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How high do I mount towel bars?

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The recommended height for hanging a towel bar is 48 inches from the floor. The average height of most Americans and the average length of bath towels are combined to arrive at this figure.

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At 48 inches from the floor, most towels and bath sheets hang on a towel bar without touching the floor. However, there is no one proper height for hanging a towel bar. Increase or decrease this height as necessary to take into account very tall or short members of a household, and consider placement. Hang towel bars close enough to the sink and bath so that towels are within reach when needed.

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