Warm up in style with our top 10 best radiators and heated towel rails for your bathroom.
When updating or renovating your bathroom, it pays to invest in high quality heating that will work efficiently for years to come. The best radiators and heated towel rails manage to strike a balance between functionality, durability and style, to produce a product that performs brilliantly and looks great too.
Whether you’re searching for a designer radiator that is totally on-trend or a vintage towel heater that complements a more classical look, it is certainly worth having a long hard think about the type of heating you choose.
If you’re in need of inspiration, I’ve selected my top 10 best radiators and heated towel rails, which will help you create that warm and welcoming bathroom you’ve always dreamed of.
10. It’ll be all-white
Car manufacturing pioneer Henry Ford once famously said: “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.” Well, with radiators, you could easily swap black for white. That is until recently. There is now a much wider choice of shades yet many of us still prefer white—especially in bathrooms—as it fits well with the white of your bathroom suite.
Nevertheless, white radiators needn’t be boring. The Salvador horizontal radiator from The Heating Co. (pictured below) is cool, contemporary and, at just 600mm wide, really is one of the best radiators for smaller bathrooms, cloakrooms and ensuites.
9. Designer style
With contemporary radiators and heated towel rails now available in all manner of colours and finishes, you can easily match them to your chosen colour scheme. The Campinas heated towel rail from The Heating Co. in anthracite grey (pictured below) is perfect for more neutral or monochrome designs. This unique model, complete with slide-on-and-off bars for your towels, offers genuine designer style.
8. Onwards and upwards!
If space is at a premium in your bathroom, the only way is up! One of the best radiators that’ll help you save space is the Salvador from The Heating Co. (pictured above). Complete with an on-trend anthracite grey finish, it really is the height of fashion.
7. Stone grey, not stone cold
The Bali (pictured above) from The Heating Co. is one of our most popular heated towel rails, and it's not hard to see why. The flat panels of this highly contemporary design offer exceptional heat efficiency, finished off in a beautiful shade of stone grey. Chrome and anthracite grey finishes are also available.
6. Column inches that make headlines
Perfect for modern interiors and traditional ones alike, the elegant Corso column radiator from The Heating Co. (pictured below) is a great way to dial up your bathroom design to its maximum setting. Column radiators are a popular option, especially for bathrooms, as they work with a broad mix of styles.
5. Rise up
Like the mythical creature that shares its name, the Phoenix heated towel rail from The Heating Co. (pictured below) can regenerate and give new life to your bathroom.
Perfect for rooms of all sizes, it is functional yet stylish with a sturdy mild steel construction. Choose either white or chrome to complement your colour scheme.
4. Sparkling style
Is it a radiator or is it a heated towel rail? Well, we’ll let you make up your own mind… all we know is that the Cruz radiator from The Heating Co. (pictured above) looks incredibly stylish, with a gleaming chrome finish that sparkles in the light. The evenly-spaced bars allow you to gently warm towels and it is versatile enough to use in other parts of your home, like your kitchen and living spaces.
3. Vintage warmth
If you're looking to accessorise a small, vintage style bathroom, cloakroom or ensuite, the Santa Fe traditional column radiator from The Heating Co. (pictured above) is the perfect choice. Using your wall space to great effect, the grey columns complement a wide variety of colour schemes.
2. Hang tough
Like a Routemaster bus or a post box, there is something immensely satisfying about an object that not only looks stylish but serves a very real purpose with distinction.
The Rohe heated towel rail from The Heating Co. (pictured below), made from tough mild steel, features a conventional ladder design but also includes 3 additional hangers which are ideal for hand towels or bathrobes. It is available in on-trend anthracite grey, white or chrome.
1. Crowning glory
Last, but by no means least, classic style never goes out of fashion. White columns and a handy rail upon which you can hang your towels, make the Santa Fe from The Heating Co. (pictured above) one of the best traditional radiators around, with Victorian style radiators proving very popular when it comes to redesigning your bathroom.
Shop the best radiators and heated towel rails
At Victoria Plum, you’ll find only the very best radiators and heated towel rails for your bathroom, with exclusive designs from The Heating Co., plus more choices from leading brands Terma and REINA.
More ideas and advice for bathroom heating
We’re here to give you a helping hand with your bathroom, with plenty of tips and advice when it comes to heating. Find out how to work out your required BTU output and read our comprehensive bathroom radiators buying guide and our towel heater buying guide too.