Thank you, SkyBlue...You inspired me enough to wash the office floor, rotate the cactus plants and get all the dust out.
I was thinking about an 8 inch space solution for you and came up with a few cheap metal towel bars attached to the side of your sink unit. Maybe you could dry your dishtowels there. Or even wet mittens and hats and socks
if you get snowy weather
Since you had great luck with the rug at Target, maybe you could find towels in those colors to give a shot of color there and they would dry great!
I have a on old fashioned radiator in my bathroom and stack bath towels there and hang my terry robe on the back of the door so they feel warm after a bath.
Of course it depends on how hot it gets, nice and warm is good. Scorching hot is very bad for obvious reasons.