Towel rails - does what I want exist?

(15 Posts)
MyLlamasGoneBananas Tue 21-Jun-16 12:29:12

Sorry for the dull post.

I want a nice big towel rail that looks like the chrome heated ones but that isn't heated?

We already have 2 radiators in the bathroom and lots of spare wall space so I don't want or need a heated towel rail. What I do need though is a large towel rail for a family if 3 or 4 that use bath sheets.

I actally lime the look of the curved heated towel rail/radiator's and wondered if there was a non heated version available.

I did consider buying a heated one and just screwing it to the wall and not wiring or plumbing it in but my bathroom fitters who are here this week and next just looked at me as if I was mad when I suggested it. They seem to think I can buy what I'm after but I've not seen any anywhere.

wowfudge Tue 21-Jun-16 17:29:04

What about this? www.wayfair.co.uk/48cm-Metal-Towel-Rack-QYP1005-QYP1005.html#

wowfudge Tue 21-Jun-16 21:28:01

Noticed you said you like curved towel rails - how about this one? www.wayfair.co.uk/Wenko-Exclusive-Wall-Towel-Stand-15450800-WKO1075.html#

MyLlamasGoneBananas Wed 22-Jun-16 10:34:54

Thanks Wow for your reply.

I quite like the first one but still prefer the look of the heated towel rail style.

I cannot find anything that looks like a heated towel rail that isnt one.

Also when I consider the cost of 2 or 3 non heated rails (enough to accommodate several bath sheets) the cost is significantly more (more than double) than the heated towel rails.

I am thinking sod the fact my bathroom fitters think i'm barmy. I may just order a heated towel rail and just ask them to fit it to the wall with no plumbing or electrics. I am assuming it can be attached to the wall OK without the plumbing etc - anyone have one they can look at and see how they are attached for me please?

Sleepybeanbump Wed 22-Jun-16 10:36:39

I would just get a heated one and not plumb it in! After two house renovations I'm immune to the look my builder gives me when he thinks I've lost the plot!

MyLlamasGoneBananas Wed 22-Jun-16 11:05:19

Thanks sleepy. This is my first time with workmen (wont be the last the house needs lots of work).

One of my biggest bug bears is the nowhere for us all to hang towels so I want lots of hanging space and the heated towel rail dsign suits that need the best.

PandasRock Wed 22-Jun-16 11:08:44

What do you mean by 'curved towel rail'?

We have a heated towel rail - old fashioned floor standing rail which currently holds enough towels for a family of five (only got one bathroom working - in middle of house renovation!) and I'm sure I saw non-heated versions of it.

MyLlamasGoneBananas Wed 22-Jun-16 16:40:56

This is the type of thing I mean Pandas.

Is this similar to yours?

minipie Wed 22-Jun-16 17:01:28

MyLlamas we have one like that (heated though) and it is rubbish for hanging towels on. The only places you can fit a towel are the big gap in the middle and the top rail. The other gaps aren't big enough (ok maybe you could squeeze a towel through but it would be really fiddly).

They make them like this because they need loads of bars to provide enough heat (ie same amount as a radiator). If you don't need the heat I would definitely choose a different style!

PandasRock Wed 22-Jun-16 18:32:52

Agree with minipie, those close-rung ladder style rails are terrible for hanging towels on. If you're lucky you can fiddle a facecloth through the small gaps (or baby socks - they're great for that!) but otherwise, forget it.

We have something like www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/windsor-traditional-778-x-686mm-chrome-freestanding-towel-rail?campaign=googlebase&gclid=CL2Bx4OUvM0CFcO4GwodBKMGdQ

It works really well, we all have a rail each, essentially, and as ours is a heated rail (no radiators in our bathroom, can see your point!) it works really well.

PandasRock Wed 22-Jun-16 18:34:54

What about this if you don't need the heated element?

officelady Wed 22-Jun-16 19:43:47

What about this bathroom-trends.co.uk/acatalog/Wenko_U_Shaped_Wall_Towel_Holder_15450100.html

PuraVida Sun 26-Jun-16 17:55:38

But won't your towels stay soggy. And cold? Why don't you have a heated one instead of one of the radiators?

GooodMythicalMorning Sun 26-Jun-16 18:00:37

Yes they are rubbish for hanging towels on. They need bigger gaps.

MrEBear Mon 27-Jun-16 08:35:34

Why not swap one of your radiators for a ladder style?

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