814 Contemporary Towel Bars and Hooks

Few bathrooms come without towels, so it’s important to consider how you’d like them displayed. In addition to open shelving or towel cubbies in your vanity, you can use towel racks or hooks. Before making a decision, consider your bathroom’s size and style, how you use bath and hand towels, and any specifics about your bathroom, such as your wall coverings and other fixtures, that may affect installation. More 
Polished Chrome Towel Rack With 3 Sliding Rails
Hold your entire family's towels on this attractive brass towel rack. You can slide the three 16-inch towel bars all the way out to hold three large towels or place them in the middle to hold smaller towels.
“unique towel rod but $200 !!” — seeker964
Easy Living Towel Rack
$644 $920.00 · Only 4 Left
Your bathroom — only better! That's what you get with this sleek rack. Made in Italy of chromed brass, it's designed to let you stack or hang your towels, and look great doing it.
“Towell rack” — kittyj2015
WS Bath Collections Skuara Vertical Towel Holder
$224 $320.00 · Only 8 Left
Too many towels? No such thing. Now you can keep an ample supply on hand — even in a small bathroom — with this sleek vertical stand. All you've got to do is roll 'em and rack 'em.
“Towel holder” — kittyj2015
Amba Swivel Towel Warmer
$262.50 $350.00 · More Colors
J-B003 P Jill B003
“towel warmer” — seeker964
WS Bath Collections Posa Towel Stand
$448 $640.00 · Only 4 Left
Towel Stand; Towel Rack - Made of Powder Coated Aluminum - Modern/ Contemporary Design - Made by Lineabeta of Italy - Designer - High End Quality
“interesting towel rack” — jgriffithinteriors
Venessia 52926.29-G Self-Adhesive Towel Rack with Hanging Towel Rail
$427 $610.00 · Only 5 Left
Venessia by WS Bath Collections Towel Rack 25.6 in Polished Chrome, Self-Adhesive Installation Towel Rack with Hanging Towel Rail Polished Chrome Finish Solid Brass Base Self-Adhesive Wall Installation Easy Glue Installation, No Screws Required Modern, Contemporary Design Made in Italy
“I like the idea of showing towels” — maxjim
Polished Chrome Towel Rack
Just the bathroom wall shelf for a more modern master bathroom - start with this wall shelf. This round bathroom shelf is Made in Italy by Gedy. Bathroom shelf for a luxury bathroom. Luxurious bathroom wall shelf. 1.25 inch thickness of bar. Quality brass, finished in chrome. Made by Gedy in Italy.
“Behind the toilet - storage space and hooks” — alrbeachgirl
Flash L201S Towel Holder with Soap Holder 18.2"
Flash L201S Towel Holder with Soap Holder Features: Bathroom Towel Holder with Soap Holder Bathroom Accessory In Chrome Designer, High-end Quality Towel Holder Made in Italy
“for in shower” — rielbell
Sell on Houzz - Learn More
Sponsored Products
Amba SAFS Plug-In Towel Warmer - SAFSB-24
$166.00 | Hayneedle
Grohe Tenso 24" Towel Bar - Starlight Chrome
$236.99 | Modern Bathroom
Grohe Kensington 24" Towel Bar - Infinity Brushed Nickel
$230.99 | Modern Bathroom
Begonia Towel Ring
$9.95 | Signature Hardware
Amba D Curved DC-20 Hardwired Towel Warmer - DCB-20
$845.28 | Hayneedle
Teak Swing Arm Towel Bar
$99.95 | Signature Hardware
When choosing towel racks and hooks, consider:

What rack works with my wall space?

This can determine whether a rack or hook will work better in your space, or if you need both. If wall space is tight, hooks will take up less room than a rack or towel bar. Don’t forget the back of the door: it’s a great spot to sneak in a rack or a hook. Consider a rack for your larger bath towels and a hook near the vanity for your hand towels.

What towel holder is easier to install?

In general, hooks are easier to install than larger wall-mount racks. Check for pipes and electrical wiring with a wall metal detector before screwing anything into your bathroom walls.

What kind of towel racks are available?

Basic shelf unit: This towel holder has no hanging space underneath and is used to stack towels in a vertical fashion.
Railed hanging design: This is similar to a shelf unit, however the shelf itself is comprised of rails. This way, you have two choices for towel display: you can fold them on top of the shelf, or hang them from the rails. This is a helpful feature for drying your towels, as they will receive better air flow.
Under-hanging rails or hooks: These racks come with a rail or hooks beneath the shelf, including capabilities for both folding new towels onto a shelf and hanging used towels. Unless they’re widely spaced, try to keep the number of rails to two or less; otherwise it becomes awkward to hang towels.

What kind of towel hooks are available?

Wall-mounted hooks: Sturdy and permanent, wall-mounted hooks can hold a heavier towel or robe.
Magnetic towel hooks: If you have a metallic surface in your bath, consider magnetic towel hooks. They come as single hooks and with an attached rail.
Suction towel hooks: Like magnetic hooks, these are easy to install. Unlike magnetic hooks, they can be placed almost anywhere. Simply moisten them and stick to whichever surface you desire. Suction hooks made specifically for towels are designed for heavier weights and have a very reliable grip.
Decorative towel hooks: Add character and whimsy to your bathroom with towel hooks that suit your style. Have fun in a kid’s bath with a colorful novelty hook with an animal, floral or another favorite theme (any pirates in your house?). Help kids remember which towel is theirs by giving each his own unique hook.

What about a towel stand?

When storage space is tight and you’re out of wall space, a towel stand may be your best option. Because they’re freestanding, they won’t damage your walls, which is ideal for rented spaces. You can go a more traditional route with an aluminum stand, or think outside the box and use an antique wooden ladder. Want a little taste of luxury when you step out of the shower? Get a heated towel stand for a warm blast when your body meets the towel.
© 2014 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™