“ Brand: Keter Allibert / Type: Storage Unit „
I am always on the lookout for good storage options for the home. I have, over the last few years, purchased many different kinds of shelves and cabinets for my bathroom but, unfortunately find many don't stand the test of time. This is particularly true for those bought for the bathroom. My bathroom actually suffers very badly from condensation, and so many items fitted in here just don't do well in terms of longevity. Because of this I tend to look for plastic storage solutions which, for my very damp bathroom, are a preferred choice because they:
ARE EASY TO KEEP CLEAN
I have found in recent years that plastic bathroom accessories aren't that readily available; it's much easier to find products made from chrome or wood, or a combination of both. Well, admittedly, these do look good when new but in a very wet space will rust, in the case of chrome, and warp in the case of wood. That said, I do still have accessories in my bathroom made from both of these materials, but I know that they will have to be replaced fairly often. And so, if I do happen to see an item suitable for the bathroom that looks good AND is made from plastic, then I will often buy it.
My bathroom isn't very spacious and therefore before buying I have to ensure I have the measurements to hand for most items. I think it's so easy to see something in a shop and misjudge the amount of space that one has available; it's so easy to misjudge, well I know I have done this before, at any rate. But, when I saw this corner unit in B & Q a few months ago I had been looking for some kind of small shelf (for probably the only corner remaining free in the bathroom) for a while and so knew how much space I had for the dimensions of a shelf or cupboard and also of the overhang. It is easy in a small room to bump your head etc on furnishings. This cupboard is of an ideal size for the limited space available.
The unit comes in a box and is ready to fit there being no self-assembly necessary to put together the unit.
The box is fairly light and easy enough to transport.
Well, I do appreciate Keter products, and now have many around the home. I find many of their items quite innovative, in fact. Keter manufacture items such as plastic storage boxes, bathroom cabinets, bins, garden sheds, toys and more.
Keter have a website, which I think is useful even if only to give some storage ideas. The web address can be found below.
Here is some information about this manufacturer (taken from the website: www.keter.com):
'Keter Plastic Ltd. is proud to be a member of the Keter Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of resin-based home consumer products.
For over sixty years Keter Plastic has proven its commitment to innovation, quality and design in the home improvement business providing a one-stop-shop solution for its customers. Keter Plastic is devoted to meeting changing consumer needs and market conditions, producing quality products that comply with the most stringent international standards time after time, year after year.'
THE PRODUCT IN QUESTION
This particular storage solution has:
One door of obscured plastic
Although this shelving unit isn't particularly big, I find it very useful to store items such as packets of cleaning/baby wipes on one shelf and on the other a few toiletries.
In the section with the door I now have a handy place to store clean face cloths and new (waiting to be used) packaged items such as cleaning sponges. It doesn't hold a lot but any space, from my point of view, is worth having.
The section of the shower unit has enough room to store shampoo and conditioner or other bottled toiletries. I have my cupboard stored away from the bath/shower, as I already have a Keter shower shelf unit in this place, but it would be ideal to use at one end of the bath, or in a large enough, enclosed shower cubicle.
I liked the idea of this unit having a door as it's always nice to store things that you can close a door on, I believe. It makes the bathroom look neater, keeping things in a better condition.
The cupboard and shelves are very simple to clean; only needing a wipe over with a damp sponge or cloth. I find, as it is fixed to a wall near to a window (usually open) that it doesn't get too wet, even in my bathroom. This means that I can have more toiletries kept out of the way of high condensation areas in the bathroom, making the room generally better in appearance and easier to clean. For me, The Keter unit definitely proves an ideal storage solution.
PUTTING IT IN ITS PLACE
Well, this is the handyman's job, although when my husband undertakes a task such as this, I'm usually not too far away, as he always asks exactly where to place the item. To fix this unit to the wall only took approximately fifteen minutes. The screws and wall plugs were supplied with this item and were easily fixed using a manual screwdriver. Although of course, the ease of a job such as this depends upon the walls in your home. This one was easy but we have some walls which are difficult and very unyielding. I think this is fixed with two large screws. It feels secure but I don't store anything heavy in it.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICE:
I bought my Keter Plastic Epsilon Shower Cabinet from B&Q for the price of £14.98. In my opinion this is a good price as I expect this unit to last well it being of plastic and would also think that it will look good for longer than shelves made from less resilient (to water) materials.
Length (mm): 630Width (mm): 280Depth (mm): 190
Fixings included: Yes
Waterproof (Y/N): Yes
Assembly Required: No