It's strange how some phrases from our past make the transition through generations while others sometimes struggle. Take for example, your "phone". Thirty years ago if you were to say "I've lost my phone" people would have thought you were mad because everyone's phone was fixed to a wall or set on a table with a cord attached. Meanwhile, a phrase like "medicine cabinet" may not conjure many images reflective for our current times - instead we think of squeaky hinges, fingerprinted mirrors and a bit of bathroom chaos on shelves we might attempt to hide from visitors.
But our partners at Kohler are working to change our aged perceptions about medicine cabinets, and organizing bathrooms in general. They recently published this article, Four Bathroom Organization Ideas, that we found helpful and included some new tools for making the most of your new bathroom. Below we'll share their four ideas while providing a bit of our commentary about each:
1. Medicine Cabinets: Whether recessed into your wall or surface mounted, today's bathroom cabinets offer many new features that should not be overlooked. New medicine cabinets can now include both exterior lights and interior lighting to make sure you grab the real tube of toothpaste, not that other tube. Adjustable shelves allow you to accommodate your tallest shampoo bottles and mirrored door backs and cabinet backs allow you to view both sides of a medicine bottle. Finally, the most advanced bathroom cabinets now include outlets for shavers, trimers or just to charge your "phone" before heading out the door.
2. Appliance Trays: One of the most common requests we have for new bathroom vanities is for sleek rollout appliance trays that give your blow dryer, curling iron and other hair accessories a place of their own. Without a designated space, most of these items end up lying around all day, but with metal cups installed in the appliance tray, devices can heat up or cool off without cluttering your countertops. And the more advanced installations also include outlets so everything is ready to go whenever you are!
3. Divider Drawers: How much time do you waste looking for the right tube of lipstick every day, day after day? Kohler recently introduced the Tailored Vanity collection to allow you to organize your bathroom vanity drawers so your space has exactly what you need, where you need it. To get access to the Tailored Vanities buying guide, please follow this special link or ask our Diamond Bath team members for more details!
4. Shower Shelves and Lockers: While we've discussed and frequently demonstrate the popularity of tiled shower niches on our blog, what happens when a niche isn't enough? Here the article goes into detail about the "Choreograph" shower lockers that can be added to a shower during the remodeling process to provide multiple shelves and a basket for expanded shower storage. Because this system integrates with other Kohler accessories, their shower walls would need to be included in your remodeling project. For more details, contact Diamond Bath Remodeling, or feel free to explore the Choreograph Planner tool on the Kohler website.
Either way, you'll never think of your "medicine cabinet" the same way again!
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