It doesn’t matter whether you rent a tiny studio apartment or own a huge house. Every home has one thing in common: they all have at least one bathroom with a toilet, a sink and a shower or tub.
And while those may be the three most important elements in the room, there’s a lot more that you’ll need. In fact, there are 63 other items that you’ll want to add.
Regardless of your style or your personal design aesthetic, here are the 35 bathroom essentials that every home needs.
Functional Items That Every Bathroom Needs
Like every room in the home, your bathroom needs to be functional. It won’t do you much good if you can’t flush the toilet, run hot water in the sink, or drain the water from the tub.
To make your bathroom function as it should, you’ll need the following 13 things:
1. Shower Curtain
Unless you have glass doors that cover your stall or close in front of your tub, a shower curtain is a must.
Shower curtains come in just about every color, pattern and texture.
In a small bathroom with limited space, it may be one of the few chances you have to show off your personal style! Just make sure it’s the right width for your tub or stall and that you have the right kind of hooks and rod to hang it on.
2. Shower Curtain Liner
A shower curtain may provide the privacy you need when you’re in the bath, but without a shower curtain liner, you could end up with water all over the floor. Hang a plastic or vinyl liner behind your curtain and drape it inside the tub so that water can’t escape.
3. Bath Mat
There’s no way to avoid it — bathroom floors get wet. To prevent yourself from slipping when you get out of the tub, have an absorbent bath mat on the floor in front of your shower. Stepping out of the tub with wet feet can pose serious danger.
Unless you like to drip dry, you’ll need some towels. Invest in a set of durable bath towels or bath sheets to dry off after a shower. The more towels you have, the less often you’ll need to do laundry!
It’s also helpful to have a wall hook or a towel bar near your shower so you can reach your towel when you get out.
5. Toilet Paper
There’s nothing fun about using the toilet only to realize that there’s no TP nearby. Toilet paper is one of those things you can never have too much of in your bathroom. It doesn’t go bad, doesn’t go out of style and it will always be put to use.
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6. Toilet Paper Holder
There are so many ways to store toilet paper — a basket on the floor, a wall-mounted dispenser, a freestanding paper hanger, ect. Wherever you choose to store yours, try to keep a spare roll nearby for when your roll is running low.
7. Hand Soap Dispenser
Good hygiene habits are a must, so put a soap dispenser on your sink so that you can wash your hands after using the toilet. That way, you’ll never have to grab the bathroom door handle with dirty hands!
8. Toothbrush Holder
If you have an electric toothbrush, you can do without a toothbrush holder, but if you use the manual kind, it’s essential that you have one. Place it on your sink or vanity, stash it inside your medicine chest or store it in a cabinet near the sink.