Tips in Warming Up Your Bathroom
Apart from home foundation ad kitchen renovation, another important part of home that should be improved is the bathroom. Few things match the luxury of a hot bath or steamy shower on a cold day. However, undressing in a freezing bathroom for that luxury or stepping out afterward onto a cold tile floor isn’t very appealing. Bathrooms can be one of the coldest rooms in the winter because of all of the porcelain, ceramic and metal. Sure, adding a fuzzy bathroom rug helps, but these won’t take away the chill in the air and they get messy fast. If your cold bathroom leaves you shivering, consider these helpful ways to warm things up.
Install Radiant Flooring
Imagine stepping out of the shower onto warm tile. That is what will happen if you install radiant flooring in your bathroom. Radiant flooring consists of tubing or wires that heat the flooring from underneath. Flooring materials can be made of almost anything, but ceramic tile is often recommended because it conducts heat well. One of the best things is that radiant flooring won’t just keep your feet from freezing. Since heat rises, it will help keep your whole bathroom warmer. Other benefits to this type of heating include that it is silent and it doesn’t blow dust into the air as forced air heating can.
Use Towel Warmers
No matter how warm you make your bathroom, there is always that initial chilly feeling when you step out of the bath or shower and the air hits your skin. Wrapping yourself in a towel helps a little, but chances are, you still won’t feel comfortable until your body warms up. You will feel a big difference, however, if you use a towel warmer. These are heated racks that heat towels up in just a matter of minutes. You can also use them to warm up a bathrobe or some articles of clothing, such as your pajamas. Towel warmers can be easily added to nearly any bathroom, and you can choose from wall mounted or freestanding designs.
Renovate with A Gas Fireplace
Long before the days of indoor plumbing, families would sometimes bring an old metal tub in front of a roaring fireplace. Then they could fill the tub with heated water and bathe without freezing. Some models require venting while others do not. And you can choose from many different designs to match your decor and the size or shape of the room. You can also choose from realistic log sets or ultra modern looks such as stones or glass sets for the fireplace insert. This is by far not the cheapest way to warm up your bathroom, but it will add amazing warmth and luxury, and it can add value for many years to come.