6 ways to winter proof your bathroom

6 ways to winter proof your bathroom

Say goodbye to icy cold moments with these innovations and creature comforts.- byLucy Francis

Is there anything more distressing than stepping out of a warm shower onto cold tiles? Maybe it's the tip-toe over to the nearest still-damp-from-yesterday towel. Or perhaps your hot water system takes what feels like forever to finally kick into gear.

Whatever your unpleasant winter bathroom situation, you'll be pleased to know that you don’t have to suffer. From the latest heat tech to the cosiest accessories, here are some on-trend pieces to make your bathroom warmer this season.

Whether you prefer lightweight and flowy, or heavy and über-snug, bath robes have made a big comeback. Donning a robe after you’ve towelled off makes that trip from bedroom to bathroom a little less icy. Go bold and bright, or pare it back with something plain and simple.

6 ways to winter proof your bathroom

If you love homegrown design, try the Alexis Floral Robe from Sage x Clare at $139, or the Vintage Wash 100% Cotton Robe in Dusty Pink from Saardé at $219.

Sage x Clare

Let’s take it one step back to the humble but all-important bath towel. If yours is so old that it feels a bit flat and scratchy, it might be time to update to something fresh and fluffy so you can dry off in comfort.

If you love a more neutral style, try Bed Threads’ 100% Linen Waffle Bath Towel in Terracotta for $80. Or, to push the boundaries a bit, opt for Kip & Co’s vibrant colourways, like their Boysenberry Swirl Waffle Bath Sheet for $59. Adairs has some great pocket-friendly designs, like their European Kadikoy Turkish Cotton Towel for $49.99.

Bed Threads

Imagine if hot water was always at your fingertips? Well, your dream is a reality with GROHE’s Smart Control Concealed Thermostat Mixer, from Reece – simply push, turn, and away you go. No more waiting in the cold while your water heats up!

What about ever-toasty towels? Try heated towel racks and rails from Temple & Webster, The Blue Space, or ABII Interiors for something a little more custom-feeling. With plenty of hardwire or "soft wire" options, this wonderful innovation is a possibility for every bathroom space.

Brooke Holme, Belle

If you're looking to renovate your bathroom or are undertaking a brand new build, consider installing heated flooring. Yes – it's as luxurious as it sounds! With energy-efficient options, this tech will make a huge difference to your winter bathroom experience.

Looking to really fancy things up? While once a bit of a novelty, toilet tech is becoming the norm – and for good reason. The Reece Bidet Seat offers the ultimate in personalised comfort, cleaning and heating.

Finally, it’s all about homely touches. Think your favourite scent for ambience, gorgeous nourishing soap or a fuzzy bath mat to complete your winter-ready bathroom.

Lucy Francis

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