How to Install a Towel Bar

Written by: Brent Holland
DIY Specialist
(800) 375-3403

A towel bar is essential to keeping the bathroom clean, hygienic, and organized. And it’s typically incredibly easy to install.

Tools / Materials:

- Screwdriver

- Allen Wrench

- Hammer

- Level


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Step by Step Instructions

How to Install a Bathroom Towel Bar: Step 1

Step 1:

Determine where the towel bar will be mounted. Affix the included template to the wall using masking tape, and make sure it’s straight with a level.

How to Install a Bathroom Towel Bar: Step 2

Step 2:

Start the screw holes. Using screws that come with the towel bar, poke though the template until you make marks on the wall. Remove the template from the wall.

How to Install a Bathroom Towel Bar: Step 3

Step 3:

Install wall anchors. These should also come with the towel bar. Using a ¼-inch drill bit or screwdriver, create shallow pilot holes in the wall for the wall anchors. Push the wall anchors into the holes, and tap them in with a hammer.

How to Install a Bathroom Towel Bar: Step 4

Step 4:

Install the mounting bracket with the provided screws.

How to Install a Bathroom Towel Bar: Step 5

Step 5:

Attach towel bar to the mounting brackets. Tighten the wall anchor screws (likely with an Allen wrench).

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