Furniture and interior items

DIY corner shelves for the bathroom

A modern bathroom should be comfortable and stylish. This is how you will receive not only physical pleasure, but also moral pleasure during bath procedures. However, the bathroom is often the smallest room in the house. Therefore, you should definitely think about how to use the available space more efficiently. And, above all, it is recommended to use special furniture for storing various bath accessories, including various shelves.


Features of using shelves in the bathroom

You will hardly find at least one bathroom in which there are no shelves for cosmetics, bath accessories, towels and other accessories. The shelves in these rooms perform several functions, namely:

  • Storage of bath accessories. The bathroom is considered to be the most overloaded space. In some owners, it generally resembles a closet or pantry. To put all things in order, it is recommended to use special shelves that can accommodate everything you need.
  • Security. When detergents, tubes and boxes are placed on the shelves, it is very convenient and safe as well. This prevents the risk of injury when the jars slide in the shower stall or soap bath..
  • Saving free space. The bathroom cannot boast of extra square meters, even if it is spacious enough. Stationary cabinets will clutter up the territory even more, so it is better to refuse to use them in the bathroom. And roomy shelves do not pretend to have additional space. There are corner options for storing things above the bathroom, which only increase the usable area..
  • Aesthetics. Properly selected bathroom shelves will become a stylish accessory and a spectacular touch to the interior..

The shelves in the bathroom can be placed wherever you want:

Variety of bathroom shelves

When choosing shelves for a bathroom, remember that they should be combined with the shape of the washbasin, bath and furniture in the room:

  • Round, oval and semi-circular products can bring softness and delicacy to the bathroom interior. Often, small shelves are attached in the corners to smooth out their sharp shape..
  • Designs that are made in the form of a square, a trapezoid and a rectangle, the furnishings give rigor.
  • Products, which in their design have several horizontal sections, are able to visually expand the room. Stepped bathroom shelves visually increase the height of the bathroom and save easily accessible space.
  • Bathroom shelves with doors will bring a sense of restraint and order to your bathroom, as they hide the most unpresentable things from your eyes.
  • Combined models, partially closed with a door, will be the most advantageous option if you want to decorate this room in the Art Nouveau style. These asymmetrical shelves will only enhance the sense of style..

Materials for bathroom shelves

Depending on the material of manufacture, the following types of shelves for the bathroom are distinguished:

DIY corner shelves for the bathroom

If the bathroom is small, then corner shelves will be the best solution. Such furniture products do not take up extra space. They can be made on their own from any material. Another argument in favor of self-made shelves is their low cost..

Tools and materials

To make corner shelves in the bathroom with your own hands, you will need the following materials and tools:

  • Fibreboard;
  • Electric jigsaw;
  • Milling machine;
  • Drill with drills;
  • Twine with a pencil;
  • Level;
  • Self-tapping screws;
  • Metal ruler;
  • Acrylic paint with a brush;
  • Brackets.

Marking MDF slabs

First, mark the fibreboard:

Correct cutting of MDF

After you have marked the MDF slab, you can start cutting it. To perform such actions, use our instructions:

  • In the process of self-production of a corner shelf for sawing MDF slabs, a jigsaw. It is better not to use a hacksaw, because with its help you will not get such a flat end as when using a jigsaw.
  • Cut a circle out of the sheet. At the same time, guide the tool along the drawn line. Under no circumstances should you deviate.
  • Remember that small chips will be inevitable when cutting MDF slabs at home. After all, to carry out high-quality cutting of wood-based panels, one important factor is required – the speed of the formatting machine..
  • After that, you need to cut the circle into 4 parts. Take a cord and a pencil, measure in one sector and measure the arc that has a smaller radius. In our case, this is 25 cm.
  • To make a shelf for the bathroom, the top shelf should be cut out of the workpiece. The area of ​​the rounded surfaces will be much larger than ordinary corner shelves. This leads to more efficient use of corner space..
  • The three sections that remain will have curved edges. Rounded edges are recommended to be machined using a disc cutter. Do not bring it to the corners of the butt.
  • Remember that the corners of the ends must be rectangular. This will make it easier in the future to earn money and finish the corner bath shelf..

Assembling the corner shelf

So, all the constituent parts of the shelf are ready, it remains to put it together:

Thus, bathroom corner shelves are very popular. Their rounded design softens the sharpness of the angle formed by the walls, so the bathroom interior is transformed right before our eyes. At the same time, the space of the bathroom is saved, which is always in short supply, and the room becomes truly stylish and comfortable..