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

Here’s the situation in our master bathroom:

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*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):

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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.

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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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