There is truly nothing like a warm towel as you exit the bathtub or shower. It just adds to the comfortable, relaxed feeling you established for yourself under the warm water flowing from the taps. This is why expensive gyms and country clubs have towel service. It isn’t because wealthy people are too lazy or entitled to go get their own towels – this is a common misconception. It is actually because, as full-service facilities these gyms and country clubs know that their customers will be much happier and much more likely to stay if they are relaxed.
Let’s help you bring that wonderfully relaxing idea home by helping you find a towel warmer for your bathroom. Not only will your towel be much warmer as you exit into what may be a slightly cool room after your shower, it will also dry much faster thanks to your new towel warmer.
As you consider purchasing or as you narrow down your possible options after deciding to purchase a towel warmer, allow me to direct your attention to a few important considerations you may want to make. I believe it is important to know your options before moving into any purchase so that you can protect your budget and ensure that you get everything you need, and as much of what you want as possible.
Rack or Basket/Cabinet? – There are two major types of towel warmers. It is very important that you know which one you would prefer to have. This knowledge will help you cut your potential options in half, making it much easier to navigate through them. The rack style either stands free of the wall or attaches directly to the wall. This option is best for those who not only want to heat their towels but also hope to use their towel warmers to dry their towels faster after a bath or shower. If you hang your towels after use, you have probably experienced what it is like to have your towels quickly take on that musty smell you know will lead to mildew. Properly drying your towels is an easy way to avoid this problem and to be able to use your towel longer before needing to wash it.
The only potential problem most people face when it comes to a towel drying and heating rack is the amount of space it takes up. In comparison to the basket or cabinet style of towel warmer, this type of towel warmer needs a considerable amount of floor or wall space. Consider this before purchasing your towel warmer rack.
Something else you should consider is that, although racks have the benefit of allowing you to dry your towel, a cabinet will make your towel much warmer. Therefore, I suggest cabinets to those who don’t have a lot of space and those who want very warm towels. Racks are best for those who also want to dry their towels.
Hardwired or Plugged in? – These days, most towel drying options are plug-in options. Some even come with wire covers to help you maintain an organized and orderly bathroom space. Very few options will allow you to wire them directly into your electrical system behind the wall, but these options do exist. Mostly, these are wall-mount towel warming racks. Your preference will depend upon the number and location of outlets in your bathroom, your budget, and your knowledge of electricity or ability to hire an electrician.