With the recent freezing temperatures ensuring that your bathroom is well prepared for winter is now more important than ever. The bathroom can feel cold and uninviting when it isn’t heated, but it doesn’t take much to transform it into a warm and inviting space. Here are a few handy tips on how to prepare your bathroom for winter.
Heated towel rails
A heated towel rail provides the best way to ensure that your towels are kept feeling luxuriously warm and dry, as well as providing background heat to your bathroom. Ideal for small bathrooms heated towel rails are available in an array of sizes and finishes including anthracite, chrome or white to enhance your decor. When choosing a heated towel rail check the BTU output as the higher this is the faster the rail will heat up.
If you have a large bathroom, you may want to consider opting for a designer radiator or a convector radiator to effectively heat up the space. Designer radiators are perfect for creating a contemporary look and provide an eye-catching feature too.
Electric underfloor heating
You can’t beat the feeling of walking onto a warm tiled floor when its bitterly cold outside, so consider installing electric underfloor heating. Electric underfloor heating kits are suitable for use under a variety of flooring materials and are easy to install.
Underfloor heating ensures that your entire bathroom feels warm and comfortable. If you have a thermostat for your underfloor heating you can set it to come on before getting out of bed, meaning you won’t have to walk across a cold bathroom floor in winter ever again!
Fix any leaks
Checking for any leaks in your bathroom including pipes and taps, should always be done throughout the course of the year to prevent costly and major problems, but during winter it’s more important than ever.
Any water that’s trapped expands when it freezes, which can cause pipes to split, so making sure that any leaks are repaired as soon as possible helps to prevent further damage. Also, be well prepared by making sure your pipework is well insulated to help stop any pipes from freezing or bursting.
Check for drafts
If you have a window in your bathroom make sure to feel around it for any drafts. Cold air can seep in through the smallest of gaps or cracks, which can make the bathroom feel chilly. Any cracks can be filled in with silicone sealing; this can make a big difference to the overall feel of your bathroom.