As we work our way through May – and with two heatwaves already under our collective belts – it’s looking like summer 2018 is set to be a scorcher. With that in mind, it may be time you ask whether or not your bathroom is summer-ready. From protective measures in extreme heat to tiny tweaks that will set off your décor, here are our red-hot tips for summer.
Tip #1: Keep the fresh air flowing
While ventilation is key to combat condensation and black mould all year round, in the height of summer you also need to consider temperature. Many bathrooms are on the upper floor, and as we all know – hot air rises! Combine that with a steaming hot shower and you’ve got the recipe for thermal discomfort. The best way to keep your bathroom fresh, even in a heatwave, is to keep the room ventilated. If you have an extractor fan, be sure to use it after each and every soak or shower.
Tip #2: Give your whirlpool bath that summertime sparkle
With bright sunlight streaming into your bathroom throughout summer, there’s a good chance you’ll cast a more critical eye when cleaning. If you’re a proud whirlpool bath owner, you’ll want to ensure that your tub is looking its best with that showroom sheen. There are lots of ways to achieve this, but we recommend popping a sanitising tablet into your whirlpool bath after each use. Over time, this process will keep your bath’s pipework in ship-shape and prevent the build-up of any dirt or grime which could leave visible residue.
Tip #3: De-clutter with some subtle storage space
While a little bit of clutter can offer a warm and welcoming vibe in the middle of winter, in summer it’s a different story. Cluttered shelves and window sills can make a summer bathroom feel just a touch too full, making those relaxing soaks just a touch less effective. The solution? Well, you could try out some subtle storage options such as a vanity unit, which combines a wash basin with cupboard space. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, why not check out a whirlpool bath with integrated storage? That’s a real space-saver!
Tip #4: Consider taking the plunge with a cold shower
So, you’ve tried everything you can think of and you’re still feeling hot under the collar? Well, if you’re brave enough, there is a sure-fire way to cool off in an instant: the world-famous cold shower! While it may seem like a daunting prospect, it’s been proven that cold showers are actually incredibly good for your health. Not only will it reduce your core body temperature to a more tolerable level, it’ll also give your circulation a boost, ease stress, and improve muscular aches and pains. Ready to give it a go?
If our list of summer bathroom tips has put you in the mood to do a little warm weather renovation, why not explore our full range of baths and bathroom products? Or, if you’d prefer a quick chat, just call our friendly team anytime.