Best-Rated Bathroom Accessories

Most Satisfied Customers | Caroma

Caroma was rated best in Canstar Blue’s bathroom accessories review, scoring five stars for durability, design, variety, and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate bathroom accessories

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.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

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:

  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a bathroom accessory brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Value for money: the price was reasonable for the quality and durability of the product and considering the frequency of use.
  • Durability: the bathroom accessory was made of durable material(s) and resistant to wear and tear/corrosion, and exposure to humidity.
  • Design: the bathroom accessory was aesthetically pleasing without compromising on functionality (i.e. appropriate size & weight for product type).
  • Variety: the brand had a wide range of bathroom accessories including different styles, colours, sizes, etc.

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.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

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.

  1. Caroma
  2. IKEA
  3. Barelli
  4. Dorf
  5. Mondella

Find more detailed information on our ratings methodology.

Top Bathroom Accessory Brand ─ Caroma

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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.

  • Caroma was rated five stars for durability, design, variety, and overall satisfaction. It got four stars for value for money.

Other bathroom accessory brands

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.

  • Azzurra
  • Estilo

  • ABI Interiors

What accessories should you have in a bathroom?

What accessories should you have in a bathroom?

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:

  • Toilet roll holder
  • Towel rail
  • Hand towel holder
  • Towel rack
  • Shelving
  • Hairdryer or hair styler holder
  • Robe hook
  • Grab rail
  • Towel ladder

Compare more products featured in our Most Satisfied Customers Awards

How do you choose bathroom accessories?

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.

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Meet our consumer experts

Megan Birot: Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan Birot Canstar Blue Home & Lifestyle Editor

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.

Meet the Editorial Team

Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

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.

Meet the Research Team

Past ratings

Here are the previous brands that rated best in Canstar Blue’s bathroom accessories review:

  • 2021: Azzurra
  • 2020: Caroma

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