Bathroom Heaters – Homeowners Buying Guide 2016 – 2017

In 2015, we’ve had by far one of the coldest winters on record in the last few decades, and my bathroom floors are already chilly and cold this Fall. — I don’t know about you, but this whole freezing weather situation certainly makes me want to cozy up and take a nice, long, warm shower in the morning before work. Last thing I want, though, is to shiver after taking a shower, all because my bathroom is cold! 😉 No way!

With that being said, I would like to share the following tips and ideas for keeping your bathroom warm and cozy this Winter season.

Having a warm and comfortable bathroom is incredibly important. Stepping out of a hot bath or shower into freezing air is an unpleasant experience that can be avoided by proper heating of your bathroom. Once you have chosen and installed your heating system, you won’t have to worry about crossing cold floors in the morning, or shivering in the cold as you dry yourself off after your shower. Keeping your bathroom warm can also help to prevent problems with mold and mildew.

heated-towel-rack It is important to choose your bathroom heater carefully because your bathroom is a unique environment in your home. The most important thing to remember is that your bathroom will need to be able to cope with exposure to a lot of steam and moisture in order to provide a good source of warmth for your bathroom. You may also want to consider what types of heaters will be able to provide the type of warmth that you want. If you suffer from frozen bathroom floors, then you might want to think about under floor heating, for example, while if you are more interested in having a warm towel ready to wrap around yourself when you step out of the bath, you might want to consider buying a heated towel rack.

Heated Bathroom Floors

You should also think about the ventilation in your bathroom before you choose your any particular heater. Although many bathrooms have excellent ventilation, some will require additional help. It is possible to find bathroom heaters that have incorporated fans for ventilation, so it will be worthwhile considering these if you have a small or poorly ventilated bathroom.

You will need to decide how much heat you need in your bathroom. This will depend largely upon the size of the room. A larger bathroom will need a more powerful heater in order to warm it up. If you have more than one source of heat in your bathroom, for example if you are adding a new bathroom heater to a room that already has central heating, then each heater can be less powerful. If you are only using one source of heat, then it will need to be sufficiently powerful. A more powerful heater will also be able to attain the desired temperature more quickly. Many people like to keep their bathroom warmer than other parts of their home since they will be undressing in there and they will need to feel warm even after coming out of a hot bath. As a general rule, you should aim to buy a bathroom heater that will provide 10 watts of power for every square foot of your bathroom, although if there is no other source of heating, it is better to aim for about 15 watts per square foot of space.

The times of day when you require heat in your bathroom will also be important considerations when you are choosing a bathroom heater. You may want to think about how quickly a particular heater will be able to warm up the room. Heaters that are more powerful and heaters which have fans to move the warm air around the room tends to work faster.

You should also think about how the heater can be operated. You might want a heater that can be left on all day if your bathroom needs to be kept warm at all times. Alternatively, you may want a heater that can just be turned on when it is needed. You should also think about buying a bathroom heater that has a timer feature, so you can set it to come on automatically, for example in order to ensure that the bathroom will be pleasantly warm by the time you get up in the morning.

Some simple bathroom heaters can only be turned on and off, while others have multiple heat settings, and some are controlled very precisely by thermostats. You will need to pay more for a thermostat controlled heater, but it can be a good choice if you want to keep your bathroom at a steady temperature over an extended period.

Once you have spent some time thinking about your heating needs, you should consider the different types of bathroom heaters which are available. You should try to find the bathroom heater that will best match your needs. Different heaters will warm the room in different ways.

Ceiling Mounted Bathroom Heat Lamp

Overhead heaters are a popular option for bathrooms. They often combine a light, a fan and a radiant heater in a single unit. Overhead heaters are ideal for a small bathroom since they do not take up any floor space. Bulb heaters are a common type of ceiling heaters. A bulb heater is fitted into the ceiling. It warms the room using one or more heated bulbs. The more bulbs there are, the more powerful the heater will be. Bulb heaters are usually fairly cheap, but there are some more expensive and more effective ceiling heaters.

Wall mounted or panel heaters are another option. They can be very slim and compact, which means that they do not need to take up much room in your bathroom, although you will need to have sufficient wall space available on which to mount them.

wall mounted bathroom heaters

It is also possible to bring a freestanding heater into your bathroom in order to add some extra heat. This can be a cheap option and it can be sensible if you only occasionally need any extra heat in your bathroom. As a long-term solution, it is less useful since a freestanding heater can get in the way. However, a portable, freestanding heater can be a good choice if you want to be able to use it elsewhere in your home. Another benefit of choosing a freestanding heater is that there is no installation required.

A heated towel rail can also be a good addition to your bathroom since it can provide heat for the room while also holding and warming your towels, so that they will be ready when you need them. Heated towel rails can come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and they are often very stylish.

A mirror defogger is a small heater that can be installed near the mirror, or even hidden behind it, in order to prevent it from being covered with condensation.

Baseboard heaters can be a neat and effective option for heating the bathroom. They fit along the baseboard and they are usually about 28 to 70 inches in length. You should make sure that you choose the right sized baseboard heater for your bathroom. A larger bathroom will usually need a longer heater, and the longer your baseboard heater is the better it will be able to heat the room. Baseboard heaters tend to be fairly expensive, but they can be very effective. Baseboard heaters tend to be slow to heat up the room, but they are quiet and energy efficient, and they make a good choice for all-day heating.

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Bathroom Remodeling Ideas and Trends for 2016 – DIY Home Improvements

Now that we have lived through the economic and political ups and downs of 2016 and even survived the end of the world, many homeowners are actively pouring in their time and resources in remodeling their homes. And guess what? Bathroom remodeling and renovation tops the list of these home improvement projects.

luxurious-bathrooms Having busy, often stressful lives, it is becoming clear that for many of us bathrooms are becoming a lot more than just functional spaces in our homes. From using the bathroom to look sharp for work in the morning, to occupying the space to unwind after a long day during the night, we are looking for more beautiful, stylish, luxurious bathroom spaces. Innovations in bathroom design, decor, vanities and accessories keep on multiplying, so there is no shortage of creative ideas and cutting edge products to help bring you closer to realizing your dream bathroom project.

To have a truly contemporary bathroom and take advantage of all the latest design developments and products, check out our list of Bathroom Remodeling Ideas and Trends for 2016.

Tile Extravaganza

creative bathroom tile designs If you thought tiles were boring and had an office-like feel, think again! Today, tiles are one of the best ways to give your bathroom a total make-over and achieve a unique look. You are no longer confounded to traditional ceramic tiles of standard sizes and colors. Instead, you can let your imagination run wild with a wide range of possibilities for tile materials such as porcelain, glass, metal, stone in addition to the good ol’ ceramic. Each material offers a distinct look and comes in wide range of colors, sizes. Of course, for truly upscale and luxurious bathrooms you can go all out and custom order your own tile patterns. You can do as much or as little with tiles as you like, from having accent tiles around your vanities, to floor or wall tiles, to covering your entire bathroom with tiles from floor to ceiling.

Say Yes to Luxury

Natural Stone Bathroom and Glass Shower One trend that is hard to ignore is the collective desire for a truly luxurious bathroom space. The feeling of a personal spa, a safe haven within your own home. One way to achieve this look and feel is to get rid of the traditional big bulky tub and install a beautiful soaking tub that you can sit and relax in for hours by yourself or with someone special. Another highly option is to go for an expanded, walk-in shower space with frame-less glass, benches, niches and dual shower heads.

When it comes to vanity tops, granite is no longer the only luxury option. More and more homeowners are discovering the unique beauty of such upscale materials as travestine, quartz, and Calacatta marble.

Heated Flooring

Heated Bathroom Floors Increasingly, homeowners are seeking comfort in their bathroom spaces. Nothing is more cozy and comfortable then stepping onto a warm floor after the shower, rather than being shocked by freezing cold floor tiles. Consequently, more and more homeowners are opting to heat their bathroom floors and there is a wide range of possibilities to choose from. Consider such options as radiant electric heating, a special mesh that is placed under tiles when they are set and is connected to a thermostat on the wall, electronic heat-mat systems that can be placed both under the floor and under the walls. Many of these options use little energy and will not cost you thousands of dollars to purchase and install.

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