Guide written by:
Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter
Nowadays even something as mundane as a toilet brush can be an attractive addition to your bathroom thanks to a range of innovative designs. Nonetheless, there are still a few important points to consider before you make your choice. Read on to find the right toilet brush holder for your bathroom!
- Toilet brush type
Why use a toilet brush holder?
As the name suggests, toilet brush holders are designed to contain your toilet brush – an essential bathroom accessory! But beyond their purely practical function, toilet brush holders can also add decorative value to your bathroom.
Often tastefully coordinated with the toilet seat and toilet roll holder, these accessories can be used to add a personal touch to your toilet or bathroom, which can otherwise be quite drab spaces.
Toilet brush holders
Different types of toilet brush
There are two main types of toilet brush holder:
- free-standing brush holders, usually placed to one side of the toilet;
- wall-mounted brush holders, great for saving floor space.
Some cleverly designed models even come with an built-in toilet roll holder.
Toilet brush features
Design and style
In terms of style, there's a wide selection to choose from. Adding a whole new dimension to your bathroom décor, toilet brush holders may be a solid colour, iridescent or neutral in tone. Some models feature patterns such as spots, flowers or animal print.
You also have a choice of shapes including jug-shaped, rectangular, cylindrical models. Some brush holders even have lids to discreetly conceal the brush.
Brush holders can be made of various materials, the most common being:
- stainless steel, for a 'clean' style and great resistance to moisture;
- brass, elegant and strong with traditional style;
- PVC, available in a range of colours and shapes at very affordable prices;
- wood, for a natural feel;
- zinc, for a vintage look;
- porcelain, to match your toilet.
Brush holders come in a range of sizes, so think about how much space you have to play with. Finally, bear in mind that a freestanding model requires dedicated floor space, whereas a wall-mounted one does not.
To find out more about bathroom design, follow our editors' advice and check out their other guides:
Toilet accessories buying guide
Toilet seat buying guide
Bathroom heater buying guide
Fixing plugs buying guide
How to decorate your bathroom
Bathroom sink buying guide
Shower or bathtub: which is right for you?
Toilet fixing frame buying guide
Macerator toilet buying guide
Guide written by:
Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter, 192 guides
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