For small bathrooms in particular, space can be at a premium, so if you want an adequate amount of storage space you need to make use of every opportunity. One of those opportunities comes with the space over the toilet. If you are not using that space already, then you should consider over toilet storage as a priority.
If you have not yet looked into over toilet storage for the bathroom, then you should be aware that over toilet space savers and etageres come in a wide variety of designs, which are normally either wood or metal in construction. They come with shelves, cabinet, or a combination of shelves and cabinet. Some may even have two cabinets, although that is very unusual.
If you have a modern bathroom with a shiny, metal décor, then metal over toilet shelves and shelving racks are probably your only choice, as metal units usually have no cabinet. That is not to say they need be plain and unattractive, nor even cheap. The better quality metal toilet shelves can be attractive designs, with ornate metalwork that can combine contemporary and traditional appeal. These can be as expensive as the best quality solid wood toilet shelves and cabinets.
Wooden toilet space savers, like the metal counterparts, come in quite a quality, and thus price, range. The cheapest wood over toilet cabinets and shelving units will be made of lighter weight wood composites, and with these you do need to ensure they are strong and stable enough for what you intend to store. Most toilet space savers are on legs which straddle the toilet, so strength is critical. However, you will find that those from reputable retailers are good enough for the purpose intended.
Some of the more expensive solid wood over toilet storage units can make attractive items of bathroom furniture in their own right, as well as providing useful storage space. So too can those made of more expensive MDF and particle board. All depends on the design, and of course, your own personal tastes.
One of the neatest ways to provide extra storage in a bathroom is to use over toilet space savers. These are generally freestanding, and on legs which stand astride the toilet, which makes them an instant solution for small bathroom storage problems. You can find stainless steel or chrome space savers, or wooden alternatives in many designs and variations of wood quality.
Over toilet storage comes in a wide range of prices and styles, so finding something to match your bathroom is not normally an issue. It is especially easy to find something for a white themed bathroom, as many of the over toilet space savers are white or have a white color option. Whether your bathroom design is modern or traditional, you should be able to buy over toilet shelves or cabinets, or a combination of both, to go with a traditional or contemporary bathroom design.
Over toilet space savers may also come described as toilet etageres, or simply toilet shelves and cabinets. Their name scarcely matters, as whatever you call them they provide a very useful addition to both your bathroom décor and your available storage space.
From a décor point of view, the more expensive toilet shelves or cabinets are likely to fulfill your desire, as they are likely to be embellished with ornate artwork and design. That applies to both wood and metal. Solid wood examples of toilet space savers, or those with a quality veneer, come in designs that you might associate with other traditional wooden furniture, in oak, mahogany, cherry, pine or other wood. Bamboo and wicker are also available in some stores.