Updated: April 2021
10 ways to upgrade your bathroom for Wisconsin winters
Winter 2020-2021 is in the books, and we’re sure everyone in Northeast Wisconsin is ready for the warmer temps of spring and summer! If you’re still having frigid flashbacks to that February freeze, you’re in luck! At Watters Plumbing, we can help you cozy up your bathroom at any time of year, so you’re not stuck shivering during next winter’s icy blasts!
A popular word and trend that often comes up as we prep for another Wisconsin winter is Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”). Hygge is a Danish trend that is difficult to sum up in a word but is all about that feeling of warmth, coziness, and contentment. Now, when we think of warmth, we often think of both the actual temperature and how cheerful, cozy, and inviting the space is. Bathrooms aren’t always the first thing that comes to mind when we think of “warmth” in our homes, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.
How can I make my bathroom cozier in the winter?
- Review bathroom efficiency.
If your bathroom feels cold, drafty windows and doors could be to blame. Seal around your windows and any cracks with caulk. It’s a good first step.
- Add cozy rugs.
Stepping out of the warm shower on the cold tile, laminate, or vinyl flooring is no fun. Consider adding some cozy rugs to add both style and some extra warmth to your bathroom. Even upgrading from a small bath mat to a larger size rug can do wonders to make the space seem cozier and keep your feet from freezing.
- Update your color scheme.
Color can definitely make the space appear warmer. Warm colors — orange, red, yellow, and various combinations thereof — naturally make you think of sunlight, fire, heat, and other warm things. These colors and darker shades that absorb heat go a long way to making a room feel warmer and cozier.
- Invest in a towel warmer.
There’s nothing better after a warm shower or bath than a warm towel. Invest in a towel warmer or heated towel bar for a boost in warmth and luxury!
- Upgrade with heated toilet seats.
Heated toilet seats are another way to add some extra warmth and comfort to your bathroom. They’re perfect for those chilly Wisconsin mornings.
- Get festive with some seasonal decor.
Winter sure is cold, but holiday decor throughout the house can make us feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. While decorating your home for the season, consider adding some holiday decor and seasonal touches (like Christmas-themed towels or cinnamon-scented soaps) to your bathroom for a little bit of holiday magic and warmth.
- Add some plants.
Succulents, flowers, and other plants are a great way to warm up a room. Many designers say greenery and varying textures help make a room seem warmer and inviting.
- Opt for new lighting.
Soft lighting can be a great way to add a softer, warm tone and glow to the room, rather than harsh, bright lights.
- Update your showerhead.
Opting for a larger rain-style showerhead or one with varying sprays can allow the hot water to spread out more, which can keep you warmer during your shower and make the experience more enjoyable and relaxing.
- Keep doors and vents open.
Allowing the warm air to flow easily through your house — including your bathroom — will help keep the space warm and toasty. Keeping the bathroom door open when not in use and making sure your heat vents are open and not blocked are great first steps in spreading the warm air throughout the house.
If you have questions about how to make the bathroom in your Fox Cities home warmer, more inviting, and more functional, the plumbing experts at Watters are here to help. From quick and easy bathroom conversions to full remodels, we’ve got your back. Let’s chat.
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