Keeping your bathroom cool in the summer can be challenging, particularly when it’s also where you shower and, therefore, always under the threat of condensation and mould build-up. Despite the challenges, there are several ways that you can keep your bathroom cool in the summer months. Some are simple – others are more complex and costly.
Keeping your bathroom cool is not only a pleasantry, and there are other benefits as well, and we’ve listed them below.
● Keeping your bathroom cool helps provide ventilation for air and helps to prevent excess condensation build-up during the hottest months of the year. This excess condensation could lead to mould, which can be hazardous for your health.
● Keeping your bathroom cool also helps to avoid heat-related illnesses, particularly if you’re elderly or suffer from an immune-system disorder. While having a cold shower on a hot day may be an option for the young and healthy, it’s not necessarily so for everyone – keeping your bathroom cool will help decrease heat’s effects on the body.
● To keep your bathroom cool, you’ll need to promote airflow. Promoting airflow will help rid the air of harmful bacteria and keep your lungs healthier by refreshing the stale air in your bathroom.
If you’re finding that your bathroom is too hot, the air is stale, or you’re witnessing mould build-up, you may need to perform some bathroom renovations to help keep your bathroom cooler. Here are four bathroom renovations to help promote coolness in your bathroom space.
This is one of the more straightforward bathroom renovations you can perform. An exhaust fan will help pull out dry air from the bathroom if turned on periodically and should be kept running when you shower so that the steam is pulled into the fan, keeping the bathroom surfaces dry.
You’ll likely need to consult with a licensed Sydney bathroom renovation company, such as Crystal Bathrooms, as this isn’t something you can DIY.
Some people won’t like bathroom windows for privacy reasons. One of the best ways to keep your bathroom vented naturally is to install a window in the space and leave it open during the day – make sure you get bug screens to cover the hole! Window installations will need to be done by licensed professionals in Sydney.
Mirrors will collect condensation like nobody’s business, usually while showering. Another option is to buy and install a demistable mirror that automatically detects condensation and demists. While not a professional, you may need an electrician to wire up your mirror. You can roll your new mirror into your bathroom renovation plans.
If you’re looking to spend a decent amount of money on an extensive bathroom renovation, install underfloor heating – that has a cooling function. The heating/cooling units are routed under the flooring, leaving no visible footprint. However, they save you energy and power bill expenses.
Whether you’re remodelling your entire home or focusing on the bathroom, adding underfloor heating and cooling is a dual-purpose way to keep your feet warm in the winter and cool in the summer while also maintaining a temperate climate.
Crystal Bathrooms has been servicing the Sydney area for years, performing licensed bathroom renovations in Sydney and taking on big and small projects. If you want to keep your bathroom cool in the summer and need ideas, we can help. Or, if you already know what you want, we’re the people to help you execute your ideal bathroom renovation. Reach out to us to get the ball rolling – and keep the air flowing.