skip the towel rod. It's always hard to decorate around the towel rod. Plus, this fits a LOT more towels. I completely agree about skipping the towel rod.unless it's a heated towel rod in Michigan in winter :)
floating shelves in a nice rustic-y wood // DIY-Floating-Shelf-Tutorial - half bath on main floor could use some pretty storage space. Great for master bath.the problem solved for the space over bathtub.