It's also a rude shock to step out of your warm morning shower into a cold bathroom. Many people use small fan heaters to warm up their bathrooms, but these can pose a safety threat—an electric heater around water is never a good idea, especially if you have young children who like to splash around in the bath, and the heating elements can easily set fire to a hastily dropped towel or item of clothing.
Fortunately, there are two simple, unobtrusive, and stylish ways you can create a pleasant and warm environment in your bathroom this winter.
1. Install a heated towel rail
Heated towel rails are wall mounted and are generally made of stainless steel. They come in a variety of styles, sizes, and colours and can be bought from any bathroom supplies store. They operate in the same way as a radiator and will keep your bathroom at a consistently warm temperature. The added bonus is your towels will dry as they hang on the rail, meaning you have a warm and dry towel after your shower instead of a cold one.
Because heated towel rails are wired directly into the electrical wires you'll need to hire an electrician to install it for you. This is a fairly simple job, and shouldn't take more than an hour or two to complete.
2. Install a ceiling heater
Ceiling heaters come as complete unit which includes a light fitting. They are operated by the flick of a switch and provide instant radiant heat. They use high wattage halogen light bulbs which are available from hardware stores or lighting stores.
Again, you will need to hire an electrician to install a ceiling heater for you. Your existing light fitting will need to be safely removed, and the new unit will need to be connected into bathroom's electrical wires. They will also need to install a new light switch which includes a separate switch for the ceiling heater so that you can operate the heater and the light independently of each other.
There's no need to be filled with dread when stepping out of your warm shower this winter. These two simple yet effective heating ideas will change your bathroom from an unpleasant ice-box into a warm and inviting environment. Learn more about safe bathroom options for keeping things warm in the winter by contacting local electricians or contractors before installing new products.