Heated Towel Warmers
Towel warmers is a luxurious addition to your bathroom. Imagine coming out of the shower to a fresh-warmed towel. These electric powered towel warmers come in freestanding or wall-mounted installations. Different styled options and designs are available. Luxury Living Direct offers free shipping on all products. Any questions or inquiries, give us a call at 1 (800)574-3022 or send us a message at the bottom of the screen.
How to Choose a Towel Warmer for Your Bathroom Fixtures
It’s that time of year when the mercury falls and the first flurries of snow start drifting down from the heavens. When you wake up on a chilly winter morning, the last thing you want to do is emerge from a hot shower or bath only to dry off with a cold towel. A towel warmer can make getting clean a lot more pleasant. Here’s what you need to know.
Heat Source: Water or Electric?
Towel warmers come in two basic designs: water-heated and electric-heated. Though water-heated units are energy efficient (since they use the hot water already being produced by your home’s water heater), since they also require tapping into your plumbing, they can be complicated to install and usually require the services of a professionally-trained plumber. They’re generally only a good choice if you’re already ripping open your walls as part of a major bathroom renovation.
An electric towel warmer, by contrast, uses electricity to produce heat. They can be plug-in models that you simply set up and plug into an existing outlet, or they can be hard-wired into your home’s wiring. Though hard-wiring may require an electrician’s services, it usually requires far less damage to your walls than a water-powered towel warmer would. Choose a hard-wired model if you don’t have a plug near where you’d like the warmer to be, or if the target plug is often used for other purposes (such as a night-light you don’t want to unplug every time you need to use your hair dryer, for example).
Free Standing or Wall-Mounted?
Towel warmers come in two basic mounting styles: free-standing and wall-mounted. As a general rule, wall-mounted models are best for small bathrooms, or if children or anyone with balance or mobility problems will be using the bathroom (as these models have a small footprint and cannot be accidentally knocked over). If, however, you want to take your towel warmer with you on vacation, or if you want to use it in multiple rooms of your home, a freestanding model may be the best choice for you.
Towel warmers come in a variety of finishes. Choosing the best one for your bathroom will ensure your warmer is as good looking as it is pleasant to use. If your bathroom fixtures are a key point of interest in your decorating scheme, you may consider matching the finish of your towel warmer to them. That isn’t the only option, however. A warmer can add a nice modern / industrial touch if you choose a finish to contrast with your bathroom wall color. Or you can use a warmer to highlight your beautiful designer towels by choosing a finish to contrast with them. You could, for example, pick a dark polished chrome warmer to contrast with cream-colored towels.
What Size and Design?
A common mistake homeowners often make is choosing a warmer based on the total size of the bathroom where it’s going to be used. Since wall-mounted warmers have a very small footprint, you can use a large warmer even if you have a “cozy” bathroom. Instead of basing your choice on your square footage, base it on the number of people going to use the space. Just you? A small warmer to handle one towel at a time is a great option. Planning on taking romantic soaks with that special someone, or want nice, warm towels for after the kid’s bath? Choose a larger warmer that can handle 2-4 towels at a time.
Do You Want Any Special Features?
All towel warmers have basic safety features to prevent burns and fire risks. Some, however, come with additional special features. Love wrapping up in a warm, soft robe after your shower or bath? Consider a warmer with a robe hook. While the hook itself isn’t usually heated, it will hold your bathrobe close to the element to gently warm it. You can also find units with timers, so you can set yours to turn on right at the time you normally get into the shower, a good choice if you are a bit blurry in the morning and have trouble remember to turn your towel warmer on.
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