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Carmichael 16 in. Grab Bar in Polished Chrome

$4498
  • Provides 500 lbs of support
  • Premium metal construction for durability and reliability
  • Installation template and tools included
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Product Overview

With a combination of smooth lines and gentle detailing, the Carmichael grab bar offers a sophisticated touch of elegance - perfect for updating a bathroom while complementing the existing aesthetic. It features durable metal construction and a convenient 16 in. length for a secure grip. It comes with a lifetime limited warranty.
  • 16 in. (406 mm) bar
  • 1-1/4 in. (32 mm) bar diameter
  • Traditional styling
  • Provides 500 lbs. of support
  • Coordinates with traditional-style KOHLER faucets and showering components
  • Premium metal construction for durability and reliability
  • KOHLER finishes resist corrosion and tarnishing



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Specifications

Dimensions

Bar Length (in.)
16
Escutcheon Diameter (in.)
2.5
Product Length (in.)
16

Details

Bar Type
Straight
Bath Accessory Type
Grab/Assist Bar
Color Family
Chrome
Color/Finish
Polished Chrome
Features
No Additional Features
Included
Mounting Hardware
Material
Metal
Mount Type
Wall Mounted
Returnable
90-Day
Weight Capacity (lb.)
500

Warranty / Certifications

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
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  • 92% recommend this product
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    Very good looking and quality
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    Paint started peeling within six weeks.
    We ordered the KOHLER Carmichael 24 in. Grab Bar in Matte Black Model # K-R27236-BL and within six weeks this is what it looks like. Not only is it an eyesore using it as a grab bar when a huge piece slid off it causes you to lose your balance. I contacted Kohler customer service in December and they said they would send a replacement right away. Contacted again in February and they promised to ship out within 5 days...still nothing. Contacted again and will see if they respond. Very disappointed in the product and their lack of customer service. Absolutely I do not recommend.
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    Response from Kohler Product ExpertMar 8, 2021
    Hi Nancy, this is Sarah with Kohler Co. I'm very sorry to hear the finish is peeling and for the trouble you have had obtaining the replacement through our customer service department. Please email us at KohlerCustServ@kohler.com. We would like to help! -Sarah S., Kohler Customer Service
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      Kohler bar is not safe.
      My husband mounted the bar for my mom in her tub. When he put some weight on it the wall mounting casting snapped off on both sides. The side of box says ADA 500lbs. My husband is 180 lbs and didn't hang on it, just put forced on it to test it. This is a terrible design.
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      Response from Kohler Product ExpertFeb 26, 2021
      Hi DFarris, this is Sarah with Kohler Co. I'm very sorry to hear your Carmichael grab bar came off the wall. The grab bar may not support load capacity limits if not properly installed. The installation guidelines should be followed precisely, including mounting the brackets to adequate structural support. Before installing the finished wall material, structural support should be installed between the wall studs where the brackets will be mounted. 3/16" (5 mm) pilot holes should be drilled through the shower surface only, not into the structural support. Sealant should be applied into the holes. Please email us at KohlerCustServ@kohler.com for additional assistance. We're here to help! -Sarah S. Kohler Customer Service
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        Kohler makes excellent bath products and this grab bar is no exception. I wanted the brushed nick...
        Kohler makes excellent bath products and this grab bar is no exception. I wanted the brushed nickel finish so it would match the rest of my bathroom fixtures, It came with everything needed for installation. I would recommend using a good quality stud finder so it can be anchored to studs behind the wall. The finish is excellent. The bar itself is substantial.
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        Typical excellent quality from Kohler, heavy construction and clear instructions...................
        Typical excellent quality from Kohler, heavy construction and clear instructions.................. This is an unbiased review that is unaffected by the fact that I received this product for free. As proof of impartiality, just click on my nickname and see the average of the ratings I have given over 300 reviews to date. ------- These grab bars from Kohler are heavier than some other brands, I will assume that makes them stronger and better able to assist heavier users. The finish, chrome in this case, is excellent and flawless, again unlike some others. ------- Installation was straightforward. Only wood screws are included, not any wall anchors. But then I am not even sure that wall anchors are allowed in ADA fixtures like these. There is a full size template to assist in locating the drilled holes for the mounting screws. The flanges that attach to the wall are removed from the grab bar and mounted first. Then the bar is pushed onto the pins in the mounting plates and set screws are used to lock it in place. When installing, I recommend positioning the bar so that the set screw holes are not seen if possible. The pins are tapered to insure a tight fit to the wall; push the bar against the wall while tightening the set screws and it will fit flush to the wall. ------- The end caps are removable but I do not think there is any purpose of that to the end user.
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        We liked the 18" version so much we got this 24" for the master bath. We have low Kolher toilets ...
        We liked the 18" version so much we got this 24" for the master bath. We have low Kolher toilets and it is much easier for us to raise up withh help and our granddaughter likes it also for help sliding down off the seat. Mounting is by a plate that is secured to the bar with supplied screws for studs which were not where we wanted it so we used heavy duty drywall anchors and it is very solid. Be sure and read the advice to measure the bar mount length closely as the templet was 3/16" short as shown in the last photo.
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        I think that the polished chrome look is a timeless classic and it will never completely go out o...
        I think that the polished chrome look is a timeless classic and it will never completely go out of style, where as many other finishes come and go. I think this Kohler Carmichael grab bar will stand the test of time. It installs much like most all other brands with brackets that hang on the wall, ideally to a stud. The bar came with all the hardware generally needed. I like that it is functional, but also attractive and doesn't look like a public restroom industrial grab bar. 9" is the perfect size!
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        Usual superb Kohler quality and elegant looks. A very solid and substantial grab bar. The bar dia...
        Usual superb Kohler quality and elegant looks. A very solid and substantial grab bar. The bar diameter is 1 1/4 inch diameter and provides 500 lbs of support. I would trust this bar for supporting my mother. A layout template is included for drilling the mounting holes. I would suggest using double sided tape to mount the template so it will not move on you. Also make sure to measure the actual hole distances because the distances can vary some from the actual hole distance and the template. It comes with screws and hex wrench. Very easy to install. Mine is on an angle to accommodate the wall supports.
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        Finish is good, no visual defects or blemishes. There are good instructions and a nice cardboard ...
        Finish is good, no visual defects or blemishes. There are good instructions and a nice cardboard template for mounting and marking the centerline. The included screws make this a turnkey install if applying to studs. This bar is compatible with Wingits which is nice if you are installing in tile or drywall and not on a stud. The allen head set screw design is different, there is not a sliding plate to put over the screws. This makes for a clean look, but I am hesitant over how well the screws will stay tight with repeated use. Set screws loosen, and keeping track of the allen wrench is difficult for most. The durability is good at a 500# rating and the style is nice. I would recommend this for ADA compliant installations.
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        Finish is good, no visual defects or blemishes. There are good instructions and a nice cardboard ...
        Finish is good, no visual defects or blemishes. There are good instructions and a nice cardboard template for mounting and marking the centerline. The included screws make this a turnkey install if applying to studs. This bar is compatible with Wingits which is nice if you are installing in tile or drywall and not on a stud. The allen head set screw design is different, there is not a sliding plate to put over the screws. This makes for a clean look, but I am hesitant over how well the screws will stay tight with repeated use. Set screws loosen, and keeping track of the allen wrench is difficult for most. The durability is good at a 300# rating and the style is nice. I would recommend this for ADA compliant installations.
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        I was needing to install a grab bar in the bathroom that was nice looking and also functional thi...
        I was needing to install a grab bar in the bathroom that was nice looking and also functional this KOHLER CARMICHAEL 16 IN. GRAB BAR IN VIBRANT BRUSHED NICKEL was just what we were looking for. The grab bar comes with clear instructions and a nice template for a very easy install. The brush nickel finish is very easy to keep clean the grab bar is sturdy.
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        The 16" Kohler Carmichael grab bar in polished chrome is just right in our fairly large shower. ...
        The 16" Kohler Carmichael grab bar in polished chrome is just right in our fairly large shower. It is always a good idea to have a firm place to grab if you start to slip. My husband installed this bar vertically. He was able to find a stud with a stud finder and he said the installation was easy. When we remodeled a bath in our previous home, about 15 years ago, it was difficult to find good looking grab bars at a reasonable price. grab bars were either very utilitarian looking or they were high-end and expensive. This Kohler line of grab bars is not expensive and yet looks great. We are glad we glad we installed this grab bar.
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        The 9" Kohler Carmichael grab bar in polished chrome is just right in our fairly large shower. I...
        The 9" Kohler Carmichael grab bar in polished chrome is just right in our fairly large shower. It is always a good idea to have a firm place to grab if you start to slip. My husband installed this bar vertically. He was able to find a stud with a stud finder and he said the installation was easy. When we remodeled a bath in our previous home, about 15 years ago, it was difficult to find good looking grab bars at a reasonable price. grab bars were either very utilitarian looking or they were high-end and expensive. This Kohler line of grab bars is not expensive and yet looks great. We are glad we glad we installed this grab bar.
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        First impression on this grab bar, was the hefty weight of the product. No doubt, it is a quality manufactured item that will most certainly do the job it was designed to do, if installed properly of course. Speaking of which, the installation was very, very easy and straightforward. All hardware need for installation was included and all you will need are your own tools. The package included a spot on template to easily locate positioning of the grab bar base for pre-drilling, pencil mark spotting or simply to assist you with your plan. The finish is perfect, which makes for a real elegant product that can be used with confidence.
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        First impression on this grab bar, was the hefty weight of the product. No doubt, it is a quality manufactured item that will most certainly do the job it was designed to do, if installed properly of course. Speaking of which, the installation was very, very easy and straightforward. All hardware need for installation was included and all you will need are your own tools. The package included a spot on template to easily locate positioning of the grab bar base for pre-drilling, pencil mark spotting or simply to assist you with your plan. The finish is perfect, which makes for a real elegant product that can be used with confidence.
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        This grab bar comes well packaged and has a label saying it is good for up to 300 lbs.It is nice...
        This grab bar comes well packaged and has a label saying it is good for up to 300 lbs.It is nicely finished and comes from a brand that produces quality products. However, the instructions specify that this model in two longer lengths is ADA approved, leaving me to deduce this is not. I think I can see why it is not: the bar fastens to the wall using two strong plates with three screws each spaced to attach to structure ( the instructions remind the customer to provide structure before finishing the walls). I guess some people may leave buying grab bars until after finishing the walls, and some of them may rely on hollow walll fasteners, not sufficient to hol a person's weight. I was also surprised that the plates that attach to structure are not attached to the bar but held on with set screws similar to those on a towel bar, but larger.
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        The finish is so flawless, I am not certain you would find a hair size scratch with magnification...
        The finish is so flawless, I am not certain you would find a hair size scratch with magnification. The installation was a breeze, and the mounting bracket grabs the towel bar easily and with extreme strength. This is the first time dealing with a mount of this type and I like it. I would like to see the base have a larger circumference where it attaches to the wall to give a larger footprint where the base meets the wall to spread out stress at the contact points. There are 3 good mounting holes, however for added strength while stress is applied to the grab bar, I’d prefer they be spaced a bit farther apart. I installed the bar at a 45-degree angle, to perhaps give a more comfortable grip. One must keep in mind if doing something like this, to run support behind the wall accordingly. The overall appearance is pleasing. Functionality is perfect, with enough space between the wall and the bar itself to allow a firm grip without interference from the wall.
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        The Carmichael collection by Kohler includes this attractive and functional 24 inch grab bar. It ...
        The Carmichael collection by Kohler includes this attractive and functional 24 inch grab bar. It is made of premium metal for durability and comes in several finishes; mine is brushed nickel. It comes with easy detailed instructions, a template, and all the necessary installation accessories. The large grab bar provides up to 500 pounds of support, more than adequate for safety and security for just about everyone. Kohler is known for quality products and this piece is no exception.
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        A compact handle that assists in your safety entering into or coming out of the bath or wherever ...
        A compact handle that assists in your safety entering into or coming out of the bath or wherever you may need it. Very easy to install. However if you are drilling into tile make sure you have the correct drill bit. The handle is stylish and accents the bathroom. Easy to clean and is very functional we use it every day now. It's durable and made with quality material.
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        I got the 16 inch bar for the open shower area, just in case a handle is needed and the 9 inch ba...
        I got the 16 inch bar for the open shower area, just in case a handle is needed and the 9 inch bar to mount near the soaking tub to give a handle for getting out of the tub. I've never gotten a product from this company that didn't meet my expectations. They have lovely current designs to uplift any decor. These bars are heavy, strong, functional and beautiful. The directions are clear and easy to read with supporting pictures that are clear and well drawn. The shipping containers allowed them to arrive in pristine condition. I'm very pleased
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        I've never gotten a product from this company that didn't meet my expectations. They have lovely...
        I've never gotten a product from this company that didn't meet my expectations. They have lovely current designs to uplift any decor. These bars are heavy, strong, functional and beautiful. The directions are clear and easy to read with supporting pictures that are clear and well drawn. The shipping containers allowed them to arrive in pristine condition. I'm very pleased
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        This review is for the KOHLER Carmichael 16 in. Grab Bar in Vibrant Brushed Nickel. I’ve always h...
        This review is for the KOHLER Carmichael 16 in. Grab Bar in Vibrant Brushed Nickel. I’ve always had equilibrium issues, so grab bars are a must (actually, as I get older, I probably should put them everywhere). The package was damaged when it arrived but without defects to the integrity of the bar or the finish. I can’t say I’ve ever been dissatisfied with a Kohler product. It’s a good size and we needed one just a bit longer than the 12 in. bar that we already had on our tub wall. Installation was not difficult but, because this bar is longer and the screw pattern is different, we did have to replace two tiles (fortunately we have spare tiles). As recommended, if you plan to use this bar to support your weight getting out of the tub, at least one side should be anchored into a stud.
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        This Kohler Carmichael 16” Vibrant Brushed Nickel Grab Bar is being used in a new remodeled showe...
        This Kohler Carmichael 16” Vibrant Brushed Nickel Grab Bar is being used in a new remodeled shower. We chose this item because it matches all the brushed nickel fixtures we have in this bathroom. This grab bar is constructed of premium metal for durability and reliability. The nickel finish resists corrosion and tarnishing. It will support up to 500 pounds and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
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        This is my second Kohler grab bar. It is in a beautiful polished chrome finish and very strong i...
        This is my second Kohler grab bar. It is in a beautiful polished chrome finish and very strong in the thickness of metal in the bar. I threw box away before I saw the tested weight but am sure it is over 300 lbs from looking at it. I had a 16" at outside edge of tub & needed one to help to pull me up at the back side. Since studs were 12" apart I put it at an angle & hit both studs except for one screw which I used a molly on. It came with a heavy paper template to place the holds so since I was going between 2 studs it really helped me locate them, drill the holes in the exact spot. It comes with 4 screws for each end & allen key to tighten bar in place. It matched my other one well. Great safety feature in the bath. It is more than strong enough to help me pull up if I fell. Great product.
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        This grab bar features a more classical look in polished chrome. It feels strong and sturdy in th...
        This grab bar features a more classical look in polished chrome. It feels strong and sturdy in the hand. The material quality is excellent as one would expect from a Kholer product. The package includes everything needed for the installation: a concise but helpful manual, screws and a template to help with drilling holes. This grab bar would be a great addition to a bathroom featuring a classic or rustic design.
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        This review is for the Kohler Rubicon model of grab bar. They had accidentally sent me the wrong ...
        This review is for the Kohler Rubicon model of grab bar. They had accidentally sent me the wrong bar I assume, but I can make it work. The polished chrome is great for many bathrooms, but the one I was sent was a brushed nickel, which is also a popular choice. This bar installs the same at the other and they both utilize a bracket design that mounts to the wall. It is sturdy!
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        I think that the polished chrome look is a timeless classic and it will never completely go out o...
        I think that the polished chrome look is a timeless classic and it will never completely go out of style, where as many other finishes come and go. I think this Kohler Carmichael grab bar will stand the test of time. It installs much like most all other brands with brackets that hang on the wall, ideally to a stud. The bar came with all the hardware generally needed. I like that it is functional, but also attractive and doesn't look like a public restroom industrial grab bar.
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        Kohler Carmichael 24 in. Grab Bar in Vibrant Brushed Nickel is attractive and functional. They in...
        Kohler Carmichael 24 in. Grab Bar in Vibrant Brushed Nickel is attractive and functional. They install quite easily. Measure your area, then using the template included with directions and tools, screws and alan wrench also provided. The screws are attached under the decorative escutcheon plate, making a nice finished installation without the screws showing. We installed two, one horizontal in the tub area back wall to assist with getting up in the tub or preventing a fall. The other 9 inch bar vertically to assist with getting in and out of the tub safely. The 24 inch bar supports up to 500 pounds!! They are functional, attractive, and look like they will serve their purpose for many years. Once again, Kohler impresses.
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        Wow, you just don't realize how something so simple can add so much convenience. I put a pair of ...
        Wow, you just don't realize how something so simple can add so much convenience. I put a pair of these in my mom's bathroom and basically made it possible for her to use the bath tub again. I also found that I was naturally grabbing the bar and not the wall anymore when getting in or out of the shower. These should have been installed decades ago. They are inexpensive, well made, and extremely strong. They look nice also. I had just assumed they were going to look very "institutional" and kinda ugly BUT I was very wrong. I don't have any mobility or balance issues but I absolutely plan on adding bars like these to my own home because of the great stability they add to showers and baths. Installation is easy for most semi-serious DIY types but I will have to say they MUST be mounted securely or they could do more harm than good. You will need a stud finder, drill, 1/8" bit, and a good phillips screwdriver at the minimum.
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