Shelving for the Half-Bath

The last thing I need to choose for the basement half-bath is shelving. I just want a place to put some pretty odds and ends on the wall opposite the sink and toilet. I like these three choices:

  1. Wire 9 Cube Wall Shelf
  2. Ekby Valter brackets and Ekby Järpen shelves
  3. Wall-Mounted Bookcase

Remember, this is what I’m already working with for the rest of the room:

Which option would you choose?

96 Responses to “Shelving for the Half-Bath”

  1. Valerie March 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    My vote is for #3. #1 could maybe work if you spray painted it white…

  2. Erika March 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    Three!

  3. Eileen March 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    3

  4. Ingrid Hames March 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    I don’t like 1, it reminds me too much of milk crates from the grocery. I think I like 3 the best, simple and stylish.. :)

  5. Anya March 2, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    Definitely #3.
    I’m looking forward to seeing it all done! :D

  6. heartartz March 2, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    This is so cool
    http://www.westelm.com/products/tall-industrial-metal-bath-cabinet-g286/?pkey=e|meatl%2Bindustrial|3|best|0|1|24||2&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-Common%20Top%20Wide%20Rule%20Free%20Shipping-_-

    and so is this
    http://stores.homestead.com/hudsongoods/-strse-1632/industrial-perforated-metal-shelf/Detail.bok

  7. heartartz March 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    oops
    her is 1st link again:

    http://www.westelm.com/products/tall-industrial-metal-bath-cabinet-g286/?pkey=e|meatl%2Bindustrial|3|best|0|1|24||2&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-Common%20Top%20Wide%20Rule%20Free%20Shipping-_-

  8. heartartz March 2, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    sorry…link does not work
    It should have gone to
    West Elm – Tall Industrial Metal Bath Cabinet

  9. Brittany March 2, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    #3. I love a good wall-mounted shelf and this one is clean and simple.

  10. reb March 2, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    2 for me!

  11. Emily Stearley March 2, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    One. I think the style of it is a nice contrast from the rest of the room. Plus, I like the “cubby” look for displaying fun things.

  12. meryl rose March 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    Number 3. The first looks like it belongs more in a garage, and the second just isn’t fun enough for you.

  13. lori March 2, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    three three three!

  14. Dianna March 2, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    I vote for 3 also, although I have a soft spot for 1 because i have it in my dining room & love it. any of these choices will look great!

  15. Tracy March 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    I vote for #3.

  16. Robin March 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    We are all in love with west elm these days!! I can’t get enough ;)

  17. Rachel H. March 2, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    Number THREE!!!

  18. Kirsten March 2, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    My personal favorite is #1, but it’s too industrial for your space, and #2 while budget friendly, will probably look too cheap in your space. So my vote is for #3.

  19. Renee Nordholm March 3, 2011 at 3:42 am #

    I also vote for #3

  20. Julie Anne March 3, 2011 at 4:03 am #

    Of the choices you have, I like 2. My friend used them in her kitchen recently, and I wasn’t sure until I saw them up.

    Have you thought of something vintage-y looking to coordinate with your vitage plumbing and lighting fixtures? This Polder shelf and towel rack combo would be useful and space-appropriate:

    http://www.polder.com/80-05.html

  21. Lisa March 3, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    I vote 2 or 3. 1 looks too much like high school locker accessories to me. The solid shelf will look better with pretty things, I think.

  22. WES March 3, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    I like #3 for the bathroom, and I don’t think you necessarily need to get it in white. I think the black could look really nice as a contrast to the white of the toilet and sink.

    #1 is nice for general storage in either a basement or a playroom but I don’t think it fits with your bathroom even if it is in the basement.

  23. Mandi March 3, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    I think #2, it floats some negative (wall) space between layers and I think that is very important in such a small space. The other shelves are too busy for that area. Besides, you won’t need to put much down there – a couple decorative items, a spare set of hand towels . . . that’s it.

  24. christy March 3, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    when will we see the new baby’s nursery? Did I miss it?

  25. Amanda March 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Three! I like the clean lines and there’s a lot of space between the shelves to stack high or have space there. And you’ll have more control compared to number one as there’s not a lot of control over where to put the items as they’re in “boxes”

  26. ashleyD March 3, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    i vote for 3!!

  27. Allison March 3, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    I like three the best on it’s own, but I think two works the best with the style of the space.

  28. alison March 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    I love number 1. Just do.

  29. Katie March 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    #3. :)

  30. Katie March 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    Go for #3…

  31. Janine March 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    my first choice would be #3, with #2 coming in second.

  32. melinda KE March 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    I would use the Ekby Valter brackets and Ekby Järpen shelves, maybe two or three of them, with some nice baskets. I also like #2 if you have enough floor room. I can’t wait to see the room all put together!

  33. AK March 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    not #1

  34. Natalie March 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    #3 ~ I love the clean lines and modern feel. It seems like it would go best with the rest of the plan. Can’t wait to see it all come together! :)

  35. Parakh March 4, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    I initially thought #3 – but then considering what you have already chosen I would go with #2 – it think it would fit nicely and bring attention to your knick nacks and not so much the shelves

  36. Ashley March 4, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    I think either 2 or 3, the first one looks like something that would go in your utility closet.

  37. Kimbydee March 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    #1 looks vintage and quirky both. Love it!

  38. S. Shaw March 5, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    I like #2.

  39. Tyla B March 5, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    No. 1 is too college dorm-ish for me. I like 3 if you were going to work it into a niche. So I guess I’ll go with 2, since it is the least imposing, but it doesn’t look like it will hold much – which may be what you are going for. I’m not much help am I? I think the bathroom is going to be be-a-utiful!

  40. Amelia March 6, 2011 at 4:26 am #

    I think I’d do #3 in buttercup to match other accessories!

  41. Art March 6, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    No.1 would be better for storage, but since you say this is for display, I also pick #3.

  42. Amanda March 7, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    I’m voting #1 because I have two of those. They both currently are hanging in my kitchen.

    I love them! They get a lot of compliments because they are so interesting in person. They’re pretty sturdy, as well. I currently am displaying all white knick-knacks in them, but in our old apartment I used them for DVDs and other things. They’re pretty versatile.

  43. Minneapolis Apartments May 20, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    Love #3 but not in the context of your bathroom… This is an older post so I can see into the future.. ;)

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