That bathroom is a room where you should be able to start the day in relative peace and tranquillity or end it after a hard day at work with recuperation and recovery. It’s also a room in your home that’s smaller than other areas.
Even though it’s generally smaller than say your bedroom, kitchen or living room, there is a lot of stuff you need to keep in it to get the best experience from it. You need places to store and display your toiletries, towels, toilet paper and other essentials.
If you’re not in the process of renovating your bathroom, though, but feel it’s lacking storage space or the kind of accessories that would make it more practical, without stripping back the tiles and making a lot of mess?
You could invest in some handy suction bathroom accessories. These are perfect for adding to an already complete room to provide extra storage space as they require no drilling and can be simply stuck on any surface.
What you’ll notice is though that there seems to be thousands upon thousands of bathroom accessories equipped with suction cups. How do you navigate through those numbers to ensure you only buy the best products for your bathroom? You look to Recommended Buys and the top 10 suction bathroom accessories we’ve researched and listed below. For further research and help, we’ve also provided a handy buying guide that gives you some food for thought.
Let’s dive right in.
Top 10 Best Suction Bathroom Accessories
First up we’ve a truly elegant piece that definitely puts to rest any misconception that suction bathroom accessories are only made from cheap and tacky plastic. This is made from 18/8 genuine stainless steel that, according to the manufacturers, will never rust. Even the suction cup, which is made from plastic, is made from high quality ABS plastic.
It’s very easy to install, which is really what you’re looking for when choosing this kind of accessory, because the suction cup is what holds it onto the wall. At the other end of things, when you need to remove it from the surface it’s attached to, you can do this easily, for cleaning or because you fancy a change.
With a maximum loading capacity of over 30lbs, it’s suitable for most standard-sized bath and shower soap bars. We love how mould-breaking it is, and it’s a good introduction to the kind of quality we will be looking at throughout this guide.
[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Durable and corrosion-resistant stainless steel
High quality ABS plastic
Elegant design[/i2pros][i2cons]The suction cup can be a little temperamental. Always make sure the surface is clean[/i2cons][/i2pc]
Next up we’ve another suction bathroom accessory made from stainless steel. As well as the metal’s own corrosion-resistant properties, the basket design means that excess water is able to drain away easily and not settle on the surface where it can cause problems. The suction cup is made from a good quality rubber that’s very stable, strong, reusable and resistant to low temperatures.
There are a number of key things we like about this caddy. The simple, but effective design, for one thing, makes it a breeze to store important items you need close to hand when in the shower or bath. We also like the fact that it’s incredibly versatile and can be used anywhere in the bathroom or even throughout your home. So, even if you’re looking at this and thinking it may not suit your bathroom, but you could use it beside your dresser in your bedroom or the sink in your kitchen, there are no limit to the possibilities.
We also think the fact it comes with a 10-year warranty and free replacement service makes it genuinely great value for money.
As you’d expect, there is no holes, screws, glue, drilling or any other tools or adhesives required. You simply place the pads on the wall, twist and lock and you’re good to go.
[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Easy to install
Made from high quality materials
Stylish and versatile design[/i2pros][i2cons]Need to take some time getting its placement right[/i2cons][/i2pc]
Another great item from MaxHold, similar to the soap dish we already featured, is the Suction Cup Stainless Steel round towel ring. Made from the same 18/8 robust and durable stainless-steel that the soap dish is, it has corrosion-resistant properties and the suction cup is made from an equally durable ABS plastic. Furthermore, it has a capacity of more than 30lbs, making it perfect for most towels, whether they’re wet or dry.
As it’s just held in place with a suction cup, this item is also easy to remove, when necessary and although it’s best-suited to a bathroom, you could even use it in your kitchen if you wanted a hand towel or dishtowel holder with elegant style.
MaxHold have a good reputation for their customer service and although we would say that it can take a few tries to affix this in space, once it’s up, it’s unlikely to move.
[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Reputable brand
Versatile accessory works in other rooms too
Corrosion-resistant[/i2pros][i2cons]Works better with some tile surfaces than others[/i2cons][/i2pc]
We’re staying with MaxHold for the next couple of products, starting with this toilet paper roll holder. It may not be something you want to think much about, but where you keep your toilet rolls, particularly the rolls that are currently in use can make or break how relaxing and comfortable your bathroom is. Therefore, it’s very important to make the right choice when buying a toilet roll holder.
That’s why we’ve highlighted the MaxHold item. It matches up with the other products in their line as it’s made from the same 18/8 stainless-steel and ABS plastic. So, if you’re looking for a full set of matching accessories, we would highly recommend this.
Easy to install, there is no drilling or gluing necessary and it can be removed and reused as necessary, for those times when you’re doing deep cleaning in your bathroom or renovating but wish to keep the toilet roll holder the same.
Due to the high quality stainless-steel used, you do not need to worry about it rusting or damaging easily. All in all, a great addition to any sophisticated, but practical bathroom.
[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Easy to install
Made from high quality materials
Multifunctional[/i2pros][i2cons]One single roll holder[/i2cons][/i2pc]
From MaxHold next, we’ve this multi-purpose corner storage solution. Similar to the rest of the MaxHold line of products, the suction cup is made from a reliable and durable ABS plastic, while the storage basket is made from 18/8 genuine rust-free stainless-steel. Two materials that are perfect for use in a moist and humid room like the bathroom.
Although its overall capacity is not quite as large as the other items we’ve highlighted so far, we still think it offers plenty of space to fit all your important bottles of shower gels, body lotions, shampoos and conditioner.
That’s, if you choose to install it in the corner where your bath and shower are. Due to its design and very smart and stylish look, it can be used just about anywhere for anything. The basket structure also makes it much easier to maintain as excess water is allowed to drip down and it dries up nicely.
We really like the locking mechanism on the suction cup. They’re quite tricky to get the hang of at first, but as long as you make sure the surface is spotlessly clean and dry, you should have no trouble setting this great accessory up.
[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]High quality materials, corrosion-resistant and durable
Can be removed and reused as often as necessary[/i2pros][i2cons]Like many of these items, the main issue is that the suction cups can be tricky to use and require some patience[/i2cons][/i2pc]
We’ve a change of pace from MaxHold products and those made from stainless-steel. Don’t let the lack of stainless-steel put you off investing in this, because it’s made from top quality Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (otherwise known as ABS, the high quality plastic MaxHold products utilize).
As well as being exceptionally tough and robust, ABS is a very easy to maintain material. It’s not made from any toxic materials and is very easy to clean, with just a quick wipe. With self-adhesive stickers at the back of the storage caddy, it’s also easy enough to install.
If you look at the picture included with this review, you can see there is lots of space and different sections to fit all your bottles and containers, big, small, narrow and wide. There are also four handy We also like the fact that you can install it as a corner caddy at 90-degrees, or have it running flat along the wall at 180-degrees, depending on what suits your bathroom best.
[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Can be installed either as a corner unit or as a more straightforward storage shelf
Easy to clean
High quality ABS plastic[/i2pros][i2cons]The hooks are a little on the flimsy side[/i2cons][/i2pc]
Another towel rail we’ve decided to highlight is this option from a company called Bopai. With a very contemporary polished chrome finish, this towel rail also features high quality suction cups made from ABS plastic to hold it in place. It may be simple, but does the job it was designed for.
At 24-inches, it’s wide enough to accommodate most standard-sized towels. So it’s ideal for when you’re in the shower and have your extra-large towel hanging waiting for you or if you want to keep a hand towel all the time.
As with the other suction bathroom accessories we’ve featured so far, this is perfect if you don’t want to or can’t drill holes into your tiles and other surfaces.
[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Stylish polished chrome finish
Wide, generous size
Tough and durable high quality materials[/i2pros][i2cons]Does not come with any instructions[/i2cons][/i2pc]
The last product from MaxHold in our list is this stylish and sophisticated round towel ring that has been designed to fit in with the rest of the line we’ve featured here. With the same 18/8 stainless-steel and ABS plastic used in its construction, it will stand the test of time and not suffer from rusting or other issues related to being used in moist, wet and humid areas.
It has a maximum capacity of over 30lbs, so should be substantial enough to hold the towel of your choice, whether it’s a small hand towel or your full-size beach towel you use when you’re showering or bathing. The suction cups are designed to make it easy to install, wherever you choose to put it.
You need to bear in mind though that it may take some tweaking and fiddling around with to get into the right position and properly secure. It’s the biggest complaint customers seem to have with it. Other than that, it’s an effective, sophisticated and easy to use towel rail.
[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Generous capacity
Stylish and sophisticated design
Anti-corrosion properties[/i2pros][i2cons]Same problem as with many of the other MaxHold suction bathroom accessories, it can be tricky to install at first[/i2cons][/i2pc]
Okay, so this is more for use when it comes to keeping your glass surfaces clean and streak-free, as the Baban comes with a suction hook for hanging it up, we felt it was appropriate. The Baban squeegee is made from a combination of high quality stainless-steel and premium rubber and has been designed to fit nicely into your hand thanks to its ergonomic handle.
It also benefits from non-slip rubber coating to help make holding it easy. Although we’re focusing on its use in the bathroom, there is absolutely nothing stopping you using it on the windows, mirrors and glass surfaces found throughout your home.
[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Made from high quality rubber and stainless-steel
Handy suction cup hook for hanging it up
Multi-purpose[/i2pros][i2cons]The only issues people seem to have with this is the suction cup being a little tricky to position properly[/i2cons][/i2pc]
Whether you need it because you’re infirm and have mobility issues, have children you want to make sure are safe in the shower, or just like that extra stability while you wash, closing out our list we’ve a great suction bathroom accessory in the form of this bath mat.
Made from high quality and environmentally-friendly PVC, this bathmat has both antibacterial and anti-mildew properties. As its composition does not include any phthalates, latex, it’s non-toxic and safe for the world around you and your family. Soft and perfectly shaped, it’s roughly 30% larger than most shower mats, making it ideal for your bath or shower enclosure, no matter the design.
200 suction cups on the underside is what helps it stay in place, and you’d have great difficulty trying to shift it without peeling it up once they were all pressed down
[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Bright, but still elegant colour
High quality and environmentally-friendly materials
200 suction cups so it stays in place[/i2pros][i2cons]Some customers noted the holes leave marks[/i2cons][/i2pc]
Best Suction Bathroom Accessories – Buying Guide
There are so many different bathroom accessories out there that come with the option of a suction cup mounting fixture. We think too many. As well as the list of great products above, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with a buying guide for choosing the best suction bathroom accessories. We will look at some of the important features that you should consider and other things you need to think about before buying bathroom accessories with suction cups.
Rather than suggesting you should look for the most expensive or the cheapest, we’re merely highlighting the point that you should only take the price on board along with other factors. You’ll find that there are a lot of low priced items with suction cups, that are low priced for a reason. That’s, they’re not of a very high quality. So, even if they look like they’re a good deal, they’re really false economy, as you’ll have to replace them quicker than you would items with a slighter higher price tag.
On the other hand, that doesn’t mean you should necessarily go for the pricier items, reasoning that higher price = definitely better quality. Sometimes, smaller companies are just looking to take your money. Shop smart use our reviews and the rest of this buying guide along with the customer reviews posted online to find the really good bathroom accessories with suction cups.
Following nicely from the above, the next thing you need to think about is the quality of the items you’re looking at. Although you really won’t know until you actually buy them, you can get a good idea of the quality by looking at the materials they’re made with. Normally suction cup bathroom accessories are made with plastic. Just because something is made from plastic does not mean its bad quality.
Some others are made from high quality materials such as stainless-steel and ABS. Where possible look for those as they’re longer-lasting.
Look again at our guide, and the impartial reviews posted online for some direction.
As bathrooms come in different shapes and sizes, so too do the bathroom accessories to use in them. When choosing the best suction bathroom accessories for your home, you need to think about the size you need. If it’s a shower caddy, for instance, or a storage unit, think about all the items you want to display and store on them and choose the appropriately sized one. It would be frustrating, don’t you think, to invest in something because you thought it looked smart, only to find it wasn’t really big enough for your needs.
Online Customer Reviews
We’ve already mentioned this point a couple of times now, but we felt it was important enough that it got its own section in this buying guide. If you’re buying suction bathroom accessories online, you need to look at the customer reviews for the products in question. With these kinds of listings you often have relatively little information to go on and it’s all based on what the company or seller says about the item.
To get a real sense of what the item is like and whether it’s a good investment or not, therefore, you need to look at the impartial reviews left by customers who have actually bought and used it. Look at the positives and the negatives to get the fullest picture possible. Did someone give a negative review because of shipping issues? Perhaps it was a bad batch, if others have had a good experience? These are the kinds of things you need to think about.
Colour and Style
This is related more to the aesthetics of suction bathroom accessories, but still worth giving some thought about. The last thing you want is to buy a bathroom accessory that you think will be very useful and suits your needs, only to find that it looks out of place with the rest of your bathroom furniture, hardware and décor.
When you first thought about suction bathroom accessories, you probably like most people thought it would be just a matter of finding one that suited your budget and hitting the buy now button. However, we hopefully have shown that if you’re concerned about throwing away good money for bad products, then you need to give it some thought at least.
Perhaps not as much thought as you’d give when buying a new washing machine or bathtub, but more than you’d when choosing a bar of chocolate.
With the buying guide and our reviews, you should find it easy enough to choose the suction bathroom accessories you need.