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Installing Bath Accessories

 
 
Bath Accessories

Bath accessories come in a wide range of styles and finishes, but most are installed using the same techniques, especially within a particular brand or collection. This project guide will show you the common techniques for installing a towel bar, toilet tissue holder and towel ring.
 

Preparation


• When hanging a towel bar, use the template included with the packaging to help you align the mounting plates.
 

Safety


• If you are attaching accessories to the side of a cabinet, be sure that screws do not poke through to the inside 
  of the cabinet  and damage contents or create a sharp object hazard.
• Many manufacturers now make grab bars and other safety accessories that match the décor of traditional towel 
  bars and toilet paper holders, so look for a matching set that includes these items if you are interested in adding 
  safety features to your bathroom.
 

Savings


• If you are removing old fixtures that are still in good condition, consider donating them to charity or recycling 
  the metal components rather than throwing them in the garbage when you remodel a bathroom.
 

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Step 1

 Step 1: Towel Bar

 

Towel Bar

 

Start by selecting your location. Most new towel bars come with a cutout template to help you position the mounting brackets correctly on the wall. If you don't have a template, hold the assembled bar against the wall in the desired location and mark the location of the mounting brackets. Use a carpenter's level or laser level to get the two sides an even height.

  

Step 2

Step 2: Attach the mounting brackets to wall with screws and drywall anchors Attach the mounting brackets to the wall using appropriate fasteners – usually screws and drywall anchors.
  

Step 3

Step 3: Hang the towel bar on the brackets then tighten the set screw at the bottom of each mounting plate Hang the towel bar on the brackets then tighten the set screw at the bottom of each mounting plate.
  

Step 4

Step 4: Toilet Tissue Holder

Toilet Tissue Holder

 

Most toilet tissue holders attach in the same basic way as towel bars – especially if they come from a matching set or collection from one manufacturer.


Determine the desired location on the wall, then attach the mounting plate to the wall using an appropriate fastener.  Connect to a stud behind the wall or use a drywall anchor whenever possible.


Attach the holder to the mounting plate, then tighten the set-screw.

  

Step 5

Step 5: Towel Ring

Towel Ring

 

Most towel rings attach in the same basic way as towel bars and toilet paper holders – especially if they come from a matching set or collection from one manufacturer.


Determine the desired location on the wall, then attach the mounting plate to the wall using an appropriate fastener.  Connect to a stud behind the wall or use a drywall anchor whenever possible.


Attach the ring to the mounting plate, then tighten the set-screw.