A complete bathroom renovation can include many details, one of which is to install the toilet paper holder. If you think all you need to just install it on the wall, then you are wrong. What kind of toilet paper holder is best? How to install the toilet paper holder? Where to place the toilet paper holder? All of these are things you should consider before installation. So, let’s see the answers.
- Is The Toilet Paper Holder Necessary?
- What Should Consider When Choosing Toilet Paper Holder?
- Where To Place Toilet Paper Holder?
Is The Toilet Paper Holder Necessary?
For one thing, to keep the paper rolls in place, a toilet paper holder is necessary for the bathroom. For another thing, hanging paper rolls on the holder will be more sanitary, especially for a bathroom shared by multiple people. There are various toilet paper holders for choice now, and you can select the right one for your bathroom to keep paper rolls from rolling around. Some well-designed toilet paper holders can also serve as decoration in your bathroom.
What Should Consider When Choosing Toilet Paper Holder?
Style: Match Your Bathroom
When choosing the toilet paper holder for your bathroom, you should make sure the one you choose can match your bathroom. For example, if you have a retro-style bathroom, installing a modern toilet paper holder would look not so suitable. So, take your bathroom style into account when selecting the loo roll holder. The same goes for choosing any other bathroom accessories so that they can complement your bathroom style.
Type: Wall-mount Or Free-standing
Classified by how to install, the toilet paper holder can be in two main categories — wall-mount and free-standing. Among these two main categories, it can also come in several different types.
Just as its name implies, the wall-mount refers to the type that is assembled on the wall. There are two kinds of wall-mount toilet paper holders according to how they fasten — adhesive type and mounted type. Installing the adhesive toilet paper holder will not make any damage to our walls. However, it can only attach to a smooth surface. The mounted roll hanger needs to be fixed with screws. So you will need to drill holes in the wall.
While the wall-mount one takes up wall space, the free-standing one takes up floor space to hold paper rolls. It can be constructed with diverse materials and usually comes in various shapes.
Where To Place Toilet Paper Holder?
Before deciding where to place a toilet paper holder, you should consider if that place is suitable. Every user including the old and children should be able to reach the paper rolls. It’s not just about convenience but also about security. An improper mounting position can cause muscle strain in the shoulder, neck, or back. Therefore, just remember to raise your attention about this. Here are some loo roll holder placement ideas.
Install It On The Toilet Back Wall
It is common to install a toilet paper holder on the back wall between sink and toilet or toilet and shower. And the standard height of its placement is 26 inches above the floor and 8 inches to 12 inches from your toilet bowl. Place it closer(8 to 9 inches) to the toilet bowl if it is in a children’s bathroom.
Assemble It On The Sink Side
If the distance between your sink and toilet is just right for a paper roll holder, you can assemble it on the sink side. In this way, you can reach the toilet paper easier and there is no risk of strain.
Fix It By The Side Of Toilet Tank
When there is not enough space around your toilet, you can fix the compact-sized paper holder on the toilet tank. It is also a perfect place for the holder. Compared to mounting it on the opposite wall, installing it on the tank would be more convenient to access.
Put It On The Floor
If you choose to have a free-standing rack, you can just place it on the floor, whether on the left or right. There are some stands designed to be a combination of a trash can and toilet paper holder. They can make more efficient use of space.
Install It On The Side Wall
You can mount your paper holder on the sidewall if your toilet is against a wall. Besides, if the sidewall and toilet are too close to leave space for a regular loo roll holder, a recessed one would be good. And you won’t worry that the holder will hurt your leg.
Place A Tissue Box On The Vanity
For those who choose to use a tissue instead of paper roll, the tissue box will fit their need. Moreover, there are some people who prefer to place the paper roll on the countertop and they can also have the box. It’s OK to place the tissue box freely on the vanity, toilet tank, or linen cabinet.