Cost to Install a Towel Warmer – 2021

| Last Updated: August 24, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 582

$ 360

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 90% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Install a Towel Warmer noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

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.

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.

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. 

Welcome! We hope you’ll find the job costs of home improvement projects useful when you’re deciding whether to do a job yourself vs. hire a contractor. We’re the authors of 20 home improvement books, most notably Home Improvement for Dummies©, Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies©, Carpentry for Dummies©, Plumbing for Dummies©, and Painting and Wallpapering for Dummies©. Our most recent book Fix It and Flip It is in its second edition. We’ve appeared as home improvement experts on television programs such as CNN, Dateline, the Today Show, HGTV and many others.