|You can tidy up the appearance of your bathtub
or shower by using a soap dispenser to store
your soap, lotions, shampoo, and conditioner.
These wall-mounted units have individual
compartments or use bottles that you can
refill with the liquid of your desire.
When shopping for a dispenser,
here are some
- Avoid dispensers that rely only on suction
cups. While these are easy
to install, they
are not permanent, and unless
check, they are apt to lose
come tumbling down, and possibly
damage your tub. The type that
the shower nozzle provides
a much more secure
attachment, but requires you
the dispenser beneath the shower
could interfere with a removable
hose. The other type -- designed
to be fastened
to the wall -- gives you the
these use either a permanent
screws, with the former being
and most flexible and the latter
most secure. Some dispensers
can be attached
several different ways.
- Pick a dispenser that is easy to clean and
refill. Units that have removable bottles
accessible while the dispenser is still mounted
are the easiest to work with.
- Some units can dispense four or more choices.
In general, the more dispensers, the higher
the price; on the other hand, having to leave
a bottle on the tub because you need one
more dispenser destroys the clutter-free
look that a dispenser offers, so err on the
side of too many choices. An alternative
is to use multiple units.
- It is convenient to have a window to monitor
when you are running out, and even more convenient
to have a view of the total amount left in
Dispensers come in plastic and stainless
steel. The steel versions look very commercial,
where as you may be able to find a plastic
unit that matches or complements your decor.