Origins of the towel warmer

The towel warmer may have had humble beginnings, but someone obviously recognized a good idea when they saw one. When I step out of the steaming shower in the mornings I tend to do a little dance to my towel to avoid the cold tile. I wrap the cold and sometimes soggy cloth around myself, and shiver myself dry with the help of a vigorous toweling, then almost literally jump into my clothes. When I finally warm up ten minutes later, I wonder why I put myself through this routine every morning. Of course it did not always happen this way.

The Victorian era boasted radiators in the bathrooms that would keep the whole room toasty through the winter months. Even better: a towel or outfit set on top of these radiators before the showers provided a warm haven after stepping out of the water and into the day. Genius!

It seems ridiculous that with our many modern advances, we accept this frigid awakening ritual with stoic pride. Installing a radiator in your bathroom is a potential solution, but one that seems antiquated, and might feel out of date in your home. If your house is Victorian period, or if you wish to add an antique flair, this might be the solution for you. If you are looking for something a little more modern, however, or if you are looking for something compact, a towel warmer is the solution for you.

These handy bathroom fixtures stay warm using either heated water or heated airflow, and will warm and dry towels or clothing. Originally large and chunky, these bathroom fixtures have gotten both more compact and more efficient over the years. Many nice hotels boast them (at least they do in Europe) and for good reason. A sleek and stylish towel warmer mounted nicely on your bathroom wall will warm your entire bathroom just enough to keep comfortable, and will provide you with a warm, dry towel every day. Its like wrapping yourself in a dryer-fresh towel every time you shower.

The towel warmer may have had humble beginnings, but someone obviously recognized a good idea when they saw one. Now for less energy than it takes to light your bathroom, you can have a warm start to your morning everyday.