Towel radiators and rails come in all shapes and specifications. If you just want something that will heat your bathroom, go for a traditional radiator design. However, a heated towel rail (a cross between a radiator and a towel store) is an increasingly popular option for bathrooms. From fabulous Victorian-style designs (that come complete with traditional valves and ball joints) to super-funky modern versions , there are plenty of great towel rails on the market. Most come with the option to add valves so they have the functionality of proper heating. Take a look at our pick of the best...
1. Reina Piano Vertical Designer Towel Radiator
Modern streamlined design with lots of drying capacity. Looks super smart when empty, too. Chrome-plated steel. H90 W50cm.
2. Beckingham Heated Towel Rail in Copper Finish
The Beckingham heated towel rail is based on a classic Victorian design and is made from brass tubing for a true period look. Ideal for use in the bathroom, but also suitable for kitchens and cloakrooms. Brass with copper finish. H96.5 x W67.5 D16.5cm.
3. Windsor Traditional Chrome Freestanding Towel Rail
This luxury radiator with stylish ball joints is a classic design that would look great in any bathroom. Offers plenty of storage for hand and bath towels. Chrome-plated steel. H77.8 W68.6 D25.4cm.
4. Reina Elvina Heated Towel Rail
This contemporary radiator can be hung on the wall to free up space in a compact bathroom. Mild steel with polished chrome finish. H30 W50cm.
5. Savoy Heated Towel Rail
Classic design that features a single towel rail positioned over a traditional central heating radiator. Available in two sizes. H94 W64 D23cm.
Savoy Heated Towel Rail, £251, Worldstores
6. Scuro 800 Radiator in Black
This stylish and sturdy modern design in timeless black will be the star of the show in any bathroom. Classic black finish with anti-scale properties. Also available in Grey and in three different heights. H80 W50cm.
7. Kudox Towel Rail Straight Chrome Radiator
Slimline ladder towel rail in high-sheen chrome finish ideal for a smaller bathroom or cloakroom. Central heating or electric use. Chrome. H75 W60 D3cm.
8. Heritage Vintage Gold Victorian Heated Towel Rail
Traditionally styled Victorian-style heated towel rail. The vintage gold finish will bring a touch of glamour to your room. Steel with gold finish. H94 W67.5 D10.5cm.
9. Lunan Central Heated Towel Rail
This towel rail has a handy overhang for extra quick drying times. It needs to be plumbed into the central heating system in the same way as a standard radiator and must be fitted with valves. Short brackets and profile valves supplied. Stainless steel. H48 W52cm.
10. Chrome Curved Heated Towel Rail
The gently curved profile of this heated towel rail will provide a stylish yet functional element to your bathroom. The frame is designed so that the top end sits away from the wall, providing plenty of hanging space and the ability to warm a number of towels at the same time. Chrome-plated brass. H120 W60 D22cm.
Get the Ideal Home Newsletter
Sign up to our newsletter for style and decor inspiration, house makeovers, project advice and more.
4 plants to prune in November - prepare your garden for the winter months before it is too cold
Prune your plants before it’s too late
By Lauren Bradbury
5 cheap and easy ways to make an artificial wreath look more expensive this festive season
Jazz up your artificial wreath this Christmas with these budget hacks
By Lauren Bradbury
Green bedroom ideas – from soft sage to luxe emerald for a dreamy bedroom scheme
Olive, sage or emerald? Which soothing green bedroom idea will you be drifting off to sleep with?
By Amy Cutmore