Installing a towel bar is a quick way to upgrade the look and functionality of the bathroom. It keeps towels neat while freeing up the countertop to make the space more useful. With the many different towel bar designs and sizes available, homeowners can find the perfect one for their bathroom.
|What you can expect|
|Range per bar:||$75.92||$214.59|
|Range for this type of project:||$76||$215|
Towel Bar Cost
Cost of residential-grade, 24" towel bar in chrome, nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, brass, or powder-coat finish.
Towel Bar Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Mounting holes will be laid out, marked, and drilled into wall framing studs. Unit will be secured, and trim hardware installed. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Towel Bar Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including fasteners, connectors, and materials for surface preparation and finishing.
|cost to install a towel bar|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per bar||$20.77|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 bar||$142.93|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 bar||$74.71 - $211.15|
Before installing a towel bar, it's important to make sure the surface of the wall is clean, finished and in good condition. Any existing holes should be spackled and repaired then sanded down smoothly. Typically, bars are placed at a height of 48 inches, but placement can vary depending on the homeowner's needs and preference. When placing one over the toilet, 21 - 28 inches from the top is common. The bar should be leveled in the desired location before inserting any screws.
In most instances, the price of the bar is the most significant cost factor. Bars made of brushed nickel, polished chrome or steel are an affordable option, while those made of sturdier metals such as stainless steel, chrome or wrought iron fall in the mid-range. Custom materials such as quartz, crystal and granite can be integrated, but can substantially increase the cost. For installation, repairs to the wall can impact the project cost.
A professional home renovator can install a towel bar to make sure it fits seamlessly into an existing design pattern. When working with materials such as tile or granite, a professional has the right equipment to prevent any mishaps. They can also help to determine where the bar will work best for families with children or disabled people.