Effective Heating Solutions for Your Bathroom

July 18, 2021

 It can sometimes be tricky to keep your bathroom warm, especially with lots of tiled surfaces, ceramic features, and windows left open for that all-important ventilation. Yet, it’s such an important room to heat well – after all, no one wants to be left shivering when they step out of the shower or brush their teeth in the morning!

Before getting into some of the heating solutions available, the first action you should take is to address any issues you have with drafts or poor insulation. There’s no point in spending money warming up your bathroom, only to have cold air seep in or all the heat escape. One effective method is to have double glazing installed on your window if you don’t already, and seal up any cracks around your extractor fan. Then you can start to think about the suggestions below!

Underfloor heating

One of the most luxurious heating options open to you is underfloor heating. This can be a bit of an investment, but it’s easy to see why it’s become so popular in recent years. It heats up your entire bathroom evenly and efficiently – so, no more cold spots! – without taking up any space on the floor or walls. It’s particularly effective with bathroom flooring, plus feels lovely on your bare feet on those chilly winter mornings! Just be sure to get it professionally installed.

Heated towel rails

These serve the convenient double purpose of heating up both your bathroom and your towels, ensuring you’re extra cozy and warm when you get out of the shower or bath. Nowadays, you have lots of different options too, in terms of style as well as size. That means you’re sure to find one that suits the look and shape of your bathroom. Both freestanding heated towel rails and those that are mounted on the wall are available. Of course, just like the rest of your house, you can also use traditional radiators to heat up your bathroom. These can often be an ideal solution if you don’t have much space, because you can find small bathroom radiators to fit even the tiniest cloakrooms.

Decorative changes

In addition to heating options, there are a number of smaller design alterations you can make to ensure a cozier, warmer bathroom. For example, putting down bath mats on the floor not only helps to prevent slipping, but also adds some softness and warmth to a tile floor. Likewise, an enclosed shower cubicle is an effective way to keep all the heat in with you while you wash. Even changing the lighting of the room to a softer golden hue rather than clinical white light can make the space feel warmer. Plus you can always use candles to generate a little extra heat as you bathe – as well as a feeling of relaxation. The color scheme of the room will also make a difference to how warm and cozy it feels, so try adding a splash of red or orange rather than having every-thing in white. 

Finally, be sure to always keep a stack of super-fluffy towels on hand!