When it comes to bathroom design, towel bars may seem like an afterthought compared with the larger issues of sink, bath, tile choice, but if you're like us, you can spend hours sourcing the right one. Here's a selection of the ten best modern wall-mounted towel bars.
Above: The Danish-made Vipp 8 Towel Bar in stainless steel with rubber grip is 24 inches long and costs $245 at DWR.
Above: The sleekly styled Dornbracht MEM Towel Bar is 24 inches long and costs $280.35 in polished chrome (it's also available in platinum and platinum matte for $413.90) from Designer Plumbing.
Above: The Gruntal Rail in stainless steel is 31 inches long and costs $8.99 at Ikea.
Above: The Bath Life Towel Bar is 18 inches long and is made from corrosion-resistant solid brass with matte nickel or chrome finish; it's currently on sale at DWR for $105 (down from $210) and is also available in 24- and 31-inch lengths.
Above: The Foccio Towel Rail by Zack is available in two sizes; the 23.6 inches long version is $82.45 and the 17.7-inch length is $68.51 at All Modern.
Above: The Sugatsune Stainless Steel Towel Rack, is 18 inches long and is currently on sale at Amazon for $49.95 (down from $64.61).
Above: The Eva Solo Towel Rack is 23.62 inches long in stainless steel (a silicone strip on the back of the rail prevents the towel from sliding) for $136 from Emmo Home.
Above: The Samuel Heath chrome-plated Xenon Towel Rail is available in two lengths; the 17.75-inch towel rail is $138.18 and the 23.6-inch towel rail is $145.09 from Faucet Supply (it's also available in polished and satin nickel).
Above: The stainless-steel Zack Civio Towel Rail is 17.73 inches long and costs $49.95 at Amazon
Above: The Kohler Stillness 24-Inch Towel Bar in polished chrome is $84.11 and in brushed nickel for $123.81 at All Modern.
Above: The Minimal Towel Bar from Boffi is 45 centimeters long; contact the Boffi Showroom in LA for pricing and dealer information (310-458-9300 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 310-458-9300 end_of_the_skype_highlighting).
Above: The Modern Towel Bar from Restoration Hardware is available in three lengths (18, 24, and 30 inches) and is available in polished and satin nickel and polished chrome from $69 to $89, depending on size and finish.