Installation Height of a Double Towel Bar

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A double towel bar allows more room for hanging towels.
A double towel bar allows more room for hanging towels. (Image: Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

A bathroom towel bar serves both functional and decorative purposes. When choosing one, you must decide on style and color, as well as how many towels you need to hang. In some cases, you may decide on a double towel bar so you can hang several towels in the same location. Once you've selected your towel bar, you'll need to hang it at an appropriate height.

Things You'll Need

  • Towel bar
  • Measuring tape
  • Stud finder
  • Level
  • Pencil

Measure the distance between the bracket that attaches the bar to the wall and the double towel bar's top bar. The top bar should be no more than 48 inches from the floor.

Subtract the measurement from 48 to determine how high up the wall the brackets should be hung. Measure the inches from the floor using the calculated difference.

Use a stud finder to locate a stud in the wall on which to hang the towel bar brackets. Positioning the towel bar on a stud prevents the screws from pulling out of the wall, bringing a portion of the wall with them.

Mark the spot along the stud on the wall at the proper height using a pencil.

Measure the distance between the two brackets on the back of the towel bar to determine how far apart the screws should be.

Measure from the first mark to the distance between the two brackets on the towel bar. Mark that spot on the wall with the pencil.

Use a level on the two spots you marked. If they are not level, adjust one mark until they are.

Drill holes at the positions you marked on the wall and insert the screws that came with the towel bar. Hang the towel bar on the screws.

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