Quite often, people will spend tens of thousands of pounds redecorating every part of their home. The only issue is however, is that the bathroom can often be looked over; leaving it to sit for years without receiving a glimmer of TLC.

So, if you are redesigning your bathroom this summer, here are a few things cheap luxuries that you might want to think about installing:

Underfloor heating

Underfloor heating is a great luxury for any household, but one place where this shines is in the bathroom, as there is nothing better than stepping out of the shower onto a lovingly warm floor.

In fact, you can get underfloor heating relatively cheaply from stores such as Wickes. According to Carbon Underfloor Heating, the technology can actually be beneficial for your electricity bills too:

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“Underfloor heating concentrates the heat in the lower half of the room where the human body needs it most. Energy savings will vary depending on the insulation and usage pattern of the underfloor heating system, but you can save anywhere from 10-40% on energy costs.”

A Hot tub bath

Although hot tubs were once seen as a luxurious accessory that could be only afforded by the lucky few, they can now be bought from various retailers for very little expense (some for as little as £400). What’s more, they offer a range of health benefits to the user when used on a regular basis.

Fitness website, Livestrong says that:

“Massaging hot tub jets work to relax muscles and relieve pressure on nerves. In addition, the buoyancy provided by the water reduces body weight by 90 percent, taking pressure off joints. Hydrotherapy in a hot tub can provide symptom relief to some people with arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

“The Arthritis Foundation notes that muscle relaxation, decreased pain and stiffness and increased ease of performing daily activities and exercises are all potential benefits from heat therapies such as soaking in a hot tub.”

Bidets

Highly popular in mainland Europe and other parts of the world, the unique beauty of the bidet seems to have totally bypassed the United Kingdom.

This is a shame for two reasons:

The first being that they are brilliantly hygienic, and the second being that you can buy them online for as little as £100 from companies such as www.tradebathrooms.com.

Interestingly, Scientific American has written extensively on the subject of bidets and the environment. In 2009 it wrote that:

“To those who say that bidets waste water, advocates counter that the amount is trivial compared to how much water we use to produce toilet paper in the first place.

“Biolife Technologies, manufacturer of the high-end line of Coco bidets, says the amount of water used by a typical bidet is about 1/8th of a gallon, with the average toilet using about four gallons per flush. Lloyd Alter of the website treehugger.com reports that making a single roll of toilet paper requires 37 gallons of water.”