The benefitsof free-standing towel rails

2016-04-27 06:00
Free-standing towel rails are a great space-saving option in any bathroom. PHOTO: supplied

Free-standing towel rails are a great space-saving option in any bathroom. PHOTO: supplied

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TOWEL rails are available in two formats; namely, free-standing and wall-mounted. While wall-mounted towel rails have, to this point, remained the most popular option, today, free-standing towel rails are fast gaining ground.

Blanche Burger from Bathroom Bizarre says free-standing towel rails are increasingly in demand due to their many benefits. Not only do they offer added storage space, but they’re also portable, easy to install and they’re an attractive feature in their own right.

Blanche shares some tips.

• Space-saving features

They’re especially practical in small bathrooms as they save precious wall space. This allows homeowners to utilise this space for added storage cabinetry or shelving instead.


• Easy to install

As their name implies, free-standing towel rails stand on their own on the floor, and don’t require any fixing or mounting on the wall.

Instead of having to drill holes into your beautifully tiled walls, installing screws, and mounting the rail, all you need to do is place the free-standing model in its rightful place.


• Portability

Since free-standing towel rails are free from any attachments, they can be easily moved from one place to another. This is useful if you’re renting your home, as you can simply pack your towel rail away and take it with you when you move.


• Added capacity

Free-standing towel rails have a greater capacity compared with wall-mounted models. The Akira free-standing towel rail from Bathroom Bizarre, for example, offers two rails that are longer than the usual towel rail, so that you can hang more towels on it.

Some models also come with rails and shelves, which allow you to store other bathing essentials such as folded towels, sponges, toiletries or candles.


• Attractive bathroom additions

Any well-designed free-standing towel rail should stand as a feature in its own right, adding to the overall appeal and functionality of the bathroom space.

Some towel rails have symmetrical, contemporary design lines, which make a statement in any bathroom they grace. — Property24.

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