how high to hang towel bar with American Standard

Today in this article, I will tell you how high to hang a towel bar in a bathroom. Small bathroom makeovers are a great way to upgrade your home and save a bit of money by doing it yourself. So in today’s article, I’m going to give you some quick tips on installing towel bars so that they never pull out off the wall again, and they’re super solid for years and years and years. So we are going to show you how to install these once here. They’re pretty awesome. They’re by American Standard. They’re called the green tea towel bars. Well, show you the installation, and I’ll give you those tips right now. 

how high to hang towel bar

Here is my number 1 tip for you. When it comes to mounting towel bars and toilet paper holders to drywall or plastic, find a stud. Or, if you have a wall open, add wood blocking in the stud wall where you want the towel bar or the toilet paper holder to go. So one of the best places to start on a wall. When you put your towel bar, if you have a GFCI, start right there. And most likely, the electrical box is going to be a stud. Take your stud finder, place it on the wall, and sure enough, right here is where the stud is located. 

how high to hang towel bar

And we are going to work our way over and try to find the next one. Now here the deal with the old bathroom. This wall is so Wonky that the stud is not facing like they typically would in a new home. So the stud is 2″ x 4″, but it’s three ⅓ x 1 ½. And the 1 ½ “part of that stud is facing you. But in this wall, the studs are flipped, and the 3 ½” portion of the stud is facing outward. So these are 18″ towel bars, and that kind of is a good thing for your towels, but its not a great thing for stud walls, because if i place this one the wall on a stud, its going to be on one stud and then its going to span over the 16″ and be in dead space or just drywall. But in this case, I’m lucky Because the wonky wall helped me out. So I’m going to place the center of the right side of the towel bar on the stud, 

And then we are going to find other studs over here, and we are going to place the towel bar there. Both sides of this towel bar will be anchored in a stud or on wood, and that’s a great thing. Once you find your stud, the next thing you should do is grab a level. This is just a 2′ level. This is by Empire. 

And the nice thing is what you can do is line it up. You want to the right-hand side in this case of that towel bar to make sure that your Level is Level. And place the mark where the next stud is located. So now you have a reference line to make sure that the towel bar is level. Because you don’t want to towel bar to be sloped. So definitely go out and buy yourself a 2′ Level and do this. By the way, if you’re wondering, I’m placing this towel bar at 43″ up off the finish floor. It’s a comfortable height. 

And the reason why I have to do that is so that we can be a few inches below the wall plate for GFCI here. These are the towel bars that I am mounting. 

My American standard makes them. They are called the green tea towel Bars. Nonetheless, they come with these mounting brackets that are embedded via a set crew. So you take an Allen wrench, you lose the set crew, 

and you pull the mounting bracket out from the towel bar. So these are pretty great because 

They have four different screw holes in them. So what I am going to do is centre this using the top screw hole. 

This mark on the wall here represents where this bracket needs to go. It also represents where the stud is located. I’m going to use 1 ½” wood screws because we will place this right into a wood stud.

The only things that a little bit tricky with this particular bracket are the shape. So we want to make sure that it’s nice and level before we mount it into the wall with the other screw. 

This is a particular instance, and I’m placing my tape measure on the centre hole here in the centre of the bracket and measuring over 18″. This will give me the centre of the next bracket.

 I also measured 43″ off the floor. Now that only works if your floor is level.  

So make sure you double-check this mark with a level. And there you and there you go. It’s is pretty level. That’s good. So what we are going to do is place another screw in the top hole of this mounting bracket. 


At this point, it’s a good idea to dry-fit. Your towel bar on the brackets. Looks Good.

So the next step is to add, in this case, two more screws to each bracket. Ok, then you slide the towel bar onto the brackets. And then tighten them using the Allen Wrench.

 This is a small bathroom makeover; I had to stack the second towel bar above the first towel bar primarily because I wanted this to be on a stud, 

but we also just run out of space on this wall here. Now the top of this second towel bar is in line with the wall plate for the GFCI. I did that on purpose because I just thought it would look better. 


Install Toilet Paper Installation on Height

All right, so now it’s time to install the toilet paper holder. One of the biggest tips that I have for you, and I mentioned this at the beginning, is to put a 2″ x 6″ or a 2″ x 8″ or a 2″ x 10″ in the wall. Suppose you are redoing the bathroom’s drywall so that the toilet paper holder has something to anchor into. It’s being used a lot, most likely, and it’s going to take some wear and tear. And so it will become loose over time if it’s just anchored into the plaster or the drywall. 

And I understand if you can’t put 2″ x material on the wall, but that is the best practice if you’re redoing the entire bathroom. If you don’t put anyt 2″ x material on the wall. You can always just again double-check where that stud is. And there’s one right here.

So technically, what it could do is just put the toilet paper holder right here centred on this stud. But I know that if I come up here, I have a big piece of 2″ x 10″ in the wall. So I can mount the toilet paper holder right here. And I should be good to go. That’s a comfortable location for his toilet bathroom. 

When it comes to toilet paper holders,  I like the type to slide the toilet paper on them. So, for example, just like that. 


You are good to go.  And the reason Why is, for whatever reason, I don’t know why people find it hard to put the toilet holder together. So just having something like this that’s quick and easy, so again. This is a green tea toilet paper Holder by American standard. And it’s pretty nice because it matches the towel bars over there. So always try to match your towel bars with your toilet paper holder. Now that I think about it, I’m probably going to mount this right off the stud because I put it right here. This is a very tight bathroom in terms of the toilet paper holder’s height here. I am just going to mount it about 28″. We found the centre of the stud here. 

Indicating be the middle light, and I’m just going to make a pencil mark there—the 28″ mark.

Yeah, I admit that’s a little overkill for a toilet paper holder; there you go. That’s a solid toilet paper holder right there. The tips in today’s tutorial will help definitely.

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