I’m sure that we can all agree that the one worst thing about having a bubble bath or a relaxing shower is having to get out of it into a cold bathroom. The heating might be on, but for some reason that doesn’t seem to make that much difference, does it?
The good news is that making your bathroom a cosier (and more comfortable) space is much easier than you would think. Believe it or not, bath times don’t have to be followed by shivering; you can get out of the bath and feel comfortable and cosy.
It’s just a case of getting the help that you need to create a warm, cosy space – a great resource for this is http://www.smartstylebathrooms.com.au, as you can talk to a specialist about your bathroom needs. As well as getting a little help from the experts, below are some other steps that you can take to create a cosier bathroom that won’t result with you shivering post-bath.
Steer clear of marble, granite, and tile
Yes, marble and granite bathrooms are stunning, and tile bathrooms are incredibly practical, but the truth is they’re also really cold spaces. Instead of stepping out of the shower onto ice cold marble – brrr, imagine stepping out onto wood, slate, laminate, or lino flooring. Think how much warmer you would be, plus you’d also be less likely to slip over, as marble, granite and tile flooring can become rather slippery when wet. If you love the look of marble, tile or granite flooring, why not opt for flooring that has your desired effect but isn’t actually marble, slate or tile? Your bathroom will be warmer for it!
Add more heat
To make your bathroom that little bit cosier, the answer is simple: add more heat. If you don’t already have a heated towel rail in your bathroom, invest in one. You would be amazed at how much heat a towel rail gives off, as well as how nice it is to get out of the bath to a warm towel. The good news is that there are a range of different designs available, from modern towel rails to beautiful vintage-inspired ones, so whatever the style of your bathroom, there’s sure to be a rail that’s the perfect fit for the space. When it comes to keeping your footsies warm post-bath or shower, underfloor heating is a must. Believe it or not, underfloor heating is much cheaper to install than you would think, so money shouldn’t be an issue. The only problem is it only works under some flooring types, such as slate, laminate, and some tiles, not under marble or granite because most of these types of floors are too thick.
Don’t be afraid to add comfort
There’s a common misconception that bathrooms can’t incorporate soft furnishings. However, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t, and if you want to create a warmer and cosier space, soft furnishings are a must. Think rugs, cushioned chairs or stools, fluffy towels, and anything else that makes you feel cosy and comfortable.
So, there you have it, all the inspiration that you need for designing a cosier bathroom.