Warm Up with Wood

As the chill settles in and mornings and nights become nippier, most of us are ready to hunker down under our covers with a hot drink. Not high on the list of priorities: stripping off warm clothes in exchange for a hot shower, which is inevitably followed by a bout of the shivers until you’re blow-dried and bundled once again. Another downside: shuffling in to a frigid┬ábathroom on an icy morning. Brrrr.

If you’re like most people, you’re looking for a way to warm up your bathroom – without installing under-floor heating ($$$) or bathroom carpeting (ick). And here it is: wood!

Wood?

You read right. Wood is nature’s most popular material for providing instant warmth by insulating the room. Skeptical? Go step on a wood floor with bare feet on a cold day, then step on tile.

Insulating benefits aside, the very look of wood adds visual warmth to any bathroom, especially today’s popular modern-bordering-on-sterile styles. And lest you dismiss wood as “too traditional,” consider the multitudes of ultra-modern wooden fixtures available among the rustic and timeless styles.

While the vast majority of vanities are made of wood, authentic wood-grain is especially inviting:

Avanity Knox Vanity with Stone Vessel Sink
Avanity Knox Vanity with Stone Vessel Sink
Native Trails Americana Vanity
Native Trails Americana Vanity
Bissonnet Composition 9 Colors Collection 2-Drawer Vanity
Bissonnet Composition 9 Colors Collection 2-Drawer Vanity
Native Trails Renewal Series Wall Mounted Halcyon Vanity
Native Trails Renewal Series Wall Mounted Halcyon Vanity
Vigo Aristo Single Bathroom Vanity
Vigo Aristo Single Bathroom Vanity

Natural wood is now cropping up in unexpected places such as sinks and even bathtubs (treated for water resistance).

Hastings Bamboo Vessel Basin
Hastings Bamboo Vessel Basin
Whitehaus Aeri Wood Rectangular Above/Wall Mount Washbasin
Whitehaus Aeri Wood Rectangular Above/Wall Mount Washbasin
WS Bath Collection Freestanding Wood Tub - Madera Carre
WS Bath Collection Freestanding Wood Tub – Madera Carre
WS Bath Collection Free Standing Wood Bathtub - Laguna Pearl
WS Bath Collection Free Standing Wood Bathtub – Laguna Pearl
WS Bath Collection Free-Standing Oval Bathtub - Madera Ovales
WS Bath Collection Free-Standing Oval Bathtub – Madera Ovales
WS Bath Collection Free-Standing Oval Bathtub
WS Bath Collection Free-Standing Oval Bathtub
Duravit Sundeck Freestanding Tub with Air-System and Furniture Panel
Duravit Sundeck Freestanding Tub with Air-System and Furniture Panel
Alfi Cedar Bathtub
Alfi Cedar Bathtub

On a budget? Accessorize and watch the temperature rise.

Arteriors Trinity Wooden Boxes
Arteriors Trinity Wooden Boxes
Cifial Techno Kobe Stool
Cifial Techno Kobe Stool
Nameeks Cubico Wood Tissue Box Cover
Nameeks Cubico Wood Tissue Box Cover
WS Bath Collection Atlantica Shower Mat
WS Bath Collection Atlantica Shower Mat

On the opposite end – go all out with wood on the floors and/or walls. Even wood-look tile can do the trick (but it won’t trick your toes).

Tell us: how do you stay warm in the cold winter months?
yael

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