Bathroom shelves are not only items of great utility, but also have aesthetic value. They can be used to store cosmetics, hold appliances and stack towels. Bathroom shelves are simply perfect for providing upright storage in a small bathroom with limited floor space. There are many different bathroom shelving options, and they all have advantages and disadvantages. For example, small shelves that are set directly on top of the toilet tank or hang off the toilet tank do not fit many items but are easily installed and readily accessible. Another shelving option is the utilization of space inside bathroom cabinets to store objects out of sight, though installing cabinets can be expensive. Other shelves are placed in plain sight and can be either mounted on the walls or placed on the floor.
Some bathroom shelves are designed to be attached to or placed on top of the toilet tank. Many of these tank-mounted accessories, also known as tank toppers, simply latch on and attach to one side of the toilet tank and hang a basket off to the side. Often, these types of tank toppers are sized to fit rolls of toilet paper, magazines, and other items that people might want to have near a toilet. The other kind of tank topper is essentially a tray sized to fit directly on top of a toilet tank. This type of tanker topper often has slightly raised edges so that items cannot fall or roll off the shelf.