Trends in Propane

Comfort Upgrades for Bathrooms

Propane Upgrades to Bathrooms to Improve ComfortFrom travertine, granite, and other natural stone surfaces to high-tech toilets, relaxing soaking tubs, and therapeutic shower heads, bathrooms serve as an inspiring morning space to prepare for the hours ahead and a serene retreat to bring the day to a close.

The secret to making bathrooms comfortable is the efficient use of available space. Walk-in showers help create an open look and feel. By taking advantage of available square footage, they can make your bathroom seem bigger and your experience more comfortable.

Often serving as the focal point for a modern bathroom design, a large and luxurious freestanding bathtub can give you a spa-like experience in the comfort of your home. Many options are available in rustic and modern designs to fit your preferred look and desired experience.

Bold accent walls or floors can take an open concept and bathtub feature a step further to create a space that is uniquely yours.

A floating vanity can also be incorporated and is a great addition to a new or remodeled bathroom. Making the most of the space available, floating vanities offer a functional solution while maintaining the open and comfortable layout.

Today, we have smart phones, smart TV’s, and even smart cars, so why not have a smart toilet? New high-tech toilets are becoming available that incorporate automatic lids and heated seats and some can even play your favorite tune to make your time spent in the bathroom even more enjoyable.

An Endless Supply of Hot Water

A world with an endless supply of hot water is a beautiful place. Propane tankless water heaters not only provide a continuous supply of hot water on demand for that essential daily shower, but they do it more efficiently.

Heating water is the second largest household expense behind space heating and cooling, according to Energy Saver, a publication of the Department of Energy. Propane tankless water heaters supply hot water on demand rather than exerting unnecessary energy to store gallons of hot water in reserve. This saves the average consumer hundreds of dollars a year in utility costs.

In addition to heating water efficiently and cost-effectively, propane tankless water heating units emit 50 to 60 percent less CO2 than electric heaters, providing a clean and green water heating solution.

Radiant Floor Heat

When the cold weather months arrive, imagine replacing the shock of ice-cold bathroom floors with the luxury of warm tiles on bare feet. The Department of Energy claims a radiant heat system, most often sourced by a propane or natural gas boiler, is more efficient than baseboard heating and often even forced air systems. As heat spreads consistently across the surface of the floor, only the lower half of the room is heated, emanating a comforting warmth to those in the room.

Because radiant heat is typically controlled by a separate thermostat for each room, implementing this feature exclusively in a remodeled bathroom is as practical an option as including the system in an entirely new house.

Hydronic Towel Warmers

Bring the indulgence of spa treatment to your daily routine each time you step out of the shower or tub and wrap yourself in the warmth of a heated towel or robe. Hydronic towel warmers powered by propane are safe because they don’t require an electric element.

According to a bathroom habits survey from MaP, the average person spends more than 182 hours per year in the bathroom. Why not make your time in the bathroom as comfortable as it can be?

Visit your local professional propane dealer to learn more about upgrading your bathroom to enjoy the comfortable amenities propane can provide.