You may not have just purchased a towel rack or TP holder, but you should keep these tips in mind down the road!
What height should a towel bar be? Your preference and who needs access to the towels will greatly influence this decision. It’s important that you also examine the other fixtures and details in the room. Adjust the height of the towel bar to fit your own needs based on the normal range.
Standard Towel Bar Height
Let’s get started now. Height of a towel bar? In adult homes, bathroom towel bars differ based on family size, preferences, and more.
42 to 48 inches above the floor is the most common height. This range provides a way to find that perfect height that you can see in your head, but can’t actually achieve because there is no exact number.
In RVs and small bathrooms, the height is usually around 42 inches, sometimes less, whereas in hotels, the height is usually closer to 48 inches, sometimes even more, to protect towels.
The Different Types of Towels
Towels – Bath towels are the most commonly used and most common choice for bath linens. As a result of their smaller size, bath towels are an excellent choice for children and adults alike. As they do not feel too heavy on your head, bath towels are perfect for both your hair and your body.
For a space with limited storage, bathroom towels fit easily on towel bars and in linen closets.
Bath sheets are more absorbent than bath towels because they have a larger surface area for drying off. You may prefer bath sheets rather than a single bath towel if one is not adequate for you.
If you need or prefer more coverage, you can wrap them around your body. If you like to dry your hair, shave, or apply makeup while still covered in a towel, a bath sheet is ideal.
Unlike standard bath towels, bath sheets require more storage space and take longer to dry.
Beach towels are similar in size to bath sheets, which can be used in a pinch. A bath sheet, on the other hand, is more absorbent than a beach towel.
Hand drying is the most fundamental use for this versatile little towel. You can usually find these small towels hanging near the sink in any bathroom since they are an essential item. After washing your face with them, you can pat your face dry with them. When you use them this way, always bring your own towel, rather than using the shared hand towel. You can also use hand towels in the kitchen or to wipe up household spills.
Hotel rooms are equipped with hand towels, usually, one hand towel per room, and bed and breakfast rooms provide towels for each guest. A luxurious hand towel is often found in these settings, and it’s often arranged artfully with the other towels in the room.
The use of hand towels is common in health clubs or gyms after workouts, or for rinsing off sweat or cleaning exercise equipment. Gyms require plenty of hand towels in stock for their clients, since the smaller size of hand towels is ideal for use in gyms. Sports locker rooms should also have plenty of hand towels. For use during sports, players usually keep them tucked into their pockets.
The hand towels at spas and salons are an essential part of the client experience during all sorts of treatments such as hair and nail services, massages, facials, and so forth.
In homes and businesses, hand towels serve a wide variety of purposes. Hand towels are essential in businesses that use them, as it prevents germs from spreading between consumers.
It is typically 11 inches by 18 inches in size, a bit smaller than hand towels, but larger than washcloths. It is common to find fancier towels that are intended for decorative purposes, but there are also functional ones.
You can fold fingertip towels neatly for guests, and they function similarly to guest towels. You can make fingertip towels simple or decorative, match their color with the rest of the towels in the room, or design them in a unique or seasonal way. As hand towels, they can be used to dry hands and fingers in the bathroom, or for small cleaning or cooking chores.
We use towels to dry and wipe our bodies and surfaces. Direct contact is often used to draw moisture, which is then wiped or rubbed off.
The fabric towels you see in households include hand towels, bath towels, and kitchen towels. Beach towels may also be used in warm climates. Bathrooms in business and office buildings provide paper towels for hand drying. A variety of household tasks can be performed with paper towels, including wiping, cleaning, and drying.
TOWEL RING HEIGHT
Experts agree that the hand towel ring should be at a specific height. An ideal distance between the floor and the hand towel ring would be 50 to 52 inches. You may want to lower the bar a bit if your bathroom is geared more towards children. It is okay to lower the hand towel ring of the towel bar until they are tall enough to reach it higher, even if they plan to use a step stool.
When measured from the vanity, the standard towel rings are approximately 20 inches high. There should be nine inches between hooks or hand towels if there are multiple hooks.
Drill holes in your wall after deciding what style of holder you are going to use before you begin drilling. For traditional ring styles, you should measure 52 inches from the floor up to the top of the ring. Measure 20 to 22 inches from the top of the ring using the top of your vanity.
ROBE HOOK HEIGHT
The rest of your fixtures and accessories can easily be placed once you know the towel ring height. The towel bars in the bathroom should also be measured at the same level because everything should be level in the bathroom. Their height should be between 42 and 48 inches. It is recommended that towel bars are mounted at least 42 inches above the floor but hooks should be at least 65 inches high.
It is appropriate to place the towel bar anywhere between 14 and 18 inches above the vanity counter.
TOILET PAPER HOLDER HEIGHT
To reach the center of your TP roll, you should be 26 inches from the floor to the toilet paper holder. A toilet paper roll’s center should also be placed 8-12 inches from the front edge of the toilet. In order to figure out the perfect placement within that 8-12′′ range, sit on the toilet with your eyes shut and reach for the place your TP roll would naturally be found (if multiple people use the bathroom, have them all reach for the place). The idea is indeed dumb -ha!
What is the best height for a toilet paper holder? The measurements are all in this post!
SHOWER NICHE HEIGHT
Approximately 48- 60 inches is a good range for shower niche height. Approximately 12 3/4 inches wide is the interior of the shower niche, and 7 inches wide is the footrest niche (where I put my foot to shave). In order to demonstrate exactly what I chose, I have added a picture of our shower.
We measured the height of our shower niche! In this post, you’ll also find lots of useful measurements for bathrooms!
Identifying the specific shower niche height and size is difficult without knowledge of where the tile surrounds and ends.
There is a large niche above my shower that is perfectly sandwiched between the tile surround, and the tiles on both sides of it have full tiles. Our tile guy lined up my footrest niche on the bottom perfectly and made it exactly 1 1/2 tile pieces high at the time I decided the size for the niche. I didn’t want it as tall as two full tiles, so he made it 1 1/2 tile pieces high.
As long as your shelf aligns with the surrounding tile (the top of my shelf is aligned with the surrounding wall tile) when you divide the niche in half to fit two shelves like mine, it will also look best. Having your two shelves divided exactly how you like it depends entirely on your preferences, but my shelves are roughly divided into thirds with 1/3 below (for soap and a sponge) and 2/3 above (for shampoo & conditioner pumps):
With sconce lighting on either side of the mirror, you can get ready and check your reflection in the best light. From both sides of the mirror, a beam of light falls equally on your face to give you a bright, clear view. Each sconce should be placed at roughly eye height. Each person’s eye height varies depending on their height. Typical sconce heights in bathrooms range from 65 to 70 inches.
You can adjust the height of the mirror if everyone using it is much shorter or taller than you. A kid’s bathroom shouldn’t have sidelights at a low level. Even though your kids will grow, keeping the lights at a standard height is easier as they get older.
Separating the sconces by a certain distance is also very important. The center of the mirror can become dark if they are too far apart. Sconces should be spaced 36 to 40 inches apart.
VANITY LIGHT HEIGHT
Lighting placement in the bathroom goes beyond aesthetics. Additionally, functionality is important. An overhead fixture in your bathroom is considered ambient lighting. The general illumination in the room reflects a light that doesn’t always allow a clear view of yourself in the mirror. A vanity light solves that problem. When you stand at the vanity, you rely on brightness to groom yourself. It is important to consider the height and type of task lighting when choosing the lighting for a specific task.
Using recessed ceiling lights, for example, can cause shadows on your face because they’re placed directly over your head. It is also possible for fixtures mounted above the mirror to cast shadows if they are improperly installed. The best illumination comes from lights mounted along the side of the mirror since they don’t cast shadows. Height still matters, however. The lights should be positioned so they cast light on your face, not above or below you.