Shower caddies are a wonderful way to add extra, yet temporary, space to your showering area. As home renovators and people who have lived in many houses over the years, we understand that permanent shower shelving isn’t always the best option for many people. Not only is it a costly and lengthy project, it can over-clutter the showering area, deterring future buyers from purchasing your home. Furthermore, you can’t take it with you when you leave.
We are huge fans of shower caddies in our home. Even with two bathrooms, our large family never seems to have enough space to satisfy everyone’s need. With two tween girls, a teenage boy, and a toddler, it seems as though everyone needs his or her own kind of shampoo, condition soap, and razor. Somehow, we have to fit all of their things, as well as our own, into our small tub/shower combination. Sound familiar? If so, we have just what you need. Keep reading.
One of the first things most people look at when purchasing a shower caddy is how well it matches their bathroom décor. That’s fine. Go ahead and do that, but please remember that there is much more to this decision than style. Not all shower caddies are made even in quality and many people have found this out the hard way.
The first thing you want to be sure of is that it will not rust. We are talking about something which will sit inside your shower – it will take a hard beating from hot water and can break down over time. Plastic is, honestly, one of your best options. We understand, however, that it isn’t necessarily the style choice most people would like to make. Just be sure to take the time to read through some consumer reviews about your chosen shower caddy to see if it has rusted in other people’s showers before spending your own money. All of the steel caddies we have featured here have received great reviews from consumers, so you probably shouldn’t worry too much about each of them.
Another thing many people forget to consider is the size of their shower caddy. They become so blinded by the way it matches their décor that they forget to consider whether or not it will actually hold all of their belongings. You may want to measure the bottles you usually use for shampoo and conditioner to be sure that they will fit in the space provided. You may also want to consider whether or not you need an over-the-showerhead caddy that accommodates your showerhead’s hose (assuming it has a hose).
One of the most important things to consider is the amount of actual storage space your new shower caddy will afford you. Will it be enough? Do you need something larger than what you have actually picked out? Will you need multiple caddies?