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Bathroom Hardware Resource Guide

How to Choose the Best Bathroom Hardware

When it comes to outfitting a bathroom, essentials like towel bars, hooks, and medicine cabinets often get short shrift.

Thankfully, there’s no shortage of ingenious designs out there. You just have to know where to find them. Start here for everything you need to know. (Skip to the advice posts.)

The key to a Zen, well-functioning bath lies in the details. Take the simple toilet-paper holder, for example, perhaps not be the most glamorous fixture in the bathroom, but undeniably an essential one. We scour the web to find the best models, from traditional to modern to indie styles sold on Etsy. We’ve located stylish and ingenious designs from Denmark, England, and Japan, and we’ve been inspired by toilet-roll holders we happened to spot in places like L.A.’s chic Ace Hotel and Dosa 818. (Some are even DIY—and we tell you how.)

You’ll find a slew of other ideas as you browse our posts, from classic cast-iron hooks to elegant brass towel bars from Japan. We also present best-in-class ideas for bath extras like towel warmers, the world’s most beautiful shower drain, and more. It’s all part of our belief that household items should be both highly functional and beautifully designed—even in the bathroom.

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Low Tech Towel Hardware

analogue life iron bath towel hanger
Towel Bars & Handrails

Towel Hangers

¥1,200.00 JPY from Analogue Life