Posted on December 21, 2016 by the Pebble Grey Team

Can a towel rail replace a radiator?

Bathrooms tend to get incredibly cold over the winter months. Having a way to keep the room a comfortable temperature can help keep your bathroom a nice place to relax.

When the weather outside has closed in, there’s also no nicer feeling than getting out of the bath and wrapping yourself in a warm towel.

The majority of bathrooms will tend to have a radiator to do both of these things – heat the room and your towels – but they can be large and take up a lot of space. Alternatively, a heated towel rail is a sure fire way to get a towel to the right temperature. However, they can be used for more than that, as this post explains.


Space saving

If space is at a premium in your bathroom you might think that while you need to have a radiator to keep the room warm, you don’t have the space for a towel rail as well.

Combining the two is a great way to save space in your bathroom. It can provide more room for additional storage or accommodate larger elements of a bathroom suite, such as a L-shaped or corner bath.

There are specific towel rails that can tie into your home’s central heating system. These rails double as the radiator for your bathroom, standing vertically and helping to save space. The towel rails can also be mounted at different heights on a wall, making them a much more flexible solution to a radiator.


A stylish alternative

A heated towel rail isn’t just a functional alternative to a radiator, but a stylish one too.

There’s more choice in terms of design, size and finish. This allows you to match your choice of towel rail more closely to your bathroom décor, with a look that complements the style across the rest of the room.

Different finishes can allow you to match a towel rail with your other fixtures and fittings too. A chrome and brushed metal finish, for instance, allows you to tie the whole room together, such as by matching your sink and bath taps. This can provide an even nicer finish when decorating your bathroom.

As a space-saving item, and a functional and stylish alternative to the typical boxy and cumbersome radiator, a towel rail can be used as a perfectly viable heat source in a bathroom.


To find out more about different towel rails, or to the find the right rail for your bathroom, take a look at our range of towel rails.

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