Asked on Dec 15, 2014

Shower with no shelves!

by Dee
My stand alone shower stall has no shelves for shampoo, etc. and is under a vaulted ceiling (so no spring shelf solution). The shower head is too large to hang one on it, and the basket types are all silver and don 't match with the oil-rubbed bronze. As you can see in the pictures, what we have right now is pretty inefficient. (I also have a curtain hanging because this shower is reflected in the mirror for anyone to see as they walk into the bedroom! lol Help!
Stand alone shower stall.
Vaulted ceiling above (no place for spring loaded shelving)
Inefficient shelving...regular shelf hung up on a coat hook.
Large shower head (hubby wants to keep) that doesn't have enough pressure to shoot out over a hanging shelf.
  20 answers
  • Adrianne C Adrianne C on Dec 15, 2014
    A shelf could be hung from the studs behind the sheetrock above the shower wall and drop down to be accessible. Recommend a waterproof type such as pvc or aluminum. You may find something and paint it the color you want.
  • Dee Dee on Dec 15, 2014
    Hi Adrianne, I thought of that too but wondered if the lip from one to the other would keep it from lying flat and pose a problem.
  • Becky Wood Becky Wood on Dec 15, 2014
    You can attach any type of basket with command hooks or suction hooks. Spray paint the baskets with the Oiled bronze spray paint. I also found these on Amazon Another idea is to use a suspension rode horizontal (instead of vertical) and hang baskets -- again you could paint it with spray paint. Not sure how long the spray paint would last, but it's worth a try.
  • Becky Wood Becky Wood on Dec 15, 2014
    Attempting that photo for the currtain rod again....
  • Dee Dee on Dec 15, 2014
    Suction is out too...the shower stall is porous. But that has gotten me to thinking. Thanks!
  • Becky Wood Becky Wood on Dec 15, 2014
    Or maybe like this
  • Dee Dee on Dec 16, 2014
    That's perfect!!! I like it!
  • Dee Dee on Dec 16, 2014
    Thanks for answering everyone!!!
  • Debbie Debbie on Dec 16, 2014
    You can buy a shower curtain that has pockets in them that is what I use in my shower because I was buying chrome shower baskets poles every other year because of rust. Look on amazon for them, that is where I found mine and I love it. It will hold large bottles and your scrugy and razor.. anything you want. Mine was clear so you still might have to use your other shower curtain for privacy. Hand on same rod the one with pockets on the inside and the privacy one on the outside.
  • Dee Dee on Dec 16, 2014
    Hi Debbie. Actually the curtain is on the outside of the glass so I wouldn't be able to reach it. It's just there to block "the view". Lol
  • Historic Shed Historic Shed on Jan 21, 2015
    You can unscrew the shower head to put a hanger there, then screw it back on. We got a nice large bronze basket one at Marshalls a while back.
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    • Historic Shed Historic Shed on Jan 21, 2015
      @Dee Bummer. Good luck on finding a solution!
  • Lana Smith Lemons Lana Smith Lemons on Mar 16, 2015
    Try a shower curtain rod and place small baskets on the rod. Saw that idea on here. Works great!! You can put this up on the side and run to the other side. Works like a charm!
  • Irene Irene on Mar 16, 2015
    I found great suction cup shower caddies at Marshall's. Problem solved. Don't over load them. Just buy a few that will hold all the shower supplies.
  • J J on Mar 16, 2015
    We installed a towel bar on the opposite wall from the shower head, almost to the top, not for towels, but just to hold shampoo bottles and larger things. Add hooks to hold smaller items with a loop. No leaks because it's higher than where the water sprays.
  • Jean Thompson Jean Thompson on Apr 12, 2015
    Get a longer Pipe to stick out where the Shower head pipe comes out of the wall. .. this could even be in L shape so it would come out over head more to the middle of the Shower unless hubby is really Tall :D. Ask in hardware dept how to make this longer they sell longer pipes, that you could paint to match the bronze look.... We put a board around the top edge of the Shower Stall where the lip was... and used pewter coat hooks to hold up our Shower Caddy that would usually hang on the Shower head... (ours match our light over the sink and faucets..
  • Lori Lori on Jun 05, 2015
    Go to a store that does bathrooms and buy a corner shelf unit and the proper glue and silicone and glue it in a corner. We had a new tub sorround installed and I had a choice of how many and where I wanted them and they were put in after the walls were all done. Is Bath Tub King in the States?
  • Becky Greenwald Becky Greenwald on Jun 05, 2015
    How about a small free standing shelf unit that would just stand on the floor? I've seen the at Hone Goods. Not hanging, not glued.
  • Sheryl Gilliland Sheryl Gilliland on Jun 05, 2015
    as for the see thru problem- on the outside of the shower glass attach clear contact paper, or paint with window paints or cling film decoratins, either way they will not kill your light but will camoflage the bather. as for the storage problem-- a net shoe holder or sweater holder for closets would work great with the door hook you have and they come in many colors.
  • Terry Dee Terry Dee on May 26, 2016
    I screwed a coat hook into the sheet rock just above the shower (I was lucky to have a stud in the area I choose). I hung my shower organizer from that. It's much easier than fighting your shower head for space.
    • Jemma Dee Jemma Dee on May 30, 2016
      @Terry Dee You can also attach a second shower organizer to the bottom of the first one by using wire ties. I have done this in a family bath to corral all the products neatly.