Continuing our Q&A series on bathroom and kitchen hardware (click here for last week's post on hand towel bars), below is Phoebe’s answer about selecting bath towel bars:
Bath towel bars are a little more complicated. They need to be placed in advance (during construction) because you need to put wood blocking inside the walls so the bars don't pull out of the wall with the weight of the towels. Jim likes towel bars more than I do. Sometimes I use them, and sometimes I find ways to stack the towels on an etagere (or something else) and use hooks for the wet ones. It is important that hooks are thoughtfully placed so that they are in a convenient location when you are exiting the shower. Here are some examples:
The same bathroom also has an etegere stacked with lots of towels.
This bathroom just has two hooks flanking the vanity.
In this bathroom, the towels are kept in a linen closet and on hooks.
Towels on a towel bar, and folded by the tub.
Towels just on a towel bar.
In this bathroom, towels are kept stacked on a quirky old chair batween two vanities.
In this bathroom, towels are kept on a pair of antique chairs flanking the shower, and
hooks outside the shower are used for the wet towels.
Towels on a towel bar and stacked by the tub.
Towels hung on the vanity and on the shower door.
In this bathroom, there is a shallow closet with glass doors to house extra towels
(it is across from the toilet, and cannot be seen here).
In this bathroom (two photos above), towels are kept folded on an antique etagere,
and hooks are flanking the shower.
A twisted wood garden seat holding folded towels.