How to Install Bars for Washcloth and Magazines in Niches
We would like to install a built-in magazine niche next the toilet in our bathroom. I thought that a regular tile niche with a bar or two across the front would work. We would also like to install a bar across a niche in the shower to hold a washcloth. Does anyone know how to put in such a bar or what material to use? The trim in our house is satin nickel. However, to keep within our budget, our shower fixtures will be chrome.
Our thought is to use a hole saw to drill holes in the tile before it is installed on the inside walls of the niche and then insert some kind of steel rod to hold the magazines and for hanging the washcloth in the shower. Would this work? If so, what material should we use to cover the raw edge and seal around the rod where it enters the tile? Does anyone know of a better method?
Thank you in advance for any advice. Photos would also be much appreciated.