Hooked (in which I devote a whole post to towel-hanging paraphernalia)

Here’s the situation in our master bathroom:


*Ahem. This picture was taken before we moved in and our toiletries exploded everywhere.

The vanity is super functional and nice. The mirror is already framed (though I think we’ll have to secure the frame to the mirror a bit better). The shower door? Meh, but we have plans. But let’s zero in on that towel bar.

Since this is our master bathroom, this is where Kenny and I both will shower regularly.

Both of us.

Which means that we need space for two towels.

Do you see where I am going?

That towel bar is a SMIDGE SMALL for two towels. We sort of have to fold our towels in QUARTERS for them both to fit. Unacceptable.

Here are the options:

1) Deal with it

2) Add an upper and lower bar (there’s not really enough space to get a wider bar)

3) Add another bar on the wall to the left of the shower above the toilet

4) Hooks

We did option 1 for about 3 weeks and then it wasn’t fun any more. Kenny wanted to add another bar somewhere, but the wall space just isn’t large enough for it. So I lobbied hard for hooks, and Ken finally caved.

We went with these hooks from Home Depot (our new home away from home):


After exhaustively researching hooks at Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond (aka, the places we have giftcards to), I came across these and was sold. They match our existing polished nickel fixtures, have a classic/traditional look, and, most importantly, are large. And they were $7 each…after finding MANY robe/towel hooks in the $25+ range, these were a sight for sore eyes.

We also grabbed some screw anchors for added stability and Ken took down the towel bar and installed the hooks.


So far, so good! Kenny was worried that the towels wouldn’t dry as well, but so far, it’s been fine. I still have to patch and repaint over the towel bar screw holes, but this is already waaay more functional for us.

Bonus: Anyone notice anything else different about our bathroom? Tune in for that post TOMORROW.

Annnnndddddd… there you go. A WHOLE blog post about shower hooks. You’re welcome! ;)


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