Monday, June 8, 2009

Paper Towel Holder: Mistake to Avoid

As a follow up to my recent post on paper towel holder options, I want to share with you my list of mistakes to avoid.  

Mistakes to Avoid

1. Centering  If you plan to mount a paper towel holder underneath your upper cabinets, make sure it is centered on the cabinet door.

2. Secure  If you plan to mount a paper towel holder on the wall underneath the upper cabinets or on the wall in front of your kitchen sink, you will want to add backing underneath the dry wall so that the paper towel holder will be secure. Click here to read a previous post on backing.

3. Fit If you will use a decorative paper towel holder stand on your counter, make sure it will fit between the counter and the upper cabinet.

4. Diameter  If you will use a paper towel holder underneath the counter in a cubby hole, you need to make sure the height of the cubby hole is tall enough for a jumbo paper towel roll.  Additionally, if you want to put your paper towel roll in a drawer, make sure the height of the drawer is sufficient for a jumbo roll.

5. Sticky  If you decide to place your paper towel holder in a drawer, acknowledge to yourself before doing so that the drawer front and hardware will often get sticky or wet due when opening the drawer to reach for a paper towel.

4 comments:

kimmcl said...

Wow - these are all great tips. Thanks for sharing Susan!
Kim

tincupchalice said...

Great update to your previous post! Thanks!

Cote de Texas said...

so many images are ones that I have loved for ever - for instance -Kay O'Toole's dining room! she's moved on now. Great post - great ideas.

Camden said...

Great tips! I loved the idea of hiding my paper towel holder in a drawer, but your point about the drawer then being sticky and wet made me rethink that idea.