How to Set Up an Antique Towel Rack?

Towel racks are simple but practical accessories that serve the important purpose of holding your bathroom towel. There are nice vintage or antique towel rack pieces that look very attractive and are very functional as well. These can lend a touch of grace and class to your bathroom interior. Find out how to set up this type of rack in your bathroom.

Choosing the right location
It is important to pick a spot on your bathroom wall that is convenient for hanging racks. Ensure that nothing gets in the rack's way, including the door. As you will reach for the towels while on your way out of the shower, it is best for you to place the rack by the bathtub or the shower.

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Place it away from water
You should always ensure that your antique towel rack is placed in an area that will not get wet from jets of shower water or water dripping from above. Dripping water will cause damage to the rack and leave a small hole in your wall surface. It is important to look for a stud finder to find the stud that is nearest to the location that you want. Then keep the stud finder running in the spot until you are able to locate the stud. It will be the spot where you will be able to hang one of the rack's sides, on the stud.

Place in a good height
Once you find the right spot, you have to pick an appropriate height. It should be right for an average sized man or woman. Even if every member of your male is very tall or short, you should think about the height of guests and visitors to your home. If it is the bathroom of your child, you would like to place it on the lower side. However, if you have installed a proper stepstool for your kid, this can be ignored.


Install the rack
After you have found a proper location and a comfortable height, use a pencil to note the spot on the stud. Place an end of the rack on the marked spot, and hold another end of the rack on a horizontal line that touches the bathroom wall. Use a leveler and hold it over the rack to make sure that the antique towel rack is on a straight line. Continue to mark every spot will be located, particularly the holes for every screw.

Make holes
Drill a few screw holes on the marked spots on your wall. Ensure that the holes on the opposite stud side is bigger, to allow easy fitting of the anchors that would offer the necessary additional support to the weaker end. Hold these up and get a precise size measurement. The wide side of the anchor will face out. You can now place the towel rack in its desired spot, and put screw in both of its sides. Put a few towels and find out whether the antique towel rack holds them. If it does, your installation is complete.


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