures a longer life.

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Better Homes and Gardens
$26.06 $23.19

Better Homes and Gardens Faux Marble 3-Piece Bath Accessory Set:Lotion/soap pump, toothbrush holder, cotton jarFaux marble100% cer...amic stonewareCare: hand washImportedFaux marble bathroom accessories are part of the Better Homes and Gardens collection read more

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$185.93 $139.00

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