A lot of bath accessories don’t live up to the hype.
With the majority of these dinky little gimmicks, you end up taking them out of the package, using them once, and then they sit in the cabinet until they become a Spring cleaning casualty.
Armed with our experience in the bed and bath field, we scoured the web in search of useful bath accessories. We didn’t want useless gadgets or more junk that takes up space.
We wanted accessories that add value not just to your bathroom, but to your life as well.
Here then are the 10 bath accessories that we feel are worthy of your consideration. All 10 have been tested, and all ten have been Sheet Market approved!
1.) SipCaddy Bath & Shower Portable Cupholder Caddy
Sometimes you just want to slip into a warm bath after a long day, and then enjoy a glass of wine (or two).
And relaxing with your beverage of choice sounds good in theory until you get into the tub. Then you really have nowhere to put it. You’re stuck either holding the glass or placing it onto the bathroom floor.
Having to constantly reach over is a bit of a mood killer.
The SipCaddy Bath & Shower Portable Cupholder Caddy solves that problem. Using a suction cup, it adheres to smooth surfaces, like the inside of a bath, and your glass (or can) nestles inside.
And when you’re taking a shower, it can also double as a shampoo bottle holder.
2.) Rainfall Shower Combo by AquaDance
Couples who enjoy showering together, need a dual head shower. With a regular shower head, you get one stream of hot water, which usually leaves one partner cold.
With the dual shower heads of the Rainfall Shower Combo by AquaDance, each partner has their own shower head, with their own stream of hot water. Problem solved!
The Rainfall Shower Combo is a high-pressure shower head with 30 individual settings, a 60″ steel hose, chrome finish, and a 3-zone level dial design. Both heads are angle-adjustable.
When showering alone, just set the 2nd head to the “off” position.
3.) Genteele Memory Foam Bath Mat
No one enjoys cold bathroom tiles after a nice hot shower. A bath mat helps with the cold, but you still feel the hardness of the tiles.
A memory foam bath mat, like this one from Genteele, is soft and insulates your feet from the cold bathroom floor. They are available in 17″ x 24″, 20″ x 32″, 22″ x 36″ sizes, and come in a variety of colors.
The super plush top part is moisture absorbent, and more importantly, the bottom is skid-resistant, to keep you from slipping and sliding.
4.) SlipX Solutions Bottomless Bath Overflow Drain Cover
Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a dedicated hot tub, of course. Most of us have a standard shower/tub combo – which has a standard overflow drain.
And that overflow drain does its job, it prevents the tub from filling up with water, and spilling onto your bathroom floor. And ultimately this is a good feature to have, except when you want to take a bath.
As the water drains through the overflow drain, it’s hard to stay completely submerged unless you’re a small child.
The SlipX Solutions Bottomless Bath Overflow Drain Cover solves that problem by covering the overflow drain, which adds several more inches of water to your tub.
It’s a simple, and very affordable solution.
5.) OXO Good Grips Silicone & Stainless Steel Tub Stopper
The OXO Good Grips Silicone & Stainless Steel Tub Stopper works perfectly alone but is made even better when used in parallel with the SlipX drain cover.
The pair will provide a hassle-free and relaxing bath experience.
With a standard tub, no matter how hard you tug on the drain lever, water does slowly drain out. You’ll fill the bathtub, get fully submerged, and then lay back and start to relax.
And then, a few minutes later, the water level is half of what it was when you started.
The OXO Good Grips Silicone & Stainless Steel Tub Stopper creates a seal around the drain, preventing water from leaking through.
6.) SparkPod High-Pressure Rain Head
If you enjoy standing directly under a cascade of hot water (and who doesn’t?), the Sparkpod rainfall showerhead is the one bathroom accessory that you’ll probably enjoy the most on this list.
Standard shower heads, which measure about 2-3″ in diameter do a decent job, but they do so with a narrow stream.
They’re very capable in terms of getting you clean, but they fall a bit short in the therapeutic functions of a hot shower.
This rainfall shower head from SparkPod completely immerses you from up top, with a wide 6″ head, but does come with a secondary standard angled head as well.
7.) TubShroom Ultra Hair Catcher
After that relaxing hot shower under a rainfall shower head, you might have a mess of hair to deal with.
No one enjoys that!
The TubShroom hair catcher is made of stainless steel and will fit into any standard bath drain. Simply enjoy your shower, and then pull out the catcher when you’re done.
It conveniently catches any and all hair and is a breeze to clean.
8.) Idea Works Waterfall Soap Saver
Whether you keep a bar of Irish Spring by the sink, or in the shower, no one likes a mushy bar of soap.
The problem with a standard soap dish is that the dish sits horizontally, and allows the water to pool inside. Some dishes have ridges, which helps a bit, but your soap still ends up mushy.
The Idea Works Waterfall Soap Saver provides the soap with a sloped surface, which allows the water to drain out – keeping your soap dry and firm.
9.) Fogless Shower Mirror from Asani
Whether you want to shave after a shower, or put on your makeup, the problem with most bathroom mirrors is that they got fogged up.
Either you have to wipe it down or wait for the fog to wear off.
With the Fogless Shower Mirror from Asani, you simply fill the back compartment with water, and it stays fog-free. Afterward, you just rotate the mirror to drain.
The mirror measures 6.7″ across, and rotates a full 360 degrees. Suction cups keep it firmly mounted against most smooth surfaces.
10.) ToiletShroom Revolutionary Plunger
This one isn’t the most glamorous tool on this list, yet it’s still very useful!
Standard plungers don’t flex, of course. Likewise, if the pipe in your toilet was straight, a regular plunger would be perfect. But they aren’t.
Unless you want your toilet to sit 5″ into the air, angled pipes are a fact of life. Standard plungers will dive into the pipe, but then have to stop at the bend.
The ToiletShroom Plunger flexes at the neck, and dives deeper into the toilet pipe, allowing it to clear out clogs that an ordinary plunger might not reach.