Do you take your bath towels and bath mat for granted? If you’re like most of us, you probably use them every day without much thought to where they are stored or how they are preserved.
Whether you have a large or small bathroom, it’s important to make sure that towels and mats have enough space to properly dry between uses. Otherwise, they’ll quickly turn musty and moldy. Maybe you’ve even experienced this in your current bathroom.
Remodeling your bathroom is a great time to re-evaluate how these essentials are stored in between uses. Don’t skimp on the small stuff — here are a few ideas for caring for your bath towels and bath mats.
Hooks, Bars, and Racks
No matter how small your bathroom, there’s room to properly hang bath towels and a bath mat.
One of the most popular options is a towel bar that’s mounted to the wall, the shower door, or under a vanity, or even in the shower itself depending on your space. Regardless of where the bar is placed, make sure that it’s big enough for you to hang towels with only one fold. Otherwise, you run the risk of damp spots that never fully dry.
If you do not have room for a full towel rack, a single hook is a great space-saving option. Again, it can be mounted on the wall or elsewhere in the bathroom. Placing a hook or hooks near your bathroom’s heater will help make sure that your towels dry fully between showers.
A third option is a free standing towel rack. This requires the most space but can work well if you do not have a lot of space available on the walls or if you’d rather use that space to hang artwork instead of towels.
Whatever option you choose make sure that you account for both your towels and your bath mat, which also needs to fully dry between uses. A mat can hang on a single bar or hook separate from your towels.
Form and Function
When choosing your hanging options, you’ll also want to consider how easy it is to access your towels when you’re ready for them. After all, a dry towel is no good if you can’t reach it from the shower!
Make sure that you can comfortably reach your towel rack, bar, or hook from your shower without having to step out to get it. This is especially true with a glass-enclosed shower — you want to spend a little time as possible outside the warm cocoon you’ve just created. Be mindful of which way the doors open and position your towels accordingly.
Reaching towels from the bathtub can also be a pain. Maximize your time in the tub by mounting a towel bar on the bottom of the bug so you can easily reach for a towel without having to stand up out of the water.
Finally, hang your bath mat in a place where you are not going to forget about it. There’s nothing worse than stepping out of a warm shower onto a cold tile floor.
Make the Best Decision
As the old saying goes, the devil is in the details and our team at Three Week Kitchens will take every detail into account when planning your bathroom renovation.
We will consider the best placement for bath towels and bath mats to ensure they are stored properly between uses. This means they will last longer and give you that fresh, clean feeling that feels so good after a bath or shower.