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Ideas to Keeping Your Bathroom Warm This Winter

During winter, the bathroom can be a very cold room to be in. Many people only tend to have heaters or under floor heating in other rooms within the home such as the bedroom, living area or the kitchen. When the bathroom is cold it can be difficult to get ready in the mornings or take a shower or bath in the evenings. There are some alternatives to heating your bathroom however, so let’s take a look at some of these solutions.

It is not safe to have a conventional heater in the bathroom and it should be avoided. It may be a cheaper alternative to buying a bathroom heater or radiator, but it could cause an electrocution to yourself or a family member. You would also have to have an extension lead from an outside room trailing into the bathroom which is a health and safety risk alone.

A better option is to have a towel warmer installed into the bathroom. Towel warmers can be electric or connected to the hot water system. Whichever you decide to go for, you will need to either employ an electrician or plumber to fit the towel warmer. They are not cheap to buy and have installed, but they can enhance the bathroom and add to the overall value of the house. Towel warmers look just like the normal towel rails you see in modern bathrooms today, and they are usually manufactured in chrome. The chrome effect provides a very modern look to any aged bathroom, and therefore enhancing the overall look of the bathroom.

You can also buy warmrails, which require a power outlet to operate. They are safe to use within the bathroom, but you should have an electrician fit the wiring directly into the wall. This is a better option that connecting the device to a power extension cord which raises the various health and safety concerns listed earlier. Warmrails are much cheaper to buy and they are much more portable than using the wall mounted rails. As they are a standalone portable unit, they won’t add the value of the house price however.

Shelves For the Home – Getting Your Kitchen and Bathroom Organized

There are two rooms in the house that even the untidy tend to make more effort with, when it comes to providing adequate storage and keeping them clean and tidy. They are the kitchen and the bathroom.

The reasons for each, though, are quite different. We tend to keep our bathrooms reasonably uncluttered for a couple of obvious reasons. One is that there is not much that is likely to get dumped in there, so keeping them tidy is relatively easy. Another is that bathrooms are normally small in relation to other rooms, and therefore do not come to mind when looking for somewhere to store something. This makes the bathroom a simple room to keep clean and tidy, so we usually keep on top of any problem.

There is really not that much that needs to be kept in the bathroom, so organizing storage is usually simple. Towels are likely to be the most bulky things you need to accommodate, so adequate rails are important. Bathroom shelving usually does not need to be extensive. A cabinet above the sink and vanity unit are often sufficient, unless you have a larger family with varying ages. Then additional cabinets may be needed. Corner shelving works well in bathrooms, and can sometimes fit into the shower area or cubicle, so you have everything to hand while showering.

The kitchen is very different and has more to take into consideration. In most homes it is the only working room, unless there is a home office. Most people who cook like, and need, to have things well organized, and that, coupled with the need for hygiene, means that we have more inclination to keep a kitchen neat and tidy than anywhere else in the house. That is not always true, of course, but is often the case.

Modern kitchen designs usually have storage and convenience at the top of the priorities, and adding additional storage is usually quite easy. If you are really pushed for space, though, as in a tiny kitchen, sliding shelves and corner racks can help out quite a bit in storing all you need. Making full use of under countertop space is also important, and there are some modern kitchen shelving systems made just for that purpose.

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