Toilets in most houses and apartments are modest in size. In order to save space, shelves are made in them. Storage systems differ in shape, materials of manufacture and size. They are used to place hygiene items and household chemicals. The shelves in the toilet must be installed correctly so that they do not take up much space.
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Most often, shelves in bathrooms are placed behind the toilet, but other layouts are possible. You can limit yourself to one shelf or mount several at once, the main thing is to arrange them so that they do not interfere.
At the stage of choosing the configuration and size of the shelves, you need to be guided by their purpose … This can be a narrow storage system that can only hold the essentials, such as detergents and toilet paper.
The shelves can be made by hand or purchased ready-made in the store. It is important that the furniture fits into the design of the bathroom.
The shelves in the toilet are a convenient storage place that has several advantages at once:
- the ability to mask communications;
- bringing zest to the design of the room;
- maintaining order in the room.
Decor elements are often stored on open shelves, scented candles, unusual vases, and other pretty little things that perform a decorative function are placed on them.
The shelves in the bathroom are usually classified into 2 main categories: simple and corner … The most convenient are wall storage systems. They allow you to close pipes and other communications that spoil the interior with their appearance. Hanging storage systems, placed behind the toilet contribute to a rational spatial organization. They do not hide the space, since the area above the cistern is usually not used in any way.
Simple shelves are ideal for separate bathrooms. Their creation does not require a large amount of materials, and installation takes a minimum of time. For self-production of such a shelf, you only need drill with a jigsaw. You can grind the shelves manually using sandpaper, or immediately purchase presentable processed boards.
Shelves made of plywood are very popular.… It is a cheap yet strong and durable material. Everyone can make a plywood shelf in the bathroom behind the toilet with their own hands. If the plans include not only the rational distribution of space, but also the decoration of the room, then plywood is an excellent option.
The first step is to decide on type shelves - it can be classic straight construction or curly … If you have a jigsaw, it is better to give preference to the option with cutouts. The curly shelf can decorate any interior.
Before making it, it is recommended to prepare a drawing - this approach will simplify the work, facilitate the calculation of the required amount of material.
If possible, make bathroom shelves large and roomy. To fasten them, use self-tapping screws or dowels. Do not forget that the structure will have to withstand a significant load, so choose reliable fixing methods.
Are very popular corner modifications of shelves. This is an original design solution. For fasteners of such a design, it is better to use secret fasteners located on the walls.
When choosing wood as a material of manufacture, you need to place the shelf so that water does not get on it.
As storage systems in the toilet, you can use not only shelves, but also compact hanging cabinets open or closed type.
Most often, bathroom shelves are made from drywall and from wood … For this purpose, they also apply plywood.
The easiest way is to work with drywall. On its basis, it is easy to make easy-to-use and beautiful shelves with your own hands. For the bathroom, it is advisable to choose moisture-resistant gypsum board sheets.
Give preference to material with a thickness of 15 mm. Structures made from such raw materials are strong and durable. When working with it, keep in mind that over time, the shelves can deform under load.
If possible replace plywood sheets with wood … Wooden shelves do not sag even under massive items. In addition, wood products look presentable.
Other materials suitable for making bathroom shelves include:
- chipboard with lamination;
Laminated chipboard plates, as a rule, are used to create doors - this is not a moisture-resistant material. Plastic shelves are available in various styles and colors. Metallic the products are characterized by increased strength, they are easy to assemble. But such designs require rust protection.
The options for decorating the shelves in the toilet can be different … Such designs are used to store books, newspapers, magazines.
It is important that they have a presentable design.
The bookshelf in the bathroom can be placed above the installation or by the chimney. If you don't like reading in the toilet, instead of newspapers and books, you can set aside space for your phone or toilet paper on the shelf.
Storage system design options depend on the material of manufacture and interior features … The shelf must necessarily fit into the interior, match it in shape and color. A wooden structure, for example, can be varnished, and a metal one can be painted.
If you want to rationally organize the space in the bathroom and decorate the room, you should not immediately go to the store for the shelves. First you need decide on the features of their placement and design.
Remember that authentic designer jewelry is always handmade. The best solution is to make shelves with your own hands. To do this, you need to stock up on consumables and time. To make the shelves truly presentable and durable, use only high-quality raw materials for their manufacture.
When choosing shelves in a store take into account the purpose of the room. Preference should be given to structures made of moisture-resistant materials that can withstand heating from heating pipes. They should not deform from contact with chemicals during cleaning.
It is preferable to choose a color that is practical and non-staining. Avoid options with multiple grooves and notches, otherwise it will be difficult to maintain hygiene.
Having decided to attach the shelves to the wall in the toilet, you need to figure out how to do it correctly. When installing storage systems behind the toilet cistern, take them into account the weight and the size … They should not be too bulky and large. It is best to fasten structures for storing household accessories with self-tapping screws.
When deciding on the location of the shelves, think that they should not block quick access to the boiler and taps.
Draw a diagram with calculations, only then proceed with the creation and installation of the storage system. If necessary, prepare the wall, remove peeling paint from it. Self-assembly of the structure is performed in several steps, including:
- shelf making;
For the manufacture of shelves, choose boards that are not too wide. Their length should correspond to the width of the room. The cut boards are sanded, it is recommended to cover them with a stain or paint them even before installation, especially if the room has already been cladded.
To fasten shelves in the bathroom are easiest with the help of corners. It is not necessary to use powerful mounts, you can limit yourself to compact options. There should be 2 fasteners on each side - this will ensure the stability of the structures, prevent them from tilting.
Each shelf should have pipe slots according to its location. Recesses of the required size can be made with a jigsaw - in this case, communications will not interfere either during installation or when using storage systems. During installation, metal or wooden crossbars are used. The shelves are placed in them and fixed with self-tapping screws.
Having finished with the assembly, they proceed to the decor - they are painted or varnished.
For information on how to make shelves in the toilet, see the next video.
Examples in the interior
Shelf behind the toilet - the classic solution. With this arrangement, it is possible to save useful space in the bathroom. The shelf in the toilet can be used not only in practical, but also for decorative purposes, for example, decorate it with a vase of flowers.
Toilet storage systems make it easier to keep things tidy. If there is a shelf in the bathroom, there will always be a place where you can store hygiene items.
The shelves for toilets are quite diverse - you just need to correctly determine their number, size and shape.