Bathrooms are special places in our homes, as they often provide a moment of peace from our otherwise hectic lives. From the relaxing and unwinding long soak in the bath after a tiring day to getting ready for a busy day ahead, with a quick morning shower in effortless comfort. A bathroom should feel convenient, clean and luxurious – no matter its actual size or your budget. The good news is that luxury doesn’t have to be expensive and with a few clever features, you can create the most appealing bathroom to suit your design tastes and home.
Heated Floors in the bathroom
A heated tile floor is a delightful and easy way to warm your toes on a cold morning, especially as you can program and control the temperature effortlessly from a thermostat on the wall. You also save a great deal of space in your bathroom as there is no need for baseboard heaters. You can decide where everything should go, with far greater design freedom as a result.
To find out more about heated floors and how an underfloor heating system can warm your bathroom whilst saving you space and money on your energy bills, take a look at Warmup’s Buying Guide for expert advice and guidance on all aspects of underfloor heating.
Even the smallest of bathrooms can be made to feel spacious with the use of pale paints and tiles, extra lighting and cleverly positioned mirrors. You may also want to consider turning your bathroom into a wet room or replacing the bath with a large shower cubicle to provide more space and help the room feel bigger than it is. To keep as much floor space clear as possible, for a more minimalist look, consider products such as wall hung toilets and wall hung basin units – these items have the added bonus of making cleaning your bathroom that bit easier too.
Ideally, you want all your bathroom accessories to hand but without the clutter this sometimes creates, so it’s a good idea to design storage in your bathroom wisely. An over-the-sink unit is good as items that take up wall space rather than floor space work best for holding all your toiletries, paper rolls, and accessories – another option is to invest in a few pretty or quirky (whatever your style) boxes or baskets to hold all your bath and shower products, and that provide the added benefit of enhancing the overall look of your bathroom.
An on-the-wall thermostat in a bathroom will guarantee the maximum comfort you can imagine to get from your underfloor heating. Pop the heating controller on before using the bathroom to tiptoe across a nice and warm floor to the bath or if you have a Smart WiFi controller, get your heating controlled automatically on behalf of you. The 4iE Smart thermostat will have identified rooms in the heating program and know when you leave home and when you come back to alter the heating accordingly, saving you thereby an interesting percentage on your energy bills.
Heated Towel Warmer Rails
A heated towel warmer means warm towels within grabbing distance, as you step out of a hot shower. Forget damp towels that take an age to dry on a basic towel rail, and get used to being able to reach for a warm towel from a heated towel warmer rail whenever you want. Warmup’s range works well with modern and traditional bathrooms alike, and every heated towel warmer rail comes with an installation set for a really easy, smooth installation.
When you’re in a hurry, it can seem like it takes a long time for the condensation to clear from the mirror, following a hot bath or shower. The Warmup Mirror Defogger is a thin film that has an adhesive backing. You can just attach the film to the back of the mirror and the defogger system stops the mirror from steaming up in the first place so you can see yourself clearly after a hot shower. Warmup sells defoggers of different shapes to suit every mirror, and each one is guaranteed as safe and effective for your bathroom.