If you need extra shelving in your shower there are many options available to you. The simplest and least expensive would be to use a shower caddy that either hooks on to the shower head or sits on the corner ledge of the bath. The most elegant, however, could be a simple shelf mounted on the wall. The sleek and simple look of stainless steel is perfect for bathrooms, not just because of its resistance to rust, but also because of its semi-reflective surface.
Here a model that makes me wish I had an ultra-modern bathroom:
Stainless steel shower shelves pictured: Civio 19.7 in. Bathroom Shelf by Zack
Don’t forget that mounting a shelf in a bathroom is not always a simple job.
Without some extra shelving in the shower, you are left with the edge of the bath as the place to keep all of your shower toiletries, such as shampoos, lotions, razors and shower gels. If you find that this space is insufficient, if you would like these items to be easier to reach when standing, or if you simply don’t like the look of all those bottles and products on the bath ledge, a solution is to add a shelf in a corner of the shower.
Here’s an example – not sure how this one hooks onto the tiles, but I love how sleek it looks:
Corner glass shower shelf pictured: VDOMUS Bath Glass Corner Shelf Bathroom Shower Organizer Storage Brackets Wall Mounted
If the ceramic shelf or soap dish in your shower has cracked or broken you may want to replace it with a new one. Since this type of shelf is meant to be installed as tile would be installed, this may not be a job you are comfortable doing yourself. On the other hand, hiring someone to do it may be more expensive than you had hoped. Once installed, though, the the resulting effect is quite nice.
Here’s an example I like: simple, white, nothing fancy:
Ceramic shelves for shower pictured: Corner Shower Shelf Wall Accessory White 8-1/2″x8-1/2″ by Daltile
If you have options in terms of where to put the shelf, you should consider that water from the shower head can spray onto the shelf. This can be a problem if there is a bar of soap there. The water wets the soap and makes a puddle of soap scum on the shelf that can be a pain to clean up. Normally, the shelf has a small spout that lets water flow out.