Ranking the easiest shower caddies to set up and use, an over-the-door shower caddy may be next in the list next to freestanding corner caddies. Aside from the fact that they are the easiest to set up, over-the-door shower caddies are also the most reliable to use because you can be sure that they would not slip off your showerhead, lose its tension and fall to the ground with a thud, or slide from your inclined bathroom floor.
Shower Caddies INFO already reviewed a couple of over-the-door shower caddies, namely the InterDesign Gia Bathroom Over-the-Door Shower Caddy and the Zenna Home 7803SS, but the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy might be the most modern looking of them all with its curvy and seamless bezels plus a very chic and complementary satin color. Though there are two other color options for the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy, black and bronze more specifically, the satin version is the most modern looking.
Like several other shower caddies recently reviewed, the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy is the same franchise that was made by a USA-based company called Metro Décor. Metro Décor specializes in manufacturing storage solutions for all parts of a home and even in an office.
The most intriguing part of the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy is the arms where you mount it on are shorter, thus making it more pleasurable to look at no matter where you look at it. But the downside is that you’re limited on mounting it on the sides of several and standard shower enclosures doors and bathroom doors. Additionally, and an added plus, the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy’s arms have foam pads to help protect your valuable glass shower enclosures from unintended scratches.
Another advantageous aspect of this hanging shower caddy compared to others out there are its two spacious shelves where you can store your bulky shower essentials. No more wondering where to store the large shampoo bottles you bought at Costco. Spacious shelves may be a trademark feature of the mDesign franchise because of almost all of the members of the product line has spacious shelves, no matter if it’s an over-the-door or tension corner shower caddy.
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At the bottom part of the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy are three hooks attached to the main steel frame where you can hang your razors, loofahs, and other shower accessories. It’s very amusing how the hooks are inconspicuously placed at the steel frame, and it doesn’t need another truss of some sorts.
Looking at the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy, anybody can notice that the shelves have nothing to support shower essentials placed on them at the back independently. It might be a turn-off feature for some, but part of the reason why it’s affordable is that of it. To compensate for the lack of a solid backing, the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy has suction cups that help to stabilize it on a solid surface.
mDesign Over-the-Door Pros
Below are the pros of the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy. The pros are in no way paid by Metro Décor and are just curations of verified consumer reviews on Amazon.
- It’s spacious. A possible trademark feature of the mDesign product line is the spacious shelves perfect for large shower essentials. With just the right size and spacious shelves, the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy is a perfect bathroom storage solution for many, especially the thrifty ones who opt to buy their shower materials in large bottles.
- Modern piece. If the mDesign Free Standing Bathroom or Shower Corner Storage is a shabby chic or vintage piece, the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy is a modern one. Anyone can look at it and say that it is a modern-themed hanging shower caddy. The product is satin colored, made of steel, and the bezels of its frame are so smooth looking. If you have a modern or industrial looking bathroom (think metal toilet bowls and sinks) or you’re aiming to build one, the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy might be a perfect addition.
mDesign Over-the-Door Cons
On the opposite side, below are the cons to the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy. Again, the cons are in no way influenced by Metro Décor and are just curations of verified consumer reviews on Amazon.
- No “backing”. A term may be coined by Amazon reviewers of the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy, the hanging shower caddy’s shelves lacks a backside. This poses a problem for many because if for one moment, the over-the-door shower caddy moves away from the solid surface it’s leaning one, some or perhaps the entire shower essentials placed on it may fall. But the positive in removing the “backing” is that Metro Décor can produce it cheaper, thus making it more affordable.
- Suction problems. It’s a fact that the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy has suction cups, but it’s also a fact that its suction cups do not provide the 100% stability you’re hoping for, especially on surfaces that are not suction cup friendly. The suction cup problem poses a compound headache for a lot of us because if the suction cups fail, the risk of the hanging shower caddy destabilizing is greater, and since the over-the-door shower caddy inherently has no “backing”, the risk of your shower essentials falling to your bathroom floor increases.
Taking the pros and cons into consideration, the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy fails miserably with a rating of two stars out of five. What’s the use of a spacious and modern themed hanging shower caddy if its functionality suffers? All of us are better off buying over-the-door shower caddies that look bland but does its job in the first place.
The mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy is perfect for some because as mentioned, it is a perfect bathroom storage solution for many, but not for all. It has spacious shelves, and it looks good wherever you look at it, but you also risk your shower essentials falling to the ground by buying and using it.
Purchase the mDesign Over-the-Door Shower Caddy if you like its modern vibe and are keen on sticking it using an adhesive or welding it on the wall (just kidding). On the other hand, you can also look at its similarly priced cousin as of the moment – the Zenna Home 7803SS. You can also opt to view at the review of the InterDesign Gia if the Zenna Home one does not suit your liking.