Whether you’re completely renovating your bathroom or just giving it a little facelift, accessories like towel racks, shelving and soap dishes can make or break your bathroom’s aesthetics, as well as your budget. But don’t fret, we’re here to help. Canstar Blue has compared the top brands for bathroom accessories to help you find your style.
Canstar Blue surveyed 1,429 Australians for their feedback on the new bathroom accessories they’ve purchased and installed in their home in the last three years. Note: this refers to items that are installed, such as towel rails, toilet roll holders, robe hooks, shower shelves, etc. NOT items like soap dishes/dispensers, toilet brush holders, etc.
Respondents rate their satisfaction with their bathroom accessory brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
Find more detailed information on our ratings methodology.
Caroma lays claim to having developed the first dual-flush toilet in the 1980s and the first toilet with a six-star WELS rating. Today, the brand remains known for combining design and sustainability to elevate your bathroom style without breaking the bank. Caroma, which has been around for over 80 years, offers an extensive range of stylish designs suitable for modern, classic, and traditional bathrooms. Its range includes various collections like the Artisan Elvire range characterised as contemporary minimalism, with wall basins made from sustainably sourced Tasmanian timbers, wall-faced toilet suites, freestanding bathtubs, overhead rain shower heads, and chrome faucets. Style and substantiality do come at a price though, with an Elvire wood wall basin costing upwards of $4,500. Outside of that, the range seems competitively priced.
Not all bathroom accessory brands in the market qualify for our ratings (based on minimum survey sample size), but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering. Here are several more brands to check out before making a purchase decision.
What you use to style your bathroom will depend on different factors like aesthetics, budget, and need. Although our recent survey suggests you can’t go wrong with the basics.
Here’s a list of some most purchased items:
Ultimately, your overall spending will depend on your bathroom style, including the types of finishes and materials you want to incorporate, the size of the fixtures you need (i.e. sinks, bathtubs, etc.), and of course, your budget. Aussies who took part in our survey spent an average of $131 on new bathroom accessories, with the majority wanting to update the style of their bathroom(s) or renovate the space (36%). However, you can save big bucks by shopping around, keeping an eye out for sneaky discounts during sale periods, and asking retailers to price match when possible.
Megan is Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Editor, leading the team that focuses on consumer products and services, ranging from supermarkets and groceries to home and personal appliances and retail stores. She interprets Canstar Blue’s bespoke research on the thousands of brands that we compare, rate and review, to help shoppers make better purchasing decisions.
Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.
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See our Ratings Methodology.
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