Glass shelves in the shower are a convenience no one should be without. There are obvious reasons for this, and then the not so obvious which you may not have thought about.
You'll be surprised how many people have no shelves at all in their shower and experience all the inconveniences that come with that.
In this article we'll unpack:
- The main reason they're a must-have
- Some things you may not have thought about
- The benefits
- The styles available
Armed with this information, you'll be ready to enhance your shower experience in one of the easiest and most efficient ways.
The main reason glass shelves are a must-have
When you're enjoying a lovely, hot shower and you need the body wash or shampoo, where are the items located? If they're on the floor this is more than just a pain in the neck: it's a pain in the back.
Constantly bending down to pick them up off the floor, destroys your shower experience. If you have a conventional size shower, it can be hard to bend down in the first place, and let's face it, you don't have to reach for the items just once. It's a constant game of bending over and picking up, again and again with the added worry of things tipping over.
The main reason you need a glass shelf is to have your soaps and shampoos off the shower floor.
- they're not sitting in a pool of water,
- they're at shoulder height, easily within arms reach, and
- there's no bending down every 30 seconds.
These would have to be the main reasons which are pretty obvious ones, but there are other reasons which are even more important.
Reasons you may not have thought about
Having soaps and shampoos within easy reach in the shower is very convenient, but there are several other benefits of glass shelves not everyone thinks about.
The clutter – As mentioned, if the items are not on a shelf, they're on the floor. That's the only other place for them. This looks cluttered. You most probably have a shampoo, a conditioner, a bath wash, and a plastic shaver. Let's face it, that looks pretty awful sitting on the floor of the shower. No doubt there are even times when you've kicked them over by accident.
The filthy bottles – Take a close look at the bottom of the bottles and on the undersides. After they've been sitting on the floor of the shower for a few weeks, they start to form dirty gunk around the bottom and undersides because they are sitting in water and stay damp for so long each day.
The filthy tiles – Now take a look at the tiles where the bottles were sitting. There's a build up of the same bacteria infested gunk on the tiles and the grout. Along with that, there are loose hairs that are caught up around where the bottles sit, and over time those hairs keep building up.
Yes it's disgusting, and Yes, it’s avoidable.
These are the most important reasons you want a glass shelf in your shower. Hygiene. Get that stuff off the floor and onto a shelf and you'll thank yourself for it.
Benefits of glass shelves
Sure, there are other kinds of shelves you can install in the shower, such as plastic or metal, but glass has something about it that makes it stand out. A glass shelf just looks fabulous. But that's not all.
Here's a list of the added benefits to why glass is a great choice:
- Matches your glass shower screens
- Low maintenance
- Easy to wipe clean
- Impervious to stains
- Continues to look great over the years
- The versatile designs available
What style of glass shelf will work in your shower? There are quite a few different designs to consider.
The styles available
You're spoilt for choice when it comes to glass shelves. No matter what shower design you have, you'll find a style that will work beautifully in the space.
You could choose:
- clear glass for that classy sophisticated look
- frosted glass with its light blue tinge giving the space a cool feel
- glass with or without a rail
- glass with stainless steel edging
- concealed or featured wall mountings
- rectangular, curved, and other innovative shapes
With the contemporary designs on the market today, it really lifts the look of the shower, such as the Caroma Cosmo Glass Shelf - Single by CAROMA, available at Bathware Direct.
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