Bathrooms are places where you can get comfortable catching up with the news or reading a magazine or book. The problem is that these “useful bathroom accessories,” as we may call them, are usually made of paper and may get wet.
This is where magazine and book storage units come in handy. Bathroom magazine racks do more than keep your books or magazines dry. They also make your bathrooms look organized and attractive for you and your guests. Below, we’ll consider valuable tips for storing magazines and books for all bathroom sizes and designs.
What Are the Benefits of Reading?
Bathrooms are fantastic for getting some reading done. While you get cozy, you may tap into the several benefits of reading, like:
- Strengthening your mind
- Enjoying some entertainment
- Boosting your intellect
- Reducing stress
- Enhancing your focus
- Improving your vocabulary
- Boosting your communication skills
- Getting better sleep
- Gaining new perspectives and empathy
While you seek to take advantage of these benefits, ensure your bathroom is well-organized and safe for the materials you keep there. But the question is, how do you store magazines and books in your bathroom?
How to Store Magazines and Books in the Bathroom
Generally, think of safety, accessibility and attractiveness when optimizing storage space in your bathrooms. These considerations are also essential when storing your magazine and books. Place them strategically within reach and keep them secure. Use this arrangement to improve your bathroom’s aesthetics.
The storage material you choose contributes significantly. Wooden bathroom units are environmentally friendly and offer the opportunity to customize them as you please. Here are the four best choices if you’re thinking of adding quality, beautiful and functional bathroom units for your books and magazines:
Recessed Storage Combination Unit
Recessed storage units are smart ways to “steal” extra space in your bathroom. These storage areas create additional storage spaces where none exist — the miracles of modern bathroom designs! Display your books and magazines by creating openings within your walls to house these units.
Solid pine recessed storage units are unique and durable alternatives. Our Coachlight-1 recessed bathroom storage cabinet combination Unit is easy to install with only construction adhesive. You can customize it to your preferred depth — 4.5 inches or 5.5 inches deep. There is also a six-for-four-depth option to choose from.
Customization options include doors to keep your books and magazines safe. Select from various style frames, or replace dowels with fences on the magazine racks according to your taste.
You can also install LED lights to enhance visibility, especially for dark bathrooms, or to make your unit more appealing. While some prefer the motion sensor bar light, others prefer the switch option. The unit’s color should marry the rest of your bathroom. Then, you can complete it with a stain finish.
Recessed Closed Cabinets
If you want your bathroom units to stand out visually without sticking out from the wall, consider a wooden recessed closed cabinet. Wooden cabinets set your bathrooms apart from others by adding a touch of elegance.
The cabinets are easy to install and replace, strong and distinctive in design and style options. There are several options to choose from, including:
- Frameless recessed cabinets
- Recessed closed cabinets with open shelves
- Single door recessed cabinets
- Double door recessed closed cabinets
There are a lot more options at your disposal, and you can customize the units to match what you need.
Closed cabinets protect your books and magazines. Because protruding cabinets take up more space, especially in small bathrooms, recessed options save valuable space. Installing recessed closed cabinets is a creative solution to gain additional room for your books and magazines in your bathrooms.
Another fantastic idea is wall niche. Wall niches are modern architectural innovations recessed into your walls. The primary purpose is to display items. But you can use them for your bathroom reading materials. Books will fit best on the open shelves of a niche, and you can stack or shelve them upright to add an aesthetic touch to your bathroom.
Wall niches are customizable for every bathroom layout. Like the recessed cabinets, wall niches also add more room to your bathroom. Here are a few tips if you’re wondering how to install a niche into your bathroom wall.
First, here are the tools you’ll need:
- Stud finder
- Wallboard saw
- Construction adhesive
Then, you’ll follow these steps:
- Determine the area you want to install the unit: Measure the size and use your stud finder to locate the right area, marking as you go and working around the studs.
- Create the hole for the unit: With the wallboard saw, cut the spot you marked after confirming where you want to place the unit.
- Fix the niche: Use the construction adhesive to hold the unit firmly on the wall.
Is the space on your bathroom floor used up? Or do you want to leave your floor area empty? That’s fine. Most bathrooms have free real estate at the top of the toilet. You can create a slot there for your books and magazines.
Over-the-toilet cabinets are efficient storage-creation alternatives. Before you install the unit in your bathroom, consider the following:
- Materials to use: Choose materials that are durable, beautiful and eco-friendly. Select a solid wood type that will last for years.
- Design: The options you choose should suit your bathroom design or have customization options.
- Size of bathroom: The bathroom size will determine the appropriate size for the cabinet. Measure the bathroom before placing an order for the fitting.
- The number of books or magazines: A relatively small cabinet will do if you intend to keep a few books or magazines. On the other hand, you can select a larger unit if you have a library of books to save or create multiple units.
Organize Your Bathroom With WG Wood Products
Whether you plan on remodeling an old bathroom or setting up a completely new bathroom, choose a unit that suits the design, color and quality you envisioned. Do your research, create a concept and select the fitting that satisfies your needs. Above all, don’t compromise on longevity.
WG Wood Products has a variety of solid wood bathroom units to help you organize your bathroom. Keep your books and magazines safe and accessible with our products. We offer unique, attractive products to help make your bathrooms relaxing and organized. You can customize different products for free, and many of our products come with free shipping.
Call us at (913) 829-6000 or reach out online to learn more about our products today!