For some reason, many homes share the same uncomfortable problem of chilly bathrooms. Do you have a bathroom that makes you dread the thought of stepping out of your steamy shower every day? Maybe it is time for you to consider a renovation of the icebox you call a bathroom. Here, you will learn a few modifications to consider as you renovate to help take the winter chill out of the room that should be most comfortable.
How well are the walls and ceiling in your bathroom insulated? If you touch the wall and it is cool to the touch, chances are, you do not have enough insulation in the walls. This is allowing all of the cold air from outside to seep into your bathroom. Reinsulating your bathroom walls and ceiling will help to keep the heat indoors and the cold outdoors.
Note: You do not need to remove all of the walls to reinsulate your bathroom. Consider having insulation blown into the walls. This will require small holes being drilled into the walls for the insulation to be installed. After which, the holes are filled in, sanded and painted so you never even knew they were drilled to begin with.
Since many people do not like to have plush, warm carpeting in a bathroom, the best possible option to keeping the flooring warm is by installing radiant heated flooring. This can be a fairly big job because it requires the installation of hoses under the flooring. Hot water is cycled through the hoses which keeps the temperature of the flooring nice and warm.
Note: Radiant flooring will not only help to take the chill out of the flooring, but it will also help to heat the entire room. The heat generated by the flooring will fill your bathroom with warmth creating a cozy space to shower, shave and go about your other bathroom activities.
Adding a warming light or two in your bathroom can increase the temperature greatly. In years past, heat lights were only available in red which filled your bathroom with an unappealing color. Today, heat lights are just as clear as the lights you use in the rest of your home.
Note: Before you go and swap out your traditional light bulb for one that produces heat, be sure that your fixture can withstand the additional output. If it is not rated to handle the wattage of the heat bulb, a heat fixture will need to be installed.
These are three great ways to increase the warmth in your bathroom. You do not have to live with the goose-bump causing cold in your bathroom each day. Talk with a bathroom remodeling contractor like A P Plumbing to learn more about making these changes.