Easy ways to improve indoor air quality
Installing a bathroom heater with lights and an exhaust fan is an easy way to warm your bathroom and extract any steam. Consider the size and ceiling height of your bathroom to work out how big the heating lights and fan need to be before you buy.
If you already have an exhaust fan, radiant heaters are another alternative that can be easily fitted to the wall to keep your bathroom warm. Make sure you keep all power cords away from water.
Or to keep your feet toasty warm on those cold winter mornings, try installing under-tile heating.
Or, try a wall-mounted heated towel rack and never dry yourself with a damp towel again.
Placing matching bath mats next to your shower, near the sink and in front of the toilet will help retain heat in your bathroom and stop your feet from getting cold.
Cold air coming in through a window (and warm air going out) results in a very cold bathroom.
Seal your windows by putting your hand around the closed window frame to feel where the cold air is coming in. Then, use self-adhesive foam weather stripping at the bottom and sides of the window to seal the gap.
This will keep your bathroom warm and help save money on your power bills.
Giving your bathroom wall a fresh coat of paint will not only make it look better, but also keep it warmer if you use high quality, heat reflecting, insulating paints.
And rather than going for traditional white and cream colours, consider a warmer colour instead.
Installing a skylight in the bathroom will let sunlight in; this will naturally keep your bathroom warm.
By installing a shower head that delivers less water per minute you can have longer showers to warm you up and still save money on your utility bills.
There's a wide range of water saving shower heads in different styles to suit your bathroom and most just screw onto the existing shower arm.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.