Although we spend very little time in our bathrooms, it can be challenging to leave a hot shower in a cold place, especially in winter.
Heating bathrooms is a priority for many people trying to save money. You don’t have to turn off your bathroom heating to heat your living space faster. There are many ways to harness heat and maintain comfort.
Experts have outlined seven ways to keep your bathroom warm without heating so that you can concentrate on creating more living spaces.
Here are seven ways to make your bathroom feel warm and comfortable without disrupting your relaxation.
Bathrooms are often the most humid rooms in a house. Although high humidity can cause problems inside, high moisture levels can make bathrooms feel more comfortable without heating them. The best way to make your bathroom feel warmer is to keep it steamy.
James Roberts, director of Sanctuary Bathrooms (opens in new tab), suggests that snake plants or eucalyptus might be an option. They are easy to maintain and can be used in the shower to release essential oils. A heart-leaf Philodendron is another excellent choice, as it loves being kept in humid and damp environments. It is also ideal for adding greenery to your bathroom shelves.
However, mold can grow in high-humidity areas. Bathrooms are usually fitted with tiles or paint resistant to mold and mildew. However, excessive moisture can cause problems. You can reverse the humidity process by using a humidifier. This is better than trying to keep the heat in the bathroom constantly.
It is more complicated than hanging up curtains in a bathroom. This is especially true if the space is small and humid. Bathroom window treatments can be as effective as keeping a room warm and comfortable. It is essential to use suitable materials, such as wooden shutters, to prevent damp fabric.
Shutters are a great way to protect against heat loss from the bathroom window. Shutters are custom-made to fit the window. This makes them great heat insulators. Self-installed Shutters are an excellent solution because they are easy to install and won’t cost too much.
Sally Denyer, digital market manager at Shutterly Fabulous, says that the correct size shutters can block over half of the heat from entering windows. This keeps cold draughts under check, even in older homes. Solid wood panel shutters are the best because they don’t have louvered windows.
Exhaust fans can draw excess moisture and steam from bathrooms after a shower or bath. They also pull warm air out. Avoid using the extractor fan excessively, especially near the ceiling where hot air can accumulate.
Although draft excluders or thermal curtains are better suited for keeping an entryway warm and without heating, there are ways to quickly draft-proof a bathroom so that cold air does not escape.
Blocking cold air entry points is a good idea. Draftproof strips or placing a long pillow or draft exclusions directly in front of an open area are all cost-effective ways of keeping warm air in your home. The look and pressure of the showerhead are often more critical than the showerhead itself. However, a more oversized showerhead will disperse hot water more widely and make you feel warmer.
You might hear more about adding soft furnishings when trying to keep a bedroom warm, but layering fabrics can have an insulating and warming effect on any room. Bathrooms can get very cold at this time of the year and must be more inviting. Designer Jemma Paaugh of JC Design recommends using soft materials to warm the space. “A large bath mat or rug can be used on the floor. You can also use curtains or blinds for the windows. Turn off the lights and light some candles.