Create a Warm and Inviting Bathroom with Stylish Radiators

The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home, so it’s important to make the space feel warm and inviting, especially during the cold, winter months. There are a variety of stylish ways to transform your bathroom into a warm and inviting space, such as with a designer radiator, heated towel rail or underfloor heating.

When choosing radiators for your bathroom you’ll need take the size of the space into consideration, as the larger it is, the higher the BTU output is required. The heat output of all radiators and heated towel rails is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units per hour).

Heated towel rails
From the elegant and traditional to the sleek and contemporary, heated towel rails are available in many sizes and styles to enhance any bathroom décor. Towel radiators provide a stylish and practical solution for keeping your bathroom towels warm and dry, and nothing beats the feeling of grabbing a toasty towel after a shower on a freezing cold morning!

Heated towel radiators provide a background warmth to smaller bathrooms and en-suites, and offer a more stylish solution than boring panel radiators. But, a heated towel rail alone may not be sufficient enough to warm a big bathroom, so you will need to combine with another source of heat such as underfloor heating.

Modern ladder towel radiators are a very popular choice for anyone redesigning their bathroom or updating their heating system, and they feature plenty of space for keeping towels tidy and warm. Chrome is a popular finish as it blends in easily with any bathroom décor, but other finishes include white and anthracite. Anthracite is a great option for those wanting to create a contemporary or designer look. Whichever finish you choose, ensure it complements your bathroom colour scheme. There’s also curved and straight designs to take your pick from. A curved heated towel rail has more clearance from the wall making it easier to place your towels.

Traditional towel radiators create a classic and elegant look, and are ideal for vintage style bathrooms. A traditional towel radiator usually incorporates a white column section, which is framed in chrome plated brass tubing.

Electric and dual-fuel towel radiators are the best option if you want to keep towels dry during the warmer months when your central heating is switched off. Electric towel rails are also energy efficient, and when a radiator with the right BTU output is combined with a thermostat which turns on the heat when needed also proves to be a very cost effective solution.

Underfloor heating
If you’re after a little luxury, then underfloor heating is the perfect choice for you. Stepping out of the shower or bath onto a warm floor feels amazing, especially in the middle of winter. There are two main types of underfloor heating, these include; the dry system, which is where a series of electric wires heats the floor, and the second type is the wet system, which uses hot water pipes.

Underfloor heating not only makes stepping onto a cold tiled floor more bearable, but it also heats the bathroom too. Fitting underfloor heating removes the need for a panel radiator, which can take up valuable space in a small bathroom, but make sure to fit a heated towel rail if you want somewhere to keep your towels warm.

Just bear in mind that underfloor heating requires professional installation, which can be expensive, but once fitted it is surprisingly cost effective to run.

Designer radiators
When choosing a designer radiator for your bathroom, take into consideration the size and style of the space. Designer radiators provide a fantastic way to add contemporary style to your bathroom, and they quickly create a space that’s warm and welcoming. Old school-house cast iron style column radiators are perfect for traditional bathrooms, but work equally well with modern schemes too.

For where there’s limited wall space, a vertical radiator offers a great solution, while compact designer radiators with sleek flat panels are ideal for a small bathroom, cloakroom suite or en-suite.

When choosing a finish, chrome is a popular choice as it complements taps, showers and accessories. If you’re after something bolder, how about a black gloss finish for the ultimate designer look. Finally, don’t forget to add the finishing touches with a new set of radiator valves.