It’s soon approaching the last few months of the year, which means only one season is left - winter. Many people love winter. Mainly for the Christmas celebrations ahead. But there is one downside that affects everyone. The cold weather! In particular a cold bathroom. Whether it's a cold loo and undressing in rapid time to jump into a hot shower. The team at Tap ‘n Shower has created this guide on how to keep your bathroom warm this winter.
Add a rug
Most rugs are added for decorative effects. But in the winter, they can also help to increase the warmth within your bathroom. This is because they will aid with consuming the cold air. As well as providing a warmer surface to stand on whilst you are in the bathroom. A key factor to remember, the thicker the better. But it should still tie in with the interior design of your bathroom. Remember you're in a bathroom and therefore need to think about hygiene too. Make sure you can clean your rug easily and put it in the wash often.
Heated towel rails
Warm towels are one of the most effective approaches to remaining warm after a shower or bath. With several approaches now available to achieve this. One of the most popular options is heated towel rails. These can be fixed within your electrical system and plugged in. Or make up part of your central heating system.
Seal the windows
Not just for the winter months. But ensuring that there are no hidden gaps or air holes around your window frame will aid in keeping your bathroom warm. There are plenty of simple solutions available that can be used to seal the windows. But it’s always best to carry out your research before you buy a sealing solution.
Additionally, it may be worth checking the quality of your window. Although it’s not so much the case now. Many older homes were installed with single-glazed windows. Which aren’t very effective in the winter in regards to insulating the room.
Change your lights
There are two different methods of changing your lights to increase the warmth. The first is creating the illusion of warmth. This can be achieved by changing the colour of the lights. To a more peaceful and friendly colour such as red and orange.
Specialist light bulbs are available. Which are designed to emit extra levels of warmth compared to traditional bulbs. Though these often only engage with a small area.
If you have the funds. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to provide warmth to the whole room with ease. Many new homes are built with underfloor heating already installed. However, It’s still possible to install heated flooring into older homes with the right team.
One of the most notable features of underfloor heating. Is that there is an adjustable thermostat available. Meaning you can increase or decrease the heat depending on your preference. Ideal for saving money at different times of the year.
Change your bath or shower
Although it’s not always the case. Many baths can be replaced with alternatives with thermal materials that can aid with keeping the bath water warm. A few of the most reputable materials to use for bathtubs include copper, brass, soapstone and cast iron. All of which are ideal to help keep water warm as you relax. Likewise, rainfall or oversized showerheads will ensure that you remain in the warm water at all times.
Tap ‘n Shower
For those that are interested in implementing a few of these strategies into your very own bathroom. It may be worth taking a look at the Tap ‘n Shower website. We are one of the largest online bathroom retailers in the UK. Due to our diverse range of products and first-class customer service. Whether you are now interested in purchasing a brand new towel rail, bathroom cabinet or shower, then we can help.
If you are looking for a specific product, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. By calling us on 0116 269 6558, you can speak to one of our consultants who will be more than happy to recommend the most suitable products available on our website. For general enquiries, we recommend sending an email to [email protected], where we intend to reply within a single working day.