When it comes to designing a master bathroom, we oftentimes limit ourselves to the basics: tile, cabinets, countertops, lighting, plumbing fixtures, paint color, etc. However, there is one element that will elevate any master bathroom design beyond these basic elements – heated floors!
Bathrooms are notorious for their cold floors, but your design doesn’t have to fall to this standard! With heated floors, you can positively impact the senses with a warm and cozy feeling underfoot. No matter the climate – whether it be snow-cold exterior temperatures or chilly interior air conditioning – radiant heat can be the element that elevates your otherwise rudimentary space into one of luxury and complete comfortability.
Due to its luxurious essence, most people not only forget about radiant heat, but assume it to be expensive. However, the truth is that it can turn out to be one of the most affordable items in your bathroom design. Such an addition, though, needs to be considered and prepared for early in the design process as it will be installed during the construction phase. Unlike other design decisions that can be updated and changed after the design and construction phases, heated floors must be decided before the time your floors are laid.
Radiant heat can be placed under tile, stone, marble, hardwood, and luxury vinyl floors. This product can be installed simply to warm your floor and add underfoot comfort or it can be installed as an additional heating source for the space. In addition, it can be installed in a multitude of precise ways, whether it be heating all areas of your floor or in a straight run to heat the places you walk most often. There are many variables to consider and discuss to achieve the desired outcome for your space, and radiant floors offer all of them!
Radiant floor heating isn’t only for interior or bathroom designs, either! WarmlyYours is a brand that offers floor heating, snow melting, roof and gutter deicing, pipe freezing protection, and radiant panels. I have this product installed in my own master bathroom as well as in my three seasons room. Living in the Midwest, our three-seasons’ heated flooring extends the number of days my family and I can enjoy this space during the year!
When specifying products for your master bathroom design, consider using radiant heating under your floors or even under your shower bench seat! It’s always about selecting the right products to successfully create a space you can enjoy for years to come!