The weather is still warm, but winter is just around the corner. If you’re considering a Brisbane bathroom renovation, then now is the perfect time to consider the different ways you can make your bathroom warm and inviting on a cold winter’s morning – here are five of our favourites.
1. Add heat lamps
Heat lamps in the ceiling are an excellent and cost-effective way to add some heat to your bathroom and make towelling off on a cold morning a little more pleasant. Small bathrooms may only need one, but for larger areas, a 4 times heat lamp setup would be more suitable, with the option to turn on as many or as few as you need.
2. Hang some heated towel racks
Toasty towels can make all the difference on a frosty Brisbane morning. Replace your standard towel rods with the heated variety to get your towels nice and warm for when you step out of the shower. Your wet towels will also dry much faster in the cold weather.
3. Install a heat retaining bathtub
If you love a good, long soak, then a bathtub made from a material that can keep the water warm for longer will be a welcome addition to any Brisbane bathroom renovation. If it’s in the budget, then materials like copper, brass, soapstone and volcanic limestone are all excellent for heat retention as well as adding a touch of class.
4. Add weather sealing
When you go to all the trouble to heat the air in your bathroom, the last thing you want is for the heat to leak out through all the nooks and crannies. Silicone caulk designed for weather sealing is an easy and inexpensive solution for trapping the heat and keeping your bathroom warmer for longer.
5. Add underfloor heating
If your Brisbane bathroom renovation involves a complete teardown and replacement, consider adding underfloor heating. The radiant heat will quickly heat the small area and feel great on your feet. The addition might blow out your budget a little, but you’ll reap the rewards for years to come and add a considerable amount of appeal to your home in terms of resale value.
Even More Ways to Keep Your Bathroom Warm
If you can’t afford underfloor heating, there’s no reason you need to subject your feet to an icy cold bathroom floor every morning. Add some thick bathroom mats to take the edge off. Of course, you will need to ensure they are washed and dried regularly.
You won’t have to keep turning around when you have large showerhead designed to cover your entire body with warm water. You will need to have the shower heads installed directly overhead, as the benefits are lost when they are placed at an angle off a wall.
Turn off your vents until after your shower. The problem with getting rid of the steam from a hot shower or bath is that the vents also suck all the warm air out as well. Turn the vents on when you leave the bathroom, and the moisture won’t be a problem for mould and mildew, but you will get to enjoy the warm air while you dry. Install vents with timers, so you don’t have to remember to turn them off.