Bathroom Magazine Holder

If you’re like most people, the bathrooms in your home are probably on the small side. This is especially true if you have an older home.  Most of the time personal care and bathroom decor items take up most of the space and there is not a lot of room for anything else. You can get around this space issue by installing fixture that enhances the bathroom yet saves space at the same time. Having a recessed bathroom magazine holder is a great way to add some space to a tiny bathroom. A recessed magazine holder takes advantage of the space between wall studs to create storage. If you’re not feeling brave enough to cut into the drywall, a hanging magazine rack also adds additional space.

Buying Bathroom Magazine Holder Tips

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If you choose a recessed magazine holder it will go between studs; a hanging magazine holder it will need to be secured to a stud itself. Everyone’s basic toolkit should include a stud finder.  If you’d like to center the rack on a wall whether vertically or horizontally, measure the length of the wall and subtract half. Mark this spot lightly with a pencil. After you have hung your magazine rack, be sure to give it a test run with some magazines. It would be a little awkward to have it come crashing down on a guest.

There are of course a number of options to choose from and when you get to shopping you will likely find there are a lot of hang on the wall style bathroom magazine racks which is cheaper but the best recessed bathroom rack is probably a rack similar to this wall mounted item. In addition to holding your magazines at arm’s length the built in rack also accommodates toilet paper storage so it can completely replace your current toilet paper holder or stand.

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Regardless if you end up buying this wall mounted bathroom magazine rack or some other option make sure to look for storage capacity. Some racks will only store one or two different magazines whereas others like this item can store up to 20 average sized weekly magazines.

Buying a cheap recessed magazine holder for your bathroom is going to require you install the holder right into the wall. This will usually mean cutting into the wall board and fitting the magazine holder into the space. Most good recessed magazine racks will come with plans and instructions for installation but you will want to make sure your studs allow enough clearance for installation before you buy your rack.

Saving Space Magazine HolderSaving Space Magazine Holder

Measure your stud clearance at home first and then compare the dimensions to those of the magazine holders you are considering buying. It would be a travesty to buy a rack that requires a wide hole in the wall only to find out during installation that your studs are spaced to close together for the recessed rack to fit between them.

Stylish Bathroom Magazine HolderStylish Bathroom Magazine Holder

Other things to consider are the aesthetics of the rack and the overall decor of your bathroom. You can easily buy cheaper bathroom magazine racks both in retail stores like Wal-Mart, Target, or various home furnishing stores but buying them in an unfinished version can give you a lot of freedom to perfectly blend the style of your built-in-the-wall rack to the style and look of your bathroom.

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As always do some comparison shopping for price and quality preferences but keep the focus on the details that matter most. You may end up saving a bit by finding a cheaper model but if the quality is lower and the look isn’t a good fit with your bathroom then it may not be worth it. An item like this is really more of a basic bathroom remodel rather than the purchase of new hardware or fixtures. Think of bathroom magazine holder as an investment and don’t fret too much about buying a slightly higher priced item.