After 2018 was one of the warmest summers in history, it’s tricky to imagine the UK ever feeling cool again. Alas, the forecasts don’t lie, and autumn is well and truly on its way. With blustery days and rich golden hues just around the corner, we’ve got a question for you: is your bathroom autumn-ready? It might not be something you’ve considered before, but don’t worry, we’re here to explain it all with our very best advice. Let’s jump in.
It’s all about that cosy atmosphere
While autumn isn’t quite as chilly as winter, it can still get pretty cold – especially in the evenings. For this reason, many of us choose to create a cosier atmosphere throughout our homes – and the bathroom is no exception. Whether you want to take inspiration from the Scandinavian trend known as ‘hygge’ with a selection of greys, browns, and earthy tones, or you’d prefer something brighter, it’s easy to add some colour to your bathroom by simply changing your towels and bath mat. The fluffier, the better!
Who needs daylight anyways?
We might be running out of daylight at a rate of knots, but with the right lighting in your bathroom – who needs it anyway? Conventional lighting such as downlighters is always an option, but have you ever considered underwater lighting for your bathtub? With a Chromotherapy Mood Lighting System, you can transform the mood of your bathroom to make those indulgent autumnal soaks all the more special. Simply dim your main light, then enjoy the gentle glow of red, green, blue, or a mixture of all three softly emanating from the bath itself. It really has to be seen to be believed, and autumn evenings are the perfect time to do so.
Prepare for the return of the mould
If your bathroom is one of the millions which can suffer from mould in the cooler months, autumn is the absolute best time to get ahead of the game. To prepare for the inevitable return of damp and mould during winter, it’s a good idea to implement preventative measures now, such as damp-absorbing devices. If you don’t want to splash out on a retail product, one excellent tip is to pop a small bowl of baking soda or dry rice in problematic areas. It’s also a smart choice to ensure good ventilation as the cooler temperatures roll in.
Get your whirlpool bath ready for the big chill
None of us are immune to the cold, and your whirlpool bath is no exception. In fact, as the cold sets in, any built up dirt and grime in your bath’s pipework can become even more of a problem — and be even harder to shift. One great tip for whirlpool bath owners in autumn is to use sanitising tablets, whirlpool bath cleaner fluid — or, even better, both! Either pop a sanitising tablet in your tub after each soak and run the system, or use the cleaning fluid every few weeks in a similar way, and your bath’s pipework will be kept clean as a whistle over time — saving you from a winter headache!
We hope our handful of autumnal tips have helped inspire you to prepare for autumn this year. Of course, if this changing of seasons has you feeling blue, you could always treat yourself to an all-new whirlpool bath and feel those worries just drift away…