Bathrooms can be tricky places to keep warm, especially as the winter draws in and temperatures start dropping. No one likes the feeling of shivering as they get out of the shower or brush their teeth in the morning! Yet with the abundance of cold, tiled surfaces and ceramic features, sometimes it feels inevitable. Luckily however that’s not the case, as there are plenty of tips and tricks you can employ to keep your bathroom warm. Here are some top solutions.
Deal with draughts
The first step is to deal with any draught issues you may have in the bathroom. There’s no point in spending money heating up a room only for it all to escape! This will most likely be from the window, so seal up any cracks and consider having double glazing put in if you don’t have it already. Once this is dealt with, you can move on to the next ideas!
One of the best ways to ensure that your bathroom is always cosy and warm is to have underfloor heating installed by a company such as nonpareilsolutions.co.uk. It’s a bit of an investment, however it helps to heat up the whole room evenly and effectively, without taking up any space like a radiator or other type of heater would. It also feels wonderful on your bare feet in the chill of the early morning!
Portable electric heater
If you’re working with a tighter budget, a small, portable electric heater could be a more suitable solution. These won’t pre-heat a room for you automatically like a radiator or underfloor heating would, but they will heat up the space fairly quickly and efficiently once you plug them in and switch them on. This means you can pop them on first thing in the morning, or shortly before you want to shower, to warm up the bathroom as and when you need to.
Freestanding heated towel rail
Many people have towel rails mounted onto the wall and built into their heating systems, but you can also buy free-standing ones that plug directly into a wall socket. Not only are these easy solutions to warm up your towels ready for when you get out of the bath or shower, they will simultaneously heat up the bathroom for you as well. Many are surprisingly cheap to run, and can easily be switched off and on as necessary to avoid wasting money.
Change the way you decorate
Not all heating solutions have to be big or expensive. There are some minor adjustments you can make via the way you furnish the bathroom that will make a big difference. For example, putting down a fluffy bath mat, adding houseplants, using candles and switching to warmer light bulbs can all help the space to feel different to our perception of how warm a room is, so try adding some reds, oranges, yellows or pinks and see if you notice the change!