How to Install a Towel Warmer in Your Bathroom

A towel warmer is simply assembled electrical bathroom equipment that works to keep your towel warm. If your towel is damp after use, you can hang it on a towel warmer to dry and keep warm. It is the easiest way to kill any bacteria and germs away from your towel too.

Apart from what I have mentioned, a towel warmer can also be used to add a little beauty and luxury to any bathroom. It is the simplest accessory to install and one of the most advisable bathroom DIY processes. If you need a towel warmer, look for any DIY procedure to follow online and install one of your own.

How to Install a Towel Warmer in Your Bathroom

​Step 1: Collect the Necessary Tools and Materials

You don’t actually require much. Here are some of the tools and accessories that you need to fix a towel warmer in your bathroom.

  • Screw Driver
  • Torpedo Level
  • Drill
  • Toggle Bolts
  • Wire Nuts
  • Towel Warmer Installation Kit

Step 2: Find Suitable Location for the Towel Warmer

While following the manufacturer’s safety instructions and precautions, determine the most suitable location for your towel warmer. Attach the legs onto the frame. Secure the legs with screws. The legs will serve as spacers. They will hold the towel warmer rack in place at ideal distance from the wall.

Step 3: Make sure the Assembly is Very Much Leveled

While setting the assembly in place, mark the location of all the four legs. Then confirm that the assembly is level. Use a spirit or torpedo level to ascertain to this. A leveled towel warm will look really attractive.

Step 4: Drill the Toggle Bolt Holes against the Wall

With legs secured tightly against the wall, drill the holes for the toggle bolts. Do this through both the bathroom tiled and the dry wall. Use a ceramic tile bit for your drill. This type of bit will minimize the risk of cracking the tile and wall. Before that, mark the precise placement of the holes. Once done you can screw the toggle bolts into the holes.

Step 5: Make your Electrical Connections

Look through the manufacturer’s manual to set your towel warmer’s electrical connections. The most common connections will require you to strip the casing on the lead wire and then use the wire nuts to connect the electrical tips properly. Attach the cover plate to your junction box.

Step 6: Secure your Towel Warmer in Place

Take your assembled towel warmer and secure its legs in the right position. Tighten the set of screws. You can use a flexible wrench if you have one to make the work really simple. With this, your towel warmer should be ready to work and you could switch the power on when done.

5 Common Mistakes to Watch-out for When Installing a Towel Warmer

Installing a towel warmer can be really easy if you follow the correct process. However, if you make any of these mistakes that I am going to tell you about your towel warmer installation could go south. So avoid them at all costs.

Installing the Towel Warmer on the Bathroom’s Door

A bathroom door cannot be correctly hooked to an electrical power. The doors are often hollow and will provide weak support for the warmer. If pushed against the wall warmers set behind a door could overheat and start a fire.

Installing the Towel Warmer in a Sauna/ Shower Area

Towel warmers are resistant to occasional splashes of water/ dampness but not continuous splashes that occur in a sauna; if installed in such a place it might cause an electrocution too.

Installing the Towel Warmer on a Dry Wall Alone

In case of mishap, towel warmers can reach high temps. Against the wall if they fall they could cause severe burns. Therefore the unit must be secured to wall studs and not directly against the wall.

Not Grounding a Towel Warmer’s Electrical Circuit

Remember this is an electrical device. What this means is that for safety it must be properly grounded. Do this to contain any forms of electrical shocks that would have arisen.

Installing the Towel Warmer too Near to The Floor Area

The bottom of the towel warmer should rest at about 36 inches above the floor level. This is a precautionary approach to prevent leg and foot burns.


You should not also install a towel warmer so that its timer and switch will be splashed on directly with water. If this happens it could lead to fire.

Joe Carrow

Product reviewer & passionate blogger. Beside writing for this blog, I spend my time crafting research based contents for HuffingtonPost, Lifehacker & Forbes!

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