How to fit bathroom shelves
Check the instructions -they may give you key advice on what kind of weight your shelves are able to hold, what tools you might need for assembly and what fixings will be needed to attach the shelves in the position you have chosen.
Find the correct position - this depends on the type of storage solution you have purchased. Many corner units or shower caddies are attached by suction cups, making position and attachment very easy. If your shelving unit requires a more permanent method of attachment, then it is worth investing in a stud finder. Hanging your shelving unit on a wall stud will ensure that your shelves will not collapse off the wall when you place any heavier items in it.
Check for pipes and electrical fixings- most modern bathrooms will have both in the walls. Tools are available that will check for both and it is strongly recommended that you conduct this check before you start drilling any holes. Alternatively, if you don’t have a great deal of experience with DIY or simply wish to take the safe option, it’s recommended to enlist professional help if your bathroom does have pipes and wires.
Measure and mark out - always measure the space in which you plan to install your shelves before purchasing. Compare those measurements to the product details to avoid buying something the wrong size for you bathroom. Mark out on the wall where you want your shelves to be before putting them up. This will give you a guide to follow and, if you're using a spirit level, keep the shelves nice and straight.
Check what fixings you need for the surface - plaster board or stud walls will need significantly different attachment systems than a concrete or brick. They might also need a different type of drill bit in order to drill the guide holes. Plasterboard walls may need special types of expanding rawl plug to keep the shelves from tearing out of the wall, while brickwork requires a certain type of screw to stop the bricks from cracking.