According to research, about 60% of men and about 40% of women are used to reading in the toilet. Since the area of the room is often small, it can be very problematic to place shelves for books and magazines in it. But at the same time, the press scattered on the floor creates a mess and can cause falls and, as a result, injuries.
So that newspapers and magazines do not lie underfoot, and bulky shelves do not take up already limited space, you can install a special magazine rack.
Specially designed for the bathroom or toilet, the newspaper and magazine holders have a space-saving design. Materials (edit)from which newspaper holders can be made are quite varied. The most common magazine racks for the toilet:
- made of plastic;
Each type of material of manufacture has both advantages and disadvantages.
Plastic newspaper racks or holders are the cheapest, lightest and easiest to install. However, they are more prone to chips and cracks.
Metal specimens have a variety of shapes, are easy to clean, and durable. While wooden posts or holders are the most expensive, they are difficult to clean and can lose their original appearance over time. But along with the existing shortcomings, newspaper holders made of wood, look aesthetically pleasing and can have an individual design.
By the method of location, they are distinguished:
- wall holders;
- floor stands.
What shelf with a magazine rack - floor or wall - give preference, depends primarily on the presence or absence of free space in the toilet. Floor stands are more elegant and can accommodate several newspapers or magazines.
Wall mounted structures can be hung even in the smallest toilet, but you will not put many magazines there. Also, unlike floor-mounted, wall-mounted holders require a special installation associated with their mounting on the wall.
Some stands and newspaper holders are designed in such a way that they can fulfill some other functions. Multifunctional copies can be equipped with additional shelves for small items, as well as holders for toilet paper and paper towels.
Combined magazine racks are very convenient if you have a large toilet area. They can act as an organizer. And all your toiletries will be compactly placed in one place.
Where is it better to arrange
If a newspaper rack or wall-mounted magazine rack has already been chosen, the question arises where to place them for the greatest convenience in use. If we are talking about wall option, then it should be located on the wall that is on the side of the toilet. Mounting height depends on individual preferences, but the optimal distance is 120 cm from the floor level.
If a floor stand is purchased, then it should be located at a distance of at least 30-40 cm from the toilet. Maintaining this distance is necessary in order not to accidentally touch the shelf and not topple its contents.
If a floor stand supplemented with accessories, for example, a paper holder or additional shelves, then during installation check the reliability of the supports … The heavy weight of magazines and toiletries will cause a flimsy or improperly installed rack to constantly tip over, causing inconvenience.
For information on how to make a magazine rack with your own hands, see the next video.