Today we will be discussing the ever popular over the door towel rack, which is a fast and easy way to add towel hanging space to your bathroom. It is a great little item that can make your life much easier. Below we will be talking about some of the many advantages of owning one of these racks, and some of the good features you should keep an eye out for before making your purchase. We will also be taking a look at some of the different designs, and talking about what you can expect to pay for one. Read on to find out more
What are some of the main benefits?
Many folks out there have a large family, but are seriously short of storage space in the house! This problem often causes a issue in the bathroom due to the fact that there isn’t enough space to hang the towels. Small apartments generally have this problem too since they are designed to be compact, and aren’t very practical. This can lead to a clutter of towels in the bathroom which looks messy, and can make things frustrating.
Towels need to be hung up so they can air out and dry properly, otherwise they can develop mildew and won’t be very effective at drying you. If you have a smaller bathroom without any sort of rack, you can run into this common problem. This is where the over the door style rack comes in as a lifesaving organizers for your bathroom. This amazing product provides you with some additional space, which means you wont have to go into the bathroom and be greeted by a carpet of wet towels discarded on the floor.
Another great benefit of the towel rack is when you have guests over. This creates a issue if you are lacking in space already, and have nowhere to hang the guest towels. Once again a over door rack can come to the rescue and create that additional space for you quickly and without emptying your bank account! They fit in with the rest of the decor, and make sure that your bathroom is practical instead of messy.
Yet another advantage to the towel racks is the ability to move them around. This is often as simple as uncapping them from the door and moving them onto another door or cabinet. Most models work great not only on doors, but on cabinets too. This means that if you are having guests over you can simply move the rack out of the bathroom if need be. With this is mind though, you shouldn’t have to do this as the towel racks are designed to fit in.
What kind of designs do they come in?
Like most home decor on the market, the racks come in many different shapes in designs to suit virtually any home out there. They come in such a large variety that you can be sure of finding one that will suit your particular home.
Almost every over door towel rack consists of tiers, which means you can hang multiple towels on them. Some are only two while others can accommodate 5 or 6 towels. Some feature racks, whilst others features hooks for the towels instead. The rack type seem to be more popular as they tend to air the towels a bit better, but it all depends what will suit your bathroom at the end of the day.
Designs tend to very a lot with the over the door models. Many are very simplistic rack type designs. Others are modern day chic art deco style designs, designed to make the modern home look stunning.
The over the door towel rack is available in a variety of finishes. Some of the very cheap varieties use plastic, which look ok in most bathrooms. This is the most affordable option. A modern bathroom can benefit from a chrome finished towel rack, although this will cost quite a bit more. Another good choice is bamboo, as it isn’t too pricey and makes your bathroom stand out. Wrought iron is a classy choice, but it does come at quite a price.
How do you install them, and what do they cost?
Luckily the majority of the towel racks are very basic to install. You don’t need any special diy tools, or even experience to assemble them. The good news is you don’t need to do any drilling at all. In most cases it is simply a case of unpacking the rack, and then tightening one or two screws (often done by hand). Then you simply slip the over the rack on top of the door, and the job is done. Some racks hook over the door while others have a clamp system to ensure that the rack fits on nice and tightly. The clamps are tightened by hand though which is quickly done, and are often quite small so they aren’t very noticeable. Generally most racks can be up and running in 5 minutes.
Due to the big range of designs and materials on the market, it is quite difficult to say what you might expect to pay for such a rack. At a rough estimate, expect to pay around $12 for a cheaper plastic one, and around $25 for a stainless steel model. A nice chrome model would set you back about $40 or so. So for a semi decent model you can expect to pay between $20-$30.
You can find them for sale in most bigger home stores, and some of the big retailers. You can also find them for sale online. Amazon for example offer quite a big range of these, and you can see what they currently offer
Make sure you find a suitable one that fits in with the current look and feel of your bathroom. A suitable towel rack will add great value to your home, and will ensure that your bathroom is always nice and tidy.