Why A Heated Towel Rail Can Transform Your Bathroom

By Rob

30th Sep 2015

3 mins read

Bathroom Ideas

Say goodbye to being greeted with freezing cold towels after a bath or shower by installing a stylish heated towel rail. You'll wonder why you never had one to begin with!

Why A Heated Towel Rail Can Transform Your Bathroom

One of the things we have seen continue to grow in popularity in recent years is heated towel rails. These products are a fantastic alternative to radiators and will help you keep space at a premium while injecting a subtle hint of style at the same time. There are so many different options available that you may find it hard to choose just what you want, but with this blog we aim to inform you of just how effective a towel rail can be at transforming your bathroom.

Affordable luxury

One of the main reasons why heated towel rails have taken off recently is because they offer a surprisingly affordable upgrade. The number of different styles on offer means you’ll be spoilt for choice when selecting just the right one for your setting. If your bathroom has a more contemporary feel to it, then a modern chrome ladder rail will be an ideal choice. There are also more designer options available, which feature quirky designs and can be finished in various colours for a truly bespoke look.

If your style is more classic, then the period styling of traditional heated towel rails will definitely be suited to your tastes. These feature either a traditional column design, also known as a column radiator, which is integrated into the middle of the frame, or a more simplistic bar design for more subtle bathrooms.

While a heated rail will make a great accompaniment to a large bathroom which already features a radiator, providing an extra luxury, they are absolutely ideal for smaller bathrooms and en-suites. As they are normally quite compact by nature, they will easily fit into these settings without taking up too much space in the process.

Besides looking fantastic, these products are also highly functional, and while they are normally plumbed into the central heating system, there are versions that only require being plugged in, simply running on electricity so you can keep your towels toasty and keep an eye on your budget at the same time.

During the colder months, having a heated towel rail in a smaller bathroom will be beneficial as many of them are very capable of keeping the room itself warm. Make sure you pay attention to their BTU output as this will give you a guide as to how much power they can put out. It’s also a good idea to take some measurements before buying as there are many different shapes and sizes available so you want something that will fit the room perfectly without making things look too cramped.

A great finishing touch

As well as being very practical, heated rails are also a great way to finish off the look of a bathroom as they add a certain charm and character when used in the right setting. They can harmonise with the rest of your fittings and décor, creating a coordinated feel that will improve the visual impact your bathroom has.

Don’t forget that these items can also be further customised by adding different valves for a greater effect. Crosshead valves, for example will look fantastic on a traditional rail while minimalist ones would really suit a modern example. You can find a wide range of stylish radiator valves for every type of radiator.

We’ve been busy searching for a wide range of towel rails to suit all types of bathrooms, and we’re pleased to bring you a selection of the finest products available. Why not check out our heated towel rails and see what will complement your bathroom.

Rob, Victorian Plumbing




Rob is part of the resident bathroom bloggers team here at Victorian Plumbing. Rob loves writing in depth bathroom buying guides and is renowned for his expert 'how to' step-by-step DIY guides. He can also be found posting about the latest bathroom trends and ideas and also hunting out bargains and savings for our customers.

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