I was introduced to the delights of towel warmers when I lived in London. For some reason, they are not as common in the US, even though they can heat your bathroom as well as your towels. If you’re not doing a bath renovation with new plumbing and wiring, consider a simple electric warmer requiring only an outlet.
We like the simple, straightforward design of the Builder Series towel warmers by Wesaunard (a European company with a US presence). Above L: The electric Builder Model 5Z, $1,644.95 in chrome at Bellacor. Above center: The hydronic (radiator) Builder Model 3H, $1,910.95 at Bellacor. Above R: The electric Builder Model 12Z, $1,641.99 at Comfortchannel.com.
Above: The flat-panel Catalina Towel Warmer from Warmly Yours at Vintage Tub & Bath is a hardwired electric warmer (it’s lighter in weight and easier to install than most liquid-filled warmers) manufactured from high carbon steel with a white enamel finish and comes with a five-year warranty. Accommodates four large towels; $490.95.
UK company Myson offers classic towel warmers in the US market. Above L: With a sleek, white enamel look similar to the Catalina, the hydronic Myson Interlude is $546.00 at eFaucets. Above R: For a compact hotel style that heats folded towels, Myson’s ES40/2 Electric Towel Warmer is $1,058.20 at Designer Plumbing.com.
Great budget options from Myson require an electric outlet and attach to the wall by four brackets. Above L: The WPRLO8 Electric Towel Rail; $159.20 at Home Decor Hardware. Above R: The larger WPRL10 is $180 at Home Decor Hardware.
Above: Probably the most functional for a small bathroom, the pivoting electric Mr. Steam Wall-Mounted Pivoting Towel Warmer is $569.40 at HomeClick.com.
Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose the hardware items for your bathroom in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Bath Hardware.