In a Nutshell:
The Rose Home Fashion Teak Shower Stool Bench is a fantastic, versatile design that will look great in almost any bathroom. Recommended for anyone who weighs up to 250 pounds, including people with mild mobility issues.
Value for the Money
Do you enjoy long showers?
Have you found yourself wishing you had a convenient place to sit as the water poured down over you? Or maybe you have a mild mobility issue that makes bathing a challenge? If any of the above describes your situation, you’re going to love what you read here.
Broadly speaking, shower stools fall into two categories: medical devices and decorative pieces. Medical devices tend to have more safety features built-in and are ideal for people with mobility issues. On the other hand, decorative pieces skimp on such features and focus on aesthetics.
It’s rare to find a piece that straddles both of these markets, but the Rose Home Fashion teak shower stool bench qualifies (though, as you’ll see, only just). We’ll be quick to point out that it’s got its shortcomings and won’t be an ideal fit for everyone, but for the right user, it could be absolutely perfect.
In the sections that follow, we’ll step through everything this model has to offer so you can decide for yourself if this is the one you’ve been searching for. If that sounds good to you, read on, and let’s take a closer look at what the Rose Home Fashion shower stool has to offer.
An Overview of the Rose Home Fashion Teak Wood Stool For Shower
Big, for a Shower Stool
That’s the first thing you’re likely to think when you see the Rose Home Fashion teak shower stool bench for the first time. It’s a fair assessment. While it’s certainly possible to find shower chairs and transfer benches that are bigger, as stools go, this is a sizeable one.
Before we say more, let’s take a look at the core stats that define the model. Here’s a quick overview:
We love almost all of these numbers. The seat height is at the low end of the big and tall range, which typically starts at 18” and goes up from there. Since it’s right on the line, it doesn’t sit so high off the ground that it’s unusable for average-sized and even most shorter people. Taller people will absolutely love it.
One of the big weaknesses of stools of any kind is that the seats don’t tend to be all that wide.
You won’t have to worry about that here.
With a gently bowed seat that measures twenty inches across, it’s one of the widest stools we’ve found on the market today.
The seat depth is a bit underwhelming, but given what this stool is for, it’s not like you’ll be spending the better part of the day sitting in it. The Rose Home Fashion teak wood stool for shower though is wider than most comparable shower stools on the market today.
Of the basics listed above, the only truly underwhelming statistic is the stool’s maximum supported weight. Most of the furniture you can buy today supports up to 300 pounds. This stool falls significantly short of that mark, but then, most of the teak shower stools on the market today do too, so that’s not much of a surprise.
That’s unfortunate, but with a 250-pound weight limit, this stool will still be useful to some 85% of the potential market for it. As we see it, it stands as the only real weak spot in this model’s basic design.
Adjustability, Comfort, and a Couple of Extras, Too
There’s actually one minor adjustable feature to talk about here. The rubberized feet work a lot like the feet on your stove or washer and dryer. Each one can be tweaked slightly to level the stool out, making it easier to use in tubs, which have sloping bottoms. It’s not enough to raise the height of the Rose Home Fashion teak wood shower stool appreciably, but it’s a cool feature we were glad to see!
Related to that, we mentioned rubberized feet. That’s also a big win from a design perspective because the feet, combined with the fact that the stool is wider than average gives you a sturdy, stable seating experience so you won’t have to worry about it slipping out from under you when you’re getting onto or off of it.
Granted, it’s not as robust a solution as you’ll find on medical shower chairs and stools, but it’s pretty good. If you have a mild mobility issue, a stool like this might provide just enough stability and support that you won’t need one of the decidedly less attractive medical shower stools.
Comfort-wise, it’s about what you’d expect from an all-wood stool. Note, however, that there are small gaps between the slats that make up the seat. These allow the water from the shower to flow through the seat and keep it from puddling beneath you. Details like this are the hallmarks of good design, and you’ll find several on this model.
The final thing to talk about before we leave this section is the storage shelf under the seat.
Given that this is a larger than average shower stool, the shelf is also a bit larger than normal, which is great.
There’s no such thing as having too much storage, and the shelf here is big enough to be genuinely useful. Kudos to Rose Home Fashion for a job very well done!
Some Assembly Required
As is the case with most of the furniture sold online today, if you decide you want one of these, it will arrive at your doorstep in a medium-sized box and unassembled, so you’ll have a bit of work ahead of you before you can start enjoying it.
Not to worry, though, the production quality is very high, and the handful of pieces go together smoothly and seamlessly. It will probably take you as long to get the pieces out of the box and sort them as it will to complete the actual assembly. It’s a piece of cake!
Pros and Cons of Rose Home Fashion Teak Wood Shower Stool
We like almost everything about the Rose Home Fashion teak shower stool, from the larger than average dimensions, to the fact that it’s made of solid teak wood, to the fact that it has adjustable rubberized feet and a generously-sized storage shelf. It’s a great piece of furniture all the way around.
Unfortunately, it does have one drawback and limitation. The weight limit is disappointing. It’s easy to find medical shower stools that can support twice as much weight as this one does, and if you’re on the heavy side, the simple truth is that that may be your only real option.
Final Thoughts: Rose Home Fashion Teak Shower Stool Bench Review
As we mentioned above, the 250-pound weight limit is really the only potential negative associated with the Rose Home Fashion teak shower stool bench. It looks great, it’s easy to put together, and it will add a bit of flair to your bathroom. We love it, and we think you will too. If you weigh 250 pounds or less, we highly recommend this one. Rose Home Furnishings really got it right.
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