Ways To Improve Your Winter Mornings

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Do you struggle to get out of bed during the harsh, cold winter? We all dread that bitter cold as we get out from under our comfortable, warm blankets and tiptoe our way through the house, trying to avoid the chilly floor. There are affordable options that can help. Here is an article by our friends at Warmly Yours that might make it a little bit easier, maybe even enjoyable.

The No. 1 Way to Improve Your Morning Routine This Winter

By Stephanie Cernivec

During the winter months, much of the country is stuck with a chill that they just can’t shake. The skies are gray, the trees are bare, and the ground is almost constantly covered with either salt, ice or snow. Many people get through the season just by fantasizing about a tropical vacation or warm weather ahead.

The cold temperatures that winter brings make getting up in the morning particularly difficult. Most days, it’s a mental battle just to get your body to move out from underneath the warm covers to step onto the cold floor. Luckily, by infusing warmth into your morning routine, you can start your day off right.

These are the four items you’ll need in order to kick winter’s chill this year.

In-Floor Heating

By installing radiant heat under your bedroom and bathroom floors, you can ensure that your first step out of bed in the morning is a warm one. Electric underfloor heating is compatible with hardwood, tile and even carpet floors (in the U.S.), so you can effectively heat any room in your home this way. This heating method is also preferable in the wintertime because not only does it warm up the entire room, but it also warms your body by coming in direct contact with your feet. That means you’ll be feeling the warmth with every step you take.


Heated Shower

Did you know you can heat the floor and bench in your shower? If your shower could use an upgrade, adding radiant heat is an inexpensive addition that can enhance your whole routine. With a heated shower, your feet can seamlessly shift from your heated bathroom floor to another heated surface, meaning you’ll never catch a chill. The shower is the one place you can relax by yourself every day, so why not maximize its potential?

Towel Warmer

A simple upgrade to your bathroom can also significantly improve your morning routine. By installing a towel warmer, you can wrap yourself in a plush, warm towel or bathrobe every single morning. WarmlyYours Radiant Heating offers an entire collection of towel warmers to suit every homeowner’s particular style and budget. The towel warmers are available with a programmable timer (hardwired models) or WiFi Switch (plug-in models) that give the homeowner an easy and convenient way to control the appliance to their desire.

This affordable luxury will leave you feeling like royalty every time. What better way to start off your day?

Mirror Defogger

Finally, a mirror defogger is a simple fix for steamy bathroom mirrors. This will help you get ready faster (because you won’t be waiting for the mirror to clear) and it keeps you surrounded in warmth.

Mirror defoggers work by emitting radiant heat that prevents steam from sticking to the mirror. To install one on your existing mirror, all you have to do is remove the mirror, adhere the defogger to the back of the mirror, and connect it to your bathroom’s lighting fixture. Mirror defoggers are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, so all you have to do is select one that matches your mirror.

By surrounding yourself in warmth using these four items, you’ll be able to kick off every winter day with a positive, relaxed attitude.


If you would like a new bathroom with heated floors or are considering any other renovations, our award winning design team would relish the opportunity to create the perfect place for you and your family! Contact us today at 847-836-2600 or schedule an appointment to talk with us about your new kitchen or bath project. 


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