“ Brand: Keter „
With this review I'm still thinking bathrooms. My bathroom suffers with an excessive amount of damp; therefore I know that with most accessories their life span will be short, especially if they are made from chrome or wood. These two materials seem nowadays to be those most easily found. Plastic, however, is more difficult to come by. I do think chrome and white wood look very attractive in a bathroom but plastic in my bathroom will last much longer. I'm not mad on the look but a few plastic accessories seem to blend in well enough with my décor. It's also worth bearing in mind that plastic fixtures and fittings are extremely easy to keep clean.
I was pleased to find this white plastic bathroom corner shelf on the B & Q website, when my bathroom had a much needed make over around this time last year, in readiness for Christmas. It sells at a very cheap price of £4.98 in B & Q stores. After seeing this item online, I went along to my nearest B & Q to make the purchase. I could have made this purchase online and, as I had other items to buy at the same time it would have worked out reasonable to pay a delivery charge. I wouldn't have considered paying delivery for one item which is so cheap. But I decided to shop in store, which is the way I mostly choose to do. If I can get to a store I like to see what I am buying, have a look around in store, and often end up with more items added to my shopping list. I do enjoy shopping for household items and clothes. Food shopping is a different matter altogether!
This corner shelf is very simple to fit. The fixings are included and instructions although really it's self-explanatory. It's just a matter of using an electric drill. Most of our bathroom walls are covered by aqua panels, but we have some tiles here and there. In our bathroom this unit is fixed onto the corner at one end of the bath, opposite to the shower end. It is fitted onto the panels. As my husband is quite the handy man I asked him for tips in fitting this, and other fixtures to the bathroom wall. If you wish to fit an item using a permanent method and are worried about spoiling tiles or any decoration, then my husband says that he always uses tape first, sticking this to the wall. Electricians tape works well. He then drills through the tape which helps to stop the tiles shattering and if you do accidentally slip with the drill the immediate area will be protected from scratching. Of course I'm speaking of small slips and sincerely hope that if you have any mishaps that they are small ones! He also says when undertaking this kind of task it's best to use a new drill bit. My husband isn't in this line of work but has had many years of carrying out DIY around our home, and did actually work for a tiler for a short period of time. He learnt some good tips at this time.
Once the shelving unit is in place it proves a useful item, keeping toiletries off of the bath surrounds and helping to keep the bathroom tidy. If the bathroom is a family one, like mine, then you'll perhaps feel the same as I do that one can never have enough storage. On this unit I use the uppermost shelf to keep a couple of razors in a container. On the next and highest shelf I keep a large bottle of foam bath and a jug. On the lowest and small shelf I store small, flatter containers such as those storing bath crystals. These I don't use often, usually choosing to shower rather than bath, so find that the same jars remain on the shelf for some time. On the three hooks I use two to hang flannels and the third to hang a back scrubbing brush. These all fit nicely, and are not in the way at all, when bathing.
What I really like about this shelf is the design, which means when cleaned it's easy to use the shower head to rinse as the water runs off it and into the bath. Also, being plastic, it's fully water proof, therefore practical.
I don't think it looks as classy as chrome, but really it's pretty much tucked out of the way in my bathroom and blends in rather well.
For Further details on this and similar items please see the B &b Q website: www.diy.com OR, alternatively for other items made by Ketler see: www.keter.com.
The Keter website has some interesting ideas of items made from plastic and is worth having a look at.
DETAILS OF KETER 3 SHELF PLASTIC CORNER UNIT:
Width (mm): 240
Depth (mm): 165
Length (mm): 380
Fixings included: Yes
Waterproof (Y/N): Yes
Assembly Required: No
* Fitting instructions included.
* 2 shelves
* 3 accessory hooks
Keter / plastic corner bathroom shelving unit.