Frequently Asked Questions

Do towels dry on hooks? 
Do towels dry on hooks?
Towel bars allow towels to dry without being bunched up, so they dry faster than towels might on a hook or ring. ... For especially tight spaces, consider using an over-the-door towel bar.Jul 17, 2018


How do you hang towels on a double towel bar? 
How do you hang towels on a double towel bar?
How to Hang Bathroom Towels on a Double Towel Rack
  1. Spread a bath towel on a flat surface with the tag up. Fold about ¼ of it over lengthwise toward the middle and smooth it down. ...
  2. Hang the folded bath towel on the back dowel of the double towel rack next to the wall. ...
  3. Fold two hand towels the same way as you folded the bath towel.


Do towels dry on double towel bar? 
Do towels dry on double towel bar?
B. Single bar with two towels - Taking up 24" of wall space, this towel bar still cannot accommodate two towels without folding. Folded towels do not dry evenly and trap in moisture. ... Hanging your towels like this makes it easy for bacteria or fungus to travel from one persons towel to the other.


How do you store towels in a small bathroom? 
How do you store towels in a small bathroom?
Roll towels and place them in a round wicker basket, or fold them neatly and stow them in a square basket under the sink or by the tub. If you're short on floor space, hang the baskets vertically above the toilet or sink and nestle a few rolled towels or hand towels inside.


How far apart should towel hooks be? 
How far apart should towel hooks be?
Robe hooks should be mounted at 70 inches above the floor and if there are two, they should be spaced at least 9 inches apart. Robe hooks are also great for towel storage if a towel bar is not possible due to space limitations.Oct 28, 2011


How far apart should you put coat hooks? 
How far apart should you put coat hooks?
Step 2: Mark the hook spacing using a pencil (space the hooks at least 8 to 12 inches apart to give garments or towels room to breath).May 10, 2012


Where should a towel ring be placed? 
Where should a towel ring be placed?
Thank you for your questions. Generally speaking, the average height of a towel bar should be 48 inches from the floor. This is also true for the hand towel ring. If you are hanging towel bars in a children's bath, you may want to hang the bar lower (36 inches from the floor).


How do you hang towels to dry? 
How do you hang towels to dry?
1. You double-up when hanging them on hooks. Using hooks to hang-dry towels between uses isn't that bad (though using a towel bar is better), but you should never hang more than one per hook. Moisture and debris could get trapped among the layers, which growing bacteria and mold just love.Feb 12, 2015


Where do you hang towels? 
Where do you hang towels?
The easiest is to mount a towel bar to the back of a cabinet door. Most people choose to do this under the sink because it's conveniently located where you need towels most often. You can also use a towel bar pull-out to hang several towels. Companies like Rev-A-Shelf have units for both of these solutions.Jan 26, 2019


What is the standard height for a towel hook? 
What is the standard height for a towel hook?
5 feet
Just one tip: While it's generally recommended that hooks be mounted about 5 feet above the floor, keep in mind your own height, the reach of your little ones, and the length of your linens before making final placement decisions.


How do you dry towels after a bath? 
How do you dry towels after a bath?
Wash bath towels in hot water (between 140° and 150°) with strong detergent (and bleach for white towels), and fully dry them as soon as possible. Hang towels to dry immediately after each use to halt the growth of bacteria.


How do you store wet towels before washing? 
How do you store wet towels before washing?
The longer they stay wet, the easier it is for them to grow mold. Don't let wet towels sit in a laundry basket until wash day. If you have used a towel for the last time, hang it to dry and then put it in your laundry basket. Towels that sit in dark wetness for a long time are just asking for mildew.Feb 11, 2011


Should you store towels in the bathroom? 
Should you store towels in the bathroom?
IT turns out the bathroom isn't the best place to keep your towels. ... Obviously, you need to towel down after your bath or shower – but try and bring in clean towels from an airing cupboard or another room before you go for your wash.


How do you maximize space in a small bathroom? 
How do you maximize space in a small bathroom?
6 Ways to Maximize Space in the Bathroom
  1. Use Glass. Get rid of the shower curtain or frosted-glass shower doors and replace them with clear glass. ...
  2. Open Up Floor Space. If you have alternative storage or a linen closet, replace the vanity cabinet with a pedestal or wall-mount sink. ...
  3. Indirect Lighting. ...
  4. Natural Light. ...
  5. Embellish.


How do I organize my bath towels? 
How do I organize my bath towels?
9 Easy Tips to Organize the Bathroom
  1. Declutter First. ...
  2. Keep the Counters Clutter-Free. ...
  3. Use the Inside of Cabinet Doors for Storage. ...
  4. Use drawer dividers. ...
  5. Have a Caddy for Each Member of the Family. ...
  6. Add a laundry bin. ...
  7. Hang towels from hooks instead of towel bars. ...
  8. Use clear acrylic containers.


How high should towel rings be hung? 
How high should towel rings be hung?
The towel ring must be installed between 50 inches and 52 inches height, measured from the finish floor. If you measure it from the vanity, then it shall be hung 20 inches to 22 inches above it.Dec 13, 2018


What side of the toilet should the toilet paper holder be on? 
What side of the toilet should the toilet paper holder be on?
Put it on the left side. The other guy's suggestion is on point with most people being right handed, but righties are going to want to have a full reach to their left side with right hand. The dispenser also being on the right side will probably actually present more of an uncomfortable reach.Jul 2, 2011


What is the best location for a toilet paper holder? 
What is the best location for a toilet paper holder?
According to the NKBA, a wall-mounted toilet paper holder works best if installed 26 inches above the floor, on center. "On center" means that the center of the holder, as opposed to the bottom or top of it, is 26 inches above the floor.Dec 15, 2018


Is there a standard height for coat hooks? 
Is there a standard height for coat hooks?
Choosing the Height. A free-standing coat rack averages around 6 feet tall, with hooks mounted within 12 to 18 inches beneath the top. ... This height, adjusted slightly up or down as needed allows plenty of hanging space beneath the coats as well, to ensure that even a long coat does not touch the floor.


How do you install wall hooks? 
How do you install wall hooks?
How to Mount a Coat Hook Into Drywall
  1. Place the coat hook over the desired location and insert the pencil into the screw hole to mark the wall.
  2. Use the drill and the Phillips tip to screw the drywall anchor into the wall where the pencil mark is.


How is equal spacing measured? 
How is equal spacing measured?
How to Calculate Even Spacing
  1. Measure the width of your picket, baluster or board material. ...
  2. Multiply the individual picket width by the number of pickets to find the total area that will be occupied by the pickets. ...
  3. Measure the total width of the installation area. ...
  4. Subtract the total area occupied by pickets from the total installation width.
Sep 25, 2017


How long is a bath towel? 
How long is a bath towel?
Bath towels range from about 27 inches by 52 inches in size all the way up to 30 inches by 58 inches for the largest towel. The smallest bath sheets, in comparison, are much larger, generally around 35 inches by 60 inches. That extra square footage makes wrapping up in a bath sheet a more luxurious experience.


How long is a hand towel? 
How long is a hand towel?
You will find some slight variations in the sizes of hand towels. On the small end, hand towels measure about 15 inches wide by 25 inches long. On the larger end of the scale, you can find hand towels measuring 18 inches wide by 30 inches long.Aug 16, 2016


How high should a towel bar be? 
How high should a towel bar be?
Standard Towel Bar Height. Common towel bar placement falls between 42 and 48 inches as measured from the bathroom floor, but they can range anywhere from 30 to 52 inches. A height of 48 inches is a common option. It gives you plenty of room for hanging towels while keeping everything accessible.Sep 5, 2018


Why does my towel smell after I dry off? 
Why does my towel smell after I dry off?
Even a small amount of moisture can make towels smell sour! After drying off after a bath or shower, make sure to hang your towel up to dry. ... Excess detergent leaves behind a residue on towels, especially in high-efficiency washers that use less water. Never use fabric softener on towels.Apr 27, 2019


Should you reuse a towel? 
Should you reuse a towel?
Bath towels that are being used once a day to dry off after a shower can be used up to three times before needing to be washed. Hand towels, however, should be changed every one to two days since they are getting used more frequently and might even be drying hands that aren't completely clean.May 16, 2017


Should you iron towels? 
Should you iron towels?
Wash a towel at 70 degrees Celsius, at this temperature, thermal disinfectant, most bacteria is eliminated. ... You do not need to iron your towels, however will not harm the towel if you do. Iron usually flattens the loops on the towel. The best towels have a soft fluffy handle with upright loops like soldiers.


How do you store towels? 
How do you store towels?
Use the top shelves for stacking towels and toiletries. Stow seldom used items in baskets on top of the cabinets. Baskets in the open lower shelf are ideal for extra toilet paper and towels. Hang hooks between the cabinets to keep towels off the floor.Jan 4, 2019


How do you store towels in the closet? 
How do you store towels in the closet?
Put Items in Their Proper Place
  1. Towels: To get the most storage space for bulky towels, it's best to fold them in thirds lengthwise, then into a rectangle. ...
  2. Sheets: A clever way to corral multiple sets of sheets is by storing them neatly in a matching pillowcase.


How do you roll towels? 
How do you roll towels?
How to Roll Your Towels Like a Spa!
  1. Start by folding the towel in half.
  2. Grab one of the corners and bring it across until it is parallel to the far edge.
  3. Flip the towel.
  4. Then fold the corners in thirds.
  5. Flip the towel again.
  6. And begin tightly rolling.
Jun 7, 2016


Do towels dry better on hooks or bars? 
Do towels dry better on hooks or bars?
Towel bars are a good option if you have a lot of wall space near the tub or shower. Towel bars allow towels to dry without being bunched up, so they dry faster than towels might on a hook or ring. ... For especially tight spaces, consider using an over-the-door towel bar.Jul 17, 2018


How high should a bathroom cabinet be hung over the toilet? 
How high should a bathroom cabinet be hung over the toilet?
Many bathrooms have a smaller wall space where the toilet is located. Using a tape measure, measure the width of the wall and the height from the top of the toilet tank to the ceiling. The bottom of most cabinets are approximately 2 feet above the tank.


What is the standard height for a bathroom mirror? 
What is the standard height for a bathroom mirror?
THE LIGHTING. The standard height for vanity lighting above bathroom mirrors is 75” to 80” from the finished floor to the center of the light fixture. Keep in mind that these are just the standard measurements.Jun 12, 2017


How do you keep wet towels from smelling? 
How do you keep wet towels from smelling?
If you have a standard washer machine, use 1 cup of baking soda and add it to the towels and then fill with water. DO NOT ADD SOAP OR VINEGAR, ADD NOTHING BUT BAKING SODA! Run a full cycle using hot water for the wash and rinse cycle. You will be absolutely amazed on how fresh the towels smell.


How high should towel hooks be? 
How high should towel hooks be?
Robe hooks should be mounted at 70 inches above the floor and if there are two, they should be spaced at least 9 inches apart. Robe hooks are also great for towel storage if a towel bar is not possible due to space limitations.Oct 28, 2011


How do you dry towels indoors? 
How do you dry towels indoors?
Top drying clothes indoors tips this autumn
  1. Give heavy items like towels or jeans an extra spin in the machine before hanging out to dry to remove as much excess water and moisture as possible. ...
  2. Shake out wet laundry before hanging on a rack or line.
Nov 1, 2013


Why do my towels always smell musty? 
Why do my towels always smell musty?
Simply pour your cup of vinegar into the wash and let it work its magic! ... If they do not smell better and have extreme mildew smell, throw back into the washer and instead of vinegar, add one cup of baking soda to the wash…still no detergent. This should completely rid your towel of the musty mildew smell!Oct 30, 2014


What do you do with towels after you shower? 
What do you do with towels after you shower?
7 Ways You're Ruining Your Bath Towels
  1. You double-up when hanging them on hooks. ...
  2. You don't wash them often enough. ...
  3. You use the same towels too often. ...
  4. You use too much detergent when you wash them. ...
  5. You don't wash them in hot enough water. ...
  6. You don't shake them out before they go in the dryer.
Feb 12, 2015


How do I stop my towels from smelling musty? 
How do I stop my towels from smelling musty?
Steps to Take to Help Stop Towels from Smelling
  1. Step 1: Baking Soda and White Vinegar Wash. To kill off the mildew smell you'll need to wash the towels with baking soda and white vinegar in very hot water. ...
  2. Step 2: Dry Thoroughly. ...
  3. Step 3: Repeat When Necessary.
Nov 30, 2017


How do you store towels in a small bathroom? 
How do you store towels in a small bathroom?
17 neat towel storage ideas
  1. Save space by adding a towel rack that's also a chair. ...
  2. Small room? ...
  3. Keep towels handy on a cute towel ring. ...
  4. Stack towels up on a stool for a laid back look. ...
  5. Choose multi-rail towel storage to save wall space. ...
  6. Get a hotel style bathroom with a towel rack. ...
  7. Store them in an under basin drawer for a clutter-free look.


Is it bad to keep your makeup in the bathroom? 
Is it bad to keep your makeup in the bathroom?
If left long enough in warm and humid conditions they quickly deteriorate, this is why it is not recommended to store makeup in the bathroom. ... If you like hot showers then keep your makeup well away from the bathroom. Steam from the shower can cause makeup to age.


How do you store towels under bathroom sink? 
How do you store towels under bathroom sink?
Roll towels and place them in a round wicker basket, or fold them neatly and stow them in a square basket under the sink or by the tub. If you're short on floor space, hang the baskets vertically above the toilet or sink and nestle a few rolled towels or hand towels inside.


How can I get the most out of my small bathroom? 
How can I get the most out of my small bathroom?
12 Design Tips To Make A Small Bathroom Better
  1. Install a corner sink. Sometimes even a pedestal sink can disrupt the only available traffic lane in a bathroom. ...
  2. Use a shower curtain. ...
  3. Float the vanity. ...
  4. Round the vanity. ...
  5. Extend the counter over the toilet. ...
  6. Use a large-scale pattern. ...
  7. Skip the shower door. ...
  8. Expand the mirror.
May 8, 2015


How can I increase my bathroom space? 
How can I increase my bathroom space?
TEN EASY WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR BATHROOM STORAGE SPACE
  1. Install a corner cabinet: Use corner cabinets for storing toiletries and linens. ...
  2. Use ready-made storage units: Bathroom storage units are available in many shapes, sizes, and materials. ...
  3. Build cubbyhole shelves: You can use the empty space between wall studs as a cubbyhole for shelves.


How small can you make a half bathroom? 
How small can you make a half bathroom?
A half bath needn't be large. You will have enough space if you can find a spot in your house that's about 3 to 4 feet wide and 6 to 8 feet long. If it's any smaller, it will be uncomfortable for people to access.


How do you organize a towel cupboard? 
How do you organize a towel cupboard?
Step 2: Organise and store
  1. Keep different items separated on relevent shelves. Sheet sets together, beach towels, bathroom stuff etc. ...
  2. Consider putting things in wire baskets to make them easier to pull out.
  3. Don't put too much in the cupboard. The fuller it is the harder it is to keep organised.
Jan 25, 2015


How should I organize my bathroom products? 
How should I organize my bathroom products?
9 Easy Tips to Organize the Bathroom
  1. Declutter First. ...
  2. Keep the Counters Clutter-Free. ...
  3. Use the Inside of Cabinet Doors for Storage. ...
  4. Use drawer dividers. ...
  5. Have a Caddy for Each Member of the Family. ...
  6. Add a laundry bin. ...
  7. Hang towels from hooks instead of towel bars. ...
  8. Use clear acrylic containers.


How do I organize my cleaning supplies? 
How do I organize my cleaning supplies?
Use inexpensive baskets to hold sponges, cloths, dusters and other things that you wipe down surfaces with. Attach hooks to the back of your utility closet for hanging cleaning rags, the dust pan, etc. Or hang those items on a decorated pegboard.Apr 22, 2016


How high should a toilet paper holder be hung? 
How high should a toilet paper holder be hung?
Height Placement. According to the NKBA, a wall-mounted toilet paper holder works best if installed 26 inches above the floor, on center. "On center" means that the center of the holder, as opposed to the bottom or top of it, is 26 inches above the floor.Dec 15, 2018


What side of the toilet should the toilet paper holder be on? 
What side of the toilet should the toilet paper holder be on?
Put it on the left side. The other guy's suggestion is on point with most people being right handed, but righties are going to want to have a full reach to their left side with right hand. The dispenser also being on the right side will probably actually present more of an uncomfortable reach.Jul 2, 2011


Can you replace a radiator with a heated towel rail? 
Can you replace a radiator with a heated towel rail?
The easiest way to fit your new towel radiator is to replace a radiator of the same width. ... Simply turn off your heating, then isolate your old radiator by shutting off the valves on either side before removing it from the wall. Your new towel radiator will be connected to the existing pipework.


Where should a towel ring be placed? 
Where should a towel ring be placed?
Generally speaking, the average height of a towel bar should be 48 inches from the floor. This is also true for the hand towel ring. If you are hanging towel bars in a children's bath, you may want to hang the bar lower (36 inches from the floor).


How do you install a toilet paper holder on the wall? 
How do you install a toilet paper holder on the wall?
Take the plunge and drill holes using a ¼” drill bit on the marks. Insert anchors and nails into the holes to mount the paper holder. Slide the mounting parts, and secure by pushing flush with the wall and down into the mountingbracket, then slide the toilet paper roll on.Nov 29, 2017


What height should grab bars be installed? 
What height should grab bars be installed?
In toilets and showers, the tops of horizontal grab bars need to be 33 to 36 inches from the floor. In a transfer shower, the bottom of the vertical bar must be 3 to 6 inches above the horizontal bar on that wall. The problem is that installers often aim for one edge of the range, and end up a bit high or low.


How far apart should towel hooks be? 
How far apart should towel hooks be?
For functionality, towel rings are commonly installed on a shorter wall close to the sink. Aim for installing a towel ring anywhere from 50 inches to 52 inches off the ground. Towels should hang freely and not brush against the top of your vanity.Mar 13, 2017


How high above the vanity should the towel ring be? 
How high above the vanity should the towel ring be?
The towel ring must be installed between 50 inches and 52 inches height, measured from the finish floor. If you measure it from the vanity, then it shall be hung 20 inches to 22 inches above it.Dec 13, 2018


Which way does toilet paper hang? 
Which way does toilet paper hang?
First of all, you should know that there's a documented correct way to place toilet paper onto the holder — which is in the “over” position. Seriously — the 1891 patent for the toilet paper roll literally states that the end of the roll should be hanging off the exterior, so there's that.Apr 5, 2016


How far apart should you put coat hooks? 
How far apart should you put coat hooks?
Step 2: Mark the hook spacing using a pencil (space the hooks at least 8 to 12 inches apart to give garments or towels room to breath).May 10, 2012


How high do you hang coat hooks? 
How high do you hang coat hooks?
5 feet
The coat rack should be low enough that it is convenient to everyone who will use it regularly to reach but high enough that coats, even long ones, do not touch the ground when hanging. For many people, the optimal hanging height is around 5 feet.


Is there a standard height for coat hooks? 
Is there a standard height for coat hooks?
Choosing the Height. A free-standing coat rack averages around 6 feet tall, with hooks mounted within 12 to 18 inches beneath the top. ... This height, adjusted slightly up or down as needed allows plenty of hanging space beneath the coats as well, to ensure that even a long coat does not touch the floor.


How do you install wall hooks? 
How do you install wall hooks?
How to Mount a Coat Hook Into Drywall
  1. Place the coat hook over the desired location and insert the pencil into the screw hole to mark the wall.
  2. Use the drill and the Phillips tip to screw the drywall anchor into the wall where the pencil mark is.


How do you stick things onto walls without leaving marks? 
How do you stick things onto walls without leaving marks?
We have a few ideas that can help you decorate to your heart's content without putting your deposit at risk.
  1. Use hooks with special adhesive. ...
  2. Fine some unique decorative tape. ...
  3. Hang your art on clothespins. ...
  4. Use putty to hang up your favorite works of art. ...
  5. Use a wire display. ...
  6. Use decals as decorations. ...
  7. Use magnetic paint.
Aug 4, 2016


How do you attach screw hooks by hand? 
How do you attach screw hooks by hand?
To power drive screw hooks:
  1. Drill a pilot hole a bit smaller in diameter than the screw hook shank.
  2. Start the screw hook in the hole.
  3. Chuck a screw eye in a variable speed drill.
  4. Slide the eye over the screw hook.
  5. Use the drill on low speed to drive the screw hook.
Apr 14, 2014


How is equal spacing measured? 
How is equal spacing measured?
How to Calculate Even Spacing
  1. Measure the width of your picket, baluster or board material. ...
  2. Multiply the individual picket width by the number of pickets to find the total area that will be occupied by the pickets. ...
  3. Measure the total width of the installation area. ...
  4. Subtract the total area occupied by pickets from the total installation width.
Sep 25, 2017


How do you calculate spacing for balusters? 
How do you calculate spacing for balusters?
Luckily, there is a simple solution to this puzzle.
  1. Measure the width of the gap between the inner surfaces of the two support posts.
  2. Measure the width of a single spindle.
  3. Add the two figures together. ...
  4. Count the number of spindles to be used and add one. ...
  5. Divide the sum of the width by the sum of the number of spindles.
Dec 14, 2018


How do you calculate spacing for pickets? 
How do you calculate spacing for pickets?
Calculate the total area occupied by pickets by multiplying the number of pickets by the picket width: 17 times 3.5 equals 59.5 (inches). Subtract the picket area from the post spacing to find the total area remaining for spaces: 92.5 minus 59.5 equals 33.


What should I look for in a bath towel? 
What should I look for in a bath towel?
How to Choose Bath Towels That Last
  • Absorbency. Thicker, heavier towels are usually more absorbent than thinner, lighter towels, but take longer to dry, of course. ...
  • Softness. Towels often feel softer in the store than they do after a few washes. ...
  • Durability. Two-ply towels are a bit more durable than one ply.
Jul 19, 2017


What is a good size bath towel? 
What is a good size bath towel?
Bath towels range from about 27 inches by 52 inches in size all the way up to 30 inches by 58 inches for the largest towel. The smallest bath sheets, in comparison, are much larger, generally around 35 inches by 60 inches. That extra square footage makes wrapping up in a bath sheet a more luxurious experience.


What's the difference between a bath towel and a bath sheet? 
What's the difference between a bath towel and a bath sheet?
The main difference between these two options is simple: their size. Bath sheets are larger than bath towels, and they offer increased coverage and absorbency. Here at Crane & Canopy, a bath towel measures 30” x 56”, while a bath sheet measure 40” x 70”.


What is the difference between a hand towel and a fingertip towel? 
What is the difference between a hand towel and a fingertip towel?
A fingertip towel is a small-sized towel providing an easy convenience to dry hands and 'fingertips' quickly. It is smaller than a hand towel, yet larger than a wash cloth. ... The fingertip towel adds a gracious touch to the home and can have multiple uses, especially those woven from linen.Jan 13, 2016


Is a washcloth a towel? 
Is a washcloth a towel?
is that washcloth is a small cloth used to wash the face and body while towel is a cloth used for wiping, especially one used for drying anything wet, as a person after a bath.


How do I choose a towel? 
How do I choose a towel?
Bath Towels 101: How to Choose Towels
  1. Determine the Size. Towels come in a variety of sizes that you'll want to consider before your purchase. ...
  2. Decide on Weight. Bath towel density is measured in grams per square meter (GSM), and this number varies between 300-900. ...
  3. Choose Your Cotton. ...
  4. Select Combed or Ringspun Construction.