Tips for a warm and toasty bathroom

Bathrooms can often feel like cold places, with their hard tiles and white suites, so here’s how to get a warm and toasty bathroom ready for the winter.

Have you ever noticed that your bathroom is the worst room for feeling cold? Ideally you want a warm and toasty bathroom, as it’s the room where you  wear the least amount of clothes. You can’t just stick the electric heater on when you’re in the bathroom waiting for the shower to get warm.

So how can you get a cosy bathroom the sensible way? With the right sort of research, you can find loads of different tools to keep the heat in your bathroom. To help you out with this, I’ll be exploring some of the best options out there. With these ideas, you’ll have a warm and toasty bathroom in no time.


Underfloor heating

The worst offender for the chill in most bathrooms is the floor. Bathroom floors are normally made of tile and sit directly on the floorboards of the house, unlike carpet which will sit on underlay. This is why your bathroom floor is always cold, and can’t gather any heat during winter. 

To solve this issue, some underfloor heating should do the trick for most people. Like a normal heater, this sort of device can be controlled by your thermostat, and will only turn on when it needs to.


Heated Towel Rail

Most people don’t like to waste space in this sort of room with bulky items like heaters. Bathrooms are often the smallest room in the house, so you don’t want to waste any precious space.

In reality, you can find a stunning selection of bathroom suites which include heated towel rails. This sort of product adds heat to your room, while the other elements will compliment it nicely.

We opted for a towel rail in our bathroom to replace the old radiator in there and I love it. It’s slim and fits in perfectly without looking bulky. It adds heat to the room and also makes the towel nice and toasty when you get out the shower. 


Good Insulation

Finally, as the last option to keep your room warm, it’s time to think about insulation. Windows, walls, and ceilings can all be insulated to keep heat inside your home. There are loads of companies out there with the tools and resources to make changes like this to your home. But, like most construction jobs, it’s best to read some reviews before you choose.


Getting out of the shower into a cold room is never comfortable. Heat in the bathroom will also reduce the amount of water which condenses on the windows, as the surfaces will be warm. Of course, though, just the thought of using the toilet in the cold should be enough to convince you.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start adding some warmth to your bathroom. It doesn’t take much to make improvements here, and it’s worth putting in the effort to get a warm and toasty bathroom which you can relax in.

The Finished Bathroom: Final Results

The bathroom has been my nemesis for weeks now.

I’ve been using the neighbours’ bathrooms for the last 8 weeks. It’s true that I’ve got to know them pretty well because of it – and they’re all lovely.

Luckily, we’re not living in this house. Having no working toilet or shower would have been impossible.

You might have seen my last bathroom post which shows the before and during pictures. I also talk about the amazing discounts we got. It meant we could have our dream bathroom without having to worry about price.

Here are the results of our finished bathroom!

The Finished Bathroom:

finished bathroom with radiator






Our radiator is a heated towel rail which sits a lot more flat against the wall. We opted for a bath/shower because a walk-in shower would make the room feel too small.

I just adore our sink, which was from Wickes (no longer available). It’s a tad bigger than I first thought (they always look smaller in the show room), with plenty of space for neat storage. It’s curved, which I think makes it look neater.

The bath has waterfall taps, which sit in the middle of the bath. This means neither of us will end up at the tap end! If that doesn’t solve all marriage problems, I don’t know what will.

Now I just need to clean the whole thing.