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I was looking for a solution to hang towels in my bathroom. A bathroom towel bar can be quite expensive and usually, not as long as I wanted it to be. I also wanted to avoid drilling between two wall tiles. My bathroom is long but narrow. It’s tricky to take good photos, but you get the picture.

IKEA items used:
  • 1 RÄCKA Curtain rod, 210 – 385 cm (5€)
  • 2 RÄCKA Curtain rod holders (2€ each)
  • 1 BETYDLIG wall support (2€)
Other materials and tools:
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Towels to hang for the test and demo 😉

Hack instructions for super long bathroom towel bar:

So the idea I came up with was to make an extra long bathroom towel bar out of an IKEA curtain rod. I fixed it with two curtain holders/ stoppers on each side of my bathroom. The entire towel bar measures 230 cm (approx. 7.5 feet)

Super cheap, super long and super functional bathroom towel bar

Super cheap, super long and super functional bathroom towel bar

Super cheap, super long and super functional bathroom towel bar

To prevent the rod from bending, I fixed a wall bracket in the middle.

Super cheap, super long and super functional bathroom towel bar

Super cheap, super long and super functional bathroom towel bar

It nicely blends with the bathroom’s style and it’s very functional.

I can hang two towels, clothes, swimming suit, etc. Moreover, half of the bar is conveniently located above the heating system.

Total cost: 11€. 😉

~ by Claire


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