Magazines in the Bathroom: Awesome or Icky?

Magazines in the Bathroom: Awesome or Icky?

Jason Loper
Jan 26, 2011

As I mentioned last week, stacks of magazines are my clutter weakness. The one place you won't find magazines in my home is the bathroom! I see magazines racks in the bathrooms of a lot of homes I visit but it's a decorating habit that I just can't get behind.

As I've visited friends' apartments and photographed House Tours, I've noticed that a lot of people keep collections of magazines in their bathrooms. Some people have a magazine rack where they keep a little reading material and others have periodicals kept haphazardly on a counter or, even sometimes, on the back of the toilet.

In my opinion, magazines in a bathroom are just plain gross. For one thing, I think keeping paper products in a wet room, not to mention a room where you do your dirty work, is unseemly. It's seems especially unsanitary to me to keep the magazines anywhere near the toilet. I've seen more than one bathroom where magazines are kept right beside the toilet — and let me tell you, if you have a man in the house, that is NOT a good idea!

This, of course, is just my opinion. What do you think? Are magazines in the bathroom awesome or icky?

Image: Jason Loper

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