Posts made in September, 2016

Get Your Bathroom Ready for Winter

No one enjoys stepping out of the bath onto a freezing cold floor then shivering in the cold air. A bathroom that isn’t warm enough can make winter miserable and stop you from fully enjoying the relaxing effect of a hot bath or shower. There are a few simple steps you can take to turn your bathroom into a sanctuary away from the cold, and they won’t cost much. Try a few of the solutions below and you’ll wonder how you ever got through winter without them.

Under tile heating

The ancient Romans had a special system of underfloor heating that kept them comfortable at all times. Luckily, you don’t need to be a Roman emperor to benefit from warm bathroom floors nowadays. Underfloor heating mats can be installed underneath your bathroom tiles, creating a toasty, warm surface that’s comfortable to step on with bare feet. The mats are thin enough to fit underneath tiles without any effect on the floor level, and a strong layer of self-adhesive keeps them firmly in place.

You’ll be able to control the temperature of the floor by using a special touch screen thermostat — many models can be connected to a smartphone or tablet for ultimate convenience. Just like regular heating, you can set under tile heating to come on at exactly the right time, so you won’t waste energy.

Heated towel rail

A warm towel makes all the difference when getting out of the bath or shower into chilly air. You’ll also ensure that towels dry quickly and are always ready for use — a damp towel on a cold day is no fun. Clothes can also be put on the rail while you wash, making putting them on feel like stepping into a warm hug.

Towel rails are usually connected to your central heating, but most can also be converted to electric. Mornings will feel so much easier when you’re comfortable and unaffected by extreme temperatures. Forget getting dressed under the duvet cover!

New bath mat and towels

Take a look at your current bath mat. Is it thick, soft and luxurious? If the answer is no, then it’s time for an upgrade. A thick bath mat that’s the size of a small rug provides insulation, a soft surface to stand on and increases the overall feeling of warmth in your bathroom. There’s no need to stand shivering on a tiny piece of cloth when larger, higher-quality bath mats are very affordable. The same logic applies to towels. A thicker, larger towel will feel warmer, protect you against any chilly draughts and help you to get dry quicker.

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Making the Most of Bathroom Accessories

In this day and age, interior décor is not limited to just the living spaces in your home. Clinical bathrooms are slowly becoming uncommon as homeowners gravitate toward enhancing the aesthetics of their bathrooms. Nowadays, you can add textures as well as colours to your bathroom so that the area has a personality of its own. You can also have a themed bathroom if that is what you would like. With bathroom accessories, anything from the faucets to the shower doors can be accessorized to make it look gorgeous and welcoming. So how do you go about making the most of bathroom accessories?

Accessorise with faucets

When you are looking for bathroom accessories, the best point to start with your bathroom would be the faucets. Before, bathroom faucets used to be dull and boring. It seemed like every single house had the standard chrome faucets with plastic knobs. This no longer is the case. Now you can go all out and have faucets that match your decorating style. Starting with changing your faucets is always good, as this will dictate the colour scheme as well as the theme for the rest of your bathroom accessories set. If you do not like outrageous designs, you could always choose subtle faucets that are made from stainless steel or any other muted material. If you would prefer to make a statement with your bathroom faucets, you could always get them plated in gold or any other shiny material. Keep in mind though that the flashier faucets only look great when you dedicate time to clean them on a regular basis.

Accessorise with knobs and towel racks

After getting aesthetically appealing faucets, you can now move to the knobs on the cabinets as well as the towel racks. Ensure that they are matching so that your bathroom looks in harmony. You can choose them to match the overall theme of your house or you could dedicate a special theme just for your bathroom. A tip to getting bathroom accessories that match would be to shop for them at the same store. This way you can get the various finishings, such as knobs and racks, that are matching.

Accessorise with hand towels

Another way to accessorise your bathroom is by using decorative hand towels. These are tend to have embroidered designs on them to make them stand out from regular hand towels. It should be noted that special care should be taken when laundering decorative hand towels. Regular laundering may interfere with the intricate designs on them that are meant to beautify your bathroom.

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