How to warm up your bathroom

The bathroom is where many people start and end their day. Keeping it dry and warm over the cooler months will make stepping out of the shower a little easier and your daily routine more enjoyable.

Use heat

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, try a wall-mounted heated towel rack and never dry yourself with a damp towel again.

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Add a bath mat

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.

Bathroom window

Check your windows

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.

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Try a new coat of paint

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.

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Install a skylight

Installing a skylight in the bathroom will let sunlight in; this will naturally keep your bathroom warm.

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Change your shower head

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.

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