Beauty And The Bath

Heated Towel Warmer, Pamper Yourself Well

A heated towel warmer is one of the latest trends in household design when creating luxurious.

Reasons To Love Heated Towel Warmers

There's something really comforting about warm towels that make this bathroom accessory a must! Not only does the heat from the unit improve the temperature throughout the bath space, but they also create a wonderful visual impression.

Buyers Guide

There are so many reasons to love one that you may already be trying to shop for some. Believe it or not, this market is bigger than you might expect.

You're going to have a lot of models and materials from which to choose, so it's good to know a little bit about the various types of racks before you shop.

  • Brass Rails: These are more expensive than other materials, but if you're looking for longevity from your purchase, brass won't disappoint. Brass looks very sharp as an accent in the bathroom, especially when combined with antique or classic fixtures.
  • Stainless Rails: Stainless steel has a more modern feel to it. If your bathroom is high-tech this is a good style point. Generally stainless costs less than brass but also has a shorter life span. Stainless will not rust or corrode and can be re-polished.
  • Plumbed-in Rails: These get connected to the heating system of your home. While the plumbed-in rails are cost-effective be aware that the installation may offset that savings if you don't have appropriate plumbing already in the bathroom. Also, be aware that this heated towel warmer only works when your heating is "on".
  • Electric Rails: The beauty of electric towel racks is that you an put it nearly anywhere in the bathroom so long as there's a ready outlet. Also, unlike the plumbed-in rails you can switch these on or off as desired.

Note that some companies offer a marriage between plumbed-in and electric for people who want that versatility, but they're on the high end of the price range.

Also if you have an oddly spaced bathroom, some companies will customize heated towel warmers so they're just perfect for your lifestyle.

Year Round Use

Some people may be thinking that a heated towel warmer is only a "Winter" product, and other than that you won't use them much. However, owners of these systems say otherwise.

Yes, heated towels really take the edge off cold floors and frosted windows throughout the cold months.

But the rest of the year, the feel of warm towels is very rich and soothing. No matter what your pocket book says – you feel like a million every time you wrap yourself in warmth.

The Bottom Line

If you want a bathroom that looks fantastic, and one that's both practical and lavish, then there's even more reason to love heated towel warmers.

They come in all kinds of models (traditional, contemporary, and modern) as well as a variety of colors and finishes (chrome, gold-plate, copper, stainless). You won't regret this purchase.

Towel warmer racks come in all kinds of models (traditional, contemporary, and modern) as well as a variety of colors and finishes (chrome, gold-plate, copper, stainless). You won't regret this purchase.

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Updated March 15, 2012

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