Keep your bathroom warm throughout winter
Winter is here! It’s that time of the year in the Hills District where we residents come home in the evening to the smell of fireplaces burning and wake to not just frost, but solid ice on our cars in the morning.
We pull out our winter coats, warm blankets, flannel sheets and switch our air conditioners to heat to keep ourselves and our homes warm. There is however, one room in our home that remains significantly colder. Our bathroom.
Our showers become hotter and longer as we avoid leaving the comfort and warmth of the hot water for the chilly bathroom air. We reach for a cold, damp towel that hasn’t dried as we dance around on the frigid floor tiles.
Here are some tips when renovating your bathroom you can follow to ensure your family can stay toasty warm.
IXL Fan/ Heater/ Light
Gone are the days of the old wall hung bar heater that were eyesores and completely inefficient. An IXL Tastic light/ heater/ fan unit serves 3 purposes in one saving space and extra electrical. IXL have a large range to suit everyone’s taste and budget. IXL’s have been common place in bathrooms for some time. Their newest addition is the IXL’s Tastic Neo range which has the latest technology and a more modern and unobtrusive design.
Heated towel rails.
The Hills District is a beautiful place to live. Summer is full of BBQs and pool parties, Spring brings to life everyone’s garden and Autumn brings about the burnt oranges and reds of fallen leaves. Winter though, seems to be synonymous with wet washing. It is difficult enough to dry clothes in the direct sunlight let alone a wet towel hanging inside a very cold bathroom. Enter the heated towel rail. A heated towel rail will ensure your bath towel is dry and toasty warm every time you reach for it. There are many styles to choose, black, white and chrome to enable your towel rail to be an attractive feature rather than an eyesore.
Heated Toilet Seats
A cold toilet seat doesn’t have to be an unavoidable part of your everyday. A heated toilet seat can make your middle of the night and early morning visits much more pleasant. Temperature can be adjusted to your preferences and most have a soft close lid. If the budget allows you can go all out and install a complete bidet. Bidets are becoming more popular here in Australia and are the ultimate for hygiene and comfort.
For the ultimate indulgence one cannot go past floor heating. Electric floor heating provides a pleasant warmth for your feet and body by warming the floor surface. This is the perfect finishing touch for your bathroom. One of the great advantages of floor heating in bathrooms is that heat is not lost in the exhaust air. Complete with thermostat and timer, floor heating will keep you warm and toasty from top to toe.
Master Bathrooms & Kitchens have over the years completed many beautiful (and warm) bathroom renovations in the Castle Hill, Hornsby and surrounding suburbs. Be sure to peruse our website for more renovation inspiration and advice or simply call us on (02)9899 9330 and we can help you create a bathroom that will not only add value to your home but will add pleasure to your every day.
See our video below of just some of our beautiful bathroom renovations: