I'm not a do-it-yourself person, so I had to wait for my brother to have time to help install this rack shelf. We decided to use it in the in-law apartment where my 94-year-old mother lives. Instead of the bathroom (as pictured on the box), we decided it would be more useful over the kitchen sink.
To install the shelf, you need a drill, a hammer, a pencil, a Phillips screwdriver, and perhaps masking tape. We started by having my mother stand in front of the sink to make sure she can reach the top of the shelf. The kit comes with a template that you can tape to the wall and poke the pencil tip up to mark placement of the screws (I just held up the template for my brother to poke the holes through).
The directions suggest a 1/16” drill bit for solid wood or stud installation or 3/16” for sheetrock or ceramic tile. We had solid wood, but there was a stud behind the wall on one side, so there was some back and forth with drill bits before we had 4 fairly even holes in the wall. Then we pushed in plastic anchors before using the Phillips head to screw in the mounting brackets (flat side against the wall).
The next step was to mount the pre-assembled shelf rack. There are round posts that hook over the mounting brackets, but it took a while to get both sides to fit flush against the wall. There are very tiny set screws at the base of the round post that are loosened before mounting and then tightened with an Allen wrench (provided in package). It took multiple tries to tighten the set screws well enough to hold the rack in place. A day later, the rack in still on the wall so I guess we were successful.
The rack is a nice looking piece with a dark bronze finish. There is a hanging rack for towels or for implements may hang over and an upper shelf either for folded towels or, as we set up, for kitchen items: dishwashing liquid, sponges, and pads. We put plastic containers on top of the rack shelf so small items don't fall through or tip over.
This shelf is a good fit for smaller spaces that could use a little extra storage. It looks as nice in the kitchen as it would in a bathroom or any other living space.