It is a bit embarassing to admit this, but these towel bars have been hanging out of the wall for at least nine months. Because I knew I would be replacing them in the future with brushed nickel updates, I just couldn't bring myself to fix them.... Therefore, they just sort literally hung around..... Until now.... I spent about a hour replacing them, and let me just say I am so excited to have towel bars that are brushed nickel that do not hang out of the wall...I went with the Moen Glenshire towel bar line. They were on sale for 20% off at Menards last week resulting in a bit of savings. The template that comes with these towel bars is wonderful. It makes installing the hardware a cinch....
Installing the towel bars by the shower took a bit more time. I needed a place to hang three towels. Of course I require two towels myself, and my husband needs a place for his. Before, we used to have a towel bar on our glass shower door, but we went for a more seamless option without a bar. Therefore, the Moen Glenshire double towel bar and single towel bar fit perfectly (well almost perfectly). You see, the double towel bar comes in a 24 inch length, but my wall space would not allow for this which meant I needed to cut the bars down to size. I went with the 18 inch length as the single towel bar was already this size, and the template that came with bars would be perfect for this (no customization needed). Therefore, I marked my rods for 18 inches, got the hack saw out, and cut them to size. I must admit, the cutting took a bit more time than I thought it would, but I think I got both rods cut in about 20 minutes or so. Once I got the rods cut, then it was time to get the templates on the wall.
After drilling a few holes in the wall, I was able to get the hardware up.