Think of how you want to feel in your new bathroom. Ok now think of when you’re stepping out of the shower or getting out of bed to go to the washroom. Making your bathroom pretty is really fun but you also should think of what you need to really appreciate your space on a daily basis. Here are 5 key elements I like to work with to help bring up the heat.
A Towel Warmer
Try and leave space near your shower or bath for one. Unless you’ve mastered the ‘’hubby throws you a towel from the dryer’’ technique, a towel warmer will definitely come in handy. I like to check out ICO which is a Canadian make and very good quality, especially their Tuzio line which can also help heat the space.
Tiles can get very cold and frankly, I even keep my heated floors on in the summer. It’s just not as harsh especially when waking up! Crank the heat up in the winter and if calculated correctly, a heated floor can be used as a main and even only source of heating for a bathroom. It’s uniform and avoids any visible heating units! (Yayy!) My go-to system is Ditra-Heat by Schluter.
I know I love the simple look of a single glass panel too- just enough to contain the shower. But really, if you are a chilly person, you might want to stick to a fully closed shower. I don’t mean all the way up to the ceiling but go with a standard door on hinges or sliding door. This will keep more humidity in and keep you warm.
If you share your shower with your loverlove (#reallife) you might want to consider having the ability to use two shower fixtures at once. For example a rain shower and hand shower, or shower head and body jets. Nothing is worst than waiting for your turn -in the cold.
A Wall Heater
If you do need an extra boost of heat, try a forced-air heater. Most of them have timers or can be programmed to accommodate your schedule. Stelpro is a good place to look. They are local, made in Quebec, offer a wide range of finishes and can even do custom colors if needed! SO great. You don’t have to limit yourself to a white unit that might stick out too much and distract from the rest of your decor.
You don’t need to have all of these but evaluating all of them is a good idea. What would you appreciate most?
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