Want to learn how to customize towel racks to accommodate your bathroom remodel? As most towel racks match the rest of your bathroom fixtures, just replacing them with new ones is not an option. But if you customize your towel racks to be smaller or larger, you can keep the general look of your bathroom fixtures identical. It’s actually easier to do than your realize. Just follow these steps to learn how to customize towel racks for your exact needs.
Shorten Wood Towel Racks
To make light fixtures identical, manufacturers use the same elements to build the sides of your towel racks, toilet paper hanger and face towel rings. You can therefore, easily disconnect the rod of the towel rack from its brackets. Look for a screw hole under the brackets (hidden from the eye), loosen it and remove the bracket. Just saw the rod down to size to customize your towel rack to your needs, then reinstall the bracket to hold the shorter rod upright.
Lengthen Wood Towel Racks
All you have to do to customize a towel rack to be longer is replace the rod which comes loose from the brackets. After locating the hidden screw in the side bracket and removing it, take the rod with you to your home improvement store and buy a dowel rod in the same diameter as your existing rod. Cut the dowel to the size you want, slip it between the towel rack brackets (sides) and attach the brackets to the wall in their new location.
Shorten Metal Towel Racks
All you have to do to customize a metal towel rack that’s too long is cut the rod down to side. Locate the hidden screws in one of the side brackets and remove it to release the towel rack rod. Make sure you use a metal cutting hand saw (or a steel cutting saw blade in your electric saw) and wear eye protect against sparks that occur when metal is cut at high velocity. Slip the shorter rod between the two towel brackets and reattach to the wall.
Lengthen Metal Towel Racks
Just as you can customize a wood towel rack to be longer, so you can with metal using a curtain rod. After you locate the hidden screw on the towel rack side and release the metal towel rod, take the rod with you to buy a curtain rod in the exact same diameter. If the new rod is too long, shorten it as described above. Otherwise, simply slip the new towel rack rod between the brackets and reattach to the wall.
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Inventive Home Improvement: Customizing Towel Racks to Blend Decor with Comfort.