And now we're back to our scheduled programming.
Our master bath and master closet are right next to each other, but walking four steps into the closet to access bath linens before a shower was just too much for me. I wanted my washcloths within arm's reach. Off-and-on for the past three years, I've been trying to come up with a solution. We only had wall space to work with, so a cabinet that sits on the floor was out. I thought about a towel rack like you see in hotel rooms, but couldn't find any reasonably priced units that I liked.
Here's my solution:
I found the baskets at HomeGoods for less than $10 each and repurposed them to solve my design dilemma. They were nesting baskets, which I liked because they came in graduated sizes, just like my bath linens.
Aside: Why would one need baskets to nest when baskets are intended to hold things? The only time the nesting would be useful is during transportation to and from the store. Am I right? Hmmm.Editor's Note 12/29/11: I could have sworn I stated in this post how I hung the baskets, but after being asked by several people in one week, I realized I didn't. Shame on me! I simply used nails, and hammered them in through the weave of the baskets. It's a little tricky to hammer inside a closed space, so in some cases I used the butt of the hammer to push the nail in, where the hammer head could not reach because of the angle. I would have used hooks but the weave was too tight.
In case you couldn't tell, that's my shower just to the left of the basket/toilet wall. The toilet and shower are in a nook separate from the sink area, with a pocket door for privacy. I need to take some photos of the rest of our master bath and post those to my house tour page. I'll add that to the to-do list.
Have you come up with any creative solutions to design dilemmas? Please share.
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