Cost to Install a Towel Warmer

Cost to Install a Towel Warmer

How much is an installed towel warmer?The contractor cost to install a towel warmer is $582 vs. doing it yourself for $360 and saving 38 percent. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the cost.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Diy Logo Hours Pro 2.5 DIY 4.5
Money Pro $582 DIY $360
Per Unit Cost
Per Unit Cost $582 Total Cost

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

If you have a cold bathroom, you'll appreciate the luxury of stepping out of the shower or bathtub and wrapping yourself in a warm towel. If that's luxury you've only dreamed of, an electric towel warmer is an addition to your bathroom you won't regret.

A towel warmer does double duty in a cold space because while it's heating the towels it's also taking the chill out of a drafty room. Years ago, the only towel warmers were hydronic ones plumbed into a hot water heating system and were found primarily in expensive hotels and upscale homes. Today, towel warmers, which operate on standard 120-volt electrical service, are becoming more mainstream and designed for anyone's bathroom. They complement any décor and come in a variety of high quality finishes, including brass, nickel, chrome and pewter.

An electrician will charge $582 to install an electric towel warmer, including labor and the unit. If you have experience with electrical projects, you can install it yourself, especially if it's a new or remodeled bathroom where the walls are open or exposed. A moderately priced unit costs $360, so doing it yourself would save you 38 percent. To add a towel warmer to an existing bathroom, hire an electrician who has the know-how to install one and tap into the existing power source.

Looking for a Bathroom Contractor to do the job? Click here to get to Home Advisor and it will open in a new tab and you’ll have to answer some basic questions about your job followed by Bathroom Contractors in your area.

Amba Product is a good resource for more information about Towel Warmers.

The bottom line: compare the price of a contractor’s bid to install a towel warmer with what it costs to do it yourself and make your decision. You adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code.

Cost updated 2018

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