5 tips to pre­pare your bath­room for win­ter

Cecil Whig - - OURCECIL -

— As chilly weather ap­proaches, it’s time for home­own­ers to con­sider ways to win­ter­ize their liv­ing spa­ces. New sea­sons serve as a great op­por­tu­nity to re­fresh bath dé­cor and in­cor­po­rate sim­ple up­grades — ul­ti­mately trans­form­ing the bath from a cold, sim­ple space into a warm and com­fort­ing win­ter oa­sis. Warm it up! There is noth­ing more re­lax­ing af­ter a stress­ful day than a steamy, lux­u­ri­ous shower. How­ever, show­ers can’t last for­ever — even in the win­ter­time. De­crease the tem­per­a­ture shock by in­vest­ing in a towel warmer like the Warm­lyYours Barcelona free-stand­ing towel warmer avail­able at The Home De­pot. A cozy, heated towel within arm’s reach will help elim­i­nate those post­shower chills.

Keep the smooth.

When ice and snow cover the ground out­side, there’s al­ways a risk of frozen pipes. If resid­ual wa­ter sit­ting in the pipes freezes, the flow is stopped, al­low­ing wa­ter to ex­pand and po­ten­tially lead to a burst pipe. Pre­vent a wa­ter shut-off by en­sur­ing your pipes are in­su­lated well in advanced of win­ter’s ap­proach. Leave cab­i­net doors un­der the sink open to let warm air in, or if your pipe has al­ready frozen over, use a hair dryer or portable heat source to thaw the pipe be­fore burst­ing oc­curs. Amp up the shower. Swap­ping out an old show­er­head can com­pletely trans­form the bath ex­pe­ri­ence in as lit­tle as five min-


pipe­line utes. Con­sider the Delta In2i­tion two-in-one show­er­head and hand shower with H20Ki­netic Tech­nol­ogy which of­fers the feel­ing of us­ing more wa­ter, while us­ing less. This show­er­head also brings max­i­mum flex­i­bil­ity to the bath — stream wa­ter from the show­er­head, hand held sprayer or both at once. En­joy the ben­e­fits of a lux­u­ri­ous shower with­out de­plet­ing the hot wa­ter sup­ply (and sav­ing some for the guests).

Set the mood.

Speak­ing of sim­ple swaps, trad­ing out bath­room ac­ces­sories to fit the sea­son is a great way to change the look of the bath. Dis­play cozy, plush robes to keep bathers warm when step­ping out of the shower and make guests feel right at home. Con­sider in­stalling robe hooks close to the shower door for easy ac­cess. For added flair, in­cor­po­rate ac­ces­sories such as tow­els in a fes­tive pat­tern, splashes of gold in soap dishes, or hints of bronze in can­dle hold­ers and pic­ture frames. Cre­ate can­dlelit lux­ury. A flame ef­fect cre­ates a sooth­ing aesthetic to any room. If your bath is par­tic­u­larly chilly, con­sider a free­stand­ing, elec­tronic fire­place heater to boost the tem­per­a­ture and add an el­e­ment of so­phis­ti­ca­tion to the room. Don’t have the space? Sim­ply ar­range a few can­dles to cre­ate a sub­tle, yet com­fort­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Lush, win­tery scents like sweet pep­per­mint, crisp pine and woodsy cedar en­hance the mood.

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