It’s this time of year again… The summer is slowly fading away and we are heading into the colder months. This is now the perfect time getting your bathroom reno underway. Today I’m sharing my 5 necessities to get your bathroom ready for winter. These 5 key tips will take your bathroom to the next level and make you feel comfortable even in winter!
Imagine getting up and first thing in the morning you are walking into a nice, warm bathroom. That you are barefoot doesn’t matter …. The heated tiles are an absolute treat for your feet. This is true bathroom bliss!
These tips are suitable for areas in Australia where the winter gets really cold and for people who are sensitive to the cold. This is so totally me! Apparently I’m constantly in my fiancés ears when I’m too cold – he hates it! (ha-ha)
5 NECESSITIES TO GET YOUR BATHROOM READY FOR WINTER
- Underfloor Heating
- Heated Towel Rail
- Bathroom Heat Lamps
- Wall and Ceiling Heating
- Double glazed Windows and external Roller Shutters
PRO’S AND CON’S ON THESE 5 IMPROVEMENTS
I grew up in Germany, where underfloor heating is very common. My parents bathroom had it and I love it! Since we don’t have any central heating in Australia an underfloor heating system is the ultimate solution to heat your bathroom. I know it gets much colder over there, but still I would like to introduce this option to you. It can get pretty cold here too 🙂
How does it work? The underfloor heating heats up the cold tiles and air first. Then the warm air rises to the top.
I know I can hear you (money, money, money) 😉 Yes, the setup can be expensive, BUT it adds great value to your property.
My promise: “Once you have it you don’t want to miss it …… because it’s fantastic!”
Hydronic Underfloor Heating
Warmboard Hydronic Underfloor Heating (new energy efficient technology)
Heated Towel Rail
How annoying is it in winter when your towels do not dry on your ordinary towel rack?
There is nothing worse than going through either a towel daily or drying yourself with a damp towel. Ahhh, I so don’t like it. I prefer my towels to be dry and if possible warm…. I know, I know you can dry your towels outside during the day. But this is just another task to think about, isn’t it?
What would be wrong with adding some luxury to your bathroom with a heated towel rail? This is bathroom double bliss!
Heated towel racks add this tiny little bit more luxury to your bathroom.
They come in different colours to suite your style!
Bathroom Heat Lamps
Bathroom heat lamps are more than common here in Australia. Yes, it is a good way to keep your body warm when you undress yourself for getting into the shower and of course getting out of a hot shower. But they are not as effective, because they heat the air from the top of the room and we all know that warm air rises and cold air sinks. Therefore, in a larger bathroom it is quite hard to heat the room with a heat lamp. You may want to look into other heating options. However, they can be great for smaller bathrooms and quite sufficient then.
Wall and Ceiling Heating
Embedded wall and ceiling heating panels is a highly efficient and economically superior solution. The system is actually similar to underfloor heating. The pipes are installed behind the wall or within the ceiling and water inside the pipes is heated. Therefore the heating system is out of sight and allows you to maximize your functional space and design desires. Some of the benefits are that heat is evenly distributed throughout the room and no maintenance is required. With an usual 35-37 degrees Celsius warm surface they are safer to touch than conventional radiator systems. The only downside is that this system requires a higher investment.
Double glazed windows and external roller shutters
I am taking this idea on from Europe again. And it is used more and more in Australia as well.
I realized, that back in the day housing in Australia was merely designed around the heat. There are areas in Australia where we need to think about the hot weather but also about the cooler winter months in certain areas.
If you should install an underfloor heating system you don’t want the heat to escape through unsealed windows, do you? Double glazing and making sure you have sealed windows installed certainly helps to keep the heat inside. Additionally outdoor roller shutters can also help to retain the heat longer in the home.
I’m already at the end of this post. Hope you enjoyed these insights and it is helpful to you. Let me know what you think? Thank you for reading 🙂
In case you’ve missed it, this was my last post on the topic bathroom! 🙂 https://designfulspaces.com.au/is-a-3-way-bathroom-the-perfect-fit-for-me/