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Seven Ways to Make Your Bathroom Warmer This Winter

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Your bathroom is supposed to be your chosen room for relaxation.

A nice warm soak or a hot shower can help you to wash away the stress, worry and responsibilities of the day. However, it is not that easy to relax if your bathroom heating is all wrong, you can’t keep your bath warm and your teeth keep chattering.

If your bathroom isn’t correctly equipped for winter then you will feel the effects immediately. Whether it be cold floors making you uncomfortable in the morning or a shower that takes too long to heat, winter can be a real struggle if your bathroom needs updating.

To ensure your bathroom can cope with the colder months ahead, we have put together a list of seven tips to keep it warmer this winter. Read on to find out more.

Rain Shower

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A more modern shower head will have many benefits. Not only is it more eco-friendly, as a rain shower head uses much less water than a regular shower head, but it will also help to keep your bathroom warm in winter.

As the shower uses less water, it takes considerably less time to heat, meaning that you won’t have to spend as long standing on the floor in the cold, waiting to hop in.

As well as this, the steam produced by the hot water will contribute to warming the entire room up. This is perfect for the winter months.

To maximise the effect of your rain shower, you can install shower panels in your bathroom which will help to insulate the room.

Wall Cladding

One of the best steps you can take towards improving your bathroom insulation is to consider swapping out your old tiles for cladded walls.

Wall cladding is well renowned for being an excellent insulator. While this sounds as though it would result in an incredible amount of condensation and growth of damp and mould, this is not the case.

Cladding prevents mould growth, as it is made of plastic and is therefore waterproof. Along with this, it does not require any grout and therefore reduces the risk of mould forming between tiles.

Weather stripping

Heat escaping from your bathroom, can be down to the lack of a seal preventing air leaks between openable windows or doors.

Weather stripping is a simple, affordable way to combat this problem. It is available from nearly all DIY providers and can fit windows of any size.

Not only will weather stripping provide a seal to stop cold air coming into your bathroom, it will also keep out unwanted rain water and help to reduce the chances of mould and damp.

Heat lamps

Installing a heat lamp is the perfect solution for a bathroom that refuses to warm up.

While this is a slightly trickier fix than others on this list, as it will require a qualified electrician, it will also provide a perfect winter setting in your house. A heat lamp will help to boost the heat already being produced, making it easier for you to enjoy your bathroom during the winter months.

Most heat lamps also come with an inbuilt fan, which helps to spread the heat evenly throughout the room while also helping to prevent damp and mould.

Extractor fan

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If you greatly struggle with condensation and damp issues within your bathroom, you may be forced to open the window when using your bath or shower and who wants to unleash the worst weather into your relaxation room?

An extractor fan is a much better solution to this problem, as it will shift the air from the room providing adequate ventilation without letting too much cold air in.

Underfloor heating

Although a rather costly installation, if you have the money available, underfloor heating is an excellent way to keep your bathroom toasty through the chilly season.

Underfloor heating will allow you to control the temperature of your bathroom through a thermostat, meaning you can pick the perfect temperature for you. This will also save money on your energy bills over time.

If underfloor heating is not something you’re interested in, then a good alternative is fluted waterproof bathroom flooring, as this will stop the floor from becoming too cold while also preventing mould and damp.

If you are interested in taking the first steps to making your bathroom warm this winter, we have a team of experts who will be able to offer you advice on the process. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

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